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Oskar Bynke

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

Oskar Bynke is co-owner of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard in Finger Lakes region of New York. Over the last decade, Oskar and his business partner, Winemaker Fred Merwarth, have succeeded in placing Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard in particular, and the Finger Lakes region in general, on the global Riesling map, making sure the region is understood for its distinctiveness. Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is now an 80-acre property with a commitment to viticultural thought leadership and experimentation, and is widely considered to be the standard bearer at the helm of the Finger Lakes revolution. Before going to Wiemer, Oskar, a Swedish agronomist who holds a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics and studied at Cornell University, worked in the wine business with distributors of Diageo and Moet & Hennessey in New York City.