Winegrowers, the Foundation of Sustainability

with Esther Mobley

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 wineries and collectively as a wine region.   

Featured Wines: 

  • Hunt Country Vineyards, ‘1981’ 40th Anniversary, 2019 Riesling
  • Gotham Winery, 2019 Riesling (Lifestyle Series)
  • Four Maples Vineyard & Winery, 2017 Cúvee du Pétit Champlain

This session was recorded on October 25, 2021.

🍷 Taste along with us!
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  • Whitney Beaman, New York Wine & Grape Foundation
  • Suzanne Hunt, Hunt Country Vineyards
  • Kwaw Amos, Gotham Winery
  • Norliah Asma and Edwin Kalmar, Four Maples Vineyards & Winery
  • Steve Casscles, Cedar Cliff Vineyard 

About the Moderator:

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Esther Mobley is the wine critic at the San Francisco Chronicle. Since joining the paper in 2015, she has reported on all the movements of California’s $40 billion wine industry, from wildfires to undocumented vineyard workers to climate change. Since 2018, she has published a weekly email newsletter called Drinking with Esther. Previously, Esther was an assistant editor at Wine Spectator magazine in New York, and she has worked as a harvest intern at wineries in Napa Valley and Mendoza, Argentina. Her work has been recognized by the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards and other awards programs for feature writing, criticism and agricultural reporting.

This seminar is sponsored by American National Insurance.

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