Many Hands - Elizabeth Witt

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 the Viticulture and Wine Technology program at Finger Lakes Community College hoping to one day own a small vineyard. Shortly after enrolling she discovered the challenges and rewards found in the cellar. Beth graduated from the FLCC program in 2013 and is looking forward to her fourth harvest in 2014, her first as the assistant winemaker at Anthony Road.

"I find the rewarding aspect of winemaking to be the art and craftsmanship. There is always something to learn and countless ways to improve one's craft. I am excited to be working at a winery well known for its industry leadership and passionate commitment to quality, but also to be part of a group of extremely hard working people dedicated to the ultimate success of the team" Beth lives near Shortsville, NY with her husband, Aaron, and their cats.

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

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  ...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

"We always enjoy this winery! Tony's Red is always a great try and buy! A definite stop on Seneca Lake!"

"The guy pouring our tastings was hilarious. He had a one liner for everything and everyone. He was funny but also knew his wines, which were good..."

"We loved the wines and the view. Staff were very friendly and happy to take time to answer questions and make recommendations. Lovey place to sit..."

"Anthony Road provides a very nice setting for wine tasting. The fellow manning the bar was very attentive and knowledgeable. We bought several bo..."