Christina Bowe, Manager of Tasting Room at Bristol and Wholesale Sales Manager

During the 70’s my favorite winery to visit in the Fall was Heron Hill Winery. In 1996, I was working at the Rochester Public Market for a vegetable wholesaler. The Sales Manager approached me from Heron Hill asking if I would consider staffing a stand at the market. Besides the fact that the hours were much better, 6:00-1:00 pm (not 3:00 am 3:00 pm), but Heron Hill was my favorite winery. That was the beginning of my life with Heron Hill. Over the 15 years, I have worked in different capacities at the winery and each job has given me a greater understanding of the business. Being there from close to the beginning, I have seen the quality of Heron Hill wines become world-class, and visability of New York wines on a National and International level is so exciting. Now that my two girls have grown, they work side-by-side with me on some of the outside events that are fantastic for all of us. I am proud to be a member of a team of colleagues who work together for the same purpose producing great wines, a wonderful destination and a memorable experience.


Wine of course, Entertaining for friends, amateur potter

Favorite Movies

Godfather, Big Night, Tropic Thunder, Otis and Milo (the kid in me), Gran Torino and any movies with Mel Gibson or Dustin Hoffman

Favorite Music

My heart is in the Blues, but I like most music even some country (but not much)

Favorite Books

Love to read but now only when I am on vacation. Daniel Brown is my new favorite author (Devils and Angels, DaVinci Code) however; I did not like the movies. I like complicated twisting mysteries. My other favorite author is Mario Puzzo (loved those movies).

607-868-4241 x. 33
cell: 585-530-7725

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