Export Program Deep Dive: Canada

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Our Canada in-market representatives, Robert Ketchin & Melissa Stunden, will provide an overview of the Canada market covering topics such as COVID-19 impacts on wines sales and marketing tactics, US/Canada trade relations, how wines are sold in Canada & our partnership with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, opportunities for US and NY wines specifically […]

A Cab Franc State of Mind with Kevin Zraly

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Cabernet Franc flourishes in the cool climate of four of New York’s AVAs, and has rightfully risen to fame as a stand-alone varietal in recent years. Lively moderator Kevin Zraly, wine educator and author, will lead a roundtable discussion with outstanding Cabernet Franc producers from Seneca Lake, Long Island, Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes […]

Export Program Deep Dive: Japan

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Join us in welcoming our newest in-market representatives from the Asahi Agency based in Tokyo. The Asahi Agency will provide an overview of the Japanese market and introduce their expert Team including wine specialist & educator Takenori Beppu, J.S.A. Sommelier, WSET Level3 Advanced. Akiko Kurose, our lead strategic partner at Asahi Agency, will talk about […]

Export Program Market Overview: China, Hong Kong, Vietnam & So. Korea

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Our Asia-Pacific in-market representative, Matthew McFetridge, will provide an overview on the China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Vietnam markets. Matthew will talk about the wine landscape in each market, what wines sell well, and discuss market-specific opportunities and challenges. Join us by clicking the Register button below! Click Here to Register

Small Packaging Upgrades that make a BIG Difference on the Shelf

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Join us for this Business Partner Spotlight on Waterloo Container. About this event Get more bang for your buck (and your brand) with small upgrades and changes to your packaging that can drive DTC sales in a BIG way! In this presentation, Waterloo Container will offer helpful hints and recommendations for more effective customization, working […]

Top 5 Wine Consumer Segments & Sales Strategies

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Join Sandra Hess and her team for the first in a three part series on "Direct Wine Sales Top Tools." About this event You are invited to a 3- part Lunch & Learn Webinar Series on “Direct Wine Sales Top Tools,” exclusively for New York Wineries. Register for individual sessions or the entire series! Webinar […]

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Building a Corporate Gifting Program

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There are gifts and then there are corporate gifts. What’s the difference? Reach! Chances are when companies purchase gifting options, these gifts will be distributed to over ten recipients in one pop. It’s the difference between tin cans & string and a megaphone. Having a corporate gifting program for the holidays (and perhaps all year […]

Event Series Building a Corporate Gifting Program

Building a Corporate Gifting Program

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There are gifts and then there are corporate gifts. What’s the difference? Reach! Chances are when companies purchase gifting options, these gifts will be distributed to over ten recipients in one pop. It’s the difference between tin cans & string and a megaphone. Having a corporate gifting program for the holidays (and perhaps all year […]

Terraview: Technology Solutions for Viticulture

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Terraview provides a cloud-based platform that combines viticulture knowledge with machine learning and artificial intelligence. About this event Join PhillIp Garrison, Terraview's Regional Manager for North and South America, for an overview of this cloud-based platform that combines viticulture knowledge with machine learning and artificial intelligence to produce a self-learning, easy-to-use and intuitive operating system, exclusive for […]

SevenFifty for Importers and Producers: Portfolio Manager

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SevenFifty is an online marketplace and communications platform that helps producers and buyers connect in a modern world. About this event Is your winery listed on SevenFifty.com? If so, it is time to make sure your company, and your wine, is presented in the best light possible. New York wineries are invited to take a […]

The Efficient Vineyard: Improving the Bottom Line for Growers

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One million vineyard acres across all sectors of the U.S. grape industry have large spatial variations in soil, vine growth, and fruit yield. Funded through the USDA-NIFA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative, the Efficient Vineyard project is a national effort to advance the use of precision viticulture in wine, juice, and table grape production. The disciplines of […]

Top Tasting Room Engagement & Sales Strategies

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Join Sandra Hess and her team for the second in a three-part series on "Direct Wine Sales Top Tools." About this event You are invited to a 3- part Lunch & Learn Webinar Series on “Direct Wine Sales Top Tools,” exclusively for New York Wineries. Register for individual sessions or the entire series! Webinar #2: […]

Employee Benefits 101: Year End Tasks

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Join Joe Cavallaro of Century Enrollment & Benefit Services LLC as he leads us through best practices for Wineries & Growers. Decisions around employee benefits are some of the most important – and expensive – you can make every year for your company. Understanding the complex world of insurance providers, terms, brokers, and mandatory coverages […]

