Our Team

Owners & Founders

Amy Hoffman, President

As President of Rooster Hill Vineyards, Amy oversees all aspects of the operation. She directs the implementation of the annual business and strategic plans by supervising vineyard and winery operations, which includes all marketing activities such as, packaging, web site, brochure, events, trade shows, press relations, promotions and direct mail.

As the primary vineyard management team member, Amy oversees soil management, vine establishment, nursery relationships, cultivation practices, spray programs, varietal selection and the procurement of equipment and managing vineyard personnel.

She is also responsible for managing grower relations, monitoring vineyard practices and fruit quality of suppliers, overseeing crush pad / production activities, wine processing and quality control.

Working closely with Rooster Hill's winemaker, Amy's principle responsibility is to ensure that the utmost quality is achieved for Rooster Hill Vineyards and the customer.

She as a BA degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and an MBA degree from the University of California, Irvine.

David Hoffman, CFO

With 26 years in the restaurant business as owner of the restaurant his parents founded in 1956, David serves as Rooster Hill’s Chief Financial Officer.

David implements the business plan and strategic plan for Rooster Hill Vineyards by heading up the financial management team. He manages supplier relationships for the winery and tasting room, while assisting in the crush and winery operations. His primary responsibility is overseeing the retail operations, including tasting room logistics, personnel, IT systems, merchandise selection and customer relations.

David has a BS Degree in Accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

Winemaker

Paige Vinson, Winemaker

Paige Vinson’s international experience coupled with the fact that she was raised in the Finger Lakes is the perfect combination for Rooster Hill’s style of wines.

Paige, whose winery experience ranges from the Finger Lakes to Oregon and Australia and New Zealand, was appointed Winemaker at Rooster Hill in 2016.

Vinson grew up in Honeoye in the Western Finger Lakes and graduated from Alfred University in 2010 with a BA degree in Fine Arts and Philosophy. She draws an interesting comparison of art and winemaking in that “you need to be creative and think outside the box to make the best wine from whatever set of cards you’ve been dealt that year.”

Vinson’s interest in farming and gardening ultimately led her career search to viticulture and enology and the Finger Lakes Community College program where she earned an associate’s degree in Viticulture and Wine Technology in 2014.

Working outside of the Finger Lakes helped her “see wine production elsewhere” and get a sense of the competition for Finger Lakes wineries. It also allowed her to learn what winemakers in all types of situations find important.

Happy to be in the Finger Lakes, Vinson says, “The beauty of the Finger Lakes is that we have a chance to experiment as much or as little as we like. The region is still evolving.”

Our Distributor

We are proud to work with our distribution partner, Opici Wine Company of New York.