Co-Owner & Winemaker
Paul Brock is co-owner, winemaker and vineyard manager at Silver Thread Vineyard on the east side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes AVA. In 2018, after using biological practices for several years, he organized the Bio-Intensive Working Group of the Finger Lakes to advance the use of biological vineyard practices. Paul is also assistant professor of viticulture and wine technology at Finger Lakes Community College in Geneva, NY, and coordinator of the A.A.S degree program. He consults and oversees production of Finger Lakes riesling for The Gotham Project, a company that markets keg wine to New York City restaurants. Paul has an M.S. in Enology and Viticulture from Cornell University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has earned a wine judge certification from the American Wine Society and a level three Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust of London. Previously, he worked as a commercial winemaker in both the Finger Lakes (Lamoreaux Landing, Ravines, and Keuka Lake Vineyards) and Marlborough, New Zealand (Whitehaven).