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Finger Lakes Sustainability Certification Program

  • Heron Hill Winery 9301 Co Rd 76 Hammondsport, NY, 14840 United States (map)

Carbon footprint, glyphosate residue, algae blooms, these and many related topics are in the news and on the minds of millions of wine consumers. The days of looking the other way or sidestepping these issues have long passed and now is the time to get on the right side of these and many more environmental situations.

We, the wine growers and producers of the Finger Lakes must come together and address the future of our industry in the sane and safe manner. This is not a new idea, the template is in place. It has been dealt with in a very concise and efficient way in Sonoma, California, Long Island, Oregon and other wine regions. Now is an important and crucial moment to follow the lead of other wine areas and make our position known. We care about our consumers, our vineyards, our wines and our Finger Lakes. Let's take this concerned, caring and motivated Finger Lakes Wine Alliance group another step forward as we did to protect our reputation when we formed the FLXWBA to fight fracking residue storage near Seneca Lake. This is the time to move on the correct path to the future, for everybody's sake.

There will be an info session at Heron Hill Winery for discussion and input to gauge viability, interested, and participation. Sam Filler + NYW&GF of Cornell University are participating and we are working to schedule others with insight and information.