FINE WINE AND SPIRITS
NEW YORK STATE WINE
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"The vineyards, retail shop and production facilities of Anthony Road Wine Company are located in Yates county on the west side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York state. Just 10 miles south of Geneva, 25 miles off the New York State Thruway, our winery is an easy drive from all of New York state's major population centers."
"In 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jaques purchased land in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1837, Mr. Jaques needed more land, so he purchased a plot in the quiet village of Washingtonville, NY, and planted another vineyard. By 1839, his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jaques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery."
"Bully Hill’s fate was set into motion almost 100 years before its inception when founder Walter S. Taylor’s grandfather started the Taylor Wine Company—a company that quickly became an industry leader and great economic engine for the community. Walter joined the family company in the sixties and quickly realized that as the company grew it was becoming harder to preserve the honest family philosophy on which the winery was founded."
"Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention."
"When the Farm Winery Act of 1976 was passed, Gene Pierce along with Eastman Beers, Edward Dalrymple, and Howard Kimball seized the opportunity to open the first winery on Seneca Lake. Glenora Wine Cellars received instant acclaim in wine circles when its initial vintage won several medals at the New York State Fair wine competition. These visionaries watched their farm winery grow to a commercial producer and win recognition in Wine Spectator magazine as one of the world’s top wineries."
"Goose Watch Winery began production in 1997 under the wings of the Peterson Family, owners of Swedish Hill Winery. With 120 acres of land overlooking Cayuga Lake, the Petersons have developed it into one of the most extraordinary wineries with a tasting room in a beautifully restored century old barn surrounded by vineyards, nut trees, gardens and breathtaking views."
"Back in 1852, David Hazlitt bought 153 acres of fruit trees and vineyards here in Hector, NY. Over the next six generations, various Hazlitts farmed the land, raised families and made wine. OK, we don’t know for sure that they all made wine, but given the great grapes that grow here and the current generation’s track record for producing amazing wine, we’ve got a feeling they did."
"Heron Hill Winery is nestled into a hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. For over 35 years the winery has set the highest standards for wine quality, customer satisfaction and tasting room experience. Since its first vintage in 1977, Heron Hill has steadily grown from a small 5,000 case winery that only made white wines into a dynamic 20,000 case production facility and entertainment destination for more than 50,000 people every year."
"Located close to Seneca Falls and easily accessible from the New York State Thru-Way, Knapp Winery has been a popular winery from its inception in 1984. In the year 2000, the winery was sold to current owners Gene Pierce and Scott Welliver. They recognized a gem when they saw it. "
"For three generations our family has been growing wine grapes on the shores of Seneca Lake using only sustainable viticultural practices. So it's not just a fad for us, it's who we are. These "green" decisions not only protect the health of our employees, consumers, and neighbors, but also insure our continued ability to grow and deliver the best possible wine for generations to come."
"The Lucas Vineyards story begins in 1974 when Ruth Lucas and her family moved from the Bronx of New York City to a 60 acre farm in Interlaken, New York. Rooted in the family was a common dream of creating a successful family business through grape growing in the Finger Lakes region which was just starting to thrive."
"Montezuma Winery, Martin’s Honey Farm and Meadery and Hidden Marsh Distillery have been awarded numerous awards including Gold, Double Gold, Best of Class, Best Fruit wine, and Commercial Mead Champion. Our wine list offers a range from dry to sweet and include Riesling, Blueberry, Rhubarb and our most popular, Cranberry Bog."
"Ravines Wine Cellars is a boutique winery in an emerging world-class wine region, the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. It is the dream and passion of Morten & Lisa Hallgren, a European Winemaker/Oenologist and his Chef/Foodie wife. Together they have created a small, distinctive winery crafting elegant and food friendly wines using Old World winemaking traditions with New World innovation."
"Red Newt Cellars is one of the Finger Lakes' preeminant Riesling producers. Rieslings from our most popular "Circle" Riesling to a full lineup of single vinyard selections are produced at Red Newt. Elegant wines of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris are also a focus. In addition to these aromatic white wines, Red Newt produces a line of exquisite Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines from select vineyards in the Finger Lakes."
"Sheldrake Point Winery produces distinctive estate wines that showcase the quality of our Finger Lakes vineyard. Each of our estate wines is crafted to take advantage of the flavor and character of the grapes grown on our 44-acre site overlooking Cayuga Lake. "
"In 2011 Swedish Hill celebrated its 25th Anniversary of producing quality wines in the Finger Lakes. The winery’s story actually began 42 years ago in 1969 when the Peterson family planted their first vines in order to sell grapes to other local wineries. Then in 1985 the first grapes were crushed for Swedish Hill, producing 1,200 cases."
"On Friday September 13, 2002, The Thirsty Owl Wine Company opened its doors for the first time with Mary Dauber managing the tasting room. We had four wines and produced approximately 1,200 cases. During December 2002 Jon Cupp joined the staff as President to provide the needed leadership and to guide the company's growth."
"The winery opened its doors to the public in July of 2003 hand-bottling 1300 gallons of wine during its first year. The winery has grown much in the years that have passed and currently bottle over 30,000 gallons of wine."
"Four generations of the Wagner family have grown grapes in the deep glacial soils on the eastern slope of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. This heritage of grape growing has provided us with an intimate connection to the land. Since 1978, we have carried the same passion into the art of winemaking."
"As a native of Bernkastel, Germany who emigrated to the Finger Lakes in the 1960s, Hermann J. Wiemer was uniquely qualified to help establish and create a wine region now known for its Riesling identity. His mother’s family had been making wine in Germany’s Mosel Valley for more than 300 years."