Hermann’s family has been in the grafting business since the early 1900’s when his father headed up the agricultural experiment station in Mosel, Germany. Since vinifera plant material was not available on a commercial basis when Hermann started experimenting with Riesling in New York, Hermann decided to establish a grape vine nursery to prepare the stock using his grafting technique and technical knowledge from his early years in Germany. He obtained his initial bud stock from Cornell University’s Geneva Experiment Station and grafted it onto American rootstock.

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard continues to seek out new ideas and practices to improve the quality of our grafted vines and vineyards. Through careful selection of material and bud wood from our own vineyards, we produce the highest-quality, disease-free grafted grapevines available in the market.