Many Hands - Michael Eighmey

Michael Eighmey
VP of Sales

Michael married into the Anthony Road Wine Company family in 1999 and has literally enjoyed the fruits of others' labor. Slowly but surely he realized that involvement in the family business would be inevitable, and unbeknownst to anyone else he took on the self-appointed, pro bono position of ARWC Brand Ambassador. While secretly learning about the wine industry from afar, Michael held down a day job as a: US Navy Deep Sea Diver, Commercial Diver, Collegiate Coach and Sales Engineer. In the fall of 2015 Michael officially joined the ARWC staff earning his first company paycheck cleaning press deck and cellar equipment in support of harvest; just like any self-respecting Vice President of Sales should. He enjoys all things outdoors, biking on and off road, camping, hiking, javelin catching (wait... what?) and spending time supporting his family's multitude of activities.

Other Hands

Ann and John Martini
Winery Owners

Ann grew up in Rochester, New York and the New York City suburbs of New Jersey; John grew up in the same New Jersey suburbs. After working in teaching (Ann) and Peace Corps and business (John), they moved to Yates County in 1973 to grow grapes and raise their family on 100 acres overlooking Seneca L ...more

Peter Martini
Vineyard Manager

Peter Martini grew up on the family farm, working in the vineyards from a young age. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1990 with a BS degree in business management and moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the summer season. Nine years later, after working as an automotive technician for one of  ...more

Peter Becraft
Head Winemaker

With an education in Fine Arts and an incarnation as a casting director for a fashion photographer in New York City, it was only natural that Peter would end up becoming a wine maker in the Finger Lakes! Peter was bitten by the the proverbial wine bug and found his life moving quickly in a new direc ...more

Elizabeth Witt
Assistant Winemaker

Elizabeth Witt was born in Rochester, NY but spent her childhood summers with her grandparents in vineyards surrounding Keuka Lake. After they retired, the joy of summer days spend among the vines lay dormant until a winery visit with out-of-town family rekindled a nostalgic spark. She enrolled in t ...more

Sarah Martini Eighmey
General Manager

Sarah grew up on Anthony Road, she left for school, adventures and careers elsewhere. In 2013 she left her profession as a registered dietitian to work full time in the family business. Sarah and her husband Mike have 4 children and live in Geneva, NY. Running has been and continues to be a lifelo ...more

Elizabeth Martini Castner
Tasting Room Manager

Liz returned to the winery in July 2013 as Tasting Room Manager after taking time off to raise kids, chickens, ducks and a very weedy garden. She & her husband, Sam live on Keuka Lake's east side, up on the hillside with their 4 children. ...more

Brien Gardner
Assistant Vineyard Manager

Brien started at Anthony Road Wine company in the spring of 2009. He is a graduate of Finger Lakes Community College with an Associates Degree in Viticulture and Enology. Prior to that he was a Financial Services Sales Representative in the Finger Lakes Area. He currently lives in Farmington with hi ...more

Customer Testimonials

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