With over 25 years of experience in the wine and hospitality industry, Master Sommelier and restauranteur, Christopher Bates is pushing the limits of expectations and expanding the definition of what is possible in the Finger Lakes. Working with grapes from different soils, sites, and growers, Element aims to create world-class wines that are wholly representative of the extreme climate and terroir. In addition to producing white wines, Element is focused on producing red wines that have the potential to redefine the Finger Lakes region.
F.L.X. Provisions located in the heart of Corning NY’s vibrant Gaffer District is the official tasting room of Element Winery.