Spotted Lanternfly Update for New York Wineries & Growers

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All New York wineries and growers are invited to join us for this real-time update on the Spotted Lanternfly population in New York State and the multi-agency efforts to slow the spread. This event will  focus on information for the grape industry and ways in which we can all contribute to managing this new invasive […]

The World of Wines within New York with Carlo DeVito

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With a rich history dating back hundreds of years and home to the first winery in the United State, New York and its wines are worthy of all the attention they receive. The growers and winemakers of the region have both the skill and the passion to produce top quality wines with the unique varietals […]

Frontline Staff Compensation and Incentive Structures

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Join Sandra Hess and her team for the final webinar in a three-part series on "Direct Wine Sales Top Tools." About this event You are invited to a 3- part Lunch & Learn Webinar Series on “Direct Wine Sales Top Tools,” exclusively for New York Wineries. Register for individual sessions or the entire series! Webinar […]

Winegrowers, the Foundation of Sustainability with Esther Mobley

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In the second installment of the Grower Series, this online session will focus on New York wine producers’ commitment to sustainability.  Esther Mobley, Wine Critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, will lead the discussion with notable winemakers and vineyard managers, covering how they are practicing sustainability, from farming to winery and business practices – both as individual […]

New York State of Wine: Riesling Battle Royal

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New York State of Wine is back with a whole new look. This second series spotlights New York’s prized grape varieties alongside examples from top-producing regions around the world. Crafted in New York, but inspired from everywhere, New York is a unique community of passionate producers who approach winemaking with a multitude of personalities and […]

Grape Market: Historical Pricing, Trends, and Future Performance

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This event is part of the Boldly, NY. Modern Farmer Workshop Series, and is limited to members of the Pilot Program. At the core of marketing is, well, understanding your market! Thanks to years of data and reports collected by our colleagues at the Finger Lakes Grape Program and the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, seminar participants will […]

Business Succession Planning for Wineries & Growers

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Planning for the future doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating. Succession planning ensures that your assets will be used to benefit the people you choose and can lay the groundwork for the next generation to take the reins. In this session, participants will learn more about the right (and sometimes difficult) questions to ask […]

VineBalance 2022 Virtual Workshop Series: Ecosystem Health

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Join Chris Serra, a leading expert in sustainable winegrowing certification, as we workshop a selection of new objectives introduced in the VineBalance 2022 update. Growers are invited to practice scoring their vineyard operations anonymously and ask questions as we move through key action items in the Ecosystem Health, Climate Resiliency, and Social Equity chapters of the […]

The Why & How of Telling Your Story to Potential Buyers

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This event is part of the Boldly, NY. Modern Farmer Workshop Series, and is limited to members of the Pilot Program. Storytelling is a skill needed in sales. As part of The Modern Farmer Series, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is committed helping our growers tell their farming stories – especially to buyers. […]

VineBalance 2022 Virtual Workshop Series: Climate Resiliency

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Join Chris Serra, a leading expert in sustainable winegrowing certification, as we workshop a selection of new objectives introduced in the VineBalance 2022 update. Growers are invited to practice scoring their vineyard operations anonymously and ask questions as we move through key action items in the Ecosystem Health, Climate Resiliency, and Social Equity chapters of the […]

Refining & Using Your Story to Your Advantage

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This event is part of the Boldly, NY. Modern Farmer Workshop Series, and is limited to members of the Pilot Program. In the second session, Dr. Lisa Cantrell will lead members of the pilot program in the refining of their narrative. Participants will leave the session with a draft of a tech sheet narrative as […]

Tax Implications of Selling Wine Outside of New York State

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Expanding sales opportunities and diversifying your business model to reach beyond the tasting room, and perhaps even beyond New York, is an exciting path that many wineries have gone down. But what are the things you must think about when bringing in revenue from other sources? Join Anthony Sandonato, CPA/ABV, CVA, Esq. , Partner at […]

VineBalance 2022 Virtual Workshop Series: Social Equity

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Join Chris Serra, a leading expert in sustainable winegrowing certification, as we workshop a selection of new objectives introduced in the VineBalance 2022 update. Growers are invited to practice scoring their vineyard operations anonymously and ask questions as we move through key action items in the Ecosystem Health, Climate Resiliency, and Social Equity chapters of the […]

