Guide at a Glance
Hammondsport, New York, United States
Lifestyle, Wine Tour
Melvin Goldman is the manager and proprietor of Keuka Lake Vineyard. Unlike those wine-making family living around Finger Lake region, Mel does not have any experiences in growing grapes. While on a visit to Cornell University to their son, Mel found out the beautiful landscape of Finger Lake. They fell in love with it. This inspired Melvin to run a farm, something he had been wanting to do, in the area. In 1997, he retired early, bought old Taylor vineyard, and was able to start Keuka Lake Vineyards.