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Atwater Vineyards

Atwater Vineyards
 
May 17, 2020 | Atwater Vineyards

We Are Open!

Our tasting room is currently closed. Curbside pickup and local delivery are available (see below).

You can still get the Atwater wine you love while supporting our local economy and small family business.

Now Through June 12
$10 Ground Shipping on Case Purchases
Curbside Pick-Up
Local Delivery

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Curbside Pick-Up

If you are local and would like to pick up your wine, order online and choose the "Pickup" option at checkout. When you arrive, park in the marked space and call (607) 546-8463 to let us know you’ve arrived. We'll bring your wine out to you and load it in your vehicle.


LOCAL DELIVERY

Order wine by noon Monday through Friday for same-day delivery. Call us at (607) 546-8463 or place an order online and select the "Local Delivery" shipping option. There is a six bottle minimum and a twenty-five-mile radius delivery limit.


Atwater Wine Club

To make sure you always have wine on hand, you can also join our Atwater’s Edge Wine Club which provides you with the finest selection of wines, including exclusive, early release, and library vintages at a member discount, shipped quarterly. With three levels of membership, we are confident you will find a club level that meets your needs.


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Please note that because the situation is rapidly changing, we urge you to keep up to date via our website and social media channels.

Time Posted: May 17, 2020 at 7:04 AM
Atwater Vineyards
 
May 16, 2020 | Atwater Vineyards

The Atwater Times - May 2020

View from the Atwater deck of Seneca LakeMissing wine country?
Be sure to tune in to our LIVE webcam and visit us from the comfort of your home!

In the Vineyard

Vineyard worker tying shoots.

We recently installed the trellis Lagrein and Zwegielt blocks which were just planted last year and then pruned and tied them. Now, we can officially say we are done with pruning and tying for the year! While warm weather in March had us nervous that we would have early bud break, since then, the temperature has been cool, and we are still patiently waiting to see the first signs of new growth.

In the meantime, we are starting to put replants in. Over time, plants will die or be removed for various reasons. We need to replace those vines regularly so that our vineyards continue to be productive.

One of our older Chardonnay blocks has a large percentage of missing vines, so we have decided to replace them with the “Chardonnay Musque” clone which will add some interesting fruity and floral characteristics to the wines from that block. We are also replacing a former Syrah block with a new Pinot Noir clone. We’re excited to see how these new vines grow.

Wine Cellar Updates

Wine barrels

After a few weeks of working with the vineyard crew, cellar work has resumed with the bottling of the Stone Bridge White 2019, a Cayuga-based blend with a touch of fruity Vignoles. Next up will be Vignoles 2019. This semi-sweet darling was planted on our farm back in 1982, making it among the oldest vineyard blocks on the estate. Before too long we will be sampling many of the 2018 and 2019 reds, which are currently resting in oak barrels, to determine their future destination—be it a single varietal or blend. It's a tough job but someone has to do it!

In light of the current pandemic, many wonder how we’re are dealing with the new “normal.” Since Atwater is a relatively small-scale operation, keeping proper distancing measures in place hasn't presented too many challenges though the staff is making adjustments to ensure we are keeping each other and our customers safe by utilizing common sense procedures throughout all our work spaces.

End of Vintage

We are reaching the end of vintage for the Vignoles 2018, and quantities are limited. Order now before we’re sold out!

Syrah new release with George in the background.

 

Syrah 2017

New Release

Our Syrah grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted then 10% whole cluster fermented in one-ton open-top bins and aged nine months in neutral Hungarian and American Oak barrels.

The elegant wine brims with dark fruit, spice, and earth and has a velvety palate of mulberry, pepper, and mocha. It pairs exquisitely with grilled meats or vegetables, pastas, hard cheeses, and other bold foods.

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From the Tasting Room

We have missed seeing visitors in our tasting room during the NY on Pause order! Our region of New York is now allowed to open with Phase 1 businesses. As we are in the Phase 3 category, the earliest we can open is June 12.

For the continued safety of visitors and staff, we will observe social distancing measures and open in stages, first scheduling tastings by appointment only to ensure we don’t exceed the maximum occupancy of our facility. When we can “UNPAUSE,” we will provide information about making reservations in an email alert as well as on our website and social media channels.

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Virtual Tastings

Vinny and George are curating special limited-edition wine bundles from our library and hosting virtual tastings. Please watch your email for announcements: our next offering is a Gewürztraminer vertical with a virtual tasting on Thursday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Fun Extras

We’ve added some fun extras to our site to help entertain you during the stay-at-home period. We have coloring pages based on our bestselling t-shirt and sweatshirt designs and virtual backgrounds for Zoom. Both can be downloaded from our website.

Ground Shipping

To ensure you have access to Atwater Wine, we are extending our $10 per case ground shipping special until our tasting room re-opens, likely on June 12. Quantity and club discounts apply.

Curbside Pick-up

Order online and choose the "Pickup" option at checkout. When you arrive, park in the marked space and call (607) 546-8463 to let us know you’ve arrived. We'll bring your wine out to you and load it in your vehicle.

Local Delivery

Order wine by noon Monday through Friday for same-day local delivery. Call us at (607) 546-8463 or place an order online and select the "Local Delivery" shipping option. There is a six bottle minimum and a twenty-five-mile radius delivery limit.

Orders for pick-up or delivery can include specialty food, puzzles, and even wine keys! Browse our selection here.

