The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance invites members of the beverage industry media and trade to learn more about our immersive program, Riesling Camp, and discover what makes Finger Lakes Riesling so versatile and inviting.

Riesling Camp kicks off with a virtual welcome happy hour on Tuesday, April 6 where all participants and wineries will have a chance to introduce themselves. Seminars then take place over Zoom on the four Wednesdays in April 2021.

Finger Lakes winemakers and owners will be the guides for tastings and discussion on topics ranging from FLX history, viticulture, vintage variation and more. Campers will gain a thorough understanding of what makes Riesling wines in the Finger Lakes so distinctive.

Through a competitive application process, 24 candidates will be selected to participate in the virtual camp experience for 2021. For those who are interested, we ask that you fill out a brief application to tell us more about you and your interest in Finger Lakes wine.

To learn more about the program or request an application, please email Applications deadline is Friday, February 12 at 5pm; selected candidates will be notified by the end of February 2021.

Participating Wineries:
Anthony Road Wine Company
Buttonwood Grove Winery
Boundary Breaks Vineyard
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Fox Run Vineyards
Glenora Wine Cellars
Lakewood Vineyards
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
Red Newt Cellars
Sheldrake Point Winery
Silver Thread Vineyard
Wagner Vineyards
Weis Vineyards

Virtual Riesling Campers:
David Alpher; Sommelier at The Eastern, Washington DC
Brian Butterfield; Bar Director at Kindred Fare, Geneva NY
Keith Beavers; Tastings Director of VinePair
Ildy Beregszszi & Philip Chorba; Owner/General Manager & Beverage Director/Sommelier at Yes Chef Wine Bar, Astoria, NY
Swati Bose & Kabir Amir; Owners of Flight Wine Bar, Washington DC
Julia Coney; Freelance Wine Journalist & Manager at Wardman Wines, Washington DC
Elizabeth Dames; Sommelier/Dining Room Manager at Capital City Club & Owner at Wine Entwined Consulting, Atlanta, GA
Vanessa Da Salva; Sommelier, Randolph, NJ
Gabriela Davogusto; Wine Director at Clay Restaurant, New York, NY
Fred Dex; Self at Fred Dex, MS Consulting & Partner in Master and Shaker, Brooklyn, NY
Lu Diodovich; Self employed/ virtual wine tastings/ wine sales representative, Los Angeles, CA
Pete Freer; Owner of Vine & Barrel, Camillus, NY
James Gray; Director of Facilities/ Bar Purchasing Manager at Bill Grays, Fairport, NY
Wanda Mann; East Coast Editor, The SOMM Journal & Founder, Wine With, New York, NY
Marc Mousky; Sales Associate at Astor Wines & Spirits, New York, NY
Mary Pino; Owner of The Gilded Grape Wine & Spirits, Brooklyn, NY
Tonya Pitts; Sommelier/Wine Director at One Market Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
Tomohio Sato; Buyer/Sommelier at Kaoru Restaurant, New York, NY
Elisabeth Schneider; Founder & Chief Normal Wine Person at Wine for Normal People, Raleigh, NC
John Sporing; Founder & Owner of A Life Well Drunk, Reston, VA
Matt Strassman; General Manager at Parkway Wine & Liquor, Rochester, NY
Bob Trimble; Founder & CEO at La Lumiere Selections, West Chester, PA
Jason Wilson; Freelance Writer & Creator of Everyday Drinking podcast, Haddonfield, NJ
Chin Young; Wine Buyer at Paulie Gees, New York, NY