Tues. 4/12 at 2pm “Viticulture and Winemaking, Southeast Side of Seneca Lake – a Unique Approach” with Kristina Rose

Lodi Whittier Library is partnering with Seneca County Senior Center to offer this special program!

It will take place in-person at our library, registration is required.

Call 607-582-6218 or email director@lodilibrary.net to sign up.


Wines should reflect the place that they come from, because this is where the pleasure is. When you smell a wine, you should be transported to its origins and see the landscape. It should relate to good memories and people, and provide a strong feeling of identity. This is what guides our approach at Forge Cellars, why we try to listen, be soft and transparent in our winemaking.

This discussion of winemaking and viticulture will focus on the short stretch of land from Lodi to Burdett on Seneca Lake. We will get to know the differences between the landscape, even vast differences between sites just a half mile from each other, and learn how these differences influence the grapes that are grown. In our years of exploration at Forge Cellars, we have found that often times the wines produced from certain vineyards reflect the history of the site or personality of the farmer(s). This creates a unique way to think about wine, and opens the framework for how we will engage with them during this short program.

Recounting these vineyard sites and sharing the wines is always fun because it’s providing more than just a tasting note. We are giving voice to the land and you are among the first to learn about our region’s history in this special way.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants program, a regrant program of New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Auburn Public Theater.

Kristina Rose’s Bio: With more than 12 years in the local Finger Lakes wine industry, Kristina has worked in a variety of positions, working shoulder to shoulder with farmers, running the business operations of a winery, and traveling to share the gospel of the FLX to wine lovers around the country. For the last six years she has worked at Forge Cellars, the American side of an international winery with sister estates in the Rhône Valley, France. Outside of the wine industry, Kristina and her husband are busing raising their family in the heart of Lodi. You can often catch them strolling through the village and unearthing every children’s book and game at the Lodi Whittier Library.