The vineyards rising momentum over the last five years, including releasing our rosé from Provence, has paved a path for Wölffer Estate to become the best vineyard on the East Coast. This can be credited to the perfect blend of innovation, trusted partners, and a team of leaders who continue to push the boundaries in the world of winemaking. As we welcome our 35th year, we are thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of this family-owned winery.
On Saturday June 24, 2023, we celebrated 35 years with an intimate dinner hosted by Joey Wölffer, chief brand officer and co-owner of the Wölffer Estate, alongside her brother and co-owner, Marc Wölffer, and winemaking partner, Roman Roth. Guests entered the vineyard through a spectacular, floral-adorned entrance. Outside on the tasting room’s terrace lie cocktail hour, where guests could taste a selection of Wölffer’s 2000 vintage collection, a Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. Pictured along the walls was an exhibition of archival photos from our earliest days, where Joey and Marc’s late father, Christian Wölffer had first begun his journey to realizing his dream 35 years ago. Although Christian is no longer here today, the legacy he set out is carried on through his children. “It’s an overwhelming feeling because when you’re going through the everyday notions of life, like business and family, you don’t sit back and look at what’s happening,” Joey Wölffer tells Vogue.
For the celebratory night, close friends and family gathered together outside, where the vineyard lay as its backdrop and chandelier lights illuminated the enchanting tablescape for dinner. Guests, including Athena Calderone, Tanya Taylor, Cynthia Rowley, Lindsay Ellingson, and more, toasted the vineyard’s special milestone over a fresh summertime menu. The biggest surprise of the night, however, was the transition to “Club Wölffer” the winery's cellar. Guests danced the night away with a glass of Wölffer rosé in hand!