Sunset Chamber Music


Sunday December 11th, doors at 3pm, concert at 4pm.
Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome percussionist Conrad Alexander, pianist Diane Birr, oboist Paige Morgan and violinist Susan Waterbury  to the December 2016 Sunset Chamber Music series. Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset.  Sunday December 11th, 2016

Wines by the glass and tasting fare available.
Doors open at 3pm.  Concert begins at 4pm.
Online reservations: click here          (read more)

About the program:
“This upcoming Dec. 11th Sunset Chamber Music event is sure to please with one well-known piece, the Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe, and two lesser known, yet brilliant,  beautiful and entertaining pieces, the Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio” for Percussion, Violin, and Piano and Madeleine Dring’s Trio for Oboe, Violin, and Piano.

Harrison’s Varied Trio provides a gamut of hauntingly beautiful to playful music with the surprising instrumentation of percussion, violin and piano.  Percussionist, Conrad Alexander, will be bringing a marimba, rice bowls (played with chop sticks), a gong, drums, and mixing bowls turned upside down and played with knitting needles to Red Newt!  Yet, the music is not so “noisy” and “percussive”, rather, it is often quiet and contemplative, with an occasional soft gong sound played with a big fluffy mallet and other “soft” sounds.  Even the pianist, Diane Birr, will play with a mallet on a soft wooden block, and will pluck strings from inside the piano.  Two of the movements are based on gamelan music, the music of Bali and Java in Indonesia.  Scales and sounds are often “untraditional” yet very compelling and beautiful.

Madeleine Dring’s Trio for Oboe, Violin, and Piano is…well, Susan says, “a gas” (meaning fun:) to play and listen to.  Originally written for Flute, violinist, Susan Waterbury, will play the part on violin.  The music is cooky, hilarious, raunchy at times, sweet…a whole bunch of fun.  Paige Morgan, oboist, Diane Birr, pianist, and Susan Waterbury, violinist, had some big laughs and fun rehearsing this piece.  We hope you enjoy it.

And then there’s Bach, which will open the program.  Bach was a genius and in some ways, is the founder of Western Classical (and eventually Pop) harmony.  The Concerto for Violin and Oboe is a famous and great piece.  Fast movements on the outsides with a beautiful slow movement in the middle. Pianist, Diane Birr, will play the part that originally would be played by a small orchestra or harpsichord –on piano, and she has a sensitive touch.

Join us.  We look forward to sharing this music with you and to seeing you!”.

jeremyNew Winter Menu at Red Newt!
Just in time for the winter season, chef Jeremy Personius has re-crafted the Red Newt menu to be delicious, innovative and heartwarming.

Our entire menu is prepared from scratch in our kitchen, mostly from local FLX products from just down the road.

Come in, relax by the fire and enjoy the afternoon while enjoying the view from INSIDE where it is warm and cozy.

Full Menu served Daily 11am – 3pm
(select items until 5pm) (read more)

Red Newt Cellars is located in the Finger category_winerieslingLakes wine region of NY State.  As a producer of world class Riesling we are committed to expressing style, quality and sense of place in every glass.  (read more)

The Red Newt Bistro serves lunch every day, all winter! It is a great place to stop for lunch while in the wine glassFinger Lakes.  We continue a decades long tradition of working closely with local farmers to offer fresh and delicious local fare.  Quick service and simple, delicious food sourced from Finger Lakes farms is the perfect complement to a glass of wine while enjoying our cozy dining room and warm fireplace..  (read more)

red newt wine clubThe Red Newt Cellars wine club is a great way to get an inside track on the excitement. Red Newt Cellars has a full cellar of current release and beautifully aged vintages of FLX wines. Enjoy a mix of new and old, bright and vibrant, whites and reds.  (read more) 

Order Red Newt Wines Online   We currently ship to the following states; NEW YORK STATE, Alaska (additional shipping fees apply), California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
Coming Soon: New Jersey
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Best American Riesling – Red Newt Cellars, Tango Oaks Vineyard

Red Newt Cellars is pleased to announce that the Red Newt Cellars 2013 Riesling – Tango Oaks Vineyard has been named  “Best American Riesling” by the CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL RIESLING CHALLENGE.
This Riesling features exotic aromas of grapefruit, Pippin Apple, and nectarine that overlay a surprisingly dry and crisp mid palate. With flavor of white peach and Thai basil, it continues to balance the warmth of ripe fruit against a distinct and refreshing minerality, creating a wine that is intriguing and pairs remarkably well with food.

Tango Oaks vineyards is located less than one half mile from Red Newt Cellars on a fruit growing site that dates back centuries.

You may find the Red Newt Riesling- Tango Oaks Vineyard 2013 at select restaurants, wine shops and ONLINE at our webstore.




Lifechanging Riesling in the Finger Lakes