Clifford Annis, Jr.
Clifford (Cliff) Annis, Jr. is a Senior Consultant/QA Specialist at Novavax, Inc., and this is his first book. He grew-up in the Finger Lakes region, spending parts of his summers throughout middle and high school at the cottage of his great aunt on Keuka Lake. He travels all over the world for his work and tasting wines from different regions he visits is one of his passions and pleasures. He and his wife, Dana, have two grown children, Megan and Matthew, who are both starting to appreciate “the fruits of the vines”.
Magic in a Bottle: The Untold Story of Arnie Esterer and Markko Vineyard
Arnie Esterer and Tim Hubbard were taking a big gamble back in 1968 when they started their vineyard and winery. With guidance from Dr. Konstantin Frank, Arnie and Tim built a winery that has led the way for the next generation of European-style vinifera growers and winemakers in Ohio. Markko Vineyard did not happen overnight. It was years of trials and errors, successes and failures and much collaboration and learning. This is the story of one remarkable man, Arnie Esterer, and his passion to produce only the best vinifera wines in the Conneaut Creek region of the Lake Erie appellation where the critics said it could not be done.
Clifford Annis captures the untold story of Arnie Esterer, the “father of vinifera in Ohio” and Markko Vineyard in Arnie’s own words.” Visit the wine book site at https://facebook.com/cliffswinebook for more information.