Northern Wine Odyssey: Finger Lakes Grape Grower Mike Colizzi

Finger Lakes grape grower extraordinaire Mike Colizzi joins host Paul Brady on A Northern Wine Odyssey for a chat about the second wave of hybrid grapes to hit the East Coast of the U.S. back in the early part of the 20th century. Colizzi grows riesling, cabernet franc, and blaufrankisch in his vineyard on the west side of Seneca Lake – most of which goes to the highly regarded winery Hermann J. Wiemer – but is also on the staff at the Cornell Agriculture Extension Station in Geneva, where he works in the grape breeding department helping to develop new hybrid varieties, making him the perfect person to have a finger on the pulse of modern cold and extreme climate growing.

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