How Climate Change is Impacting Wine Production and Wine Culture in the Region Around Würzburg, Germany (Rochester’s Sister City)

The Finger Lakes Region GIS/SIG invites you to our annual summer program and BBQ lunch on July 9 (12-1:30) at the Susan R. Holliday Center, Room 12-4050, in the Saunders College of Business, RIT (Parking is in the S Lot in non-reserved spots). 

When: Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, 12 PM to 1:30 PM

Where: Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business Events Space – Susan R. Holliday Center, Room 12-4050 – 105 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623 – Parking is in the S-Lot in the non-reserved spots (there are lots in the summer), and there is no need for a visitor permit. – What3Words Location https://w3w.co/segmented.amphibious.gadget

Cost: $10 (Pay at the door) with food provided by Sticky Lips BBQ (vegetarian options will be available).

Registration: Click Here


Professors Karl Korfmacher and Lorraine Hems, Rochester Institute of Technology, will be discussing how climate change is impacting wine production and wine culture in the region around Würzburg, Germany (Rochester’s Sister City), what steps the Germans are taking to address these issues, and how these actions may inform resiliency efforts in the Finger Lakes wine region.

Following the presentation, Professor Hems will be conducting a wine tasting for those interested in sampling a typical Frankonian wine (2022 Silvaner from the Winegut Hans Wirsching – https://www.wirsching.de/en/).  Participation in the wine tasting is entirely at the discretion of the participant.