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Red Newt in Top 100

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We are truly honored to be included in James Sucklings top 100 wines in America. This not only is a great achievement for Red Newt, but also is a reflection of the character and quality of the Finger Lakes Region.

Top 100 American Wines of 2018 

“New York State also provided us with the most astonishing dry white from outside the West Coast. The Red Newt Cellars Riesling Finger Lakes The Knoll 2016 (No. 86) has an amazing intensity of floral honey, white peach, tropical fruit and citrus aromas. The combination of ripeness and scintillating acidity reminded us of Trimbach’s Clos Ste. Hune, the most expensive and sought-after dry riesling from Alsace, France. It is a sure sign of the white wine revolution in the Finger Lakes region.”

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Rebecca Mahmoud joins Red Newt Cellars Winery as National Brand Ambassador.

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rebecca mahmoudRed Newt Cellars is pleased to announce that Rebecca Mahmoud has joined the Red Newt Cellars wine marketing and distribution team.  Her focus as brand ambassador will be on facilitating and expanding Red Newt Cellars’ recognition and distribution in North America.  Red Newt is currently distributed to 15 US states, Europe, Japan, China and New Zealand.Read More »

Kelby James Russell Wines Offers Two New Releases

Building on the popularity of  the KJR 2014 Dry Rosé, Kelby Russell announces the release of two new wines.

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Kelby Russel, winemaker

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 styles, the label promises to bring something new to the wine world; ‘off-beat’ wines both in reference to their musical inspiration as well as their individual spirit.Read More »

Kelby James Russell Wines launched with 2013 Rosé

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Kelby James Russell Wines launched with 2013 Rosé

Promises “Off-Beat” Wines.

Hector, New York
February 17, 2014

Launching with a Dry Rosé rather than a Riesling, Kelby James Russell Wines marks the release of its first wine this month. Started as a new project between Kelby Russell and Red Newt Cellars, where he works as winemaker, the label series will provide an opportunity for Kelby to make and offer personal, small-batch wines.

“Given my long love affair with Rosé, there was never any doubt what the first wine would be,“ said Kelby. “That it should also be sourced from 100% Cabernet Franc from the Nutt Road Vineyard, where my winemaking career started, only feels more appropriate.”

The vibrant 2013 Dry Rosé was spurred on by the sounds of Bob Dylan, the only tasting notes suggesting the wine be enjoyed while listening to “Leopard-Skin, Pill-Box Hat.” Subsequent wines under the label will also list a musical pairing as both inspiration and description of what the bottle contains.

“Starting this label will allow me to focus on a limited number of wines that I am most passionate about, inspired by the music I am passionate about,” said Kelby. “I trust what people taste in the wine, so I instead want to give them a glimpse of the artistic spirit inside the bottle.”

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 styles, the label promises to bring something new to the wine world; ‘off-beat’ wines both in reference to their musical inspiration as well as their individual spirit.

Kelby James Russell Wines

Geneva, New York; www.kjrwines.com; leslie@kjrwines.com

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