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Winemaker, Tug Hill Vineyards
career in winemaking by chance in 2004, while working at a local winery in New Jersey, near where he
After apprenticing for a year he
was named head winemaker where he
concentrated on the production of French American hybrids and Minnesota hybrids such as Frontenac and Marquette.
Since 2008 Craig
has been honing his
skills as a winemaker in northern New York.
In 2010, Craig
own winemaking consulting business, Bach Cellars, to help others grow in the winemaking field.
He is currently the winemaker at Tug Hill Vineyards where he concentrates primarily on Estate grown grapes from the University of Minnesota's grape breeding program.
As an ambassador of cold hardy varieties, Craig
believes that they posses the ability to produce wines very similar to some of their traditional counterparts and welcomes the challenge of promoting their potential.