Red Feet Wine Market: New Finger Lakes Arrivals to Get Excited About


This week in continuation of our writing on emerging winemakers, we’d like to acquaint you with Christopher Bates of Element Winery and one of the varieties that he embraces – Pinot Noir.

Christopher is a winemaker decorated with several distinctions, including Master Sommelier (one of only 230 in the world!), Certified Wine Educator, Certified Specialist of Spirits, and a variety of “Best Sommelier” titles. Raised in the Finger Lakes, he’s a an industry celebrity who returned to his backyard to invest in the region’s food and wine scene.

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