At Red Newt, we’ve got a really great crew of folks who make the wines that you love. Over the next few months, you’ll have a chance to get each of us a little bit better.
Our first installments of Red Newt Write are penned by Austin Lamb, freelance journalist in Ithaca NY. We are excited to have Austin spend some time with our family and pass our conversations along to you!
Red Newt Cellars is a family owned business passionate about the Finger Lakes and New York State. Our Rieslings are expressive of time and place with each vineyard site having its own personality and soul. For more than 20 years, Red Newt Cellars has been an integral player in the Finger Lakes localvore culinary scene, and we love sharing our excitement for food, wine and community with others.
We love what we do and do what we love:
We produce world class wines
We have a passion for local fare
We seek professional team members who:
Hold customer service in the highest regard
Enjoy a fast paced work environment
Are passionate about the food and wine industry
Minimum 21 years of age
Are able to stand for 6 hours and lift a case of wine
Full time seasonal positions are available with an opportunity for part time employment year round
Weekends are required
Preferred candidates have some customer service or culinary experience or equivalent
Have reliable transportation
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to heather*at*rednewt.com
In 2009, the first plantings at Lahoma Vineyards were only in their third leaf… but being planted on very rich soils (most recently mixed use fruit trees and pasture) there were grapes on the vine. Join me for a walk in Lahoma Vineyards 9’rs over a decade ago!
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!
The year is 2010. An early morning in October with cool 40 degree temperatures. As we mentioned during the Aged Wines tasting on Saturday, we pick Gewurztraminer in cool conditions. Take a look at the Gewurztraminer harvest 10 years ago, and see for yourself!
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!
In 2001, Senator Hillary Clinton gathered the Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Committee and asked them how to convince the Senate that New York State was a major agricultural state. The answer was to take New York’s agriculture to Washington, D.C. The first New York Farm Day was held on Capitol Hill in September of 2002. The most important part of this day was not just the winemakers and their wines or the chefs and their dishes, but also the farmers. By bringing farmers, producers, winemakers and chefs all together in one place, the event truly highlighted the diverse bounty of New York’s agriculture.
The 2002 event was such a success, it continued for years, eventually with the backing of Senator Gillibrand. The primary goal was not just to demonstrate the power of New York’s agricultural industry but to also influence agricultural legislation. As events of today have shown, agriculture in New York State at all levels is an imperative part of the New York economy and advocating for it is essential.
For many years Red Newt Cellars participated in this event. Our wines, and food from our bistro helped showcase the amazing farmers of New York! Some of you may also remember a dish that made an appearance on Capitol Hill. The Verjooz Curd Mouse, topped with fresh raspberries and a raspberry coulis was always a hit! We can’t wait for the berry season!
It was a warm, moist year, with harvest coming very early. At least starting that way. Once it starts, sometimes it’s hard not to just keep running headlong to the finish. But sometimes, that’s exactly what NOT to do. 2010 was a little like that. Take a look-see!
If you’d like to taste hear more talk about the Glacier Ridge Merlot, join us on Facebook Live!
We’ll be tasting Merlot from Glacier Ridge Vineyards on our next virtual tasting! Visit the Red Newt Cellars Facebook page at 4pm Saturday, April 18th.
This week in our Online Virtual Tastings and blogs, we’ll be taking a deep dive into Wines from Sawmill Creek Vineyards. To prepare ourselves, and to pique your interest, I’ve pulled a 2002 “NooTTooB interview from 2008 with grower Jim Hazlitt.
You can also view this video, and our live tastings on our Facebook page!
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