We’ve put the finishing touches on our May/June 2015 issue and it will be in mailboxes and at local retailers soon! It’s our annual Wine Issue so there’s lots to enjoy for all you fans of Finger Lakes wine. Inside you’ll find a feature on Hermann J. Wiemer‘s legacy and how his renowned winery came to be in the capable hands of current owners Fred Merwarth and Oskar Bynke. Our other feature story takes you through a tour of New York’s northernmost American Viticulture Area, the Niagara Wine Trail USA–you’ll be wanting to plan a visit right away! And be sure to read this issue’s Notes from the Vineyard to learn how winemaker Christopher Bates’s love for New York and passion for wine went into opening Element Winery.
Then there’s our regular columns! In Back of the House, discover what has locals and visitors alike coming back for more at Bully Hill Vineyards restaurant. In Liquid Assets, learn more about operations at Wagner Vineyards and how recent changes have paved the way for this family winery to become one of our region’s most prized wine producers. In Fields of Plenty, find out just how many grapes Sawmill Creek Vineyards provides to some of this region’s best wineries–the success of Finger Lakes wine quite literally begins at Sawmill!
And it wouldn’t be an issue of Edible Finger Lakes without some great seasonal recipes. Seasonal Cooking focuses on foods that pair well with Riesling–you may very well be inspired to throw your own wine pairing dinner party! And in What’s in Season, chef Brud Holland celebrates all things green.
We hope you enjoy the issue and look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback!