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Regarding Kabinett

Published on October 18, 2020

What is it? Red Newt Cellars Kabinett Explained Red Newt Cellars has produced a Lahoma Vineyard Riesling since 2009. The nature of the block has always lended itself to a more fruit forward and slightly sweeter style of wine.

Sekt – Do you know it?

Published on September 26, 2020

A Sparkling Wine! Sekt is a German or Austrian sparkling wine. In fact, Germans consume more Sekt per person per year than the French do Champagne! Production of this style of wine began 200 years ago after German winemakers

FLXposure – A Benefit for Covid Relief

Published on September 26, 2020

A Deborah Whiting Foundation Project   When the world seems dismal, being able to smile, feels like a blessing and a gift. The Finger Lakes wine industry prides itself on our sense of community and good spirit. Perhaps it

Cooler Temperatures

Published on September 20, 2020

Fall in the FLX! Another beautiful day in the neighborhood! Fall weekends are here and we want to remind you we will continue to seat outdoors as long as the weather holds. Please dress a bit warmer when you join us over

Day Trips from New York City

Published on September 7, 2020

Condé Nast Traveler   Planning your next quick get away from the city? Make a reservation today to enjoy a relaxing afternoon seated on our decks (weather permitting). Sip on wines by the glass, tadpole or bottle, while enjoying

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Coming of Age in the Finger Lakes

Looking Back

Published on June 3, 2020

Meagz’s First Harvest My first real harvest began in 2013....

Meagz’s First Harvest My first real harvest began in 2013. I was still responsible for the wine program and running...

Meagz’s First Harvest My first real harvest began in 2013. I was still responsible for the wine program and running the floor in the Bistro, Thursday evenings through Sunday evenings. The rest of my mornings and afternoons were spent learning the ins and outs of cellar work...

Our Passion, Our Story

Published on June 1, 2020

A Wine Philosophy The past few weeks it has been our pleasure...

A Wine Philosophy The past few weeks it has been our pleasure to share the various facets of our story with you. So many...

A Wine Philosophy The past few weeks it has been our pleasure to share the various facets of our story with you. So many of you have tuned into our Virtual Tastings, commented on our daily posts and supported us  in many ways. Today, we want to take a moment to show how our story...

KJR’s First Harvest

Published on May 27, 2020

Our Memories First days of harvest share a lot in common with...

Our Memories First days of harvest share a lot in common with first days of school: a beautiful autumn day, new clothes and...

Our Memories First days of harvest share a lot in common with first days of school: a beautiful autumn day, new clothes and footwear, the excitement of seeing old acquaintances, the ceremonial first photo… and that they all start to blur together.  My first harvest, however? ...

The Winery Part IV – James Story

Published on May 25, 2020

A Cellar Rat’s Journey From tasting room to Cellar Master……..a...

A Cellar Rat’s Journey From tasting room to Cellar Master……..a cellar rat’s journey. I grew up in Pennsylvania...

A Cellar Rat’s Journey From tasting room to Cellar Master……..a cellar rat’s journey. I grew up in Pennsylvania but I have been coming to Finger Lakes all my life.  As a kid my family would bring me and my two older sisters to the Finger Lakes for months at a time...

Creation of the KJR Label

Published on May 20, 2020

Kelby James Russell Wines Kelby James Russell Wines first began...

Kelby James Russell Wines Kelby James Russell Wines first began as a casual brainstorm at Red Newt Cellars, where owner and...

Kelby James Russell Wines Kelby James Russell Wines first began as a casual brainstorm at Red Newt Cellars, where owner and winemaker David Whiting suggested that a separate wine project might be an important creative outlet for Kelby. With a diverse selection of vineyards and wine...

The Tasting Room-Katie’s Story

Published on May 18, 2020

Katie Goodwin – Wine Club/Customer Relations Director Our...

Katie Goodwin – Wine Club/Customer Relations Director Our Story – Katie’s Story Katie has been a part of the...

Katie Goodwin – Wine Club/Customer Relations Director Our Story – Katie’s Story Katie has been a part of the Red Newt team for well over a decade, wearing many hats she has worked in the Tasting Room, Bistro, kitchen, and the office.   A US native she spent her formative...

