Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards was born after our late owner Dave Bagley decided to stop making wine for others and start his own business. Dave had worked for many of the still active wineries here in the Finger Lakes for a few years before deciding it was time to do it for himself. In 1977, he bought a beautiful chunk of land right here in Valois and got to work planting 20 acres of vineyards and making future plans. By 1980 he had built himself a winery and very shortly after, a reputation. It didn't take long for every stranger who walked through the door to leave as a friend. Dave spent 28 years creating his dream of a winery including filling it with delicious wines, outgoing employees, chocolate lab puppies, and classic rock and roll. He could always be found sitting on the corner stool or outside in a rocking chair, surrounded by big chocolate labs, while drinking champagne and making friends with every customer. When Dave abruptly passed in 2008, his daughter Brittany stepped up and took over the business. She has since worked hard to keep Dave's spirit alive in both the wine and the good times that are had on any day of the week here at Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards.
Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards
Bagley's Poplar Ridge Vineyards 9782 State Route 414 Hector, NY 14841 607-582-6421 Brittany@BagleysPRV.com
Brittany had the unfortunate luck of being handed a business at 19 when her father suddenly passed away. Forced to grow up at a young age, Brittany has fully embraced her father's motto "Wine Without Bull" and has taken off running with it. She has managed to keep the relaxed and fun atmosphere here while creating quite the legacy of her own, including many new wine releases and a brand new addition on the building. She truly is our fearless leader and keeps her workers motivated and happy everyday.
With over 16 years in the grape growing business, Kenny has a true passion for viticulture. He has many years experience working for large growers such as Sawmill Creek Vineyards and Chateau Lafayette Reneau. Kenny joined the Bagley's team in 2009 and has since turned the vineyards around with his attention to detail and perseverance. He has found his home here at Bagley's Poplar Ridge and has literally become part of the family marrying Brittany in the summer of 2017. They reside in Hector with Kenny's son and labrador Willie Nelson.
Tasting room manager
A native of Ovid, Alicia joined the Bagley's team in 2011. With over 15 years experience in hospitality and restaurant management, she a is true asset to our winery. Alicia has succeeded in bringing organization and a consistent tasting experience to our customers. She is hard working and a dedicated part of the family and we are lucky to have her. Alicia resides in Watkins Glen with her husband, daughter and silver labrador named Willow.
Molly joined the Bagley's team in 2014. After working in the tasting room and as head purchaser at Hazlitt's for 4 years, she was ready for a change of pace. With a degree in digital media from Alfred State, she is a very skilled and a talented artist. Her artistic side has transformed into true passion for winemaking and dedication needed to excel in such a physically demanding field. Molly resides in Hector and has a deep love for her two rescue dogs (Swampy and Mio) and every other dog for that matter.
A native of Alaska, Patrick moved to Seneca Lake in 2013. After being in the Army, he has chosen a more relaxed career in the vineyards. He shows true dedication and perseverance through adverse weather. Patrick resides in Hector.