Christopher Bates has spent over 25 years excelling in all aspects of the hospitality industry: from his early years at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, to winning TopSomm 2013, to passing his Master Sommelier Exam in May 2013, making him the 199th person in the world to do so, and the first ever to achieve this prestigious accomplishment as a working Executive Chef.
As owners of Element Winery and the F.L.X. Hospitality Group, Chris and his wife Isabel are integral contributors to a growing hospitality industry in the Finger Lakes and are committed to building the future of this wine region with the belief that one day, it will be recognized as one of the great wine regions of the world.
“… tart cranberry aromas with a black pepper kick. Subtle berry fruit flavors, with spice and mineral elements. Tangy and mineral-rich finish. Lean, graceful, with good tension between the fruit and the pepper spice.“
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