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From Farm to Cellar

Regarding Kabinett

Published on October 18, 2020

What is it? Red Newt Cellars Kabinett Explained Red Newt Cellars...

What is it? Red Newt Cellars Kabinett Explained Red Newt Cellars has produced a Lahoma Vineyard Riesling since 2009. The...

What is it? Red Newt Cellars Kabinett Explained Red Newt Cellars has produced a Lahoma Vineyard Riesling since 2009. The nature of the block has always lended itself to a more fruit forward and slightly sweeter style of wine. Beginning with the 2012 vintage, our winemaking team started...

Sekt – Do you know it?

Published on September 26, 2020

A Sparkling Wine! Sekt is a German or Austrian sparkling wine....

A Sparkling Wine! Sekt is a German or Austrian sparkling wine. In fact, Germans consume more Sekt per person per year than...

A Sparkling Wine! Sekt is a German or Austrian sparkling wine. In fact, Germans consume more Sekt per person per year than the French do Champagne! Production of this style of wine began 200 years ago after German winemakers returned from studying mèthode champenoise in Champagne,...

Stroopwaffle Episode 12

Published on September 1, 2020

Featuring Carlo DeVito Take a look at this video featuring Red...

Featuring Carlo DeVito Take a look at this video featuring Red Newt Cellars. What a pleasure it was to help Carlo DeVito...

Featuring Carlo DeVito Take a look at this video featuring Red Newt Cellars. What a pleasure it was to help Carlo DeVito out with this segment. We look forward the seeing the rest of this fantastic series he is working on. ...

The Three Pigs!!!

Published on September 1, 2020

Given new life!   For all those of you who have spent time on...

Given new life!   For all those of you who have spent time on Red Newt’s beautiful deck enjoying our gorgeous view, you might...

Given new life!   For all those of you who have spent time on Red Newt’s beautiful deck enjoying our gorgeous view, you might remember three not so attractive tanks just below you. Well, we’re happy to say they have finally gotten a face lift. What we use to loving refer to as the...

Catwalks

Published on September 1, 2020

Catwalks!!!!!!! Meeeeoww…   They may seem like commonplace...

Catwalks!!!!!!! Meeeeoww…   They may seem like commonplace things in wineries but here at Red Newt we are still getting...

Catwalks!!!!!!! Meeeeoww…   They may seem like commonplace things in wineries but here at Red Newt we are still getting used to the convenience. For only two harvests have we had the luxury of these feline named walkways, and boy do we like them. It certainly beats moving ten...

Lees …

Published on July 11, 2020

What are they? You hear the winemaking team talk about lees,...

What are they? You hear the winemaking team talk about lees, but what are they?! Lees are the remains of yeast cells post...

What are they? You hear the winemaking team talk about lees, but what are they?! Lees are the remains of yeast cells post fermentation. They settle on the bottom of the tank or barrel and often have a mud-like consistency.   At Red Newt, we leave our Rieslings (and other varietals)...

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Red Newt Live!

Live Tasting-Aged Riesling 2012 & 2013 Bullhorn Creek

Published on July 8, 2020

In this live tasting, we dug deep into the cellar to pick some...

In this live tasting, we dug deep into the cellar to pick some wines that have aged beautifully! Today, we feature the 2012...

In this live tasting, we dug deep into the cellar to pick some wines that have aged beautifully! Today, we feature the 2012 Riesling – Bullhorn Creek Vineyard and 2013 Riesling – Bullhorn Creek Vineyard Our guest for this virtual tasting was Thera Clark.  Thera spent a...

Wine Stories – 2013 Pinot Gris Curry Creek Vineyard

Published on June 18, 2020

In this episode, the Red Newt team kicked back with a glass of...

In this episode, the Red Newt team kicked back with a glass of 2013 Pinot Gris Curry Creek. (Socially distanced in our respective...

In this episode, the Red Newt team kicked back with a glass of 2013 Pinot Gris Curry Creek. (Socially distanced in our respective homes, of course.)  Please feel free to open some”Gris” if you have it, or another wine to wet your glass, and enjoy fun conversation, banter, puns and...

