Finger Lakes Wine Podcast: Meet Five Wineries

Posted on: February 4th, 2016 by

hosmer cabernet franc finger lakes wineI went on an extremely memorable trip to experience Finger Lakes wine in New York in October and put together this podcast that I’m tickled to share with you. As a media guest, I got to visit “Harvest House”. It was my very cool home base chock-full of fellow wine industry brethren. We split up during the day to visit (and pitch in) at wineries all over the region. Which, in itself, was awesome.

But the best part was when, each evening, we all reconvened at Harvest House, our idyllic home right on Seneca Lake, for dinner. Our crew was joined each evening by numerous winery guests. Gathering around a big ol’ table full of wine, we’d eat a bounty of local meats, cheeses, and more.

Before I sat down to one evening’s feast, I spent a few minutes with winemakers and winery owners and asked them this question: What makes the Finger Lakes so special?

Here are the folks you’ll hear answer my query:

Please have a listen to the show. And don’t forget you can get Wine Without Worry on iTunes.

Finger Lakes Wine Podcast: Get to Know 5 Wineries

Want more Finger Lakes? Tag along with me for an eventful day at Villa Bellangelo.

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2 Responses

  1. Paul Bagdade says:


    My wife, a couple friends and I are heading out to the Finger Lakes region at the end of July and I had a chance to listen to this podcast. Very informative! I must say that I had little knowledge of the wines out there and wonder from your standpoint how the Rieslings compare to that of Alsace and the Pinots to that of Burgundy or even Sonoma and Willamette. We are spending 3 full days there and would love to get feedback about specific wineries you would recommend for their quality and maybe tours as well as restaurants (I store some wine in this particular friend’s climate controlled unit in his house, so adding some from that region could be interesting). If you feel that the ones from your podcast would suffice, then we will follow suit! Congratulations on your recent move out East and if you are ever in the Twin Cities area, let me know. Unfortunately, even with global warming, the climate still has not been friendly enough for mature wines here. They may try, but I have not been impressed.

    Hope all is well,

    Paul (Bags)

    • Jameson Fink says:


      Great to hear from you! I’ll email you some recos but a couple I didn’t get to stop by on my trip include Red Tail Ridge (especially for unique grape varieties like Teroldego and Dornfelder), Ravines, and Shaw.


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