30th Anniversary Season Kick-Off Benefit And Wine Tasting—Presented With Wölffer Estate Vineyard

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Join us as Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, kicks off an evening of fabulous wine-tasting with exciting news about our upcoming 30th anniversary summer season. Then relax and enjoy a three-course wine-tasting with Wölffer Estate Vineyard winemaker Roman Roth.

You can join us from anywhere in the country, in the comfort of your own home, via an easy-to-use zoom link!

The evening will begin with a live introduction from Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, who will introduce exciting upcoming plans for the 30th anniversary season. Roman will then walk us through three Wölffer Estate wines: Grapes of Roth merlot, Descensia, a reisling/chardonnay blend, and the Estate Rosé. The wines will be delivered right to your door with enough for four people to enjoy. 

Reservations are available on a first come, first serve basis, and all orders must be reserved by February 10 to ensure that the wine arrives to each home on time. To confirm reservations please send your mailing address and phone number to Director of Development, Kim Fink, at kim@baystreet.org.




A gifted winemaker, Roman Roth gives "voice" to his wines, produced by experience that covers three continents and stems from the dream of a 16-year-old boy in Rottweil, in Germany's Black Forest. Roman began a three-year apprenticeship at the Kaiserstuhl Wine Cooperative, Oberrotweil, while attending technical school as a teenager. Following that, he traveled to the United States, working at the Saintsbury Estate in California, then to New South Wales, Australia, at Rosemount Estate. Returning to Germany, he became a winemaker at Winzerkeller Wiesloch near Heidelberg and earned his Master Winemaker and Cellar Master Degree from the College for Oenology and Viticulture in Weinsberg. In 1992, Roman became the first winemaker at Wölffer Estate Vineyard and established the estate’s distinctive character: European elegance combined with the typicity of Long Island terroir. He has dedicated himself to promoting not only the wines of Wölffer Estate but of Long Island, where he has consulted with numerous vineyards and is currently the President of the Long Island Wine Council.

Roman's contribution to quality winemaking on Long Island was recognized at the 2003 East End Food & Wine Awards (judged by the American Sommelier Society), where he was named Winemaker of the Year.

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