A special evening with award-winning winemaker
Johannes Reinhardt of Anthony Road Wine Company.
When: Saturday, June 16th , 5-7pm
Where: Empire State Cellars
What: Winemaker Tasting Series
Johannes Reinhardt, a German native, was born in the little village of Franconia, 80 miles east of Frankfort. Johannes grew up in a family that has been in the wine business since 1438. He has been in the vineyards and wine cellars all his life and his attraction to wines and winemaking began at a very early age. Through training and experience he has formed a philosophy that great wines begin with close attention to the basics. Wine quality still begins in the vineyards and continues through the cellar. Johannes' philosophy is to do his best, to respect nature and work with it. He says, "mother earth gives us this great beverage. I believe in giving the wine a chance to express itself with a minimum of manipulation."
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Johannes has had extensive experience in small to medium size wineries with excellent reputations, allowing him to keep a hand on the vines and a hand on the glass. His education began with a three-year training in wine growing and winemaking. After completion of formal schooling, he worked for two years in his family's winery. He went on to study further at a technical college in wine growing and wine making, finishing in 1991.
Johannes sought work experience in organic operations, sparkling wines, red wines and white wines. This effort led him to work at Estate Kistenmacher-Hengerer, a red wine specialist. He worked next for Hartmann Dippon Castle Estate, famous for organic wines; and then for Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars as a student intern. He
joined Anthony Road in 2000.
His passions include: life, good food, good wine, his job, volley ball and soccer as well as classical music. Johannes dislikes dishonesty, those who enter the wine business for money alone without a passion for wine, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.