Virtual Tasting – 2010 Riesling

Published on June 13, 2020

Red Newt Cellars Riesling – 2010 Sawmill Creek & 2010...

Red Newt Cellars Riesling – 2010 Sawmill Creek & 2010 Riesling (semi-dry) Our special guest for today’s tasting...

Red Newt Cellars Riesling – 2010 Sawmill Creek & 2010 Riesling (semi-dry) Our special guest for today’s tasting is Thomas Pastuszak. Thomas is the wine director for NoMad of New York City. Additionally, his two wine projects Empire Estate and Terassen, are produced in conjunction...

Wine Stories- 2017 Pinot Noir

Published on June 11, 2020

Glacier Ridge Vineyards The Red Newt team was kicking back with...

Glacier Ridge Vineyards The Red Newt team was kicking back with a glass of 2017 Pinot Noir Glacier Ridge. (Socially distanced...

Glacier Ridge Vineyards The Red Newt team was kicking back with a glass of 2017 Pinot Noir Glacier Ridge. (Socially distanced in our respective homes, of course.) Please feel free to open some “Glacier” if you have it, or another wine to wet your glass, and enjoy fun conversation,...

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Red Newt Write…  tales of the Red Newt!

FLXposure – A Benefit for Covid Relief

Published on September 26, 2020

A Deborah Whiting Foundation Project   When the world seems dismal,...

A Deborah Whiting Foundation Project   When the world seems dismal, being able to smile, feels like a blessing and a gift....

A Deborah Whiting Foundation Project   When the world seems dismal, being able to smile, feels like a blessing and a gift. The Finger Lakes wine industry prides itself on our sense of community and good spirit. Perhaps it is a function of being the underdog for so long, but when a...

Cooler Temperatures

Published on September 20, 2020

Fall in the FLX! Another beautiful day in the neighborhood! Fall...

Fall in the FLX! Another beautiful day in the neighborhood! Fall weekends are here and we want to remind you we will continue...

Fall in the FLX! Another beautiful day in the neighborhood! Fall weekends are here and we want to remind you we will continue to seat outdoors as long as the weather holds. Please dress a bit warmer when you join us over the next few weeks as we continue to take advantage of this...

Day Trips from New York City

Published on September 7, 2020

Condé Nast Traveler   Planning your next quick get away from...

Condé Nast Traveler   Planning your next quick get away from the city? Make a reservation today to enjoy a relaxing afternoon...

Condé Nast Traveler   Planning your next quick get away from the city? Make a reservation today to enjoy a relaxing afternoon seated on our decks (weather permitting). Sip on wines by the glass, tadpole or bottle, while enjoying our lite fare. A recent article by Condé Nast Traveler...

Tadpole Reds and Bread!

Published on September 1, 2020

Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot! Featuring Glacier Ridge...

Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot! Featuring Glacier Ridge Vineyards Cool breezes, clouds and sunshine. What’s better...

Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot! Featuring Glacier Ridge Vineyards Cool breezes, clouds and sunshine. What’s better than our warm baguette accompanied by blackberry balsamic vinegar and olive oil. What do you pair it with? Try our tadpoles of 2010 Merlot Glacier Ridge, 2013...

Vertical Tadpoles!

Published on September 1, 2020

Pinot Gris Curry Creek Vineyards Hot days call for seriously...

Pinot Gris Curry Creek Vineyards Hot days call for seriously chilled wine! Come try our vertical of Pinot Gris from the Curry...

Pinot Gris Curry Creek Vineyards Hot days call for seriously chilled wine! Come try our vertical of Pinot Gris from the Curry Creek Vineyard. We have the 2007, 2010 & 2014 in tadpoles. The 2007 produced a leaner style of Pinot Gris. This rich and complex wine has a light menthol/eucalyptus...

Free Shipping on 6 or More!

Published on September 1, 2020

  Extended to the End of the Year! Great news for anyone who...

  Extended to the End of the Year! Great news for anyone who cannot come visit us at the winery this year! Even better news...

  Extended to the End of the Year! Great news for anyone who cannot come visit us at the winery this year! Even better news for those who want to ship wine as a COVID care package, or for the holidays!!...

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