Sharpe Hill Winery

"Winemaker Howard Bursen has more than 20 years of experience working with fruit in the Northeast, having started in the Finger Lakes. Bursen takes what the cool climate gives, and doesn't add more than the raw materials can support. Many of the less successful wines from the region combined insufficiently ripe fruit with too much oak, leaving charry reds and resinous whites. Wineries elsewhere in New England and in Pennsylvania seem to be struggling to achieve ripeness and balance in their wines. It may be an uphill fight, but wineries such as Sharpe Hill show it can be done."

- Wine Spectator Magazine, 2002

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