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Zugibe Vineyards hosts Geneva Chamber’s August BAH mixer

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  • Concetta Durso 

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce held its August Business After Hours Networking Mixer at Zugibe Vineyards on Wednesday August 10.  About 25 Chamber members and partners attended the event which included wine tastings, and grounds tours, featuring the stunning lake and vineyard views of the property, located at 4248 East Lake Road in Geneva. 

A family owned and operated business, Zugibe Vineyards began in 2005 with 23 acres of vinifera wine grapes. Since then, it has grown to 40 acres, comprising 11 different varietals, including Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Merlot, Lemberger, Sauvignon Blanc and Grüner Veltliner. Carrying on the tradition and vision of what was started with their father before his passing, the business is run today by brothers, Frederick T. Zugibe III, winemaker; Brendan Zugibe, events and wholesale operations; and Sean Zugibe, vineyard manager. The property features a tasting room, wine shop, and bistro with a specialty menu. Weddings, events, and live music have also become a staple for the winery with a three-season tent, outdoor pavilion/stage on site. To learn more, visit here.

The next Business After Hours Networking Mixer will be hosted by Climbing Bines Wood Fired in downtown Geneva on Wednesday September 14 from 4-6 PM.  Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and is included for all 2022 BAH Season Pass Holders. Reservations are required one week in advance. Please contact the Chamber at 315-789-1776 or email [email protected] for more information.

Chamber members, staff and board members gather at the BAH Mixer at Zugibe Vineyards on August 10. Front row, center is Brendan Zugibe, one of the sons, brothers and co-owners of the business.  

Business After Hours Events are proudly supported by the Chamber’s 2022 Annual Partners – Canandaigua National Bank, Community Broadband Networks, The Eye Care Center, Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, Finger Lakes Partners Insurance, Generations Bank, Lyons National Bank, Pedulla’s Wine & Liquor, and Spectrum Reach.   The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, membership-based organization with the sole focus of serving and representing its customers which are made up of member businesses and organizations located throughout the Finger Lakes.  As a primary benefit of Membership, the Chamber generates awareness and provides exposure for its members by effectively promoting the people, property, products, and services of each.