Business Valuation Considerations for Wineries & Growers

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There are a variety of contexts in which wineries and vineyards may need a business valuation. These include for estate and gift tax reporting, estate planning, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, purchase or sale of the business, and SBA loans. Join Anthony Sandonato, CPA/ABV, CVA, Esq. , Partner at Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP […]

Calculating Inventory Costs – An In Depth Exploration

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Join Liz Miranda for a detailed discussion on how to calculate inventory cost by varietal. About this event Join Liz Miranda for a deeper dive into inventory cost calculation as a follow-up to the previous (January 2021) webinar, to determine inventory cost by varietal, and potentially even more refined if desired. Key Learning Objectives Will Include: Quick […]

New York State of Wine: Cabernet Franc Off

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New York State of Wine is back with a whole new look. This second series spotlights New York’s prized grape varieties alongside examples from top-producing regions around the world. Crafted in New York, but inspired from everywhere, New York is a unique community of passionate producers who approach winemaking with a multitude of personalities and […]

Making Financially Sound Business Model Shifts for Your Winery

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Join Anthony Sandonato, CPA/ABV, CVA, Esq. , Partner at Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP for this Enhanced Webinar that will involve a discussion of different business model extensions for wineries, including ventures into hospitality, online sales platforms, and sustainability, with an emphasis on the financial considerations of these and other business model shifts. Discussion […]

Nine Reasons Why Community Solar Is Good For Your Business

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Join Business Partner, Nelnet Renewable Energy to learn 9 reasons why Community Solar is good for your business and your bank account. About this event The energy footprint of our industry is considerable, with growing operations, and production responsible for a substantial portion of the country’s total energy consumption. Renewable energy like community solar has […]

New York Wine & Grape Foundation Member Orientation

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All you need to know about joining the New York Wine & Grape Foundation as a winery or grape grower. Much has changed in the NYWGF Membership program over the last few years, and we know it is hard to keep up with it all! We are pleased to bring you these quarterly Membership Orientations […]

Conducting a Winery Financial & Operational Analysis

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Learn how to structure, review, and synthesize your winery data to build for success – without sacrificing compliance.About this eventNew for 2022! Record keeping can be cumbersome and overwhelming, but it is necessary for compliance and tax purposes. What else can your sales, inventory, and other records tell you about the health and potential success of […]

Tasting Room Best Practices – Essential Tools for 2022

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The workshop focuses on the most prudent areas for increasing sales skills. About this event The Tasting Room Best Practices Essential workshop from WISE, specifically for NYWGF Members, focuses on the most prudent areas for increasing sales skills in 2022. This includes raising the bar for your entire team with the WISE Triple Score – […]

New York State of Wine: Chardonnay Show Down

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New York State of Wine is back with a whole new look. This second series spotlights New York’s prized grape varieties alongside examples from top-producing regions around the world. Crafted in New York, but inspired from everywhere, New York is a unique community of passionate producers who approach winemaking with a multitude of personalities and […]

Control Oxygen Ingress at the Closure

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Sponsored by Waterloo Container and Vinventions Today’s modern closures allow a winemaker to control the maceration of their wine in the bottle after bottling. The trick is knowing exactly what can be controlled by the closure. Join our presenters as they examine the process of bottling and the shelf-life expectations for various closures. This session […]

Building A Wine Brand That Sets the Stage for Success

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In this advanced 2-part series learn how branding differs from marketing, and how to use both to grow your wine business. Part 1 of 2-Part Series “Branding” is a word that pops up everywhere. But do you know what Branding means as it relates to the wine industry, and how you can use your Brand as […]

Leveraging Brand to Attract & Retain Wine Enthusiasts

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In this advanced 2-part series learn how branding differs from marketing, and how to use both to grow your wine business. Part 2 of 2-Part Series Many small businesses fail to see a return on their marketing efforts because they don’t have a repeatable process in place to attract consumers to their products. Glenn will show […]

2022 New York Wine Classic Virtual Awards Ceremony

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You are invited to attend the New York Wine & Grape Foundation’s Live Awards Ceremony announcing the Winners of the 36th New York Wine Classic competition on July 12th at 6:00pm/EST. This online event will reveal and celebrate the "Best in Category" winners, as well as the prestigious Governor’s Cup (Best Wine) and Winery of […]

