Chardonnay, the Other White Grape

with Dan Belmont

Although a good deal of attention is directed to the Rieslings produced in New York State, the world-class Chardonnays coming from Osmote, Hounds Tree, and Damiani wineries are not ones to be overlooked. Moderator Dan Belmont will open up the conversation with our esteemed winemakers on what goes into crafting these noteworthy Chardonnays coming from the North Fork and Finger Lake AVAs. Join us as we explore this widely appealing, food friendly, and versatile grape that pairs perfectly with summer weather.  

Featured Wines: 

  • Osmote Wine Co.,  2018 Chardonnay Seneca Lake
  • Damiani Wine Cellars, 2019 Chardonnay
  • Hounds Tree, Estate Chardonnay

This session was recorded live on August 25, 2021.

🍷 Taste along with us!
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  • Ben Riccardi, Winemaker
    Osmote Wine Co.
  • Jeremy Broshears
    Damiani Wine Cellars
  • Alex Rosanelli, Winemaker
    Hounds Tree Wines

About the Moderator:

photo of seminar host, Dan BelmontDan has spent hundreds of classroom hours thrilling guests with wine & cheese education on both sides of the Atlantic. From the restaurant floor to festivals, television & radio – Dan shares his passion and curiosity for the world of wine and aims to inspire his guests to start their own life-long journey of wine appreciation. He fell in love with wine visiting the Finger Lakes wine region in New York State and has since worked as a brand ambassador and hospitality consultant for several notable Finger Lakes producers and the statewide industry, as well as a judge at the New York State Wine Classic in 2019. 

Dan is a certified American Wine Expert and holds the Level 3 certification in Wines & Spirits from the WSET. He led the education departments of NYC’s famed Murray’s Cheese, the largest artisan cheese retailer in the US, and Bedales of Borough, a trio of London wine bars inspired by market-driven fare. Dan currently lives in London with his wife, where he is the Wine Ambassador for Liebherr UK, and proudly supports a variety of international trade associations and producers as a presenter, educator & judge. His decade-plus of experience is the engine behind his latest work – – now shipping personalised mixed cases UK-wide! 

You can find him on Instagram @dbcheesynyc & @goodwinexgoodpeople