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WineVine~1/14/20~The Insider's Guide to New York Wines: An Interview with Nathan Kendall, Owner/Winemaker Nathan K., Hickory Hollow & chepika~WineVine Virtual Tasting Series: Pinot Noir~Upcoming Events

Julie Purpura Hosbach

Category: Industry

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Biography of Nathan Kendall, Owner/Winemaker N. Kendall Wines & Hickory Hollow

I've always been fascinated by grape growing. Growing up in the Finger Lakes, I was likely the last generation that spent spring break tying vines. When I reached the age of 18 I began pouring wine and polishing glasses in a tasting room. I continued to do this through college while also reading as many books on wine and grape growing I could get my hands on. After receiving a business degree, I packed my bags and traveled between the northern and Southern hemispheres working 2-3 harvests a year in order to expedite my education. After working vintages in California, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany, I figured it was time to return home to the Finger Lakes. I started making small batches of wine early on while working for another winery. As the batches grew it was no longer possible to juggle making my own wine, as well someone else’s. So, in 2016 I set out on my own.