In this issue, Shannon Brock and I speak about biological products to help keep their Finger Lakes vineyards healthy, how the region has changed, and where she finds her joy.
by: Margot Mazur
For the 64th issue of The Fizz, I spoke with Shannon Brock, co-owner and manager of Silver Thread Winery in The Finger Lakes. I had the pleasure of visiting Silver Thread when I was in the region a few months ago, and was excited by the dedication of their vineyard program and the passion of the winemaker and owners.
In this issue, Shannon and I speak about what bio-intensive viticulture means to Silver Thread, which products her and her husband, winemaker Paul Brock, use in the vineyards, and how they navigate the Finger Lakes—a tight-knit region with a lot of influence from nearby Cornell University. We speak about their vineyard location, how the region has changed, and Riesling in the global context of wines.
Read the rest of Shannon’s interview with Margot here!