Local wine industry leaders recognized

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation said a big "Thank You" to several individuals and businesses at its annual "Unity Banquet" Wednesday, March 1 at the Rochester Institute of Technology Conference Center, site of Cornell Cooperative Extension's 3-day B.E.V. NY symposium.

Two Yates County Seneca Lake wineries were among the honored. The "Jim Finkle Industry Award"— presented to an individual who has made a major contribution in advancing the interests of the New York grape and wine industry — was presented to Dan Mitchell, Sales Manager of Fox Run Vineyards for the past 12 years.

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