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A brief history

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. The vineyard frames our tasting room and production facility creating a picturesque setting on the western shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. With silt loam soils, shale bedrock, and Easterly sloping land that matches near-maximum lake width and depth, Patrician Verona is ideally situated within the Finger Lakes Region to produce premium wine grapes. The grapes include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc, among several other natives and hybrids. By preserving and building the soil that our grapes are grown on, and exploring new ways to reduce environmental impacts, the vines can inhabit a site less altered by modern agricultural inputs. The wines can portray a truer reflection of the Patrician Verona Vineyard site.
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Established in 1985

7020 State Route 89
United States




Meet The Team

  • Emily Grazier

    Emily is very excited for the opportunity to work at Hosmer Winery with estate fruit from vine to bottle. She has been fascinated by wine – particularly aromatic wine – since blogging about it as a student who could only sniff, not taste. She loves the FLX region for the high acidity, the challenges of cool-climate winemaking, and the sense of community. Before 2020, she traveled extensively to dance the Argentine tango (and drink a lot of Malbec). Post-work, she can be found experimenting with photography, cooking and baking, writing and editing, or relaxing with a beverage in hand.

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  • Julia Hoyle

    Born in Philadelphia, Julia Hoyle found herself in the Finger Lakes by way of Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she studied French and Women’s Studies. In 2009, she took a job in the tasting room at Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake. After taking interest in cellar operations, Julia spent a harvest in the cellar at Atwater Winery before taking a full-time position as assistant winemaker at Sheldrake Point Winery in December of 2013. She came to Hosmer in 2016. Julia’s winemaking style focuses 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 conditions. She is very excited about the “extremely diverse and expanding Riesling portfolio” and Hosmer's “estate red vinifera, especially the Cabernet Franc”!

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  • Tim Hosmer

    Tim Hosmer, the next generation of the Hosmer family, is an esteemed member of the wine industry. Not only does he work closely with our staff to oversee vineyard and tasting room operations, but he works with many of our neighboring wineries as well. He owns and operates one of the few grape harvesters in the Finger Lakes, making him incredibly busy during Harvest! Tim carries his knowledge of viticulture over to his own business, Benchmark Custom Vineyard Planting, with which he travels the east coast utilizing state-of-the-art GPS-guided vineyard planting equipment. Together with Maren & Cameron, the Hosmer family upholds their reputable name within the industry and continues to push boundaries.

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  • Cameron & Maren Hosmer

    Owners Cameron and Maren Hosmer planted their first vines 50 years ago in 1972. In the time since those first vines were put in the ground, the Hosmer family has gained notoriety as one of the pioneers in the Finger Lakes wine region, with a dedication to sustainable farming and forward-thinking. Now with the incorporation of son Timothy Hosmer and his business Benchmark Custom Vineyard Planting, the Hosmer’s involvement and dedication to the Finger Lakes wine industry continues to grow.

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