The Bistro at Red Newt is in full swing serving lunch daily.Lite bites are always available to enjoy with a glass of wine.
Our lunch counter is open 11 – 3 daily with seating available both inside and on our deck overlooking the Seneca Lake valley.
Enjoy a current release Red Newt wine by the glass, or choose a bottle from our extensive selection of aged vintages from our wine cellar.
Featuring Gimme! Coffee, the Finger Lakes’ premier coffee roaster, the Coffee Spot is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate with an espresso, tea or wine-by-the-glass, or a light bite
Red Newt Wine Club FREE TO JOIN! Two shipments a year, 6 bottles each shipment, May and October, pick-up or delivery.
Red Newt VIP Tasting
This tasting is limited to 10 people, by reservation, and is curated exclusively by one of the Red Newt team with in depth insights and commentary on the wines and the food. ! (read more!)
For last minute reservations, please call 607-546-4100 to inquire.
Too Cold to come out? Bring the wine to you with $10 FLAT RATE Shipping! (on 6 bottles or more)
It’s been frigid here in the Finger Lakes, and many have been unable to travel with the extreme temperatures and snow, but the weather is breaking! This week looks like the perfect time to ship wine and we are offering Flat Rate shipping for $10, with the purchase of 6 bottles or more.
While it may be too cold for us, this kind of weather does produce some great last harvest and ice wines, like our 2015 Noble Select Riesling – Wine & Spirits 93 points!
2015 Noble Select Riesling – Tango Oaks Vineyard As a Riesling House, the one major piece missing from our portfolio at Red Newt was a Late Harvest style Riesling. Extremely finicky to make, both in the vineyard and the winery, they are a complete labor of love. We joke that no one ever makes money on a late harvest, you hope to break even, but mostly make them for the love of Riesling and to demonstrate what you are able to do with your vineyards and winery.
Regardless of that, after years of talking about a potential Late Harvest, 2015 presented the weather
conditions to really make it possible. With a great deal of hands-on vineyard work by the Red Newt Winemaking Team from September-November in the vineyard itself, we were happy to discover that our hunch about Tango Oaks being suitable for late harvest Riesling was correct. With fantastic starting fruit, we put all of ou
energy into making a wine that would do justice to the fruit we had worked to bring from the vineyard.
Now that we can taste the finished result, we are even more resolved to make this a regular offering from Red Newt. A beautiful dessert wine to finish a meal with, or to cellar for years to come. Tango Oaks and its loose, Alsatian Riesling clusters are an ideal starting point almost regardless of year, although we are happy to respond to vintage and make anything from an “Auslese” style to Trockenbeeren. The most exciting revelation, however, is in the nature of the wine itself: it is clearly from Tango Oaks Vineyard. Despite the high amount of clean botrytis on the grapes, this wine is not a heavy and rich late harvest Riesling that we would otherwise expect. It is still spicy and herbal, light on its feets, even a bit ethereal; the same way we would describe the Tango Oaks Riesling for table wine. It is rewarding to see that the vineyard character is able to come through so strongly – keep an eye open for future vintages as well!
The Bistro is open daily from 11am-3pm for our Full Food menu, and lite bites until 5pm.
Chef Jeremy has prepared some great specials for you this weekend:
NEW ENGLAND STYLE CLAM CHOWDER
muu radish, “Piggery” ham, topped with a poached egg and served with a side of chili oil
VIP Wine Tasting and Food Pairing January – Cozy by the FireThe Red Newt VIP Tasting Experience is a vinous treat for anyone. At Red Newt, our passion is wine and the discovery of the personality and history of the wine in the glass. We do this by peering past the preconceptions, and focusing on the personality and expression of the vineyard. Winemaking paths and vinification techniques are part of the discussion, and a delightful food pairing designed by the Bistro chef, Jeremy Personius, is part of the experience. We are excited to share these wines with you!
This tasting is limited to 10 people, by reservation, and is curated exclusively by one of the Red Newt team with in depth insights and commentary on the wines and the food.
February 4th – 1pm Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity.