Easter Sunday

We will be closed Sunday April, 20th.  Happy Easter!

Red Newt Bistro re-opens for 2014

2014 is going to be an exciting year at Red Newt.· It includes a little bit of reinvention, a little bit of innovation, and a lot of great wine and food.

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 "Quick Serve" cafe, where one can grab a quick bite, a glass of wine, and enjoy the view from our winery deck.

For the month of April, you can visit the Red Newt "Test Kitchen" where Whiting will be serving up lunch every day from 11am - 2pm.· "I am creating some new dishes, as well as revisiting some old favorites with some new twists," says Whiting.· "The test kitchen is a great place to see the 2014 menu taking shape!"

As the month progresses, the menu will grow.  It's all available in the "Test Kitchen"  11am - 2pm Daily!

Here is what it's looking like so far...

Every day in April...
Test Kitchen serving 11am - 2pm

Starting May first...
Serving full menu 11am - 6pm Daily
Friday and Saturday until 8pm

Reservations available starting May 1st
Reserve Now

May 1st marks the beginning of our new hours:  Open Daily 11am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday until 8pm.


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 10-5pm daily (11-5pm Sundays)

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

(Need Life Changing Riesling?)

(current releases)
Daily 10am-5pm
(Sunday 11am-5pm)

(espresso, FLX cheese & charcuterie plate, wine by the glass)
Daily 10am-5pm
(Sunday 11am-5pm)

(previewing 2014!)
Daily 11am - 2pm

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