The Bistro 2014

Red Newt co-founder David Whiting will be donning the toque in the kitchen for 2014 and will be rolling out a menu that is paced for today's times, but is a nod to the roots of Red Newt.· "I've been intimately involved with the culinary program behind the scenes for the past 20 years in the Bistro, and before that in our catering business," notes David.· "I am excited to be cooking, and leading the culinary program in the Bistro."· 

In the dining room, seasonal and local fare will be available with the attentive food and wine service that Red Newt has become known for.· In addition, the full menu will be available at the new Cafe in the Tasting Room, where one can grab a quick bite, a glass of wine, and enjoy the view from our winery deck.

The menu will change seasonally and both the Bistro and the Cafe in the Tasting Room will have specials daily.  Please see below for a sample menu.

Cheeses · ·- · ·12
artisanal cheeses with daily condiment and crostini

Meats ·- ·12
cured and prepared meats with whole-grain mustard and crostini

Trio of Spreads ·- ·8

Cup of Crostini ·- ·4
Bread Basket ·- ·4
Olives ·- ·4
Marcona Almonds ·- ·4

Grilled Cheese Sandwich ·- ·8
NYS sharp cheddar, house made grilling bread
+meatloaf ·4
+blackbean patty ·4
+vegetable ginger slaw ·4
+bacon ·4
+blueberry BBQ pulled pork  4

Tomato Soup ·- ·cup 4 / Bowl 6
spicy tomato soup

Soup of the Day   Cup 4 / Bowl 6

Black Bean Cakes ·- ·8
choose one:  cumin sourcream
                   vegetable ginger slaw
Salad ·- ·10
kale, fennel, sunflower seeds, grated parmesan, honey- verjus dressing

Spicy Peanut Salad     10
kale, honeycrisp apples, raisins, spicy peanut dressing

Pasta ·- ·12
roasted vegetables, kale, butter-riesling sauce, grated parmesan

Meatloaf                                single 12 / double 18
free form bacon wrapped served with potatoes, onion, and fennel, topped with bacon sausage gravy

Macaroni and Cheese     8
elbow noodles with cheddar, jack, asiago
    +Piggery garlic-pepper sausage     5

 11am - 3pm DAILY


Red Newt Cellars Tasting Room

Red Newt Cellars is one of the Finger Lakes' preeminent Riesling producers.  Rieslings from our most popular "Circle" Riesling to a full lineup of single vineyard selections are produced at Red Newt.  Elegant wines of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris are also a focus.  In addition to these aromatic white wines, Red Newt produces a line of exquisite Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines from select vineyards in the Finger Lakes.

The Tasting Room at Red Newt provides a traditional “stand up” tasting of Red Newt Cellars current wine releases. Each day, featured wines are offered for tasting. Tastings are available on a walk-in basis for groups of up to 12.  Reservations are suggested for groups larger than eight.  Tasting 11am-5pm daily.

Special accommodations are available for groups larger than 12 by reservation only : Please call 607-546-4100.


Red Newt- Life Changing Riesling

During a early breakfast with Dave Whiting, owner of Red newt, a conversation came up of creating up a new underwater shoot concept. Dave pondered the idea and after a few minutes he said " what about photographing our dry Riesling underwater, pouring bubbles instead of wine" The idea was born and we took off with it. We made phone calls for talent, hired our stylist and videographer for the creative stuff, rented gear for our end, the photography, made arrangements and set the date. Within 2 weeks we had pulled it all together. We could of taken more time but with colder weather bearing down it was go time. First day we arrived and tested and made some schedule adjustments. Day 2 was all day holding our breath, getting wet, and getting the shots. Now the images and video created will be turned into marketing pieces for Red Newt and promotional pieces for Onion Studio and Justin Bondi Productions.
A fantastic shoot and lots of creative fun.

Dylan Buyskes, Onion Studio

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Red Newt Cellars
Winery & Bistro
3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841