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Dr. Frank 2011 Grüner Veltliner Featured by the Today Show

For the second time within the past several months, one of Dr. Frank’s wines was featured by the Today Show! Edward Deitch, a Senior Producer and writer for NBC (specializing in wine) was quoted as saying, “the 2011 Grüner Veltliner from the Dr. Konstantin Frank winery is the best American example I have had.” He expanded on this by saying, “For one thing, it shows true varietal character, meaning that it tastes like Grüner Veltliner with its signature floral and spice notes. Beyond that, it shows unusual complexity with a range of tastes, from green apple and lemon-lime to subtle cucumber and a hint of white pepper.”

Read more here.

FLX stall at New Amsterdam Market


Every Sunday from 11:00am – 4:00pm


The Finger Lakes comes to you! Four premiere Finger Lakes wineries: Anthony Road Wine Company, Silver Thread Vineyard, Fox Fun Vineyards, and Red Newt Cellars share this new tasting space where you can take home bottles to pair with your market treats all market season long. There’s a hand-selected assortment of wines to show off our locally-grown gems including several Rieslings, Dry Rosés, Pinot Gris, Lembergers and Cabernet Francs.

Summer hours and live music at Six Mile Creek

Summer Tasting Room hours:

Mon – Weds: 11 am to 6 pm
Thurs: 11 am to 9 pm*
Fri – Sat: 10 am to 6 pm
Sun: 11 am to 5 pm

*Sunset Music Series – July

5th – Ironwood
12th – Blue Skies
19th – Miller’s Wheel
26th – Cookie Coogan


Every Thursday evening! Live music from 7 to 8:30 pm. Relax on the deck, enjoy wine by the glass or bottle. Light refreshments and snacks available! Rain or shine; no cover charge.

Hazlitt Awards

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards wines continue to excel in wine competitions.

The 2010 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine received a gold medal and the title “Best New York Wine” in the Big E Wine Competition.

Their Ice Wine also shined at the New York State Fair, receiving a double gold. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyard’s Port was awarded a gold medal as well.

The Vidal Blanc Ice Wine has previously won three other double gold medals as well as five gold medals in other competitions including: Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition, the International Eastern Wine Competition and the Riverside International Wine Competition.

Other Awards Received:

 Big E Wine Competition


2011 Semi Dry Riesling

White Stag

Red Cat

2011 Sauvignon Blanc

White Cat

Schooner Red

Bramble Berry

Spyder Bite


2012 New York State Fair


2010 Homestead Reserve Riesling

2011 Riesling

2010 Gewurztraminer

2011 Pinot Gris

Schooner Red

White Stag

White Cat

Red Cat

Tasting room open at Hazlitt Red Cat

Raise your glass! The tasting room is now open at Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars. The long-awaited opening has already brought in droves of locals and visitors alike. Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars is located in Naples, NY.

The picturesque winery includes scenic overlooks of the vineyards, a warm and inviting tasting room and there are plans to create a hiking trail as well as outdoor seating around a romantic and historic chalet. In the future, the chalet will allow for larger groups to congregate and enjoy a great deal of space for special events.

The Red Cat Cellars tasting room is open every day, Monday – Saturday 10AM – 5PM and Sundays 11AM – 5PM with extended summer hours of Monday -Saturday 10AM – 5:30PM. Sunday hours stay the same.

The original property, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, is located in Hector, NY. The owners and staff of Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars are working on bringing the charm and traditions of their hometown to their new location and guests.

Arbor Hill Brew and Brats

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.