DTC Metrics & Management Intensive

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The workshop will help you create and sustain a comprehensive digital strategy for your winery. About this event This intensive course provides a comprehensive overview designed to help winery executives and frontline DTC managers better understand the metrics required to manage their DTC channels. This course, specifically for NYWGF Members, focuses on know how to […]

Go Global New York

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Would your winery like to explore sales opportunities outside the USA? Discover the programs and services available to your company through Global NY. From market research, partner search and grants to support your marketing and product certification products, New York State Economic Development can help point you in the right direction. Learn about products and […]

Wine Folly New York Region Guide: What You Need to Know

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Wine Folly is developing a digital guide to the wines of New York, and you have the opportunity to be part of it. About this event Be part of Wine Folly’s next wine Region Guide! Wine Folly is developing a digital guide to the wines of New York, and you have the opportunity to be part […]

Export Program – Western Europe Overview

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Our Western Europe team at Think Drink Global has had a very successful few years in the face of great challenges. We are proud to welcome them back to steward 2022-2023 New York Wines programming in target markets within Western Europe. Join us for TDG’s overview and an update on opportunities (on-trade / off-trade) and what wines […]

Export Program – Canada Overview

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Join us in welcoming a.m.c.c., NYWGF’s newest market representatives based in Toronto. Founders Andrea Backstrom and Melissa Stunden will be on hand to provide a comprehensive overview of the Ontario and Quebec markets, where much of New York wines activities will focus in 2022-2023. Melissa and Andrea have broad knowledge across all provincial markets, along with diverse […]

Export Program – Japan Market Overview

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After an exciting and productive first year of activities in Japan, we are pleased to welcome back the Asahi Agency for an update on the market, and details about what is next on the agenda for the New York Wines Export Program! You are invited to come meet this expert team, including wine specialist & educator Takenori […]

Export Program – Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam Overview

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Welcome back to our partner FLX International, led by native New Yorker Matthew McFetridge. As pandemic impacts continued to affect in-person programming over the course of last program year, many New York wines activities transitioned online with resounding success - thanks to FLX International’s effort. We invite you to join us for an overview of the […]

Building Your Winery’s Corporate Holiday Gift Program

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This workshop will help you determine what type of Corporate Gifting program is right for your winery – and how to get started About this event Having a corporate gifting program for the holidays (and perhaps all year round) is a great way to connect with more consumers on an exponential level. To ensure success, […]

#TasteWithKaren LIVE: New York Wine—The Best Kept Secret

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Join award-winning author of the best-selling The Wine Bible and online newsletter WineSpeed, Karen MacNeil, as she hosts a series of engaging Live Virtual Tastings with special guest panelists to explore New York wines. In this series on #TastewithKaren LIVE, Karen will delve into New York State wines to discover what makes them compelling—and what […]

From Harvest to Bottom Line: The Benefits of Winery Software

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Ekos, a new Business Partner member, will discuss how winery software can support your company. About this event Running a winery involves a lot of moving pieces. Are you still trying to track it all in spreadsheets, notebooks, or with a limited software solution? If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of […]

#TasteWithKaren LIVE: New York Wine—The Best Kept Secret

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Join award-winning author of the best-selling The Wine Bible and online newsletter WineSpeed, Karen MacNeil, as she hosts a series of engaging Live Virtual Tastings with special guest panelists to explore New York wines. In this series on #TastewithKaren LIVE, Karen will delve into New York State wines to discover what makes them compelling—and what […]

9 Top Wine Marketing Tips for 2022

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Each of the 9 tips are things winery owners and marketing teams can begin implementing immediately. About this event The environment for selling wine and spirts has changed a LOT in the last 5 years. What's required now are new methods, new strategies and new ways of thinking. Each of the 9 tips are things […]

New York Sustainable Winegrowing Vineyard Certification

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Join us as we discuss the vineyard certification program in more detail including how to get certified and the benefits of certification. Applications for the 2023 New York Sustainable Vineyard Certification are now open. The New York Sustainable Winegrowing Vineyard Certification is a voluntary third-party certification that ensures vineyards operate under best management practices to […]

Social Media + SEO for Wineries: Get Found, Connect, Increase Wine Sales

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Learn how to navigate new digital marketing features, get found, build connections, and increase your wine sales. About this event Businesses increasingly rely on their online presence as the world continues to move into the digital age. This is especially true for wineries, which by nature are “social” businesses. Think about it -- wine is […]

