By Andrew Freeman Geneva
PUBLISHED 9:00 AM ET Oct. 21, 2022
By Miles Smith [Vintner Magazine] on September 30, 2022
Bagg Dare Wine Co. Tasting Room Reopens
On December 6th, 2021, Bagg Dare (one of our 3 wineries on the Three Brothers estate) tragically burned down. After 9.5 long months we are finally ready to open the doors to a new Bagg Dare tasting room. We've come along way and we are super proud to share this new space with you. Construction will continue over the next few weeks on the outside of the building but the inside is ready to rock n' roll! Follow us on social media to learn more.
September 22, 2022 | Written by Brittany Gibson, Executive Director Seneca Lake Wine Trail
September 20, 2022 | Written by Maiah Johnson Dunn
"He [Founder Dave Mansfield] says the premise was simple: “something for everyone. That’s what we used as the catalyst to our brand.” Within a year, the land was transformed into Three Brothers Wineries and Estates. Featuring three distinct wineries (Stony Lonesome, Bagg Dare, and Passion Feet), this multi-building and brand experience was the first of its kind at the time. Warhorse Brewing followed in 2009 and the later addition of Iron Heart Cafe solidified the property as a destination less than 15-minutes outside downtown Geneva."
Celebrating Three Brothers Wineries 15 Year Anniversary!
September 8, 2022
16 BEAUTIFUL SENECA LAKE WINERIES (WITH PHOTOS!) – THAT WE KNOW YOU’LL LOVE!
September 5, 2022
Three Brothers Wineries is "a proud member of the Seneca Wine Trail and it offers visitors an incredible array of beers, ciders, wines, and soft drinks.
You name it – this is one of the Seneca Lake wineries that’s probably got it.
As the selection is enormous, this is one of the more popular Seneca Lake wineries on the map.
Looking for the perfect gift for your team? We have more than one option!
Buffalo Bills Game Ticket Giveaway
August 3rd, 2022
Terms & Conditions:
- 2 Tickets Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
- Sunday November 20th @ 1:00 pm
- Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
- Sec 102, Row 2, Seats 11-12
- Must be 21+ years old to enter
- Deadline to enter is September 8th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
- The winner will be announced on Friday September 9th @ 12 p.m. EST.
- By entering you are opting in to receive Three Brothers Wineries & War Horse Brewing emails
- Neither Facebook or Instagram are associated with this giveaway.
- Three Brothers Wineries & War Horse Brewing employees are excluded from winning, sorry!
"Three Brothers First Degree Wins Gold & Best In Class at the New York Wine Classic Competition"
"39th Annual Taste of Buffalo...Best Red Wine: Three Brothers Wineries Red Jazz Infusion"
"Exploring Scenic Upstate New York on a Day Trip Along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail"Written by Ireland Davies | June 27h, 2022
"Three Brothers Transforms What Winemaking-and Drinking-Can Be"Written by Kathleen Willcox and Robin Shreeves | June 10th, 2022
Airbnb Just Uncorked the Ultimate Wine Lovers' Getaway
June 14th, 2022
A recent article on Mashed by author Molly Clark
recommends wine lovers head to our little slice of paradise here in the Finger Lakes where you can stay in our vineyard cottage to enjoy lake and vineyard views.
Vacation at Three Brothers Wineries Vineyard Cottage
June 10th, 2022
Vinepair's article about vacationing at vineyards this summer highlights our cozy vineyard cottage. "Just in time for those summer getaways, Airbnb has unveiled a new tool to make travelers’ wanderlust for wine destinations much easier to fulfill.The vacation rental company added “Vineyards” as a searchable category on its app and website. This move is part of a summer 2022 campaign that includes integrating searchable categories — such as historic properties, tiny homes, and more — into the platform. Vino enthusiasts can now choose from some 120,000 spots across the United States, as well as numerous international destinations.Guests at Three Brothers Wineries Vineyard Cottage in Geneva, N.Y., can step directly from the two-bedroom cabin into the property’s vineyard. The $500 per night online listing, includes a free wine tasting for visitors staying at the 40-acre vineyard."
Read Full Vinepair Article Here.
Three Brothers Wineries Named One of the "Best Wineries to Visit in All 50 States"
May 28th, 2022
We are absolutely thrilled to be named one of Budget Travels "Best Wineries to Visit in All 50 States."
"There are more than 11,000 wineries across the US, which has doubled in the last decade. That is over 2,000 more options than even craft beer alone. There are many opportunities to visit local wineries and enjoy remarkable wines from some of the nation’s most reliable producers. If you’re planning a wine tasting getaway and looking for the best towns to visit in the USA, these wineries are a great place to start." - Amy Pritchett, Read More Here
Three Brothers Wineries 2022 Rochester Top Workplace
May 26th, 2022
Geneva, New York May 28, 2022 - Three Brothers Wineries and Estates has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Rochester Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
"Companies need to authentically represent their brand to job-seekers," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "The employee experience needs to be on the mission-critical list. Leaders who embrace a people-first culture will benefit greatly. By giving employees a voice and showcasing your authentic culture through employer branding, organizations can attract those job seekers who complement their culture. Culture drives performance."
"We decided to participate in the top places to work survey in earnest. We try really hard to be a great place to work, but we wanted to give our team a chance to speak their truth and put our effort to the test. I can't say I'm surprised about the designation, but I am pleased. We spend a large portion of our lives at our places of work, our mission is to develop an internal atmosphere that values creativity, transparency, and teamwork. We're proud of what we've built in the Finger Lakes, without the dedication of a hardworking team we wouldn't be able to continue to operate at this high level, our employees deserve a place to work where they feel valued." - Erica Paolicelli, TBW President
Certified by the NYWGF as a Sustainable Vineyard
We are proud to be one of the first New York States wineries to be certified by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation as a sustainable vineyard.
