Dr. Frank (1899-1985) was considered by many as the “pioneer of vinifera growers in the East. This independent man, whose spirit and perseverance was legendary among those of us who knew him. He was a man not easily forgotten, a man of great conviction and purpose, whose contribution to the research and development of vinifera led to an explosion of wineries in the eastern United States”.
Source: Markko Vineyard, The Gadding Vine and Wine List, Fall 1985
Finger Lakes AVA, Hammondsport