Degrees of daring
They majored in science but they work in wine
Forty years ago, few if any of the finer European wine grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were grown around upstate New York’s Finger Lakes.
Twenty years ago, only a handful of local wineries produced vintages that deserved outside attention. Today, the region has exploded into one of the most vibrant wine-producing areas in the world, home to well over 100 wineries.
Three Binghamton alumni were at the forefront of the revolution, leading and shaping a future that was unimaginable a generation ago, even to them.