Beloved “Winemaster” John Brahm III to be Honored September 12

John Brahm and his family will be celebrated at the dedication on Sept. 12. From left to right: Katie Brahm (John’s wife), John Brahm, Sherry Brahm-French (John’s daughter), and John French (John’s son-in-law).
09/05/2019

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection will dedicate a Viewfinder at the County Road 12 Scenic Overlook at Carolobarb Park, South Bristol, in his honor.

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County, will honor long-time tourism leader, winemaker, board member, mentor and friend – John H. Brahm III – on Thursday, September 12 at 11 a.m. at the County Road 12 Overlook at Carolobarb Park in South Bristol. The public is welcome.

Brahm, the “winemaster” and owner of Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery in South Bristol, passed away in March at the age of 76. His family remains active in the tourism industry and will be honored at the celebration.

At the event, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President and CEO Valerie Knoblauch, in cooperation with the Town of South Bristol, will dedicate the installation of a high-powered viewfinder at the County Road 12 Overlook at Carolobarb Park.

“We are thrilled to have this addition to the County Road 12 Overlook,” said Dan Marshall, Ontario County Supervisor for the Town of South Bristol. “In 1999, John led the tourism agency in obtaining land for the scenic pull-off. Eventually, he would work with the Town of South Bristol and Odell Scott to blend this pull off as part of Carolobarb Park which opened in 2004. This is an extension of that great work, and we are truly excited to work with Finger Lakes Visitors Connection to install this viewfinder and allow an even closer look at the phenomenal view at the Overlook. I think John would be pleased.”