Fine Wines, Few Frills: Wiemer Remains a Finger Lakes Leader

By Jerry Shriver USA TODAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1998 Hermann J. Wiemer makes some of the most clitically acclaimed wines if the East, yet one could spend sev­ eral days here in the Finger Lakes region and easily overlook his…

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FOOD & WINE – Pioneering a Great New York State Rielsing

Written by ANDREW ESSEX Researched by DAN PHILIPS Photography by EDWARD GAIDEL And they said it couldn’t be done. Twenty-five years ago, Herman J. Wiemer, a soft spoken German emigre, planted vinifera grapes in the unforgiving soil of western New…

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Vineyard and Winery Management, February 1992. by Richard Figiel Vineyards flourish in deep grav­elly soil along the south end of New York’s Seneca Lake, then abruptly vanish where bedrock shale wells up. Further north the shale loosens and recedes enough…

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The Wiemer Touch


By ERIC GOODMAN ERIC GOODMAN is a novelist and journalist who spends summers in the Finger Lakes region. His most recent novel is In Days of Awe (Wash­ington Square Press, 1992). HERMANN WIEMER’S FAMILY on his mother’s side has been…

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War of Wineries

Los Angeles Times

  By DAN BERGER. Times Wine Writer DUNDEE, N.Y.- Two of the most visible figures in the history of the New York wine industry, Walter S. Taylor and the late Dr. Konstantin Frank, waged a verbal war for years over whether…

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