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Bravery Wines: The Newest Winery in the Finger Lakes Wine Region of New York

NOV 06 2023 Original Bravery Wines label

Bravery Winery is pleased to announce its transition from wine brand to winery, as one of the newest additions to the Finger Lakes wineries.

"We are honored to become one of New York state's newest wineries. Our friends, The Martini Family, and the staff at Anthony Road Wine Company, have stood shoulder to shoulder with us throughout this journey - we could not be more grateful for their support," Founder, Corey Christman.

Bravery is in the final stages of securing property for a tasting room, with Bravery Wines available for purchase online, shipped to 38 U.S. states. Every purchase from Bravery Wines will result in a contribution of $2 per bottle to fund Veteran, Military Spouse and First Responder focused non-profit organizations.

See more at PRWeb.

VETERAN OWNED BUSINESSES: Corey Christman, Owner of Bravery Wines, Penn Yan

SEP 27 2023 Winemaker Corey Christman with his wines

U.S. Air Force
By Mary Beth Roach

Air Force veteran Corey Christman has uncorked his interest in winemaking and is producing his own brand, Bravery Wines.

A 1991 Oswego High School grad, the Scriba native entered the Air Force in 1992 and he spent most of his 20-year career as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, with various assignments in the U.S., Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Toward the end of his military career, he started dabbling in homemade wine-making. It piqued his interest, he said.

Immediately upon retiring, he worked in the corporate world for about three years, while taking classes at Washington State University and working part-time at the family-owned Anthony Road Wine Company in Penn Yan on Seneca Lake.

Though he had tried the corporate world, he was quick to realize it wasn’t a good fit for him.

“Primarily I wanted the ability to start my own opportunity, wanted the ability to pick my own teammates and to work on something that I was passionate about. I think business ownership gives you the opportunity,” he said.

See more at the Oswego County Business Magazine.

Thank You Bravery Wines

MAY 04 2023 The Yellow Ribbon Fund thanks Bravery Wines for raising $11,000 in three years of support.

We would like to express our gratitude to Bravery Wines for their generous support for our military families. Through numerous sponsorships, in-kind donations, and cause marketing efforts, Bravery Wines has truly distinguished itself as one of the Yellow Ribbon Fund's standout supporters. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to our mission.

See more at Yellow Ribbon Fund's Instagram Post.

A glass of bravery: local veteran features self-branded, award-winning wines at area vendors

AUG 26 2022 2020 Bébé scored 93 points and Best Sauvignon Blanc while 2020 Riesling scored 94 points and Best Riesling (Med Sweet)


A bottle of red, white or courage has been hand selected, courtesy of the Finger Lakes region, and a local veteran with a knack for the finer things.

Oswego native Corey Christman, a retired Air Force veteran and the founder and winemaker of Bravery Wines, has introduced central New York to a variety of wines sure to win over those with a supreme taste for patriotism.

And it was recently put to the test. This year’s New York Wines Classic awarded Christman’s products several accolades, including Best Sauvignon Blanc and Best Riesling, Christman’s personal favorite.

In all, the Finger Lakes winemaker took home six medals.

See more at Oswego County News Now.

Veteran’s winemaking operation builds ‘a brand of bravery ‘

MAY 24 2022 Winemaker Corey Christman Showing off his Riesling being Made

by Crystal Kupper

A former Air Force special agent-turned winemaker is teaming up with veteran-focused nonprofits to bless military members and their families.

Retired Master Sgt. Corey Christman is the owner of Bravery Wines, a New York wine label named for the “courageous character” of veterans and first responders. During the month of May, every wine duo sold will generate $5 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a charity focusing on wounded service members and their families.

“I want to be known as a giver, not a taker,” said Christman. “We knew from a very early point with Bravery Wines that we would be giving back to some organization that worked with veterans.”

See more at Military Families Magazine