Richard Leahy is a wine author and wine industry consultant specializing in regional wines east of the Rockies. He has been reporting on the wines of Virginia and other regional wine states since 1986. Richard works with numerous wineries, associations and state agencies, and is the Conference Manager for the largest wine industry trade show on the East Coast, the Eastern Winery Exposition.


Finger Lakes Tasting Tour 6/18: West Seneca Lake

The first major winery you reach when driving north on Rt. 14 on the west side of Seneca Lake is Lakewood Vineyards, a family operation of three generations of the Stamps. The original Stamp family moved to Lakewood Farm in 1951, and planted grapes for the large grape...

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Virginia Wine Industry Celebrates Dennis Horton’s Legacy

On July 9th, winemakers, winery owners, media, and founders of the modern Virginia wine industry came to Horton Vineyards west of Gordonsville on Rt. 33 to celebrate his life and the immense impact of his research results on the Virginia and, indeed, eastern North...

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