Rieslings are great!!! But others as well

Wine & Spirits magazine has published a special issue and 1st Annual Insider’s Guide with the cover title, “Conversations&Tastings with 50 Masters of Place”. The various writers, sommeliers, and others divided up the world, with international Riesling authority Stuart Pigott profiling … read more

Time for the Govenor’s Cup!!!!!

On Monday evening at Lakewood Vineyards, we’ll have our annual Welcome Dinner for judges and staff of the New York Wine & Food Classic, with the main judging on Tuesday and the Sweepstakes round on Wednesday morning. This year we … read more

This weekend Tours!!!!

I still have vehicles available for tours this weekend.  While the Glen is rockin’ with racin’, you can be visiting the wineries and enjoying the chill of our delicious white wines. Give Bonnie a call at 315 585 9599 for … read more

New Experience Opportunity–

Chateau Frank, the historic house high above Keuka Lake just down the road from Dr Konstantin Frank Winery, now includes an “1886” Reserve Tasting Room for VIP events. Chateau Frank was the dream of the late Willy Frank, son of … read more

Finger Lakes Wine—-Hurrah!!!

Anyone who has been around for more than a few years knows that the quality of New York wines has improved dramatically, and consistently, among vintages and wineries. This is a tribute to the grape growers who focus on quality, … read more

Recent Awards for DELICIOUS wine!!

  Wine & Spirits August edition found lots of New York wines to love, starting with Hermann J. Wiemer 2011 Seneca Lake Cuvee Brut (94, the highest score of any of the “Year’s Best Summer Sparklers”) joined by Atwater 2010 … read more

Trip to Portugal in March 2017

Join Grapevine Country Tours with a 9 day trip to Portugal when the weather there is delightful and the Northeast is still snow covered. The emphasis is on wine and food of Portugal with a visit to see how corks … read more

Ship to Pennsylvania!!!

According to Jim Trezise of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation: Happily, this week brought some more good news about the business climate for our industry.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a sales tax exemption on samples of beer … read more

Accolades from Wine Magazines

According to James Tresize at the New York Wine and Grape Foundation: Wine & Spirits magazine’s “Top 100 Values of the Year” included both Dr. Frank 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling (92*, $15) and Wagner Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc (88*, $15). Wine Enthusiast’s … read more