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Address: 3675 Tichenor Rd, Hector, NY 14841-9675
Phone Number:
+1 607-546-4100
11:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Red Newt Cellars is one of the Finger Lakes' preeminent Riesling producers....

Red Newt Cellars is one of the Finger Lakes' preeminent Riesling producers. Rieslings from our most popular "Circle" Riesling to a full lineup of single vineyard selections are produced at Red Newt. Elegant wines of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris are also a focus. In addition to these aromatic white wines, Red Newt produces a line of exquisite Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines from select vineyards in the Finger Lakes. The Tasting Room at Red Newt provides a traditional "stand up" tasting of Red Newt Cellars current wine releases. Each day, featured wines are offered for tasting. Tastings are available on a walk-in basis for groups of up to 12. Reservations are suggested for groups larger than eight.

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Great sweet whites

Our server was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We were very impressed. Loved the blue newt white. Their labels are beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Red Newt Cellars makes serious and world class wines, with dry Rieslings that are equal to those from Germany and Alsace. We had an exceptional guide for our tasting: Heather, who is engaging, articulate, and very knowledgeable, offered an outstanding introduction to their wines. In addition to our tasting, we enjoyed a delicious light lunch, accompanied by a dry Riesling,... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Our server was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We were very impressed. Loved the blue newt white. Their labels are beautiful.

Thank dorypet
Queens, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice tasting room, nice outdoor deck. Favorite was RNC Viridescens, second was Merlot. Overpriced. Wasn't feeling the vibe of the place, but I can see why others would. Nothing special to us.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Helpful and nice staff, delicious wines and beautiful view! Enjoyed a bottle of their wine and a cheese plate on the deck.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Simply the best Riesling you will find anywhere. The Riesling selections tell you they are serious about this grape. Our server Mary Ellen was quite nice. My favorite.

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

They are getting to be more for both of us, circle riesling was good for my husband and I really like blue newt white enough to buy two bottles also there laboratory series I got there riesling. Get wines and food wasn't bad either there used to be a fully functioning restaurant the last time we were there but they... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This winery is just off of the main road. It was really easy to find. It has a very clean and simple decor inside, so you're not overwhelmed when tasting wines. They did have a coffee bar just to the left of the tasting room, which would be great for the non-wine drinkers. The coffee bar had a great selection... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Came in here on a Tuesday afternoon. Couple other groups were tasting. Server was attentive with wine details and questions. Credit card machine was acting up after purchasing a bottle, so the "knucklebuster" came out. The winery felt more like a bistro...and that is what a lot of people have also commented.

Thank TheTangoFox
Beamsville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

This winery was nice and open inside, the layout was great and took advantage of the scenery with huge windows. We came in November when it was quiet, and the restaurant part was closed which was a little disappointing but understandable. We had one on one service and enjoyed the wines, we purchased a Cab Franc. They had a nice... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were surprised to be greeted by a hostess behind a desk as we entered the large room where the wine tasting bar was to one side and a coffee bar was to the other side. We felt the whole room had a coffee shop vibe with a coffee aroma – not what you want to smell when tasting wine... More 

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