WATCH: Rich Olsen-Harbich Talks Syrah & Viognier

Richard Olsen-Harbich, winemaker at Bedell Cellars, wrote his first column for Edible for our Low Summer issue this year. Rich has been working in wine on the East End for a long time, starting as winemaker for the Bridgehampton Winery, which is no longer. In this video he discusses how his 2012 syrah was cofermented with white viognier grapes.

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Eileen M. Duffy

Eileen M. Duffy DWS holds a diploma in wines and spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Her book on Long Island wine Behind the Bottle came out in 2015. Visit her website,, to find out what else she's working on.