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Welcome to Finger Lakes Wine Country

May 30, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Building on the success of the newly updated New York Wine Reference Guide, NYWGF is pleased to bring comprehensive, expertly delivered New York wine education to your team each week from April 25th through June 20th, 2023. We welcome you to join wine writer and educator Dan Belmont as he leads this nine (9) part series – completely free for NYWGF Winery and Grower Members.

From our first 90-minute ‘deep dive’ into the wines of New York, to the subsequent 60- minute sessions on our major varietals and wine regions, this educational opportunity will be unlike any other and extremely valuable to winery and vineyard leaders, tasting room and marketing staff, as well as to trade, media, and consumers who are champions of New York wine. Tasting components are part of each session – with recommended wines for each session to be announced in advance of the seminar date.


The Finger Lakes region of northwest New York is known for its picturesque grouping of narrow glacial lakes—some of the deepest freshwater lakes in the United States. Over the past two decades, the Finger Lakes have become known as one of the finest cool-climate winegrowing regions—especially for Riesling—in North America. To be sure, the contribution of independent, family-owned wine growing operations to that prestigious achievement cannot be understated. This session will weave the history of the region together with an exploration of the varietals claiming the spotlight today. From Riesling to Cabernet Franc, from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, this session will showcase the unique and varied production styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make the Finger Lakes region so special. Join us to learn more!


Please Note: Suggested wines for tastings must be purchased separately and are not included with registration.

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Dan BelmontDan is a London-based certified American Wine Expert and holds a Level-3 certification in Wines & Spirits from the WSET. He led the education departments of NYC’s famed Murray’s Cheese, the largest artisan cheese retailer in the US, and Bedales of Borough, a trio of wine bars based in London’s historic markets. Dan is the Wine Ambassador for Liebherr UK and proudly supports the New York Wine & Grape Foundation along with a variety of international trade associations and producers as a presenter, educator & judge. In 2022 he authored the latest edition of the New York State Wine Reference Guide. Dan operates in constant awe of the good people who dedicate themselves to the odyssey that is producing good wine. It is in that spirit that he created Good Wine Good People – a unique e-commerce wine retail platform serving the UK market.


May 30, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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