Winemakers from 12 of East Coast’s best wineries bring their ‘A’ game to daylong summit
August 8, 2022
For one day, at least, winemakers from a few of the best producers on the East Coast gathered at a winery in southeastern Pennsylvania to taste and trade notes.
The Aug. 2 gathering was by invitation only and included two wineries apiece from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, New York’s Finger Lakes and also Long Island.
Why hold these? Start with the opportunity it gives winemakers to do something they rarely get to do: get out of their own cellar and taste someone else’s wine. Two, it provides them a chance to network with each other and those in the trade (somms, restaurant and beverage managers, heads of state wine association groups, media). Three, it puts them in a room where they can ask questions about how the grapes were grown and harvested and how the wine was made. All filled out production sheets about their wines that were distributed to the attendees. Finally, it’s an event that invites coverage, albeit several of these wineries already fare quite well with promotion based on the wine regions (Virginia, Finger Lakes, Long Island) they are located in.To continue reading, please visit PennLive.