Category Archives: Producing

Holiday Festivities

With the intense crush period over, wineries have an opportunity to celebrate, thank their regular customers/wine club members, and even unload a few last cases for the year. The past two weekends, we were able to attend two holiday parties … Continue reading

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A Community Harvest

Keuka Lake Vineyards is one of those small operations that epitomizes the notion of a farm winery.  Mel Goldman came to being a winery owner from years of grape growing, and is committed to deciding about what he wants to … Continue reading

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Crush

Keuka Spring Vineyards August Deimel kindly invited me to hang out with him and his winemaking team for a few days of crush. In exchange for a heck of a lot of learning, I brought some baked goods from my … Continue reading

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Meh!

We finally had an opportunity yesterday to stop by Shalestone on east Seneca Lake. It has been a favorite since our first days of touring here, and the picture eloquently states what is unique about it. “Red is all we … Continue reading

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The Party Season (Part I)

After months of seemingly endless waiting for summer to arrive, it is moving along way too fast. Our area is blessed not only by having terrific wineries, but also by having imaginative owners and staff who supply much more fun … Continue reading

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Low Risk Grapes

This month’s American Wine Society meeting was hosted by friends John and Sandy Tuller on Seneca Lake near the Anthony Road Winery. Like several in the area, John is a Kodak-person-turned-grower, and he was among the first to get established … Continue reading

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A Happy Seventh Anniversary at Red Tail Ridge

Red Tail Ridge on the west side of Seneca celebrated their seventh anniversary on Saturday with music, food, and wine for the public, and some special treats for members of their wine (Nest) club. RTR has been a terrific story … Continue reading

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