Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Glenora Wine Cellars 30th Birthday

GLENORA WINE CELLARS celebrated its 30th anniversary recently, and according to Jim Tresize, President of Uncork New York, both congratulations and thanks are in order. Following enactment of the Farm Winery Act of 1976, Glenora was the first farm winery to be licensed in the Finger Lakes region, and has since remained a leader in many other ways. They have often been first to introduce new wine types or styles; opened one of the first winery restaurants; then opened the elegant 30-room Inn at Glenora to help meet the burgeoning demands of wine country tourists; have been involved in many industry organizations for years; and have won all kinds of awards, including Best Sparkling Wine at the San Francisco International Wine Competition about a decade ago. It’s amazing to think that just 30 years ago the first winery was just getting started on Seneca Lake , which now has about 50. Thanks to people working together, the New York wine industry has gone from economic crisis to phenomenal success.

Congratulations to Glenora President Gene Pierce and his team.