Treat your inner wine-geek and join our winemaker Vinny Aliperti for a focused tasting experience that showcases past and current vintages of Dry Riesling and Cabernet Franc.
Pulled from deep within our wine cellar library, we will dust off and uncork these gems and discuss their differences and similarities due to weather, vineyard location and soils, vinification practices and many other topics. This will be a fun little "time capsule" trip back though several years of pride and joy from our spectacular vineyard site here on Seneca Lake. Maybe you will remember some of them with fondness and nostalgia as we sip and swirl.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided for your enjoyment and some selections will be available for purchase - ONE DAY ONLY.
Limited to 24 to keep the event intimate, advance tickets are $25 club members/$35 non
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!
New Yorkers will have opportunities to drink wines from their own state with free tastings, wine flights and other events throughout the month.
The signature event of NY Drinks NY is the third annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting, taking place on March 17th at the Astor Center (399 Layfayette Street) from 6-8 pm. 40 wineries will be in attendance pouring more than 200 wines from across NY State. Purchase tickets for this event at NYDrinksNY.com/tasting.
The videos below are the first of several promotional videos released by First Press Marketing sponsored by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. These videos celebrate our amazing wine growing region and feature top sommeliers, chefs and wine enthusiasts in New York City. It is wonderful to get the support and recognition for our ever-growing wine region. For those of you who have been to our winery before, you will recognize Atwater's spectacular views in some of the sequences. And yes that is Vinny riddling our 2013 Cuvée Brut bottles in our cellar!
With the 2013 vintage in the rear view mirror, its time to prepare for the Spring bottling season. Before the wines are bottled up, each wine must pass through a series of filter pads to ensure microbiological stability and clarity. Most wines will run through at least three different sized pads, starting with a coarse filter, then a tighter one and so on, until they are "bottle ready". We traditionally start bottling Atwater's trio of sweet wines, including, Catawba, Niagara and Chancellor. Next up this year will be Dry Rosé made from Cabernet Franc, then Chardonnay, a blend of tank, barrel and skin fermentation. An old Atwater favorite, Vidal Blanc is returning, and for the first time Atwater is bottling two estate-grown single-block Rieslings! And that is just the beginning, keep checking in to see and read what else is coming down the pike! Think Spring!