Popular wine podcast Interpreting Wine covers New York Wines in a new series. The episodes feature eight prominent New York winemakers in 1:1 conversation with host, Lawrence Francis. Guests are drawn from the Finger Lakes and Long Island AVAs. Discover more about the people behind the wines, including their individual influences and journey into wine. Episodes also explore the vineyard sites where they source fruit, how they make wine and where it’s available internationally. Click below to listen to each episode, and learn more at interpretingwine.com.
We kick things off in the company of Ben Riccardi of Osmote. Ben owns 30 acres on Seneca Lake he’s in the process of cover cropping on the path to planting vines. While making wine from locally sourced fruit in his own winery.
We hear Julia's origin story and learn the influence of international travel on her palate and winemaking approach. We hear the changes at Hosmer over time, about the collaborative winemaking community in the Finger Lakes, and more.
We hear Bruce's origin story and he takes us inside the early vintages at Boundary Breaks. He introduces us to the wider winemaker community and offers us a virtual tour of their property. He goes in-depth into the impact of Riesling in the Finger Lakes and more.
We hear Kelby's origin story of traveling outside of the Finger Lakes and returning home, mentors on the winemaking journey, he gives us an overview of the Finger Lakes winemaking culture, and more.
We hear the pairs origin story and early days and changes at the winery. They talk plantings in the Finger Lakes, the nursery business and its influence, the UK market, and more.
We hear Kareem's origin story and background to the family winemaking tradition. He gives us a Long Island regional intro, exploring style and influence, and more.
We close out the New York series in the company of Roman Roth of Wölffer Estate Vineyard. We hear Roman's origin story. He talks climate in Long Island and impact on winemaking. He explores the culture and creativity at Wölffer, and more.