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Atwater Vineyards

September 25, 2014 |

Our Webcam is Back!

Our View Of Seneca Lake, NY

Click on this image to be taken to our live camera. 
Enjoy the view!

The dancing balloons are an experiment by Cornell University to study the effect of them chasing the birds away from our grapes.
For us, it is a source of great humor, smiles and conversation aka -  Mr. & Mrs. Pinot.
More info on that soon.


Time Posted: Sep 25, 2014 at 9:13 AM Permalink to Our Webcam is Back! Permalink
September 24, 2014 |

2014 Growing Season

Here's a quick recap of the 2014 growing season:

It all began after one of the coldest winters in years left many vineyards with significant bud damage but fortunately spared most of our grape vines. The cool weather continued into spring with bud break starting in early May.  Summer weather see-sawed from very short bursts of warm humid weather and storms, then followed by more comfortable, dry stretches, over and over.  August and September were drier but decidedly cool, especially at night, thus slowing down grape maturity.  As of today, we have only harvested a small amount of Pinot Gris, Cayuga and Foch.  Next week should see more Pinot Gris and the beginning of our Pinot Noir harvest.  So far the grapes continue to look great, so with just a bit more sun and patience we may have another great vintage on tap!

Time Posted: Sep 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM Permalink to 2014 Growing Season Permalink
Atwater Vineyards
September 10, 2014 | Atwater Vineyards

The Harvest Begins...


First up this year, Cayuga White 

Origin: A hybrid of Seyval Blanc X Schuyler, it was developed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York starting in the 1950’s.

New York Introduction: Released for commercial planting in 1972.

Atwater Introduction: 1982

Acreage: Atwater Estate Vineyard: 1.0 acres / Total New York: 266 acres

Viticultural Characteristics: Vigorous, moderately hardy vine with good disease resistance, Cayuga produces high yields of large, well-filled clusters.

How we use it: Cayuga can be vinified successfully from dry to sweet. This is a wonderful blending wine and we use it primarily in our Stone Bridge White. 

Time Posted: Sep 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM Permalink to The Harvest Begins... Permalink
September 5, 2014 |

Pinot Noir Rosé

Time Posted: Sep 5, 2014 at 1:09 PM Permalink to Pinot Noir Rosé Permalink