Delicious wines you can feel good about drinking and gifting this holiday season

By Shannon Brock, for


Shopping local is an important part of Finger Lakes culture. Here are some reasons why your purchase of local wine this holiday season is especially important, as we strive to bolster the regional economy and protect the environment:

Trickle-down effect

It’s a well-cited statistic that 68 cents of every dollar you spend at a local business stays in the community (vs. about 40 cents spent at a national chain). For most farm wineries like ours, that statistic is even higher than 68 cents per dollar… A quick analysis of our year-to-date 2022 expenses found that 83 cents of every dollar we spend on making our wine is spent with small Finger Lakes companies and individuals.


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