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Red, White, and New York

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Crafted in New York, but inspired from everywhere, New York is a unique community of passionate producers who approach winemaking with a multitude of personalities and backgrounds—they’re not alike, and they like it that way. Wine has been made in New York since the 17th century and its unique history of hybrid cultivars paired with […]

New York Grape Grower and Winery Labor Market in 2022 and Beyond

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There is no doubt that increased labor costs, labor shortages, and potential legislative changes have had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on wineries and growers in New York State. In this session you will learn about trends in the New York agricultural labor market, how wineries have already been dealing with those […]

New York State of Wine: The Elements (Earth)

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There is an incredible amount of diversity in climate and growing conditions throughout New York: from Long Island, exposed to the Atlantic Ocean, to Hudson Valley, the historic heartland of New York wine, to Niagara and the Champlain Valley on the border with Canada, to Finger Lakes, home to 650 miles of shoreline. New York […]

NY Sustainable Vineyard Farming: Agrichemical Handling Facilities

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Join us as we discuss the why's & how-tos of vineyard agrichemical handling facilities - a critical part of sustainable vineyard farming. Agrichemical Handling Facilities are a critical part of sustainable vineyard farming in NYS. Large quantities of pesticides are stored, mixed, and field applied on an annual basis. Surface and groundwater can both be […]

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Pick of the Pinots

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Crafted in New York, but inspired from everywhere, New York is a unique community of passionate producers who approach winemaking with a multitude of personalities and backgrounds—they’re not alike, and they like it that way. Wine has been made in New York since the 17th century and its unique history of hybrid cultivars paired with […]

How to Optimize Your Winery Website Sales

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Learn how to optimize your winery website sales with the top 6 strategies from low-cost tech tools to leveraging data you already have. About this event Selling from your website is the most reliable way to take control of your own destiny when it comes to selling outside of your tasting room. Compared with efforts […]

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Winemaking on the Edge

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Crafted in New York, but inspired from everywhere, New York is a unique community of passionate producers who approach winemaking with a multitude of personalities and backgrounds—they’re not alike, and they like it that way. Wine has been made in New York since the 17th century and its unique history of hybrid cultivars paired with […]

Grant Funding Opportunities Available to NY’s Wineries & Growers

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Join us as Nathan Rudgers from Farm Credit East discusses the most common types of grant opportunities available to wineries & growers. Now more than ever, wineries and growers are looking for other sources of income to help them invest in capital infrastructure, implement sustainable energy solutions like solar panels, and much more. Join us […]

New York State of Wine: The Elements (Water)

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There is an incredible amount of diversity in climate and growing conditions throughout New York: from Long Island, exposed to the Atlantic Ocean, to Hudson Valley, the historic heartland of New York wine, to Niagara and the Champlain Valley on the border with Canada, to Finger Lakes, home to 650 miles of shoreline. New York […]

B.E.V. NY 2023: Making, Measuring, and Marketing New York Wine

Marriott Syracuse Downtown 100 E Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY, United States
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B.E.V. NY is New York's annual conference for the grape and wine industry, combining the resources of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, Cornell's Extension Enology Lab, and the Finger Lakes Grape Program. The conference invites academic and industry experts to present information that addresses important issues for the industry, and to do so […]

Unity Awards Luncheon

Marriott Syracuse Downtown 100 E Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY, United States

The winery and grower community in New York state has a rich history of working and succeeding together despite facing a variety of challenges through the years. Recognizing the longstanding and bold spirit of our community members and their numerous achievements, the New York Wine & Grape Foundation has been honoring industry leaders & champions […]

NY’s FREE Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

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Join us for an intro to NY's SHARP program which qualifies employers for up to a 3-year exemption from a general scheduled OSHA inspection. The SHARP program is a FREE service offered by The NYS On-Site consultation program. It is made up of businesses who have achieved a high degree of Safety & Health performance […]

Welcome to New York! Introduction to New York Wines

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We agree with Eric Asimov who noted in the New York Times that “New York is the third largest wine- producing state in the country, after California and Washington. Yet it doesn’t get nearly the respect it deserves.” Fortunately, much has changed in the last few years and information about New York wines is being sought out by all levels of consumer, trade, and media. This session will empower you with knowledge and introduce you to the major regions, grapes, and styles of New York State wine, and provide an overview of statewide geography, geology, climate & history. Participants will gain conversational-level broad knowledge of New York State wine and leave excited about the upward trends in both quality winemaking and viticulture in New York State.

