A quiet and slower time of the year in the Finger Lakes, winter is a great time to visit us. You can spend quality time with our staff learning about the vineyards, the region and just what goes into making a great bottle of wine.
We appreciate the visit and mention in NY travel guide Escape Brooklyn.
"Atwater Vineyards is yet another marvelous winery, whose location overlooks Seneca Lake. Atwater’s winemakers Vinny and George are very experimental in their production process, resulting in dynamic wines from over a dozen varieties, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc".
our winery and other hospitality businesses in the surrounding area are very excited and looking forward to TBEX North America 2018 -September 10-11. Influential travel professionals from all over the world will visit and share their experiences. We are ready #myflxtbex to welcome you.
TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals and attracts 600-800 delegates from around the world.
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!