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FLX: Why Finger Lakes?

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Join us at Weis Vineyards to learn why our wine professionals
love to live and work in the FLX!

We will have snacks provided by Around the Corner Catering to pair with the delicious wines we will try!

About Our Speakers:

Kyle Pallischeck | Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Director


A Finger Lakes native with over a decade committed to the local wine industry, Kyle Pallischeck was named the executive director for the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance in January 2021. Her broad industry experience spans hospitality and brand management, sales, marketing, and beverage education. After earning degrees in Hospitality Management and Interior Design, Kyle went on to earn her Sommelier Certification via the Court of Master Sommeliers, the WSET3 Advanced Certificate, and is currently a Certified Specialist of Wine candidate through the Society of Wine Educators. She was a founding board member of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Women For WineSense and is a member of the Society of Wine Educators. Kyle lives in Penn Yan, NY with her rescue pitbull, Maverick. When they're not visiting wineries, hiking, or playing fetch, they likely can be found on the waters of Keuka Lake.

Hans Peter Weis | Weis Vineyards Winemaker/Owner

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Born in Zell Mosel, Germany, Winemaker Hans Peter Weis grew up in the vineyards and cellar of his family’s winery. It was there that he gained his passion for wine, continually learning and working with his family to learn the techniques and traditions of the Mosel. He furthered his experience by receiving a degree in Winemaking, Business & Agriculture at Bad Kreuznach, Germany. After university, Peter decided it was time to travel away from home and gain experience in different wine regions. This is how he ended up finding his way to the Finger Lakes region in 2006, where he spent 11 vintages working as a winemaker and vineyard manager at a prominent winery. In the Spring of 2016, Peter and his wife Ashlee, a native of the Finger Lakes, decided to begin a new adventure together and start a winery of their own: Weis Vineyards was founded. Their first harvest was in the Fall of 2016, followed by the first vintage release and tasting room opening in May 2017. Peter’s love of the Finger Lakes comes from the superb terroir it provides. With the vast array of diversity in the soil, he is able to utilize the strong minerality and slate characteristics to produce high quality Riesling, just as they do back home in the Mosel. “Our Riesling grapes are grown in locations where the slate content is high and similar to my grandfather’s vineyards back home.”

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Monday, June 21, 2021, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Weis Vineyards
10014 Day Rd
Hammondsport, NY  14840

(607) 284-4011
Additional Info:
Ashley M Coleman
Monthly Meeting
Registration is required before Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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