Mike Beneduce

Owner and Winemaker

Mike graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. He gained experience working at Sawmill Creek Vineyards in the Finger Lakes region of NY, where he was trained in the arts of pruning and canopy management by a 4th generation grower. He is a Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master Sommeliers, and remains an active professional member of the international gastronomic society the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Mike volunteers on the Board of Trustees for America’s Grow-A-Row, a nonprofit farm dedicated to sustainably growing and donating fresh produce to people in need. He has served as Chairman of the Garden State Winegrowers Association and continues to push for an increase in the quality of wine made in New Jersey. Mike was named New Jersey’s Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year in 2022.

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