Just two weeks before harvest began for the 2018 vintage, Kim White has joined the production team at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates as head winemaker. Paige Vinson was also appointed as assistant winemaker.
The change came after winemaker Aaron Roisen announced he had accepted a new position at Dr. Frank Winery.
White’s love of science and the ability to be creative are what attracted her to the wine industry and she enthusiastically describes her work as the best of both worlds. She has an impressive resume including harvest experience in Washington State, Australia and France.
Before joining the Three Brother’s team as Head Winemaker, White was the Assistant Winemaker at Sheldrake Point Winery.
“We’re thrilled to have Kim join our team. The professionalism and passion she shows for her craft are second to none,” says Erica Paolicelli, Co-owner. “She’s enthusiastic and ready to make her mark in our region”.
Joining White in the cellar is Paige Vinson, who after years of home brewing, took the leap and joined the FLCC Wine, Enology and Viticulture programme. After graduation, Vinson traveled to New Zealand, Australia and Oregon to work several harvests. She returned to NYS in 2015 to live and work in the Finger Lakes, the place she’s always called home.
“This duo is a dynamic, powerhouse and we couldn’t be more excited for their first vintage release” says Paolicelli.
The Three Brothers Wineries and Estates campus houses three wineries, a microbrewery and café all within walking distance of each other, offering a distinctively different ambiance on the 47-acre farm and property. Established in 2007, Stony Lonesome Wine Cellars, Passion Feet Vineyards and Wine Barn, Bagg Dare Wine Company and War Horse Brewing Co. attract around 140,000 visitors each year, with continuous annual growth.