Grape Encounters

Saturdays 7-8 p.m.

Your Weekly Connection to the People, Places and Products That Make Wine So Much Fun!

Grape Encounters is an audio guide to special wine-related discoveries and memorable experiences that airs each week on WOKR 1310 from a radio station deep in the heart of New York State’s wine county. Grape Encounters provides an opportunity to point listeners to wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and other establishments that are certain to leave a lasting impression.

Nothing Pretentious Here

Grape Encounters is not a program for wine snobs. The show is designed for everyday people who are eager to discover what the region has to offer. Grape Encounters is about the people, the places, the visitors, the ambiance and the passion that brings great wines to life.

Grape Encounters is lighthearted, interactive and a very good time, taking listeners out of the studio and into the vineyards and tasting rooms. Sure, Grape Encounters talks to the experts, but we also talk to the everyday people who are in the midst of having an exceptionally good time. Yes, we could talk tannins… and we might. But wine, vineyards and the wine country are so much more than that.

It’s an Encounter!

Grape Encounters is really an audio guide with a focus on wine and the things that compliment it. Grape Encounters takes listeners to the heart of the experience and lets them be a part of it. The show respects the experience of the winemaker as well as the inexperience of many of the listeners.

Grape Encounters communicates on a level that excludes no one. It has plenty for those in the know and comfortably welcomes wine newcomers.