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John H Brahm III to Be Remembered Forever...

Valerie Ross

Category: Industry

John H Brahm III to be remembered forever…

On Wednesday, September 11th John H Brahm III will posthumously be inducted into the Naples Central School Graduates of Distinction in a ceremony in front of the student body. His son-in-law, John French, will speak on behalf of John Brahm and his family describing how he grew up in Naples and then ultimately started and owned his own business in Naples.

On Thursday, September 12th at 11 am - The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County, will honor long-time tourism leader, winemaker, board member, mentor and friend – John H. Brahm III at the County Road 12 Overlook at Carolobarb Park in South Bristol. The public is welcome. At the event they will dedicate the installation of a high-powered viewfinder at the County Road 12 Overlook which Brahm was instrumental in securing for the Town and County.

On Thursday, September 12th, the FLCC Foundation’s first John H. Brahm III Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the viticulture and wine technology program on a full-time basis. If anyone would like to support this scholarship please make your contribution should be made out to “FLCC  Foundation” and note “John H. Brahm III Memorial Scholarship” in the memo section.

On Saturday, September 14th, The annual Highlander cycle tour will be held at Bristol Mountain and John’s memory is noted on the special labeled wine and juice handed out to each participant. John and his brother, Roger, were instrumental in making this cycle tour the success that it is today. This event raises monies to support Mercy Flight Central in Canandaigua, NY.

At the annual Grape festival being held this year September 21st and 22nd John will be honored by the Naples Rotary Club by having his name along with Tim Moore on the Craft Beverage Garden. John was very instrumental in securing the license for making this part of the festival happen.

On October 5th at Randall-Standish Vineyards there will be an event called “Grape Fun Day” which will include wine tastings, food, live music, grape stomping, face painting, pumpkin painting and grape juice tastings. All proceeds from this event will go to a scholarship fund at FLCC viticulture program in memory of John H Brahm III. John along with his brother, Tom, started Randall-Standish Vineyards in the 1970’s. Today, the next generation of Brahms continue the history of juice making and grape growing on property that has been in the family for many generations.