The New Normal

It’s time for a Riesling fete, to welcome the wine world back to the Finger Lakes both in person and virtually!
Ready to say hello to old and new (vaccinated) friends? In-depth tastings, seminars, carousing dinners, restorative beer, and all manner of wine geekery await. And for those unable to attend in person or wishing to stay in their pajamas? A virtual conference unlike any other is ready to stream to you, with opportunities to get many of the same seminar wines delivered to the comfort of your home.

Key Speakers

Andrea Immer Robinson MS
The Disgorgeous Podcast: Miguel de Leon, Kevin Diamond, and John "Duck" McCarroll
Jon Bonné
Nova Cadamatre MW
Maiah Johnson Dunn
Etinosa Emokpae
Erni Loosen
Thomas Pastuszak
Stuart Pigott
Dominick Purnomo
David Schildknecht
Cheryl Stanley
Kelli White
Shitty Wine Memes
The Swirl Suite Podcast: Sarita, Glynis, and Leslie
Patrick Comiskey

Noted Winery Participants from afar

in person if visas allow (or if they violate International Law), or via the Riesling ether(net) otherwise:

Côte Bonneville

Kerry Shiels

Weingut Dönnhoff

Cornelius Dönnhoff

Dr. Loosen
Fritz Haag
Koehler Ruprecht

Dominik Sona

Maximin Grünhaus
Weingut Robert Weil
Weingut Schloss Lieser

Lara Haag

Weingut Selbach-Oster

Johannes Selbach

Weingut Spreitzer

Andreas Spreitzer

Weingut Von Winning

Andreas Huetwohl

Weingut Wittmann
Villa Wolf
More to be named!

Public Events

Saturday, July 17th

Join us from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for two consumer-friendly seminars, Around the World with Riesling moderated by Cheryl Stanley and Riesling: Food’s Best Friend moderated by Dominick Purnomo.

Attendees will have access to the Riesling Wine Dinners Extravaganza and the Saturday Night Riesling Fever.

$100 per ticket

The Grand Tour

Sunday, July 18th

A ‘wine tour’ like no other, this excursion around the Finger Lakes will be an in depth exploration of all aspects of our terroir.

$100 per ticket

Included for Professional Conference attendees

Professional Conference

Sunday, July 18th - Tuesday, July 20th

Join us at The Smith Opera House for our full program of in-depth tastings, seminars, carousing dinners, restorative beer, and all manners of wine geekery.

And for those unable to attend in person or wishing to stay in their pajamas, a virtual conference unlike any other is ready to stream to you.

$500 per ticket


Check out the many events happening Thursday and Friday.


Specific FLXcursion room blocks have been set aside for attendees to the conference. 


Get to us by car, plane, or by boat. 

Wine Dinners

We’ve partnered with local restaurants and Riesling producers from around the world and our backyard to create one-of-a-kind Riesling Wine Dinners on Friday, July 16th and Saturday, July 17th. 

Attendee Safety

For the safety of all attendees, proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for all events. 

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination can be verified by providing your Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card or by using the New York State Excelsior Pass.

Photo ID will also be required.

Proudly Brought To You By

Our Generous Sponsors

Questions or Inquiries?

Created By

The FLXcursion Steering Committee

Kelby James Russell

Co-Chair | Winemaker, Red Newt Cellars

Oskar Bynke

Co-Chair | Co-Owner, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

Nova Cadamatre, MW

Trestle Thirty One

Etinosa Emokpae


Bill Jensen

Owner & Beverage Director, Tail Up Goat and Reveler’s Hour

Miguel de Leon

Wine Director at Pinch Chinese

Anna Katharine Mannsfield

Associate Director, Cornell AgriTech

Thomas Pastuszak

Executive Wine Director, The NoMad Hotel & Restaurant Founder of Empire Estate, VINNY & Terrassen

Stuart Pigott

Senior Editor at JamesSuckling.com, Riesling Raconteur, and Author

Kelli A White

Director of Education, The Learning Center at Meadowood Estate

Organized By

The FLXcursion Planning Committee

Peter Becraft

Wine Logistics

Kristen DeVaney

Attendee Logistics

Jenny Menges

Volunteer Coordinator

Julia Hoyle

Grand Tour Coordinator

Cameron Mills

Restaurant Coordinator

Meaghan Frank

Public Events Coordinator

Belinda Venuti

Government Liaison and General Firefighter

Anna Katherine Mansfield

Academic Liaison

Heidi Westfall

GCP and Financial Liaison

Mackenzie Wycoff

Accounting Manager

Theresa Kelley

Creative Director

Brandon Thomas

Website and Email Creator

Kelly Walker

Entertainment and Sound

Kyle Pallischeck

Welcome Dinner Coordinator

Samantha Dreverman

Social Media

Lauren Maltese

Traditional Media