Budbreak in New York

with Alice Wise

Spring has sprung! Take a (virtual) trip to New York’s wine country as the 2021 growing season commences with budbreak. As part of our new Grower Series, this online session gives an on-the-ground look at vernal developments in the vineyard across AVAs (Finger Lakes, Lake Erie, and the North Folk of Long Island) with winemaker-led vineyard tours that will reveal what’s happening now and predictions about what this year’s vintage may look like in the months ahead. 

Moderator: Alice Wise, Association Senior Educator, Viticulture and Enology, Cornell University 

Featured Wines:  

  • 21 Brix Winery 2020 Pinot Grigio (Lake Erie)
  • Weis Vineyards 2019 Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, Keuka Lake)
  • Hosmer Winery 2018 Chardonnay (Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake)
  • The Lenz Winery 2019 Firefly Rosé (North Fork of Long Island)

This session was recorded live on May 4, 2021.

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


  • Peter Weis, Winemaker (Weis Vineyards)
  • Julia Hoyle, Winemaker (Hosmer Winery)
  • Cameron Hosmer, Owner (Hosmer Winery)
  • Thomas SpotteckWinemaker (The Lenz Winery)
  • Sam McCullough, Vineyard Manager (The Lenz Winery)
  • Kris Kane, Winemaker (21 Brix Winery)