Sawmill Creek Vineyard

VIP Tasting – Wine and Food Together

The Red Newt VIP Tasting Experience is a vinous treat for anyone.  At Red Newt, our passion is wine and the discovery of the personality and history of the wine in the glass.  We do this by peering past the preconceptions, and focusing on the personality and expression of the vineyard.  Winemaking paths and vinification techniques are part of the discussion, and a delightful food pairing designed by the Bistro chef, Jeremy Personius, is part of the experience.   We are excited to share these wines with you!

This tasting is limited to 10 people, by reservation, and is curated exclusively by one of the Red Newt team with in depth insights and commentary on the wines and the food.

In August, we celebrate another great Seneca Lake Vineyard  from which we have selected beautiful Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Cabernet Sauvignon from over the years.  Sawmill Creek Vineyards is one of the most awe inspiring grape growing sites of the Finger Lakes; a steep slope straight down to Seneca Lake’s east shore and uninhibited views up and down the lake.   Grapes with distinctive quality and personality are what we have come to expect from this great site.

2010 Red Newt Cellars -Riesling – Sawmill Creek Vineyards

Quince, white peach, slate, and flint  on the nose. Electric acidity with mineral, lemon/citrus characteristics on the palate.  Finish is tight and lingering, not fruit driven, and elegant.  Now is the perfect time to enjoy this “lean and sleek” Riesling.

2011 Red Newt Cellars – Riesling – Sawmill Creek Vineyards

Nose shows ripe pear and orchard fruit.  Palate is juicy with a nice interplay between acid and sugar… quenching and vibrant apricot and tangerine.  Finish is lingering and lush.  Showing beautifully now and should cruise along nicely.

2012 Red Newt Cellars – Gewurztraminer – Sawmill Creek Vineyards

Pear, lychee, and grilled pink grapefruit in the nose with hints of orange blossom and coriander.  Residual sugar and alcohol balance nicely in the palate presenting textures that are sweet and luscious.  Finish is long and slightly spicy with hints of lychee.  A young wine with a long future.

2010 Red Newt Cellars – Gewurztraminer – Sawmill Creek Vineyards

Nose is filled with complex honeysuckle,lychee,  lilac lychee , and orange blossom.  Palate is juicy and ripe with a vibrantly luscious spark of Gewurztraminer spice.  Showing great age with a lengthy future.

2007 Red Newt Cellars – Cabernet Sauvignon – Sawmill Creek Vineyards

Tobacco, leather in the nose with hints of violet, rose petal, blueberry, and cassis.  Palate is elegantly firm with notes of dried fruit/leather, and hickory smoke. Tannins are dense, fine and beautifully integrated.  Beautiful now and will age nicely for some time

Tasting reservations available:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday / 11:30am, 3:30pm