Cabernet Franc Rose 91 Points in Wine & Spirits Magazine
May 14th, 2022
Big congratulations to our production team! Wine & Spirits Magazine recently awarded 91 points to our 2021 Cabernet Franc Rosé. Sample it in Stony Lonesome (our traditional winery on the Three Brothers Wineries campus), look for it in regional wine shops or order online.
Finger Lakes Rosé is super hot right now which is ironic because it's always served chilled. Made with 100% Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc grapes this dry rose is refreshing, fruity and pairs well with a variety of foods but is also delicious on it's own.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Aromas of fresh strawberry, honeydew melon, and white peaches lead to a palate of juicy grapefruit and strawberry lemonade supported by a crisp acidic backbone.
Passion Feet Tasting Room Renovation
April 29th, 2022
Progress! Our vision is coming to life in our Passion tasting room. We’re grateful for all of the help pulling this all together… especially to our handyman, Aaron who has done the lion share of the work. A couple more lights to install and then the booth system is next on the to-do list, look for that installation in a couple of months.
April 22nd, 2022
Happy Earth Day! Before anything else we are a farm first. We do several things focused on sustainability in our vineyard, here are a few...
- Plant under row cover crops where applicable to reduce run off, erosion, and leachate. Planting buckwheat in blocks where vigor can be maintained and blue chicory in vineyards where vigor needs to be reduced. Cover crops reduce erosion and they reduce the amount of leachate that exits a vineyard in runoff and provide habitat for beneficial predatory insects.
- Further limiting erosion by using subsurface drainage and catch basins to control run off
- Hang several bird houses around the farm.
- Plant a wildflower blend on the front acre by Lerch road. We will mow them down after bloom as a green compost, then plant a cover crop or ground cover blend. Doing this every year provides a pollinator habitat and reduces our fuel consumption from mowing.
- In an effort to reduce fuel consumption we only mow specific blocks for aesthetic purposes. Everything else is mowed only when laborers need to go in, or when the centers reach the height of the fruit wires. This not only reduces fuel consumption but provides a better mulching effect than mowing short grass.
Shout out to our vineyard manager Nate Crawford (pictured here) who spearheads our vineyard sustainability efforts.
[Rachel Liz Photography]
Bravey Wine Collaboration with Alexi Pappas
April 1st, 2022
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates (TBW) is excited to release Bravey Rosé, a collaboration with Olympic runner and award-winning actor and writer Alexi Pappas. In 2021 Pappas published "Bravey," a memoir sharing her life experiences about “how we can all overcome hardship, befriend pain, celebrate victory, relish the loyalty found in teammates, and claim joy. In short: how every one of us can become a bravey.”
A mutual friend connected Pappas and TBW President Erica Paolicelli in 2021, that’s when the idea for a collaboration was born. Our "Women of Distinction'' wine series designs wines that honor female voices, and Alexi was a perfect fit. “I was so thrilled and honored when they invited me to be a part of it, '' said Pappas. “In discussing the characteristics of a Bravey wine, we decided that it would be something poppy, refreshing, bright, and dry. The result is a rosé that I hope you'll enjoy under the sun this spring!”
“The spotlight that Alexi’s influence shines on Finger Lakes dry rosé and Three Brothers is really exciting for us” says Paolicelli, “we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to see what a collaboration like this can do for our business.”
The labels in Passion Feet (one of the three wineries on the TBW estate) are inspired by women that have made a significant impact throughout history. We admire the bold characteristics of women past and present like Rosa Parks' ferocity for equality, Annie Oakley's eccentricity and Susan B. Anthony's tenacity. We believe in the power of surrounding yourself with people who inspire you. The people who bring out the absolute best in you. The kind of people who push you to level up in everything you do.
Produced and bottled in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Bravey wine is a refreshing dry rosé made with a blend of Barbera, Zweigelt, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir grapes. It is available for purchase in the TBW tasting room, online store and select wine shops in New York State.
Shop Bravey Wine Here
Bagg Dare Winery Fire
December 7th, 2021
We had a fire on December 6th, 2021 at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates in our beloved Bagg Dare Wine Company. Thankfully, no one was hurt and no one was in the building at the time. We are heartbroken at the destruction of the famed structure, its history and the authentic memorabilia inside, but we are grateful to the local fire department and all others who arrived so quickly to help.
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates named to 2021 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 List of Fastest-Growing, Privately Owned Companies
November 4, 2021
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates is proud to have earned a spot on the 2021 Top 100 list of fastest-growing, privately owned companies in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region (#98).
Co-Owner and President Erica Paolicelli says “We're thrilled to discover that we made the list of fastest-growing companies. 2020 was a demanding year presenting many tough decisions that led to substantial changes in the way we conduct business. With the uncertainty surrounding small businesses today, we're proud of this accomplishment. This accolade speaks volumes about our team; without their unwavering support, creativity, willingness to help in any way needed, we wouldn't have survived let alone shown growth during the pandemic. We're grateful to have made this esteemed list in the past, but this time feels extra special.”
To be eligible for the Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 program,
companies must be privately owned, headquartered in the nine-county Rochester region, and have earned at least $1 million in revenue in each of the three most recent fiscal years. Greater Rochester Chamber President and CEO Bob Duffy said, “The Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 program serves as the perfect illustration that Rochester has indeed moved from a company town of a few major employers to a place made up of industry from every sector. This year we are excited to see a strong cross-section of well-established companies and startups competing for a coveted spot on the list. The 2021 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 companies employ close to 67,000 people and reported total revenue of over $14 billion in the most recent fiscal year. The economic impact generated by these businesses has real and lasting influence on our community, and we are proud to have them in our region.