Archive for June 2012

King Ferry Winery- New releases!

King Ferry winery just released its new red, Mystere- “a wonderful summer red with a touch of sweetness”. This wine has notes of blackberries and cloves, cherry danish and cinnamon that can be appreciated by the occasional and serious wine connoisseur!

Swedish Hill Continues to Bring Home the Gold at International Wine Competitions!

Swedish Hill brought home thirteen more golds from the Los Angeles International, the New York State Fair, the Golden Nose and the San Francisco Chronicle.

In addition to being awarded the 2012 “Winery of the Year” honor at California’s Riverside Convention, Swedish Hill Winery is proud of each of its 37 gold and double gold medals won at various international wine competitions across the nation so far this year.

Most recently Swedish Hill brought home thirteen more golds from the Los Angeles International, the New York State Fair, the Golden Nose and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Swedish Hill won four gold medals at the Los Angeles International for its 2011 Riesling, 2011 Cayuga White , 2011 Vidal Blanc and the Spumante Blush which was also titled “Best of Class.”

The Spumante Blush also scored high at the New York State Fair with a double gold medal. Also winning golds at this competition were the 2011 Dry Riesling, the newly released 2010 Cabernet Franc, and the 2011 Marechal Foch.

The Golden Nose Wine Competition, held at the Canandaigua Wine and Culinary Center, awarded Swedish Hill three gold medals for the 2007 Optimus, 2010 Late Harvest Vignoles and the 2011 Vidal Blanc.

Continuing its winning streak, the Spumante Blush also won a gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle, making that its seventh 2012 gold award. Swedish Hill’s 2010 Vignoles Late Harvest also scored high at this competition bringing home a double gold medal.

Swedish Hill Winery Luau

Paradise party June 30th.

Hazlitt introduces new Astrapouch

Hazlitt introduces new Astrapouch

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards has released its best-selling wine brands, Red Cat and White Cat, in a three liter Astrapouch. An innovative new packaging technology, the stand-up, refrigerator-friendly pouch is attractive to consumers due to portability and increased shelf life of the wine after opening. The Red Cat and White Cat Party Pouch also offers an eco-friendly reduction in packaging waste.

Additional benefits of this non-breakable package include faster chilling and offers no waste for at home or on-premise service by the glass. It provides a cost-effective and lightweight alternative when compared to four 750 ml or two 1.5L bottles.

The Red Cat and White Cat Party Pouches will be available in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina as well as at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyard’s and Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars wine shops and online.

Red Cat is considered the number one selling domestic wine in New York State. Exceeding 200,000 cases in annual sales, the winery is seeking new distribution opportunities throughout the United States to expand the availability of its brands.

Additional information on the Astrapouch is available here.

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New wine at White Springs

White Springs Winery has just added two new wines to their inventory!

Sweet Muscat

Containing aromas of tangerine, mango, sweet lime and melon with a crisp acidity and semi-sweet finish.

Row House Rose

Joining the Row House Cellars Series, this Rose contains aromas of strawberry, orange, and flowers that compliment flavors of citrus and apple with a bright acidity.

Finger Lakes Wine Country Restaurant Week – June 18th – June 24th

The first of its kind: an all-local, all-inspiring Finger Lakes Wine Country Restaurant Week celebrating the plentiful agriculture and culinary bounty of our region from June 18th – June 24th!

Here’s how it works: the participating Finger Lakes Wine Country restaurants and chefs are “challenged” to create three course prix fixe menus using 100% Finger Lakes ingredients and wines.



served daily noon-4pm, $25/person*

reserve online or call 607-546-4100


grilled flx “hot house” tomato, muranda asiago provolone,

yogurt verjooz dressing

red newt cellars 2010 riesling sawmill creek vineyards



greens, honey rhubarb ketchup, green onion cheddar,

farmer ground bun

red newt cellars 2010 pinot gris curry creek vineyards



fresh berries, berry glaze, berry sauce, all-butter crust

red newt cellars 2011 circle riesling


served wednesday-sunday 5pm-9pm, $30/person*

reserve online or call 607-546-4100



romaine lettuce, garlic, egg yolks, verjooz, croutons,

muranda asiago provolone

red newt cellars 2010 dry riesling reserve



pulled smoked short ribs, beef tenderloin, soft polenta,

cabernet franc demi-glace

red newt cellars 2010 cabernet franc glacier ridge vineyards



strawberry cabernet franc sauce

red newt cellars 2010 riesling tango oaks vineyard

*allow us to pair a finger lakes wine flight with each menu for

an additional $15/person


Finger Lakes Sources:

Rememberance Farm, Muddy Fingers Farm, Muranda Cheese Company, Finger Lakes Food Company, Six Circles Farm, Thyme Stands Still, Maple Hill Creamery, Autumn’s Harvest Farms, Red Jacket Orchards, Seneca Salt Company, Farmer Ground Flour, Davis Farms, Church Street Produce, Red Newt Cellars, Silver Queen Farm, Meadow Creek Farm, Stick and Stone Farm, Kirton’s Farmstand, Kuyahoora Crème



Open House at King Ferry Winery

Come to the Summer Open House at the King Ferry Winery from 12-5 on Saturday, June 30!

Sheldrake named a VALUE BRAND of 2012

Sheldrake 2009 Rieslings Named Among the Top 100 Values


“Sheldrake Point makes several nervy rieslings as well as a few reds on its lakeside property in Ovid, NY. The vines are just a stone’s throw from Cayuga’s shore.” – Wine & Spirits

In the June issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine, Sheldrake Point Winery was named a “Value Brand” for the third consecutive year! Our 2009 Riesling and 2009 Dry Riesling were among those named from the Finger Lakes as great values.

Grab your copy today, or view the article as a PDF.