Grants Available that Offer 50% Off Brand Enhancement, Marketing & More

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Join us as Business Partner Works Design Group provide information for wineries on grants currently available through New York State Electric & Gas and National Grid 50% off brand enhancement, product expansion, marketing projects, and more! Manufacturers can receive a refund up to $15k for growth initiatives targeted to expand facility utilization. The team will outline this […]

The Rieslings of New York

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Riesling is New York’s most widely planted Vitis vinifera grape variety and grown all our state’s major AVAs. Being produced in a range of styles from bone dry to dessert wine, Riesling has certainly established itself as the flagship variety of the Finger Lakes region and received national and international acclaim from all corners of the trade. The potential of this grape is infinite, and this session will highlight the varying styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make New York Riesling so special.

Introduction to Cabernet Franc

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Cabernet Franc is the parent of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot but, somehow, this grape is often forgotten or not given time to shine (parents out there can totally understand...), fortunately that is changing. Cabernet Franc is now being grown and vinified in most of New York’s major AVAs. Suited to a cool climate this grape can produce fine red wines that are light to medium bodied with vibrant acidity and firm tannins. The quality level achieved across our state’s different regions statewide has certainly established the grape as a flagship red variety. As with our other sessions, the objective of today’s seminar will be to highlight the varying styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make New York Cabernet Franc so special. Join us to learn more!

The Sparkling Wines of New York

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Sparkling wine is, quite literally, deeply rooted in New York State history and is produced in all the state’s major AVAs. In a February 2022 article for JancisRobinson.com, Elaine Chukan Brown suggested that sparkling wine could be the key to shifting New York’s perception of being “value -focused” to a region producing “prestige wines.” As sparkling wine is such an integral part of our past, it makes sense that New York winemakers look to historical methods beyond the traditional method bubbles. Production methods vary—from forced carbonation and Charmat (tank) method using native and hybrid grapes, to traditional (Champagne) method using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. As with our other sessions, the objective of today’s seminar will be to highlight the varying production styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make New York Sparkling wines so special. Join us to learn more!

Introduction to New York’s Native and Hybrid Wines

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In New York, the native—wild grapes—were here first. Forming the backbone of the early New York wine industry, native varieties (the majority of which are Vitis labrusca) came into use when it became apparent that European vines lacked the disease resistance and winter hardiness to survive. The term “hybrid” refers to a crossing (accidental or deliberate) between two species of grape, most often these are North American or Asian crossed with Vitis vinifera from Europe. Most of the hybrids used in New York today were developed by French hybridizers who did the bulk of their work from 1880 to 1950. These grapes underpin much of New York wines’ unique, local flavor - which needs to be better understood and explored. With climate change and sustainability top of mind, the potential of these grapes is exciting. As with our other sessions, the objective of today’s seminar will be to highlight the varying production styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make hybrid and native grapes so special. Join us to learn more!

New York State of Wine: The Elements (Wine)

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pThere is an incredible amount of diversity in climate and growing conditions throughout New York: from Long Island, exposed to the Atlantic Ocean, to Hudson Valley, the historic heartland of New York wine, to Niagara and the Champlain Valley on the border with Canada, to Finger Lakes, home to 650 miles of shoreline. New York […]

Welcome to Finger Lakes Wine Country

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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!

Key Partners & Programs to Support Winery and Vineyard Growth

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Is your winery or vineyard exploring or engaging upon capital investments in facilities, production equipment, or even adding jobs? If so, there are partners and programs available in New York State to support your investments in growth. This webinar will introduce key economic development partners and programs and include specific examples of how industry colleagues […]

Welcome to Hudson Valley Wine Country

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One of the oldest and most historically important wine areas in the US, the Hudson River Valley can be credited for pioneering many of the innovations that helped the NY wine industry grow. This area, which includes the Hudson River Region AVA and Upper Hudson AVA, is proud of its long-standing agricultural and viticultural history as well as the diverse alluvial soils and microclimates found throughout. The Hudson Valley has been a crucible for the development of French American hybrids, however, it’s vinifera that we’re seeing increased plantings of. This session will take you on a journey up the 315-mile Hudson River to experience the unique and varied production styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make the Hudson River Valley so special. Join us to learn more!

