Clifton Springs, NY
rooted in tradition
our roots grow deep...
Emigrating to the USA (from Germany, in 1951), Herman Amberg, began working for Cornell University's Experimental Station in Geneva NY, as a technician with Dr. Nelson Shaulis. Herman's hard work was credited in the publications for the development of the first mechanical grape harvester, the Geneva Double Curtain Training System, the first micro-climate study of the Finger Lakes and many other viticulture research projects.
Herman and his wife Ute's part-time nursery operation transitioned to a thriving full-time business in 1968. They built "Grafted Grapevine Nursery" (GGN) to produce over 150 varieties and clones, with customers growing from a handful in the Finger Lakes region, to thousands throughout most of the country.