A Journey into the Vineyards

with Courtney Schiessl

Explore the vineyards of top New York wine producers with host Courtney Schiessl, for a behind-the-scenes look at the distinguishing characteristics of two of the state’s premier grape growing regions: the Finger Lakes and Long Island. She will be joined by winemakers and vineyard managers from Colloca Estate, Arrowhead Spring and Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery to discuss their individual experiences, approaches and processes to farming and making wine in these unique AVAs.  

Featured Wines:

  • Wagner Vineyards, 2020 Dry Riesling 
  • Colloca Estate, 2019 Colloca Lake Effect Vineyard® Pinot Noir 
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, 2017 Arrowhead Red

This session was recorded live on July 15, 2021.

🍷 Taste along with us!
Purchase wines at BuyNewYorkWines.com for delivery, direct from the winery, or from your local retailer.


  • John Wagner, Owner
    Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery
  • Christopher J. Colloca, DC, PhD, CEO
    Colloca Estate Winery
  • Duncan Ross, Owner
    Arrowhead Spring Vineyards

About the Moderator:

Courtney Schiessl is a Brooklyn-based wine journalist, educator, and consultant who has held sommelier positions at some of New York’s top restaurants, including Marta, Dirty French, and Terroir. She is currently the senior editor at SevenFifty Daily, for which she was previously a contributing editor. Her work has also appeared in Wine Enthusiast, GuildSommForbes.comThe SOMM JournalThe Tasting Panel MagazineBeverage MediaWine-Searcher.com, and more. Courtney holds the WSET Diploma in Wines.