World-Renowned Judges (2017)
BRANDON SEAGER (NY, USA)
Ass't. Professor & Chair; Winemaker
Brandon Seager is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Wine Marketing Department at Tompkins-Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY. Following Master's work in Enology and Viticulture at Cornell University, Brandon worked as Assistant Winemaker and then Winemaker at Red Newt Cellars on Seneca Lake. He comes to the wine industry after a career in engineering, which lends a somewhat scientific approach to his love of the grape. Brandon enjoys his constant role as Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism GLBT Ambassador, and is a champion of Riesling and wine education.