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Our Winemaking Team

August Deimel, Winemaker

Photo of Keuka Spring Vineyards head winemaker August Deimel

August joined Keuka Spring Vineyards as Head Winemaker in 2012. He has a liberal arts education from St. John's College and a Master's degree studying Enology from Cornell. His experience includes winemaking in Pennsylvania and California and in distribution. Vintages August has made at Keuka Spring Vineyards have earned 90+ scores and Best Buy ratings in Wine Enthusiast and Wine & Spirits Magazines, two Governor's Cups for Best NY State Wine, and Winery of the Year among other accolades.

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Matthew Sweigart, Assistant Winemaker

Matthew Sweigart

Matthew started his career in wine while working in the restaurant industry in Manhattan, New York. He has worked as a Sommelier and Beverage Director for multiple restaurants in New York City and New Jersey. He also worked as a a Regional Sales Manager for a wine importer in Pennsylvania before moving to the Finger Lakes. His first vintage in the Finger Lakes was in 2018.