Field Notes

News and Updates from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation


New York Wine & Grape Foundation Partners with Teuwen Communications  to Elevate the Brand of New York Wines

PENN YAN NY, May 13th, 2023 – The New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Teuwen Communications, an Evins Communications Company. Teuwen, an award-winning wine and spirits public relations and marketing group based in New York City, will be responsible for leading NYWGF’s revitalized integrated communications and marketing efforts. Efforts will include activities directed at consumers, trade, and media in select U.S. markets with the goal of raising brand awareness

NYWGF Relaunches Mini-Grant Program to Support Marketing and Educational Needs of Wineries, Growers, and Related Promotional Entities 

Penn Yan, NY – Each year NYWGF develops a comprehensive schedule of domestic and international marketing activities designed to promote the New York wine and grape industry. Funded by a mix of state, federal, and local entities, these marketing activities, along with educational and business development resources, are intended to significantly impact NYWGF’s mission goals and further the ability of wineries and growers to accomplish theirs.    Though NYWGF creates its promotional and education strategies based

For Her Work With Grape Pathology, Katie Gold Earns the Research Award

Katie Gold works to advance the science of using a technology called imaging spectroscopy, or hyperspectral imaging. Specifically, the assistant professor of grape pathology at Cornell uses this plant disease-detecting technology to identify and manage grape diseases, without ever disturbing the vines.  Her work feels more timely than ever. The New York Wine industry—and the global wine industry—needs researchers like Gold for the issues it faces in the vineyards today and the issues to come. 

Understanding New York Wines’ Sustainability Program with Justin Jackson – Part 2

Once again, our very own Justin Jackson, NYWGF Sustainability Program Manager, sat down for an interview with the Editor of Canada’s Good Food Revolution, Jamie Drummond. In Part One, they discussed the inception of the program and what it encapsulates. This week, they talked about implementing the program, the certification of vineyards, convincing the consumer that it’s not greenwashing, and the third party auditing of certified wineries. You can find Part One right here. CLICK HERE TO WATCH PART

Rich Olsen-Harbich Receives Sustainability Award After Decades of Pioneering Work

Rich Olsen-Harbich began pioneering sustainable winegrowing techniques decades before it was cool. “This Sustainability Award really validates what we’ve been doing at Bedell Cellars since 1980,” Olsen-Harbich, winemaker at Bedell Cellars, notes. “Sustainability is a zero-sum game. It is a pathway that you walk on, without an end in sight. You always want to find a way to be even more sustainable.” The New York Wine & Grape Foundation created the Unity Awards in 1990

Seneca Falls Museum Unveils “History of Wine in the Finger Lakes” Exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact Information:Seneca Falls Museum of Waterways and IndustryLaura [email protected] Museum of Waterways and Industry Unveils New Exhibit on Finger Lakes Wine History on April 27th, 2024.Website:  Wine connoisseurs and casual wine-drinkers alike are invited to the unveiling of “A History of Wine in the Finger Lakes” at The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry in Seneca Falls. The exhibit will showcase the Finger Lakes wine industry from its humble beginnings to becoming one of