Wineries of the Finger Lakes Region--100 Wineries

The number of wineries in the Finger Lakes Region has grown from 19 in 1975 to 100 in 2008 and over 130 in 2017. Wineries have become the top-ranked tourist destination in the Finger Lakes Region, replacing the Corning Glass Museum. This book provides an overview of the wineries, including grape varieties grown and wines made at each winery, along with a history of winemaking in the region and a description of grape varieties. A glossary of grape and wine terms is included as well as biographical sketches of the region's winemaking pioneers.

Emerson Klees of Rochester, NY

Emerson Klees is the editor / publisher of Cameo Press. He is also the author of thirty books, half about New York State and the Finger Lakes Region and half collective biographies of role models of human values, such as perseverance, motivation, determination, resilience, and creativity.  He has a B.S. in electrical engineering, Penn State University, major: electronics, a M.B.A. from New York University, major: management, minor: statistics, and a M.A. in English literature (creative writing track) from the State University of New York at Brockport. For six years, he was an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business teaching courses in entrepreneurship and business organization.

      He is a member of the New Society of the Genesee Historical Association, past member of the New York State Historical Society and the Rochester / Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, as well as past member and vice president of the New York State Regional Publishers Association. His awards include two first places and two second places in the E.  H. Corron National Historical Essay Contest.

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