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Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars – Recent Awards

Dr. Frank’s wines have recently won several prestigious awards.

The Dr. Frank 2011 Dry Riesling took the top honor at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York City. Out of the many Rieslings entered in the competition, Dr. Frank 2011 Dry Riesling scored a “93 Point” rating and “Chairman’s Trophy”. Their 2011 Dry Riesling was also noted as being “Excellent” and “Highly Recommended” at this competition.

The Ultimate Wine Challenge provides expert evaluation of wines by the most respected experts in the wine industry. Results of the Ultimate Wine Challenge are considered by retailers, restaurateurs, bartenders and distributors to be among the most reliable and credible in the industry.

Chateau Frank’s 2006 Blanc de Noirs has quickly become a “superstar” wine and the most award-winning sparkling wine ever produced in the Finger Lakes. Most recently, Chateau Frank’s 2006 Blanc de Noirs won a Gold Medal and was rated “90 Points” at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Additionally, this wine won Platinum medal at the Critics Challenge Wine Competition. The wine was also a “Finalist” at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York City and received a rating of “93 Points”. The 2006 Blanc de Noirs won “Chairman’s Award” and a Double Gold Medal at the prestigious Riverside International Wine Competition as well. At the Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition, the 2006 Blanc de Noirs won a Double Gold medal. This exceptional sparkling wine produced in the methode champenoise is a testament to the quality of wines produced at Chateau Frank.

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.

RED NEWT’S 100% FINGER LAKES MENU

LUNCH

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

reserve online or call 607-546-4100

FIELD GREENS & SUNFLOWER SHOOT SALAD

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

yogurt verjooz dressing

red newt cellars 2010 riesling sawmill creek vineyards

 

CIDER BRINED PORK LOIN SANDWICH

greens, honey rhubarb ketchup, green onion cheddar,

farmer ground bun

red newt cellars 2010 pinot gris curry creek vineyards

 

STRAWBERRY “TRIPLE”

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

red newt cellars 2011 circle riesling

DINNER

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

reserve online or call 607-546-4100

 

FLX CAESAR

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

muranda asiago provolone

red newt cellars 2010 dry riesling reserve

 

BEEF ON BEEF

pulled smoked short ribs, beef tenderloin, soft polenta,

cabernet franc demi-glace

red newt cellars 2010 cabernet franc glacier ridge vineyards

 

CORNMEAL CRUSTED CHEESECAKE

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!

Keuka Spring Vineyards: A few spots left for this Saturday’s event‏

 
We have a few spots available for Saturday’s event, (particularly at 3 pm)

A Taste of the Vineyard
Saturday, June 2nd
11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

We are excited to share our vineyard and winegrapegrowing techniques and panoramic view of Keuka Lake with you! More information about the event is on our web site.

An article about the event in the May 25th online issue of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle describes more about our guests from Goot Essa cheese: ”A 2009 book by Liz Thorpe, The Cheese Chronicles: a Journey Through the Making and Selling of Cheese in America from Field to Farm to Table, rated Goot Essa as one of the best artisan cheeses in the nation. The creamery, whose name means “good food” in German, is run by an Amish farmer in Howard, Pa.”

There is still time to make your reservations ($20 regular pp, $15 case and wine club members pp) and save your spot at 315-536-3147!


I also wanted to let you know that we are featuring a limited number of picnic lunches, made fresh by Jane Russell of Around the Corner Catering in the tasting room on Saturdays and Sundays! Jane has been in the catering business for 30 years, makes the lunches fresh for us on the weekend, and uses local ingredients as much as possible in her menu (which varies seasonally). If you would like to order picnic lunches for a small group, simply contact us by Wednesday before the weekend and we’d be happy to order for you from Jane. A selection of what you might find in the tasting room will be updated on our web site.

Enjoy the Spring. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Jeanne Wiltberger
Keuka Spring Vineyards
315-536-3147
www.KeukaSpringWinery.com