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Cameron and Maren Hosmer

The Owners

Owners Cameron and Maren Hosmer stand amid their vineyard they planted nearly 40 years ago. In the time since those first vines were put in the ground, the Hosmer family has gained notoriety as one of the pioneers in the Finger Lakes wine region, with a dedication to sustainable farming and forward-thinking. Now with the incorporation of son Timothy Hosmer and his business Benchmark Custom Vineyard Planting, the Hosmer’s involvement and dedication to the Finger Lakes wine industry continues to grow.

Cameron & Maren Hosmer
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Tim Hosmer

Vineyard Manager and Owner of Benchmark Planting

Tim Hosmer, the next generation of the Hosmer family, is an esteemed member of the wine industry. Not only does he work closely with our staff to oversee vineyard and tasting room operations, but he works with many of our neighboring wineries, as well. Owning and operating one grape harvester out of a handful in the Finger Lakes, he is incredibly busy during Harvest! Tim carries his knowledge of viticulture over to his own business, Benchmark Custom Vineyard Planting, with which he travels the East Coast utilizing state-of-the-art GPS guided vineyard planting equipment. Together with Maren & Cameron, the Hosmer family upholds their reputable name within the industry and continues to push boundaries.

Julia Hoyle

The Winemaker

Born in Philadelphia, Julia Hoyle found herself in the Finger Lakes by way of Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she studied French and Women’s Studies. In 2009, as a college student, she took a job in the tasting room at Fox Run Vineyards on Seneca Lake. After taking interest in cellar operations, Julia spent a harvest in the cellar at Atwater Winery before taking a full-time position as assistant winemaker at Sheldrake Point Winery in December of 2013. She came to Hosmer in 2016. Julia’s winemaking style focuses on the quality of fruit with as little as possible added to the wine, in order to make it reflective of the soil, grape, season, and growing conditions. She is very excited about “our extremely diverse and expanding Riesling portfolio” and “our estate red vinifera, especially the Hosmer Cabernet Franc”!

The Wine Maker
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Brooke Morsch

General Manager

Originally from New Jersey, Brooke fell in love with the Finger Lakes region while attending Ithaca College and never looked back. Brooke started her journey with Hosmer Winery in 2017 as a Tasting Room Associate while she was obtaining her master’s degree in Accounting. While working in public accounting for three years, Brooke continued to help in the tasting room on events and busy weekends. Working in the food and beverage industry since she was 16, she could never go too long before she would start to miss the excitement of a busy night waiting on tables or a busy day behind the tasting bar. Excited to be back full-time, Brooke hopes to continue providing the consistent quality of service, product, and experience as Hosmer continues to grow. When not in the tasting room, Brooke can be found knitting on the couch cozied up with her cat and dog or out for a run in the vineyard.

Genevieve Chase

Tasting Room Manager

As one of Hosmer Winery’s veteran employees, Genevieve’s knowledge of all things “Hosmer” goes unmatched.  She is quick to greet you with a smile upon entry and prides herself on providing customers with a fun and educating tasting experience.  Her passion for food and flavor drew her to the wine industry, but the unpredictability of the day-to-day keep her in it. Event planning is her specialty, which shows on our event days like Some Like it Hot, as she keeps busy. Her two boys occupy her time outside of work, but when she does have time to explore she enjoys visiting other local establishments around the Finger Lakes.

Stephanie Fenner

Sales (on and off premise)

Stephanie’s dive into the local wine industry started when she founded MicroClimate wine bar in Geneva with her business partner in 2012 with the concept of comparing FLX wine to the rest of the world. For 6 years, Stephanie worked there as the wine director while the bar was recognized in national publications. After leaving MicroClimate in January of 2018, Stephanie knew she wanted to continue in the wine industry. Hosmer caught wind of her search for industry work and quickly secured her as our outside sales representative. Her knowledge of wine is unrivaled, which is easy to see when she engages with customers in the tasting room or as she represents the Hosmer brand on the road!

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Emily

Assistant Wine Maker

Emily is very excited to be joining the team at Hosmer, and for the opportunity to work with estate fruit from vine to bottle. She has been fascinated by wine – particularly aromatic wine – since blogging about it as a student who could only sniff, not taste. She loves the FLX region for the high acidity, the challenges of cool-climate winemaking, and the sense of community. Before 2020, she traveled extensively to dance Argentine tango (and drink a lot of Malbec). Post-work, she can be found experimenting with photography, cooking and baking, writing and editing, or relaxing with beverage in hand. She loves snails and has had several as pets.

The Tasting Room Crew

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Riley
Hannah
Kurtis

We love, love, love our wine educators! Stop by Hosmer Winery to taste and chat with our knowledgeable crew about the Finger Lakes region, the grapes we grow, and the wine we make. Everyone has a different background and reasons for why they got into the wine industry, but they share a love of wine and we are lucky to have them here!

The Vineyard Crew

Hosmer Estate Winery Crew
Hosmer Estate Winery Crew
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We more than appreciate the crew that keeps our grapes safe and healthy. These are some of the people who help Hosmer Winery produce award-winning wine. Like we always say, “Great wine begins in the vineyard”.