Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, located in the Finger Lakes, will be vying with three California wineries — Barefoot of Modesto, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines of San Jose, and Shafer Vineyards of Napa — and Pacific Rim of Columbia Valley, WA, for the honor to be announced at the magazine’s 11th awards dinner on January 24, 2011, at the New York Public Library.
That is not the only New York company or individual among the 55 overall nominees. Others, by category:
• Retailer of the Year: Sherry-Lehmann; Stew Leonard’s.
• Restaurateur of the Year: Tom Colicchio; Danny Meyer; Gordon Ramsay.
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