Welcome to Long Island Wine Country

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Long Island, the southeastern tip of New York State, is the largest island in the contiguous United States, stretching from the East River into the Atlantic Ocean and shouldered by the Long Island Sound. In contrast to the grape growing industries of the Finger Lakes and the Hudson Valley, Long Island began on a foundation of vinifera vines. Long Island has made a name for itself by producing stunning red wine. Merlot forms the base for Long Island’s many awarding winning red “Bordeaux style” blends. However, that is just the (delicious) start to the Long Island wine journey. This session will transport you to Southampton and the North Fork to experience the unique and varied production styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make Long Island wines so special. Join us to learn more!

Environmental Results Program for Wineries: Water & Wastewater

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Join us on Thu Jun 15 2023 at 1:00 PM EDT for our online Environmental Results Program for Wineries: Water & Wastewater webinar. Learn about the latest strategies and best practices for wineries to manage water use and wastewater discharge in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way. Our expert panel will share insights on how […]

Welcome to the Niagara Escarpment

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This wine region derives its name from the Niagara Escarpment, a limestone ridge that runs for over 650 miles through the Great Lakes Region. While the region has a history that includes native grapes and hybrids, a warming climate and improved growing techniques are changing everything. The power of Lake Ontario in combination with the slope of The Niagara Escarpment—to moderate temperatures, extend the growing season, and protect against winter damage —is allowing more vinifera grape varieties to pop up on the landscape. And once planted, the soil and climate conditions of our unique terroir squeeze every ounce of flavor from the fruit. This session will take you on a walk through the gravelly limestone and clay loam soil to experience the unique and varied production styles, approaches, terroir, and flavors that make wines from the Niagara Escarpment so special. Join us to learn more!

Event Series New York Wines Export Program

New York Wines Export Program Overview

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Have you ever wondered how some New York wineries are selling their products successfully in international markets and garnering worldwide press? Much of the behind the scenes work is done by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation's Export Program. Through a grant from the USDA's Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) and the Market Access Program (MAP), NYWGF […]

New York Wine Classic 2023 Awards Ceremony

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The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 New York Wine Classic Award winners on July 13th at 6:00PM EST in a live virtual ceremony hosted by returning guest host Karen MacNeil, author of the Wine Bible. The New York Wine Classic Awards Ceremony will reveal and celebrate the prestigious […]

Event Series New York Wines, Online!

What It Means To Be Bold with Elaine Chukan Brown

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New Yorkers are bold in everything they put their mind to, and grape growing and winemaking are no exceptions. In this four-part online seminar series, host Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with producers from across the state’s diverse wine regions, alongside other important industry players, to explore the deep roots and fresh ground that define New […]

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Boldly, Intense. A look at Hudson Valley with Elaine Chukan Brown

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New Yorkers are bold in everything they put their mind to, and grape growing and winemaking are no exceptions. In this four-part online seminar series, host Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with producers from across the state’s diverse wine regions, alongside other important industry players, to explore the deep roots and fresh ground that define New […]

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Boldy, Unhurried. A look at Long Island with Elaine Chukan Brown

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New Yorkers are bold in everything they put their mind to, and grape growing and winemaking are no exceptions. In this four-part online seminar series, host Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with producers from across the state’s diverse wine regions, alongside other important industry players, to explore the deep roots and fresh ground that define New […]

Event Series New York Wines Export Program

Export Program – Japan Market Overview

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After an exciting and productive year of activities in Japan, we are pleased to welcome back the Asahi Agency for an update on the market, and details about what is next on the agenda for the New York Wines Export Program! You are invited to come meet this expert team, including wine specialist & educator Takenori Beppu, […]

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Export Program – Western Europe Overview

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Our Western Europe team at Think Drink Global has had a very successful few years in the face of great challenges. We are proud to welcome them back to steward 2023-2024 New York Wines programming in target markets within Western Europe. Join us for TDG’s overview and an update on opportunities (on-trade / off-trade) and what wines […]

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Export Program – Canada Overview

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Join us in welcoming a.m.c.c., NYWGF’s newest market representatives based in Toronto. Founders Andrea Backstrom and Melissa Stunden will be on hand to provide a comprehensive overview of the Ontario and Quebec markets, where much of New York wines activities will focus in 2023-2024. Melissa and Andrea have broad knowledge across all provincial markets, along with diverse […]

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Export Program – Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam Overview

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Welcome back to our partner FLX International, led by native New Yorker Matthew McFetridge. As pandemic impacts continued to affect in-person programming over the course of last program year, many New York wines activities transitioned online with resounding success - thanks to FLX International’s effort. We invite you to join us for an overview of the Hong […]

Event Series New York Wines, Online!

