The college’s winemaking program currently consists of 45 students ranging from 20 to 70 years old. Students’ goals are as diverse as their ages, according to Penn.
“Students may look for a position in an already existing winery, while others make wine at home, and some pursue their own career in the global wine industry,” he said.
Penn concluded his chat with Pitifer on a note of gratitude and hope for the future.
“Having a program like this and a partner like Waterloo Container has been a critical piece of what makes this program thrive,” said Penn. “Finger Lakes wines are continuing to gain respect in the global wine market. This is exciting and highlights the benefit of programs like ours at FLCC. We are excited to see what is possible!”