Finger Lakes growers seek sustainable wine plan

Finger Lakes growers seek sustainable wine plan

Whitney Beaman, program manager for Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, spoke about the success of the not-for-profit LISW, inspired by the VineBalance Guide to New York Viticulture. The LISW started with just a few members and now includes 22 estates and over 1,000 acres of vineyard, representing about half of the Long Island wine industry.

Age-Worthy Long Island Wines Prove The Region's Longevity

Age-Worthy Long Island Wines Prove The Region's Longevity

While longevity isn’t the only indicator of quality, the aged wines poured by Long Island’s winemakers made a statement about the region’s place in the greater wine world. Though experience has led to better and better wines over the region’s 45-year history, the quality that exists right now is just the tip of the iceberg.

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation Gives Top Honors for Sustainable Practices

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation Gives Top Honors for Sustainable Practices

"We decided to recognize Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing with our first Sustainability Award because they are at the forefront of sustainable production, essential education and the widespread standardization vital to this environmental movement here in New York," said New York Wine & Grape Foundation Executive Director, Sam Filler. 

Viticulture Innovator of Suffolk County Earns Excellence in IPM Award

Viticulture Innovator of Suffolk County Earns Excellence in IPM Award

Wise helped to develop guidelines and regulations for Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing (LISW), the only third-party certified program for vineyards on the East Coast. LISW focuses on the use of safe low-impact pest management while guaranteeing that pesticides that can leach into the groundwater are never used.

Northforker Podcast: Winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich on climate change and Long Island wine

Northforker Podcast: Winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich on climate change and Long Island wine

Olsen-Harbich is a founder of Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, which recently hosted NASA climate scientist Benjamin Cook for a lecture titled “Wine and Climate from the Past to the Future.”

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