Hosmer Winery Harvest 2014
Hosmer produces 20 thousand gallons of wine annually. At this boutique level, we are able to assure the excellence of the entire process, from the basic fruit to the finished wine. He works closely with Winemaker, Aaron Roisen to produce consistent quality wines in the European tradition. Hosmer wines have been recognized consistently over the years at both regional and international competitions, as well as by highly respected publications including the Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, USA Today,The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, Boston Magazine and many more.
Hosmer Winery is home to Patrician Verona Vineyard established in 1972, comprised of the nearly 70 acres of grapes that provide Hosmer Winery with the fruit to remain a fully functioning estate winery.
- One of the oldest growers of grapes on Cayuga Lake
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Julia's winemaking style is very consistent with the style of the former winemaker, Aaron. The focus is on the quality of fruit with as little as possible added to the wine, in order to make it reflective of the soil, grape, season, and growing condition. Julia is looking forward to working with the estate grown fruit at Hosmer Winery, when asked to name a couple things she is "stand-out excited about" when it comes to making wine here she answered, "the extremely diverse and expanding Riesling portfolio" and "our estate red vinifera, especially the Hosmer Cabernet Franc"!
Cameron Hosmer's father, a Syracuse textile manufacturer, envisioned growing grapes on the gentle slopes of Cayuga Lake at the family's summer home. His vision took shape when Cameron and Maren started planting grapevines in the late 1970's. Although Cameron's father didn't get to see full fruition of this dream, the farm has grown to nearly 70 acres of premium wine grapes.
After fifteen years of selling their grapes to others, Cameron and Maren had a vision of making and selling their own wine and founded Hosmer Winery in 1985 on the principle that great wine starts in the vineyard.
After fifteen years of selling their grapes to others, Cameron and Maren had a vision of making and selling their own wine and founded Hosmer Winery in 1985 on the principle that great wine starts in the vineyard. With a degree in Pomology from Cornell University and a semester at California State University, Fresno (renowned for their world-class programs in viticulture and enology), Cameron had both the background and experience to get started in the budding industry. They opened up their first tasting room in the garage of the Estate home in the summer of 1986.
In 1990, with increased production and growing recognition, the decision was made to renovate a barn across the street and inaugurate a new tasting and retail facility. The friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff introduces thousands of visitors each year to a memorable tasting experience. The tasting and retail facility is located on State Route 89, along the western shore of Cayuga Lake, just 20 miles north of Ithaca.
Hosmer wines include a wide variety of styles made from traditional Vinifera, as well as French-American hybrid varieties. Today, Hosmer produces 20 thousandgallons of wine annually. At this boutique level, we are able to assure the excellence of the entire process, from the basic fruit to the finished wine. He works closely with Winemaker, Aaron Roisen to produce consistent quality wines in the European tradition.
THE VINEYARD CREW
Meet the gentlemen that make everything possible at Hosmer Winery. Cameron Hosmer and his son Tim Hosmer work meticulously with experienced vineyard managers Matt Carfora and Jack Keller, as well as winemaker Aaron Roisen in order to maintain our renown 70 acre vineyard. This small crew assure that every vine is healthy, strong and capable of producing the quality of fruit we deem necessary to process and turn into wine.