A New York State of Mind: Wine Enthusiast Reviews our Cabernet Franc Magdalena Vineyard

Anna Lee C. Iijima of Wine Enthusiast Magazine takes a look at New York State Red Wines and reviews “some of the most exciting, vibrant, cool-climate reds around.” Our Cabernet Franc Magdalena Vineyard 2014 earns a 93 point rating and is selected…

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Winemaker/Co-owner Fred Merwarth on Levi Dalton’s “I’ll Drink to That!” Podcast

Fred Merwarth sat down with Levi Dalton of “I’ll Drink to That!” podcast and discussed the history and future of both the winery and the grapevine nursery.  Listen to the podcast here or with your favorite podcast provider.  

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Named to the Wine & Spirits Magazine 2016 Top 100 Wineries List

We have been selected as one of the Wine & Spirits Magazine 2016 Top 100 Wineries. Inclusion in the Top 100 is based on the overall strength of our portfolio. This is the 8th consecutive year the winery has been selected. This year…

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WINE & SPIRITS August 2013

Wine and Spirits Magazine recognizes five of our 2011 vintage in the “Year’s Best Riesling” scores. After blind tasting 151 Rieslings from the United States, Magdalena Vineyard Dry Riesling and HJW Vineyard Dry Riesling were recognized as the highest rated…

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WINE SPECTATOR January/February 2013 Issue

“One of Finger Lakes’ top Riesling producers, focuses on single-vineyard bottlings at the Hermann J. Wiemer estate on Seneca Lake.”

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WINE ENTHUSIAST January/February 2013 Issue

Titles Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard as one of the Five Top U.S. Dessert Wine Producers. “Hermann J. Wiemer is a Riesling mecca…” Read More.  

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WINE & SPIRITS – Top 100 Wineries of 2012

  “USUALLY WHEN I HAVE THE CHANCE TO SPEAK with Fred Merwarth for these pages in late August/ early September, he’s already begun harvest. For Merwarth, the owner and winemaker at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards on Seneca Lake, harvest is…

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SAVEUR November 2012 Issue

Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Reserve Riesling 2010 ($29) A benchmark for great Finger Lakes riesling, this best-of-the-harvest bottling comes from an all-natural winery founded by a scion of a Mosel Valley winemaking family. Long-fermented to maximize complexity, it starts with…

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WINE & SPIRITS Fall 2012 Issue

Our 2010 Magdalena Dry Riesling was recognized as one of the Top 100 Terroirs around the world. In addition, Hermann was chosen as a “new world dirt prophet,” representing the Finger Lakes wine region. Read more.  

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NEW YORK TIMES August 2012

New York Times column, “The Pour,” highlights 12 Great American Wines. Eric Asimov credits our Dry Riesling 2011: “The label says ‘Dry Riesling,’ but in fact it’s slightly sweet, like an old-school German kabinett riesling from the days before global warming. Nonetheless,…

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