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About us

To make a great wine you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the world's most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table. Competition on a truly international scale – all for the best of reasons – Giving Back. 

President, Rochester Home Winemakers

Joe Diponzio

A passionate second generation home winemaker. Crafting varietal award winning  wines from fresh California, Chilean,  and NY grapes and juices. Competing as an amateur since 2013, and posting nearly 200 medals. Best of class awards from San Diego and NY. Dbbl Gold, Gold medals from, Wine Maker Mag. , Purdue University, California, AWS Carolina, NY, and Great American.


Inspired by the professional wine makers and the joy of sharing a good glass of wine with family and friends. All your successes,  your negligence and mistakes are in that glass as well!! A member of the Rochester AWS and President of Rochester Area Home Winemakers.  

"Life's too short to drink bad wine "

Joe DiPonzio