White Birch Vineyards Wholesale Representative, Elly Preston, held a public Tasting of White Birch Vineyards wine at The Bottle Shop located at 18 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY, on Friday February 28th.
Visit the Bottle Shop to purchase all of your favorite White Birch Vineyards wines!
We are excited to announce that we have contracted with Elly Preston as White Birch Vineyards’ exclusive wholesale representative in New York State. She comes to us with an extensive background in Food and Beverage for both restaurants and private clubs and a master’s degree in Hospitality from Cornell University. She has managed front and back of house operations, as well as owned her own restaurant for five plus years. Her passion for wine led her to become a First Level Sommelier and pursue a career in the wine world. She is enamored with the Finger Lakes and its tradition of winemaking and is especially pleased to partner with White Birch Vineyards.
Elly is excited to get to know our current customers as well as expand our connections throughout the region. She looks forward to meeting with you to establish a relationship and present our current inventory of wines.
Her contact information is below. Please reach out directly to Elly if you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting to taste through our latest wholesale offerings. The process for placing orders will remain unchanged.
Elly and White Birch Vineyards look forward to continuing our partnership with you and your establishment.
Phone: (518) 593-3526
Harvest has arrived at White Birch Vineyards! Harvest entails an all-hands-on-deck mentality and precision scheduling to ensure the grapes are harvested at their peak performance; all while negotiating with the weather, the birds and various environmental elements that can affect the grapes. When the weather is perfect to harvest, the vineyard becomes a flurry of activity to arrange for the equipment, machinery and labor to pick those heavy, beautiful clusters from the vines. Harvesting by hand is hard work but allows the pickers to be precise and thorough and ensure that each cluster receives personal attention. Once picked, these bins of grapes are immediately sent to the winery to be pressed, to ensure the utmost freshness and sweetest juice. So far White Birch has harvested Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Lemberger and is now harvesting Riesling.
Another long, beautiful grape growing season is slowly coming to a close and the result of the efforts of the White Birch Vineyards staff is in now in the process of being turned into the wonderful White Birch wine we all love so much.
As summer winds down in the Finger Lakes, White Birch Vineyards is preparing for the 2018 harvest. Today our team met at the vineyard to walk the rows, review the season's crop, determine the order of picking of varietals based on their progress and of course, to sample the grapes!
Today our group consisted of Morten Hallgren (Wine Maker), Dave Pittard (Vineyard Consultant), Melissa Zell (Owner), Marie-Helene Gingras (Tasting Room Manager), Julio Parillo, (Vineyard Employee), Brian Taylor (Farm Manager), Alison Ferretti (Tasting Room Associate) and myself, Virginia Wheeler (Asset Manager).
The weather was beautiful and the grapes were delicious, bountiful and guaranteed to make perfect Finger Lakes wines.
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival launched their 60th Anniversary season by opening with the sensational hit 'Mamma Mia!' last night.
The show runs June 6 through June 27 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
White Birch Vineyards is proud to be a sponsor of the Festival and is excited to have our wines featured at the Playhouse for Mama Mia!
Tickets for Mamma Mia! are extremely limited, and can be purchased by phone at 315-255-1785 or toll free at 1-800-457-8897, and online at FingerLakesMTF.com and enjoy White Birch Vineyards wines during intermission.