Finger Lakes Wine to be served for Pope

Finger Lakes Wine to be served for Papal Visit 2015

(18NEWS) - - Finger Lakes Wine to be served for Papal Visit 2015

O-Neh-Da Vineyard will be the wine of choice for use by Pope Francis during his two day visit to New York City on September 24-25th.

Canon Law specifies wine used for Communion must be made only of grapes with 'no admixture of extraneous substances' including water, corn syrup, cane and beet sugars.

Will Ouweleen, winemaker of O-Neh-Da, contacted the Office of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, to offer donation of all wine needed for the Celebration of Mass by Pope Francis. Ouweleen personally delivered the sacramental wine, as well as a gift of premium Finger Lakes Riesling, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc to be served at dinner with Pope Francis, Bishops and other dignitaries.

"This is a great honor for us," said Ouweleen.

O-Neh-Da and its sister vineyard, Eagle Crest Vineyards, are located on the hills of Hemlock Lake in the Western Finger Lakes of New York. 

For more information, contact Will Ouweleen, winemaker, at

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