Know Thyself. The imperative has been circulating since the togas were in fashion and still remains an ideal. For some of us, the desire to please, the pursuit of acceptance still trumps more often than we care to admit. For others, the footprints are well caked in the path. Living “authentically” in each breath and decision. There is no crisis of identity, only a daily unfolding and refining.
In the Finger Lakes, people have been making wine for decades. It is a region where people expect to find great Riesling, and they will. As the growers and winemakers try their hand at different grapes and processes, they are forming their own identity. With each year, the grapes share more of their story. The winemakers refine their personal style. And yet, in the two tasting experiences I have had while here, there were some definite surprises.
Hector Wine company began making wine in 2009. They describe…
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