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 we will be joining other Top 100 wineries to pour at the 13th Annual Top 100 tasting event on Monday, October 10 in San Francisco. You can see the full list of wineries here. We are happy to be in such great company!
“Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting Event honors those wineries from around the world that delivered the best overall performances in W&S tastings throughout the year.”- Wine & Spirits Magazine
Learn more about the Top 100 Tasting here.
Our 2014 Dry Riesling was featured in the New York Times T Magazine “Autumnal Wine Pairings, From Momofuku’s Beverage Director.” Jordan Salcito states “this wine, a dry-tasting Riesling, has all the zip and acidity you’d expect from a Riesling, but it also has texture, fruit and length…”. She suggests a pear and gorgonzola salad as a great pairing. Read the full list of wines here.
Thomas Pastuszak writes in the Fall 2015 Issue of Wine & Spirits about Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard as “the great standard-bearer at the helm of the Finger Lakes revolution…” It’s great to be included as a “Future Classic.” Read here.
First review of our 2014 Rieslings. Eric Asimov of the NYTimes includes our Dry Riesling on his list of 20 wines for $20 that are perfect for summer. Read the full story here.
The February 2015 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine reviewed our single-vineyard and estate Rieslings from the 2012 vintage. Five of our Rieslings received scores of 90 points or higher including a 93 for our Noble Select Magdalena Vineyard Riesling 2012.
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine highlights top wine destinations around the world, including the Finger Lakes, in their February 2015 travel issue. Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is mentioned as a must-taste location and “one of the best ambassadors of Finger Lakes Riesling.”
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Oskar Bynke, co-owner of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, gave an interview for Somm Journal in the October/November issue. He spoke with Jonathan Cristaldi about vineyard sites and management and how they translate to our wines, as well as our unique nursery business.
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Both Food & Wine and Bon Appetit magazines featured Hermann J. Wiemer in their Thanksgiving issues. Ray Isle from Food & Wine looks at the “The New US Wine Map” and highlights Hermann J. Wiemer as a standout producer from the Finger Lakes. He held a blind tasting that compared our wine with top Riesling producers from well established regions around the world with outstanding results. David Lynch from Bon Appetit presents a Thanksgiving wine game plan that includes a Wiemer Dry Riesling.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard has received the prestigious honor of being named among the Top 100 Wineries of the year by Wine & Spirits magazine for 2014. The list is determined by those wineries that have delivered the best overall performances in the Wine & Spirits tastings throughout the year. Six of our Rieslings received a score of 91 points or higher (see more in our news section). The full list of Top 100 wineries can be found at
We will be present at the celebrated Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco on October 21, 2014. “Celebrating the 11th anniversary; Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting Event honors those wineries from around the world that delivered the best overall performances in Wine & Spirits tastings throughout the year.” This is the sixth consecutive year that we have received this honor.
Riesling Revolution: “Fred Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard leads the Finger Lakes’ quality revolution” said Esther Mobley, Wine Spectator assistant editor. Esther sat down and spoke with Fred regarding Hermann J. Wiemer Winery, Vineyards, and the Finger Lakes.
“Three Perfect Days: Finger Lakes” is the title of the 10 page article written by Rohan Kamicheril for the April 2014 issue of Hemispheres, United Airline’s in-flight magazine. This article highlights the Finger Lakes’ stunning natural beauty and flourishing food and wine scene. We are grateful to be featured on pg. 109 as “Glass Acts”!
In the January 2014 edition of Wine Business Monthly, the editors offered a Varietal Focus on Riesling. They looked at three distinctive regions across the US, New York, Oregon and Washington, and selected three producers from each region. Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard was chosen as one of the NY producers. The winemaker submitted a Riesling and was asked to comment after tasting his or her counterpart’s wine. Click here to read the article. We have also included the Data Sheet which offers a tremendous amount of information regarding each wine, vintage and winemaker’s notes.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard has been invited to represent at Wine Spectator’s Wine Experience Critics’ Choice Grand Tasting in NYC on October 24th and 25th. This is the second time we have been selected as one of the 250 great estates & châteaus from the world’s best winegrowing regions.
All the invited wineries and châteaus were selected by Wine Spectator’s board of editors and have earned the Critics’ Choice Award. This walk-around event is considered one of most respectable and exclusive tastings in the wine tasting world.
We will be pouring the “Hermann J. Wiemer Nobel Select Riesling Josef Vineyard 2010” which is one of our very rare dessert wines and which will be released that day. It received a 92 point rating at the Spectators panel tasting earlier this year.
Wiemer Vineyards has been awarded as one of the world’s top 100 wineries by the magazine five years running. “Given the vintage it’s clear that both Magdalena and HJW wines exhibit a mastery of blending, both demonstrating an uncommon tension between the clean-drawn fruit flavors and more complex exotic accents – the gift of botrytis – both grounded by an unyielding mineral line. Both wines bear the sort of complexity that comes from a vintage of unprecedented challenges.”
Nominated for Sommelier Journal’s 2012 Choice Awards.
“Very hedonistic, with the kind of tropical fruit that makes people smile. Its sweetness ensures an easy sell.” – Marine Old, Contributing Editor
“Having helped bolster the Finger Lakes reputation for winemaking and viticulture, Hermann J. Wiemer continues to produce some of the states most noteworthy Riesling.”-Wine Enthusiast’s 2012 Wine Star Awards
The Fall 2012 edition of Wine & Spirits brilliantly outlines terrior around the world. Hermann Wiemer was graciously chosen as a “new world dirt prophet,” representing the Finger Lakes wine region.
Thank you Wine & Spirits Magazine for the great scores:
92 Points- HJW Vineyard Dry Riesling 2010
91 Points- Magdalena Vineyard Dry Riesling 2010
91 Points- Dry Riesling 2010
August issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine rates 7 of our Riesling over 90 points!
Hermann J. Wiemer receives “5 Stars – excellent rating” as one of the top producers in the state of New York.
Herman J. Wiemer earns 90, 90, 91, 92, and a 92 from Wine Spectator.
Top Chef David Bouley in New York City invited guest to his Test Kitchen in Tribeca to experience a 6-course menu and wine pairing featuring the wines of Hermann J. Wiemer. The menu composed using local and seasonal ingredients. The guests at this sold out event enjoyed an incredible experience, matching Hermann J. Wiemer wines with one of America’s best chefs!
“Hermann J. Wiemer is a producer of extremely good wine.… one of the great producers in the world!!! … These wines are just so good… The Gewurztraminer is a good effort, and even better than most Alsatians… a beautiful wine…”