Finger Lakes AVA, Hammondsport
Viticulture and Oenology
With Esterer’s help, Dr. Frank’s wine distribution network expands into Ohio.
Dr. Frank encourages Esterer to become a member of American Wine and Food Society, which was later renamed to the American Wine Society (AWS).
According to the AWS, "on October 7, 1967, around 200 grape growers, home winemakers, and wine lovers gathered at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s vineyard on Keuka Lake near Hammondsport, NY for the AWS initial meeting....Now in its 49th year, the AWS is the largest consumer based wine education organization in North America."
Frank, Konstantin(1968). Letter to Arnulf Esterer from Dr. Konstantin Frank, 1968. Markko Vineyard Documents. Paper 30.