Tim Benedict

Winemaker

Tim is a native of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York who grew up around his grandfather’s vineyards. His early formal training was in the field of music but other than an inspired period as a traveling musician, he brought the creative sensibilities of a musician back to the craft of winemaking. In 2018 he celebrates 23 years as a head winemaker with 38 years total experience in the grape and wine industry. Throughout his career, Tim has crafted many award-winning wines from vinifera, hybrid, and native varieties, specializing in dessert wines like port, sherry, late harvest and ice wines. In recent years he has expanded his portfolio to include flavored wines and hard cider. Tim is an experienced project and production manager and has judged wines in several international competitions.