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In the Finger Lakes, Cabernet Franc Is The New Superstar

Cabernet Franc is growing in recognition around the world, and Finger Lakes winemakers recognize the valuable place it can hold in their portfolios. While Riesling may hold the honors as the most widely planted variety in the region, “Long sunny days promote depth of character, while cool nights preserve freshness and acidity,” for Cabernet Franc,…

Finger Lakes Riesling draws wine professionals from all over the country

Sharing the art and science of blending Riesling was the founding component of Riesling Camp. Spectrum News 1 in Syracuse visited Camp to check out the Blending Trial to learn more and share perspectives from Campers, wineries and our host, Cornell AgriTech. Click here to read the full story: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2024/04/30/finger-lakes-riesling-draws-wine-professionals-from-all-over-the-country

The Influence of European Winemakers on the Finger Lakes Wine Region

Explore Steuben and Finger Lakes Countrysides have premiered a new YouTube documentary video exploring The Influence of European Winemakers on the Finger Lakes Wine Region. From Charles Fournier of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin in Reims, France to Ukrainian immigrant Dr. Konstantin Frank to Hans Peter Weis, there’s European influence in our vineyards. Check out this I…

Women in wine: How They’re Overcoming Challenges to Reach International Recognition

At the close of Women’s History month, women in Finger Lakes wine were featured in a piece by Emily Kenny with Spectrum 1. Check it out here in case you missed it!

How More Diverse Wine Experiences Are Bringing Travelers Back to Tasting Rooms

Our updated code of conduct and introduction of travel scholarships for Riesling Camp are part of the FLWA’s effort to  open doors for people from diverse backgrounds and contribute to a more inclusive wine community here in the Finger Lakes. We’re proud to have partnered with Maryam + Company, and to have had Maryam’s support…

Light and refreshing, low-intervention wines let grapes take the lead

Idol Ridge and Montezuma Winery’s Phil Plummer shares insight on low-intervention winemaking here in the Finger Lakes in last week’s piece “Light and Refreshing, Low-Intervention Wines Let Grapes Take the Lead” in the Wall Street Journal last week. Check out the article at the link below! https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2024/03/14/low-intervention-wines-chillable-reds/

VinePair: 6 of the Best U.S. Syrahs From the East Coast

We continue to embrace other grape varieties beyond Riesling and Cabernet Franc and their expression in our cool-climate. Check out what VinePair had to say about some of our region’s best Syrahs in their recent piece, “6 of the Best U.S. Syrahs from the East Coast,” which features Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Atwater Vineyards, and…

VinePair’s 15 Best Sweet Wines for 2024

Three Finger Lakes sweet wines made VinePair’s recent list of sweet wines – a great showing for our sweet wines made from both Riesling and Vignoles. The wineries highlighted were Sheldrake Point Winery, Lamoreaux Landing, and Keuka Springs Vineyards. Check out the link here to read more! https://vinepair.com/buy-this-booze/best-sweet-wines-2024/  .

Introducing Hot Brands 2023: Weis Vineyards

Wine Business says, “What exactly is a “hot” brand?… This year we found out that “hot” meant a wine that got the industry itself excited. From a fully hand-made ocean-influenced sparkling wine, to a carbonic Pinot Noir, and even an orange wine that made this jaded editor reconsider her position on the style, the wines…