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
Tim Hosmer

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. He works closely with our staff to oversee vineyard and tasting room operations. Tim carries his knowledge of viticulture over to his business, Benchmark Custom Vineyard Planting, with which he travels the East Coast utilizing state of the art GPS guided planting equipment. Together with Maren & Cameron, the Hosmer family upholds their reputable name within the industry.

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
Kaitlynn Winkleblack

Kaitlynn Winkleblack

Tasting Room Manager

Kaitlynn is a Finger Lakes native who began her journey with Hosmer as part-time tasting room staff in 2014. She continued working at Hosmer through her time at Finger Lakes Community College. After taking an interest in the industry, she transitioned into a full time position of assistant manager. Kaitlynn soon took over marketing responsibilities and then after, the title of Tasting Room Manager.

Stephanie Fenner

Sales Associate

Stephanie started 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 in January of 2018, Stephanie wished to return to 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 beneficial when working with buyers as well as customers in the tasting room.

Stephanie Fenner

The Tasting Room Crew

Hosmer Winery Tasting Crew
Tasting Room Team
Lindsay and Kaitlynn

We love, love, love our wine educators! Stop by Hosmer Winery to taste and chat with our knowledgeable crew about the Figner Lakes region, the grapes we grow and the wine we make. Everyone has a different background and reason 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
Hosmer Estate Winery Crew

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 starts in the vineyard”.