Virtual Wine Tasting with Johnson Estate

Originally aired on March 24, 2021
Presented by Jennifer Johnson ’76

Jennifer Schroeder Johnson, W&M class of 1976, attended the Cornell Johnson School of Business, where she met her husband, Fred S. Johnson, Jr., son of the winery’s founder. After Fred’s 40-year career with various international food businesses, the two “retired” in 2013 to the farm, which had been acquired by Fred’s grandfather in the early 1900s. Today Johnson Estate Winery grows 13 varieties of grapes, spans 115 acres of vineyards on the 300-acre farm, and produces over 40 award-winning wines all overseen by Winemaker Jeff Murphy. Products, including white, red, rose, fortified, and ice wines, are sold in the Estate’s Tasting Room, online, and in stores across New York, Pennsylvania, and northern Ohio. Jennifer Schroeder Johnson ’76 and Fred Johnson are owners of Johnson Estate Winery. Jeff Murphy is the winery's winemaker.

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