Boldly, Intricate. A look at the Finger Lakes with Elaine Chukan Brown

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New Yorkers are bold in everything they put their mind to, and grape growing and winemaking are no exceptions. In this four-part online seminar series, host Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with producers from across the state’s diverse wine regions, alongside other important industry players, to explore the deep roots and fresh ground that define New […]

Environmental Results Program for Wineries: Energy & Waste Management

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Online Environmental Results Program for Wineries: Energy and Waste Management webinar. Learn about the latest strategies and best practices for wineries to reduce energy use and better manage waste in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way. Our expert panel will share insights on how to reduce energy use, and manage winery waste. Don’t miss this […]

Event Series Climate Week NYC 2023

Unpacking Wine

Pollyn 115 Broadway, New York, NY

Packaging is the element that contributes to the carbon footprint of wine, and the way through which wine production impacts the environment the most. We will explore the various components of primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging. Challenges and opportunities exist in every sector and differ depending on region, consortium requirements, monetary resources, and winery size. By understanding the issues related to each material, we can take targeted actions to […]

Event Series Climate Week NYC 2023

Restoring Ecosystems

The Marshal 628 10th Avenue, New York, NY

In a multifunctional agricultural system, that has characterized our viticulture for centuries, biodiversity provides important ecological services that underpin vineyard health, productivity, quality and resilience. In the last decades, vineyard expansion and intensification are compromising the diversity and abundance of service-providing organisms, due to landscape homogenization, loss of key structures such as stone walls and […]

Event Series Climate Week NYC 2023

Seeding the Future

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In this Climate Talk we will debate the why and the how of internalizing climate change in wine businesses: Where do you start? How does this materialize into a balance sheet? What are the fundamental changes this decision will bring into the modus operandi of the business? What barriers may one encounter? What opportunities arise […]

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Saving Every Drop

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The water footprint (WF) of a product is an indicator of the consumption methods affecting water resources along wine’s life cycle. Today, there is global recognition that water scarcity is a major global challenge. As such, the evaluation of the WF of agro-industrial products is key, as they are widely known as having a significant […]

New York Sustainable Winegrowing Certification – Marketing Training

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All current New York Sustainable Winegrowing program participants, and anyone interested in learning more, are invited to join NYWGF and Born Collective for a 90-minute overview of our new Certification Trustmark and additional marketing assets. Our team will also discuss a variety of 'use case' scenarios, general rules of use, and provide additional information about […]

New York Wine Guide – Thanksgiving Delights

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Join Crush Wine XP on Wednesday, November 1 to explore a symphony of flavors perfect for Thanksgiving in a FREE virtual tasting that will celebrate food-friendly white and red wines from New York, in the spirit -- and menu -- of the season.  Four (4) outstanding New York wineries will present their wines: Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Boundary Breaks,  Billsboro […]

New York Sustainable Winegrowing Program Info Session

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The New York Sustainable Winegrowing Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2024. All New York grape growers are welcome to join Justin Jackson, NYWGF Sustainability Program Manager, as he provides a comprehensive overview of the program's process. This will include the process of certifying your vineyard in 2024 and maintaining certification for those vineyards certified […]

A Holiday Tasting of Bubbles, Reds, and Dessert Wines

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A Virtual tasting of New York wines for your holiday feast. This virtual tasting, featuring four (4) New York wineries -- Glenora Wine Cellars, Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, Weis Vineyards, and Adirondack Winery -- will offer a collection of the holiday season's most exquisite wines, designed to captivate taste buds and pair perfectly with […]

Wine Folly: New York Region Guide Refresher

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It has been an incredible year since the New York Region Guide launched on Wine Folly! The world loves it, and they can't wait to learn more about you. We want to invite you to explore your New York Region Guide with Wine Folly in an exclusive live webinar! It's going to be a great […]

Love Is in the Wine: Romantic Rosés, Sparkling Delights & Silky Reds

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A Virtual tasting of New York wines for Valentine's Day. This virtual tasting, featuring four (4) New York wineries -- Wagner Vineyard, Bully Hill Vineyards, Whitecliff Winery, and Colloca Estate Winery -- will set the perfect backdrop for the year's most romantic holiday. This virtual tasting will offer the opportunity for wine lovers to discover […]