CLUB HOUSE

We are excited to announce a new benefit for Atwater’s Edge club members: private virtual tastings! If you are interested in a private virtual tasting, we can schedule an interactive experience for you and your group hosted by one of our experienced staff members via Zoom.
 
Please contact Amanda at amanda@atwatervineyards.com or (607) 546-8643 to arrange a date and time for your event. We will need a list of the wines you’d like us to feature and the email addresses of the participants you want to include.
 
After we make your reservation, we will send an email invitation to you and your guests with details for joining this private and exclusive session along with tasting notes for your selected wines.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our Events Calendar for the latest events at and around Atwater Vineyards.

Time Posted: May 16, 2020 at 6:29 AM
Atwater Vineyards
 
April 29, 2020 | Atwater Vineyards

Free Atwater Zoom Backgrounds

With more people across the country working from home, Zoom and other teleconferencing services have become ubiquitous for telecommuting. They can also be used to connect with friends and family while maintaining social distance.

If you want to up your Zoom game, disguise your home office for privacy, or have fun with other attendees, you can add a virtual background to your teleconference. We’ve made several for you with beautiful scenes around the winery. Please enjoy with our compliments. We look forward to seeing you in person soon!

Click Here to Download Atwater Zoom Backgrounds

 

 

Time Posted: Apr 29, 2020 at 2:35 PM
Atwater Vineyards
 
April 18, 2020 | Atwater Vineyards

The Atwater Times - April 2020

View from the Atwater deck of Seneca LakeMissing wine country?
Be sure to tune in to our LIVE webcam and visit us from the comfort of your home!

In the Vineyard

Vineyard worker tying shoots.

Farming does not stop for anything, and we are grateful that we have been designated an "essential” business. In the vineyards, we are well acquainted with social distancing. It is often a solitary job, and even when there are a few of us working, we have a good amount of space between us—we are staying very safe!

Currently, we are working on tying the vines to the "fruit wires.” The wires will carry the weight of the fruit as the grapes ripen. We are also in the process of converting some varieties to "improved" trellis systems, which can make tying a bit challenging. When vines are trained a certain way for a long time, it can be difficult to retrain them. We will get them straightened out with a little time and effort.

READ MORE ABOUT VINE TRELLIS SYSTEMS IN OUR BLOG

On a side note, it’s been fun having help from winemaker Vinny during the past few weeks. He is getting back to his roots! We’ve been discussing our hopes and dreams for the vintage in depth which is always fun and productive.

Wine Cellar Updates

Wine barrels

In March, Vinny and George topped the barrels, and now the wine is aging before bottling begins in the summer.

Because wine barrels are porous, the liquid evaporates over time and creates “headspace” which increases the surface area of the wine and makes it vulnerable to oxidation. Topping the barrels replaces the evaporated wine, limiting oxygen contact and inhibiting microbial growth. The winemakers top the barrels with wine held back earlier in the winemaking process.

 

Pinot Noir 2017 among daffodils.

 

Pinot Noir 2017

New Release

 

We destemmed 80% of the hand-picked and hand-sorted pinot noir grapes while leaving 20% in whole clusters. They underwent an eight-day fermentation in open-top bins. The wine was then transferred to neutral French oak barrels where it aged nine months. Its resulting deep ruby red color entices you to inhale aromas of violet, spice and cherry cola. Flavors of juicy ripe cherry and cranberry meld into velvety tannins on the finish.

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Pétillant Naturel 2019

New Release

Hand-harvested, estate grown Riesling and Gewürztraminer were whole-cluster pressed together in our wood basket press and fermented using a pied de cuve of indigenous yeasts. At 1.4 brix, the wine was bottled unfiltered and allowed to finish fermentation for carbonation. No sulfur was added and the wine has been left on its lees. Light, natural, and fizzy, it has a refreshing, spontaneous style.

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Petillant Natural - New Release

 

From the Tasting Room

Winemaker, George Nosis, packing wine.

Although we are closed for tastings, we’re still busy preparing orders for pickup, local delivery, and shipping, and our tasting room has been converted to a mini warehouse. We are also now able to ship to Arizona and North Carolina!

Ground Shipping

Our $10 per case ground shipping special lasts through the end of April. Quantity and club discounts apply.

Curbside Pick-up

Order online and choose the "Pickup" option at checkout. When you arrive, park in the marked space and call (607) 546-8463 to let us know you’ve arrived. We'll bring your wine out to you and load it in your vehicle.

Local Delivery

Order wine by noon Monday through Friday for same-day local delivery. Call us at (607) 546-8463 or place an order online and select the "Local Delivery" shipping option. There is a six bottle minimum and a twenty-five-mile radius delivery limit.

SHOP OUR ONLINE STORE 

Staff Updates

 

Aimee attending a teleconference.

 

Many of our staff members were out of the area—and Matteo was even out of the country—when the President issued social distancing guidelines. All are healthy, but they’re sheltering in place for the time being. Other employees are staggering shifts and telecommuting to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Some employees working from home have gained new co-workers: four-legged furry friends who don’t necessarily respect office etiquette during video conference calls!


Lily had a prime spot on Aimee’s lap for the Seneca Lake Wine Trail marketing teleconference.

We’ll be bringing you updates on our social media channels about how our staff is weathering the stay-at-home order.

Amanda, with her new co-workers.

Amanda’s new co-worker, Storm, got tired of watching from the sidelines and decided to take over while Bali was upset her favorite break spot in the sun was occupied. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our Events Calendar for the latest events at and around Atwater Vineyards.

Time Posted: Apr 18, 2020 at 7:36 AM