Update, June 30, 2016: Due to popular demand, 25th Anniversary Tasting Room Promotions will continue through July 4, 2016!
Lodi, NY, June 1, 2016– Silver Thread began producing premium Finger Lakes wines from estate grown Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in 1991. At that time, there were many fewer wineries in the Finger Lakes than today, and almost none that were concentrating on European grape varieties and dry wines. After 25 years, Silver Thread has stayed true to its roots despite new ownership and a transformed industry in the Finger Lakes. It remains a boutique winery focused on sustainable practices, and on making premium estate-grown wines. Since 2011, new owners Paul and Shannon Brock have expanded the vineyard and increased production to 3,000 cases per year. Silver Thread wines are more highly acclaimed than ever and are now distributed in seven states.
“It’s amazing to be part of a well-established business whose roots, literally, have had 25 years to get a firm footing in the ground,” said Shannon Brock, co-owner and general manager of Silver Thread. “Many regions of the world don’t consider a vineyard to be mature until it’s 15-20 years old, which demonstrates how much progress there still is to make in the Finger Lakes. Paul and I are excited to be guiding Silver Thread into its second quarter-century.”
The winery plans to celebrate its quarter-century of success during the month of June with the following events and activities:
- Dry Riesling Welcome & Pairing, all month during tasting room hours (Thursday-Monday, 11am-5pm), complimentary sample of Dry Riesling 2014 paired with Muranda Bel Cielo Cheese. Dry Riesling has been the winery’s flagship product since its founding and remains its best seller today.
- WINE SALE: Founder’s Wine 3-Pack, one bottle each of Dry Riesling 2014, Chardonnay 2014 and Pinot Noir 2013 (these varieties were the first ones made at Silver Thread back in 1991), SALE—25% OFF (for the 25th anniversary). Available at the tasting room or through the on-line store during June.
- Vineyard Tour and Private Tasting Experience, each Saturday in June at 11am. Tour the original section of Silver Thread Vineyard (circa 1982) and sample a flight of estate grown wines paired with local cheese. $10 per person, reservations required.
- Summer Solstice Party & 25th Anniversary Celebration, June 18, 6-9pm, catered picnic dinner, celebration cake, live music, vineyard tours, bonfire and more. $49 per person, advance ticket purchase required.