By Evan Dawson, Managing Editor
Paul Brock, head winemaker at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars on Seneca Lake, is preparing to leave the winery for a new job as an instructor of viticulture and enology at Finger Lakes Community College.
FLCC is expanding its emphasis on wine growing and winemaking and Brock tells us, "It was an opportunity I could not refuse."
Brock is well suited to a classroom setting; he's an intellectual who brought new ideas to Lamoreaux Landing and often enjoys discussing and debating winemaking. Under Brock's leadership, Lamoreaux Landing expanded its single-vineyard riesling program in the past year to include three separate bottlings.
He says he'd like to stay connected to the Finger Lakes wine industry in some form beyond his new job at FLCC, but nothing has been finalized.
Lamoreaux Landing has already begun the search for a new head winemaker.
Brock has an M.S. in Enology and Viticulture from Cornell University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Prior to Lamoreaux Landing, Paul made wine for Ravines Wine Cellars and Keuka Lake Vineyards in the Finger Lakes, and Whitehaven Wine Co. in Marlborough, New Zealand.
He is a graduate of the American Wine Society Judge Certification Program and holds an Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust of London, England.