Welcome from the New York State Amateur Winemaker Conference
The 39th Annual Conference on June 15, 2024

Check back here often as we will be listing the speakers for

June 2024 Conference 


LOCATION Harmony House in Webster, NY

Harmony House is located one block east of the intersection of East Main Street (NY 404) and South Avenue (NY 250) in the Village of Webster. The street address is 58 East Main Street, Webster NY 14580. The building is two stories, white, wood-faced, and hard to miss!
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Justin Fay

Justin Fay, Professor in the Biology Department at the U of R

"Domestication of wine yeast" 

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Paul Brock

Silver Thread Vineyard

“Better grapes for better wines” Biointensive / sustainable viniculture

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Craig Hosbach

Winemaker, Fox Run, winery.
“Maximizing Aromatics in Whites and Rosés”

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William King


“The history of NYS winemaking”

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Kevin Kourofsky

Wine Consultant and writer
“The practical guide to Bubbles” for the home winemaker

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Michael Warren Thomas

Writer and radio host

“What’s Hot in the Finger Lakes”

$40 Advance registration.  Online Credit Card payment or mail check payable to NYSHWC, 90 Shirewood Dr., Rochester, NY 14625
$50.00 at the door (Save money - register in advance and save $10.00)
$20.00 Special Student rate.
REMEMBER- Fee includes lunch at the Harmony House

Seminar Fee

View the Speakers from past

Speakers from 2023 Conference - view recordings on "Previous Speakers" page

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Rick Bernard

Owner, Boom Point Winery

"How I ended up with a winery"

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Don Caldwell

NYSAESG-Cornell Grape Program. "Grape Expectations" 2022 Post mortem and 2023 insights.

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Phil Plummer

Winemaker at Montezuma Idol Ridge and Fossenvue wineries

"Natural wines"

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Jan Klapetzky

Winemaker Boom Point Winery

"Acid reduction in juice and wine – options, considerations, and techniques"

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Michael Warren Thomas

Mutimedia Writer

"Cool Food & Hot Wine in the finger Lakes Area"

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Jamie Kelly

Sales Rep for FL boutique wineries

Pet Nat wines

Speakers from 2022 Conference - view recordings on "Previous Speakers" page

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Steve DiFrancesco

Glenora Winery -Retired

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Hans Walter - Peterson

Cornell University Extension Associate

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Phil Plummer

Winemaker at Montezuma Winery

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Mike Countryman

Winemaker- Point of the Bluff Vineyards

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Eric Smith

OSB Cider works Lakeville NY

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Michael Warren Thomas

What's Hot and what's Not in the Finger Lakes

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