400

Wines Produced

15

Countries

Since 2008

Award Winning Wines

For over a decade we have been handcrafting small batch wines in the Village of Hamburg.  Our globally sourced juices from more than 15 countries are given a touch of local flair as we create the wines we are so proud to share with our community.  Over the past decade, we have released more than 400 wines and look forward to releasing many, many more.  From tasting room staples to seasonal favorites, there is always something new on the horizon in the winery.

Here’s a quick look at the people who make the winery great:

Mike Ditonto | Proprietor 
mike@tenthousandvines.com

Mike’s passion for wine started years ago through his family heritage. Family gatherings always included wine and food. His interest in making wine has been enhanced by his culinary creativity. Mike’s business acumen comes from his Engineering education and experience running a large manufacturing company, which he was involved in for many years prior to starting the winery. When talking to Mike in the tasting room, or taking one of the wine-making classes, one can quickly and clearly recognize his passion for his art.

AJ Schueckler | Lead Wine Maker
winemaker@tenthousandvines.com

AJ earned his Introduction Sommelier certification and has extensive experience in the hospitality industry.  He has managed wine lists for some of the finest restaurants and private clubs in the Buffalo area.  He also has worked in retail wine stores and holds both a Bachelors’s and Master’s Degree in hospitality and culinary arts.

Samantha Flavell | Marketing Associate
marketing@tenthousandvines.com

Samantha has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Graphic Design from SUNY Oswego. She is responsible for many of the labels, forms, and images found around the winery as well as the social media and website content.  When she’s not at the winery, Samantha can be found out walking her dog or finding new wines to try.

Maggie Alexander | Tasting Room Associate

Maggie Alexander brings to us both retail wine and business experience.  She has held positions in wine and liquor stores around the Southtowns.  When she is not traveling and visiting wineries, she works in the banking industry.

Devon Pettygrove | Sales Associate

Devon has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from SUNY Buffalo State College. He has been working in fundraising development for the last 7 years. He has lived in Buffalo, N.Y., Austin, T.X., and Los Angeles, C.A. He is back in Buffalo working for Headway of WNY as their Community Relations Coordinator. He spends his free time networking, as well as working at Ten Thousand Vines because of his love of wine and interacting with new people.