Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Celebrates Riesling Month

Finger Lakes Wine Alliance celebrates Riesling Month 2016 with Grand Tasting in New York City

Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Celebrates Riesling MonthOn Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance (FLWA) welcomed restaurateurs, retailers, sommeliers, distributors and media to the 2016 Riesling Month Grand Tasting held at Scandinavia House in New York City. The event was one of many held across New York State during the month of September—all of which provided FLWA wineries with the opportunity to showcase the region’s star varietal, Riesling.

Representing North America’s pre-eminent cool-climate region for this aromatic white wine, 13 wineries from the Finger Lakes AVA came together at the Grand Tasting to pour a selection of their best Rieslings, including some of their 2015 vintages that few had had the privilege of tasting before.

Participating wineries included: Bellangelo, Boundary Breaks Vineyard, Chateau LaFayette Reneau, Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars, Fox Run Vineyards, Glenora Wine Cellars, Heron Hill Winery, Knapp Winery, Lakewood Vineyards, McGregor Vineyard, Sheldrake Point Winery, Thirsty Owl Wine Company and Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery.


About Finger Lakes Wine Alliance

Founded in 2004, Finger Lakes Wine Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to increase the visibility and reputation of the Finger Lakes region, its wines and wineries. The alliance is comprised of 29 members and 15 affiliated businesses and vendors, and it is guided by a board of directors that includes winery owners and principles from the Finger Lakes AVA. With its glacier-sculpted landscapes, ideal microclimates and gifted winegrowers, the Finger Lakes region is home to over 130 wineries that produce exceptional cool-climate wines and world-class Rieslings. For more information, visit, call 315.791.2359 or connect on Facebook or Twitter.