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Atwater Vineyards

Atwater Vineyards
 
February 20, 2018 | Atwater Vineyards

Ice or iced wine? Tradition vs. Innovation

 

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celsius wine in press
Vinny Aliperti at the grape press 

Video review Celsius Wine

 

Time Posted: Feb 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM
Atwater Vineyards
 
October 20, 2017 | Atwater Vineyards

Our Skin Ferment Wines Make National Headlines

Story and video are linked to the picture below.  

Vinny Aliperti Skin Fermented Wines

You can purchase our skin fermented "orange wines" here.

Time Posted: Oct 20, 2017 at 2:39 PM
Atwater Vineyards
 
September 22, 2017 | Atwater Vineyards

2017 Harvest Season Begins

Winemakers Vinny Aliperti and George Nosis and intern Kaleb Harp

Mr. Pinot keeping birds away from the grapes

Delivering grapes from the vineyard to the winemaking area

We are excited to welcome the advent of this year's harvest season! Our first crop to be processed is cayuga grapes. Vinny Aliperti, head winemaker, observed, "Though we've had another roller coaster season of early season record rainfall and a prolonged late season cool down, the grapes are now enjoying a beautiful stretch of warm sunny days at exactly the right time in their maturation.  If the weather continues to cooperate, I expect we are looking at another successful vintage."  Bob Tomberelli, vineyard staff, added that the heavier than normal rainfall has led to bigger bunches of grapes, as well as greater leaf growth. The leaf growth removal is a labor intensive process but required to allow the grapes access to sun and air and to keep disease pressure down.

Keep watching our blog for more harvest news!

 

Time Posted: Sep 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
Atwater Vineyards
 
September 29, 2016 | Atwater Vineyards

2016 Harvest Is Fast & Furious

An interview with winemaker Vinny Aliperti 

Time Posted: Sep 29, 2016 at 1:21 PM
George Nosis III
 
October 15, 2015 | George Nosis III

Gewürztraminer 'Orange Wine'

This year we are making a small batch of 'Orange' Gewürztraminer.

Machine harvested from our vineyards on September 25 at 21.6 brix, these lovely grapes were fermented on their skins in open top bins for seven days with QA23 yeast and without temperature control. After pressing, the juice was placed in American Oak (neutral barrels) where it will stay cellared for a few months.

 

Time Posted: Oct 15, 2015 at 11:07 AM
Atwater Vineyards
 
January 6, 2015 | Atwater Vineyards

The Finger Lakes Wine Region: Cooperation and Innovation



A video by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, filmed on location in the Finger Lakes AVA. This introductory video to the wine region includes interviews with Anna Lee Iijima, Contributing Editor at Wine Enthusiast; Thomas Pastuszak, Wine Director at The NoMad; Meaghan Frank, fourth generation Manager at Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars; and Vinny Aliperti, Winemaker at Atwater Vineyards.

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation promoting all wineries and grape-growers in New York State. The Foundation's strategic goal is to have the New York grape and wine industry recognized as a world leader in quality, productivity, and social responsibility. New York ranks third in wide production nation-wide and the wine industry contributes $4.8 billion annually to the state's economy.

Time Posted: Jan 6, 2015 at 9:02 AM
Vinny Aliperti
 
October 24, 2014 | Vinny Aliperti

Harvest Continues

The relatively dry and frost free conditions have allowed us to pick what is ripe and allow more time for the late season varieties to mature. This week we brought in the last of our Riesling, Ravat and Vidal Blanc, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot still hanging.  The weather next week is looking superb with temps in the 60's and 70's with full sunshine.  Perfect for our reds.  Our yields are good and the brix are right where we need them to be.

George helps the grapes into the crusher de-stemmerthe grapes go in to the crusherfrom the crusher to the binsbins to barrels

 

Time Posted: Oct 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM
Amanda Gumtow
 
April 4, 2014 | Amanda Gumtow

Exciting New Wines Coming!

 

 

The crew is working hard on the bottling line again today. Our 2013 Pinot Gris from Saw Mill Creek Vineyards is going into the bottle today.
Fun Fact: By the end of today George will have lifted 27,600 pounds of bottled wine from the last two days of bottling. Someone has to put all those bottles into the cases! 

Time Posted: Apr 4, 2014 at 12:34 PM