Born in Zell Mosel, Germany, Winemaker Hans Peter Weis grew up in the vineyards and cellar of his family winery. He spent many years learning and gaining experience in the traditional style of the Mosel. After receiving his degree in winemaking, business, and agriculture, he decided to travel to the United States on a quest to pursue his winemaking passion. After experiencing a vintage in the Sonoma region of California he stumbled upon his home away from home in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He found the minerality of the soil around Keuka Lake and the climate of Upstate New York similar to that of home and knew the Finger Lakes would be the perfect place to pursue his passion for handcrafting traditional German-style wines for all to enjoy!
Discover how Weis Vineyards on Keuka Lake became what it is today.
Hans Peter Weis graduates from university and leaves Germany for his first vintage in the U.S. where he finds his way to the Finger Lakes Region of New York.
Peter and Ashlee Weis decide to begin their own adventure together and the first vintage for Weis Vineyards is harvested.
The schoolhouse tasting room doors open and the first Weis Vineyards vintage is released.
Our lovely schoolhouse tasting room gets a facelift.
The barn is converted into an additional tasting space.
As the winery continues to grow we bring in new team members, increase distribution, and expand our production facility.
Weis Vineyards plants their first estate vineyard.
Groundbreaking begins on a new tasting room and barrel room addition to open in the spring of 2021.
The Weis family welcomes its newest team member, Peter William Weis.
The new tasting room addition opens in May 2021.
Weis Vineyards is named New York State’s Winery of the Year!
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