Mouthpiece

Eat, Drink And Be indie: Tasty Recipes, Inspiring Maker Stories & Exclusives Served Daily

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards

Hermann J. Wiemer emigrated from Germany in the 1960s. He realized that the Finger Lakes region felt like home - as in the climate was incredible similar to the Mosel region in Germany, so he decided to plant German wine grapes and see what happened.

His mother's family made wine in Germany's famous Mosel Valley for more than 300 years and Hermann had learned to graft grapes by hand as a child, then studied winemaking at the acclaimed Viticultural Research institute in Neustadt which only accepted 3 people per year. In 2003 his long-time apprentice Fred Merwarth took over winemaking and in 2007 Hermann officially retired, confident he'd left his much loved grapes in good hands.

Maker Website: wiemer.com

Article index

  • Lehigh Biltong

    As a member of a fraternity during his years as an engineering student at Lehigh University, Dan Levy had 60...

    Read more
  • Mayana Chocolate

    Love is a beautiful thing. It’s an especially beautiful thing when it begets chocolate.  This is the love story of...

    Read more
  • Filfil

    It’s hard not to automatically like people who share a job objective of “adding yummy to life.”Despite this common ground,...

    Read more
  • AHeirloom

    You can imagine a nervous groom working on his vows up to the minute before he says, “I do,” but...

    Read more
  • Next