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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with this Grilled Corn Empanadas recipe from Chef Orlando Rodriguez. As chef and owner of GRAFT Wine + Cider Bar Orlando’s philosophy is to focus on the community by feeding them locally-focused cuisine and drinks.

After an outstanding twelve-year run as Executive Chef of Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, Orlando and his wife Natacia purchased GRAFT with the intention to introduce dishes influenced by his Latin heritage. You can

Tito

For our Faces of Finger Lakes Wine Country campaign, we spotlighted local entrepreneurs who work to elevate the region to its award-winning status. We’re excited to continue sharing these stories and introduce Tito Chavez, a local Latino-American winemaker from humble beginnings that have blossomed into the best version of the American dream. We’ve previously shared how Wagner Vineyards is working on Diversifying The Wine Industry in the region. This is how Tito is diversifying winemaking in

Pride

Hannah Jones, President and Co-Founder of Southern Finger Lakes Pride has been sharing stories about the beautiful inclusivity and welcoming communities that visitors and residents can find throughout Finger Lakes Wine Country. She has highlighted just some of the businesses and spaces that are welcoming to LGBTQ+ travelers. Read her first article here.

In celebration of Pride Month, Hannah interviewed a few queer folks and ally friends that help showcase the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community

Hannah SoFLX

Hannah Jones (she/her) is the Co-Founder and Board President of Southern Finger Lakes Pride. As a part of and an advocate for the LGBTQ+, she strives to make Corning and the surrounding areas a more inclusive and supportive home for the queer community who both live here and visit. In honor of Pride Month and to highlight just some of the reasons our region is so special, we reached out to Hannah and asked her to shine a light on some of the brave voices, safe spaces, and LGBTQ+ allies in

Wagner Vineyards

The wine industry has been criticized for its homogeneity since its inception. A space that has felt reserved for the white and wealthy is working to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Diversifying the wine industry includes creating an environment that's hospitable and enjoyable for all and Wagner Vineyards is a local changemaker working towards diversifying the wine industry.

Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery in Lodi, New York has been producing award-winning wine since 1979. For