Sawmill Creek Vineyard
Sawmill Creek Vineyard is a quintessential, Finger Lakes icon. Less than one half mile from Red Newt Cellars on Seneca Lake’s southeast side, it’s steep slopes, shale soils, and exposition towards the long afternoon and evening sun have made it a prime grape growing location for decades. Located to the immediate north of the Tango Oaks Vineyard, grapes have been farmed on Sawmill Creek by the Hazlitt family since 1862. Today, Eric Hazlitt, has become the fourth generation of the family to grow, own, and manage these amazing vinifera vineyards, keeping the tradition and site very much alive. Known for Riesling fruit that is particularly green apple and mineral driven, Sawmill Creek has also been a spectacular source of Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and more over the years at Red Newt.
Curious to learn more? We’ll be featuring the Sawmill Creek North Block in Wine Stories this week. Also, feel free to take a look at the old NooTTooB video from 2002 featuring Jim Hazlitt. Low on wine? Check out the online store! We ship to over 25 states, and are offering FREE shipping on purchases of 6+ bottles of wine!