Family Commitment Excellence
At Keuka Spring Vineyards, we are excited to share our fine wines with you.
Each of us has our own story and path that brought us to the winery.
Stop in and enjoy our hospitality and smiles while tasting the best wine the Finger Lakes has to offer.
Judy and Len Wiltberger, owners
Judy and Len Wiltberger have owned and managed the vineyard and winery since 1981.
To learn about their story, visit the Family, Committment, Excellence page.
Jeanne, Len and Judy's daughter, handles publicity
and promotion for the winery. She has worked on a
regular basis for her family since returning from earning a
graduate degree at University of California at Davis in 2004.
Favorite Wine: "Crooked Lake White, paired with vegetable soups. I also
like Cabernet Franc and Riesling."
Mark, Len and Judy's oldest son,
is the consultant winemaker.
He returned to the winery in 2007 to
the winery after eight years in the IT industry.
Favorite Wine: "All of them!"
August Deimel is the head winemaker.
He has a Master's Degree in Oenology from
Cornell University and experience working
in Pennsylvania and California winemaking.
August Deimel's Bio
Favorite Wine: "Merlot. And Dry Riesling, especially
paired with cheesecake."
Meg Tipton is the assistant winemaker. She is a recent graduate of FLCC's viticulture and
oenology program, and has a professional marketing background.
She has a deep enthusiasm and passion for wine.
Favorite Wines: "Our Single Vineyard Series Riesling and Dry Rose.
Either of these pair really well with roasted halibut."
As a retired clergyman, Dave enjoys pouring wine
for all types of visitors. He has been with Keuka Spring
since 2001 and resides overlooking Seneca Lake.
Favorite Wine: "Keuka Spring Cabernet Sauvignon!
I also love Filet Mignon with Miller's Cove Red. Of
course I can't leave out my famous white clam sauce
linguini made with Crooked Lake White."
Dave was always a fan of Keuka Spring wines,
that is what brought him
to work here in 1998, just one year after retiring as a school administrator.
Favorite Wine: "Keuka Spring Gewurztraminer. I love grilled chicken with these two wines.
My wife makes parmesan cheese-encrusted
chicken filets which are perfect with Gewurztraminer."
Mary Ellen has worked long and hard to enjoy
her early retirement on Keuka Lake.
Favorite Wine: "Riesling. And one of my
favorite dishes is Keuka Spring Seyval Blanc
served with scallops almondine. Perfect!"
Mary Ellen Laffin
"11:00 Ed" moved to the Penn Yan area in 1991
after retiring from financial planning at Kodak.
He loves the scenery and "fruit juices" of the area.
Ed is starting his 7th year at Keuka Spring.
Favorite Wine: "I like all the KSV reds, but Cabernet
Sauvignon is my favorite, and Crooked Lake Red
always goes well with my pasta meals."
Amy was born and raised in Penn Yan.
She loves meeting visitors in the
tasting room from all over the world.
Favorite Wine: "Gewurztraminer. I enjoy it
throughout the year and with all sorts of dishes."
Bruce has been a resident of Keuka Lake for
23 years. He is a retired school administrator
who always wanted to work in the wine industry.
"It's the best job," he says.
Favorite Wine: "Lemberger and Riesling Reserve.
I love our Lemberger with pork tenderloin and our
Riesling with salmon."
Bill retired from manufacturing and logistics
at a large international corporation. He has a
strong passion for preserving Keuka Lake
and is active in several local land use associations.
Favorite Wine: "Miller's Cove Red and Chardonnay. Love
the Miller's with tenderloin on the grill and the Chardonnay
with any chicken or fish dish."
Tom and his family have been residents of Keuka Lake since 1989. He retired from Xerox and
recently found one of his favorite jobs ever...
working at Keuka Spring! "Great people, great atmosphere and great wine." Favorite Wine: "Miller's Cove Red to compliment steak or any beef dish. With seafood I prefer the fresh taste of the Riesling with it's nice touch of fruit. I keep several bottles on hand to share with friends and family who spend time with us here
on the lake-always a crowd pleaser"
Originally from Rochester, Nancy has been coming
to Keuka Lake for
family vacations for 25 years.
She became a resident here 14 years ago and loves the lake.
Favorite Wine: "Riesling Reserve, especially before dinner.
I also love it with Chicken French."
Bob and Mary Ann retired to Keuka Lake
to enjoy family, friends, and great wine.
They enjoy making new friends while working
at Keuka Spring.
Favorite wines: "Chardonnay, Lemberger, and
Cabernet Franc. We love Lemberger with grilled
lamb chops (Mary Ann) and grilled steak (Bob).
Mary Ann and Bob Tyler
Jim is a retired electrical aerospace engineer.
He has been a resident of Keuka Lake since 1999.
He works on "stuff" around the winery.
Favorite Wine: "Keuka Spring aromatic whites--especially Gewurtraminer and Riesling.
I like Gewurztraminer with Chinese food and Riesling with a fish fry."
Barb has enjoyed Keuka Lake for 15 years, becoming a permanent resident in 2010. She retired from a long-term career at Kodak and has now found her "perfect" opportunity at Keuka Spring Vineyards!
Favorite Wine: "Crooked Lake White."