Exploring Riesling with Fred Merwarth

In our latest podcast episode, Master Sommelier  interviews Fred Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Fred is the co-owner, head winemaker, and vineyard manager for the estate. Chris and Fred discuss the history of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, the grapegrowing opportunities and challenges in the Finger Lakes, and all things Riesling.

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Fred Merwarth

Fred Merwarth is the head winemaker and vineyard and nursery manager at Herman J. Wiemer Vineyard. He owns the estate along with his wife, Maressa Tosto-Merwarth, and their business partner, Oskar Bynke. Fred studied agricultural business at Cornell University. He began apprenticing with the winery's founder, Hermann J. Wiemer, in 2001 and took over ownership and management in 2007.

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is a 130-acre property on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The first block of Riesling was planted over 40 years ago. The estate is committed to viticultural thought leadership and experimentation and produces some of the most acclaimed wines of the region.

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