Pre-release book signing at Dr. Frank’s Winery

Releasing the full life story of Dr. Konstantin Frank has been a dream for the Frank family for years and it’s finally going to become a reality this Sunday, June 21st. “Finger Lakes Wine and the Legacy of Dr. Konstantin Frank” is the first full biography ever written about “the father of Finger Lakes wine” and Author, Tom Russ spares no details. The book takes readers on a thrilling journey through Konstantin’s life in Ukraine through two world wars and his rise to fame as a pioneer in the Finger Lakes wine region. Tom Russ will be at the Dr. Konstantin Frank tasting room at 9749 Middle Rd. Hammondsport, NY autographing copies this Sunday from 12:00-3:30 pm. The signing event is a pre-release book launch for those interested in getting their hands on one of the first copies. The book will officially go on sale Monday, June 22nd at Dr. Frank’s Winery, www.drfrankwines.com , Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.Russ spent years interviewing those closest in Konstantin’s life including his daughter, Lena Schelling, a variety of Frank family members and countless people in the wine industry who had firsthand experience with Konstantin Frank. The book also includes captivating stories about Willy, Fred and Barbara Frank as well as Walter and Eric Volz. “I’m really proud that people can finally hear my grandfather’s story the way our family has heard the story firsthand over the years. His life story is as fascinating as his legacy in the Finger Lakes and I think readers will gain a whole new appreciation of Dr. Konstantin Frank,” said winery president, Frederick Frank.Now in its fourth generation, Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars continues as New York’s most award-winning winery since 1962. Located on Keuka Lake a few miles north of Hammondsport, Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars has long been associated with the New York wine revolution. Its founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank, helped pioneer the introduction of the European vitis vinifera grapevines in the eastern United States. For his contributions in the American wine industry he was inducted into the Wine Spectator’s “Hall of Fame.” For more information, please contact Erin Flynn at (800) 320-0735 or visit the website at www.drfrankwines.com.

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