Tim Benedict


Tim is a native of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York and 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 travelling musician, he brought the creative sensibilities of a musician back to the craft of winemaking. In 2019 he celebrates 24 years as a head winemaker with 39 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.