Trent Preszler, Ph. D., is an Emmy Award-winning American wine industry executive who promotes the winegrowing regions of New York. He is CEO of Bedell Cellars on the North Fork of Long Island, and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of WineAmerica. As a sideline to his wine career, Preszler builds wooden canoes in his eponymous Preszler Woodshop, which has been featured in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Esquire, Robb Report, and Financial Times.
A South Dakota native, Preszler graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Iowa State University in 1998 and earned an M.S. in Agricultural Economics (2002) and Ph.D. in Horticulture (2012) from Cornell University.