Wine Stories-All About 2014 Viridescens

Guest Tony Damiani, Glacier Ridge Vineyard

The Red Newt team will be kicking back with a glass of 2014 Viridescens. (Socially distanced in our respective homes, of course.) Please feel free to open some”Viridescens” if you have it, or another wine to wet your glass, and enjoy fun conversation, banter, puns and talk about wine.

 

If you missed the live stream, you can find the recorded version archived  watch on the NooTTooB! (Red Newt’s youtube channel)

Live Tastings commence on the NooTTooB at 4PM. If you already have a bottle at home, feel free to enjoy a glass with us and join the discussion!

Would you like to taste along?  Click here to order wines to be shipped to your door (FREE shipping for 6 bottles or more)

about our virtual events…

Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro is excited to announce our Wine Stories and Virtual Tasting series available right on Facebook. Feel free to tune in and watch, enjoy a glass of wine, or better yet, if you would like to have the experience with us, order the package of wines online, we’ll ship them to you and we can enjoy them together!!

Wine Stories – KJR Dry Riesling

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In this episode we taste 2014 Kelby James Russell Dry Riesling. Our guest is John Hughes, owner and winemaker of Rieslingfreak in Tanunda South Australia. opens in a new windowhttps://rieslingfreak.com Listen to the story of how the KJR wines came to being, and what they represent! All of the wines in these tasting are available to purchases at https://rednewt.com. The 2017 vintage of Rieslingfreak wines will be available for direct shipping in USA any day at opens in a new windowhttps://quigleyfinewines.com/ Note: due to the time difference between here and Australia, we recorded this segment last night. We’ll be on hand LIVE in the chat room!

 

If you missed the live stream, you can find the recorded version archived  watch on the NooTTooB! (Red Newt’s youtube channel)

Live Tastings commence on the NooTTooB at 4PM. If you already have a bottle at home, feel free to enjoy a glass with us and join the discussion!

Would you like to taste along?  Click here to order wines to be shipped to your door (FREE shipping for 6 bottles or more)

about our virtual events…

Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro is excited to announce our Wine Stories and Virtual Tasting series available right on Facebook. Feel free to tune in and watch, enjoy a glass of wine, or better yet, if you would like to have the experience with us, order the package of wines online, we’ll ship them to you and we can enjoy them together!!

Our Memories

Your Memories

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  • Sunset at Red Newt
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Often we equate memories with milestones of success or celebration. Yet, the thing about memories is that sometimes they are fickle. Sudden changes in circumstances generate even greater fickleness. Memories that seemingly carry the greatest weight, suddenly seem to pale in comparison to other memories.  Sadly, and more frequently, we never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. So today we could reminisce about being named Winery of the Year in 2011, or being named to the top 100 wineries of North America. Yet, under the current circumstances, different memories suddenly carry greater significance and importance. 

Moments and memories of all of you, our customers, keep coming to mind. For instance, the couple that got engaged in the bistro or tasting room. The couple that bought a bottle of wine on their honeymoon, kept it in the cellar, kept in a box during their separation, then decided to share the bottle together. That bottle became part of a reconciliation. A couple that comes in every Sunday just to enjoy music and a glass of wine.  Friends who come to enjoy a glass of wine on the deck with their pups. So many moments and so many memories of all of you continue to flood our minds daily. Your memories, they are the special moments that tell our story.

So, today, we ask you to share your special moments and memories of Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro with us. Share a photo or share a memory so your moments and memories become part of our story. We thank you for being a part of our story, and helping us remember the importance of moments and memories. We hope to see all of you soon!

The Music Part I – Acoustic Newt

Music equipment The Acoustic Newt

Music has always been a part of Red Newt culture. If you know a member of the Whiting family, then you know music. No gathering is complete without the sounds of banjo, piano, guitar, and fiddle. Music is in the Whiting blood and emanates from their creative souls. Their love of music is infectious to all around them and is embedded in the soul of Red Newt Cellars. 

 In the early days, morning visitors to Red Newt would hear music bellowing from the kitchen as the bread was made. Music would blast from the cellar on bottling days to keep everyone moving. Some nights the sounds of swing would echo through the bistro and dance lessons were offered.  On Thursday nights music from the bistro filled the air with tunes from local musicians. Thursday nights were dubbed “Acoustic Newt Nights” and local favorites including Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads, Maplewood Jazz, and the Yardvarks could be heard. “The Acoustic Newt” became a weekly tradition and local favorite. The Acoustic Newt program has evolved, but the love of music remains, in many new and wonderful ways. 

 Tune in next week for more on the current music program at Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro and read about Susan, co-owner of Red Newt Cellars, who has been instrumental in developing the current Red Newt music program! In the meantime, see if any of your local musicians are offering music via Facebook or IGTV and consider tipping them using a virtual tip jar! 

Virtual Rewind-Bullhorn Creek

NooTTooB Thowback to 2009 – Red Newt Riesling – Bullhorn Creek Vineyard.

From the Archives

Bullhorn Creek Vineyard was located just south of Red Newt and was a featured source for single vineyard Riesling for a handful of years.  Steve Bond (now retired) was the grower, and the site was exquisite.  Riesling clone 90, impeccably managed, distinctive site.  Here’s a NooTTooB throwback from the 2009 vintage!

 

4/25 Gewurz, Gewurz, Gewurz

2010, 2011 & 2015 Gewruztraminer

Gewurztraminer is one of our passions at Red Newt Cellars. In this segment we taste the 2010 and 2011 Gewurztraminer from Curry Creek Vineyards. As we were preparing for this Live Tasting, the 2011 sold out, so some of our Gewurz fans have a “substitute” of the 2015 vintage… so we’ll be tasting that one too!

 

If you missed the live stream, you can find the recorded version archived  watch on the NooTTooB! (Red Newt’s youtube channel)

Live Tastings commence on the NooTTooB at 4PM. If you already have a bottle at home, feel free to enjoy a glass with us and join the discussion!

Would you like to taste along?  Click here to order wines to be shipped to your door (FREE shipping for 6 bottles or more)

about our virtual events…

Red Newt Cellars Winery and Bistro is excited to announce our Wine Stories and Virtual Tasting series available right on Facebook. Feel free to tune in and watch, enjoy a glass of wine, or better yet, if you would like to have the experience with us, order the package of wines online, we’ll ship them to you and we can enjoy them together!!

Getting to Know Glacier Ridge

Glacier Ridge Vineyard

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  • Glacier Ridge Lush Rows

Glacier Ridge Vineyards is a small, perfectly manicured vineyard located roughly one mile north of Red Newt on the south east side of Seneca Lake.  The steep pitch of the property, coupled with only six inches of ‘arnot’ topsoil before bedrock, results in a classic ‘Banana Belt’ vineyard: Warm, sunny afternoons and evenings throughout the growing season, all work in the vineyard done by hand, and reduced yields from the smaller vines.   It is a vineyard that is, without question, a labor of love for owner and grower Tony Damiani, but the results are obvious in the glass. Especially for our Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, the concentration, fruit intensity, and smokiness of this site come through regardless of the vintage. 

 

Merlot Harvest at Glacier Ridge

The year is 2010…

The vineyard is Glacier Ridge.  2010 was a warm, ripe vintage yielding fruit that was exceptionally ripe and dark from Glacier Ridge Vineyard.

These archival NooTTooBs were shot in the early days of pocket cams… long before every person had an HD video camera in their pocket at every moment!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I had making them a decade ago!