Riesling

Distinctive wines sourced from Hermann’s original vineyards planted over 30 years ago. Considered one of Americas best white wines, and put Rieslings from Finger Lakes on the world stage.

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    Dry Riesling 2013

    Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States
    New York Times
    Finest American grown Riesling
    Saveur
    90 points (2009 Vintage)
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    92 points (2009 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine 2011
    91 points (2012 Vintage) 90 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine & Wine Enthusiast Magazine

    The dry style Riesling is the signature of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Exceptional grapes from each of our three vineyard locations come together to create this mouth-watering wine. This wine is fermented in small lots to ensure quality and then blended to perfection to create an elegant and balanced wine. With each vintage, we seek to match the appropriate level of fruit flavor with refreshing crispness that lets the true qualities of the Riesling grape shine through. Hints of lime and orange blossom on the nose set the stage for a succulent palate of apricot and grapefruit. Our trademark minerality creates a beautiful texture that carries into a long, lingering finish.

    Food Pairing: Asian cuisine, Poultry, Shellfish

    Grape: 100% Riesling (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: September 12 - October 23, 2013
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.00%
    Residual Sugar: 0.9%
    Vinification:,
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    Reserve Dry Riesling 2013

    92 points (2012 Vintage) 91 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine & Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    90 points (2010 Vintage) 90 points (2011 Vintage)
    Wine Spectator
    90 Points (2009 Vintage) Top 100 (2008 Vintage)
    Wine Spectator
    94 points (2009 Vintage) 92 points (2011 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    As one of our specialty bottlings of Dry Riesling, the Reserve draws from specifically identified lots, highlighting the very best qualities of our estate grown grapes from our three vineyard locations.  The Reserve features a luxurious nose of tangerine followed by a delicate palate of citrus with a touch of juniper berry. A lingering finish continues to makes the mouth water long after the wine is gone.

    Food Pairing: Asian cuisine, Chicken, Pork

    Grape: 100% Riesling (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: September 24 - October 29, 2013
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.7%
    Residual Sugar: 0.8%
    Vinification:,
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    Semi-Dry Riesling 2013

    94 points (2012 Vintage) 91 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine & Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    92 Points (2008 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    Riesling is one of the few varietals that shows exceptionally well in all ranges of sweetness. The Semi-Dry Riesling pairs an appropriate balance of sweetness and natural acidity to showcase the variety’s true flavors. An off-dry style allows this wine to be more versatile and often serves as a compromise wine for those trying to decide between different white styles. This wine remains delicate and fruit forward with lemon zest on the nose and bright tangerine on the tongue, leaving the mouth subtly coated into the finish.

    Food Pairings: Asian cuisine, poultry, shellfish

    Grape: 100% Riesling (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: September 18 - October 12, 2013
    Alcohol by Volume: 11%
    Residual Sugar: 2.2%
    Vinification:,
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    Riesling HJW Vineyard 2013

    92 points (2012 Vintage) 92 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine & Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    92 Points (2010 Vintage)
    Wine Spectator
    92 Points (2009 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine
    92 Points (2009 Vintage)
    Wine Spectator

    Directly adjacent to the winery, the HJW vineyard features some of the oldest Riesling vines in the Finger Lakes. Planted as part of Hermann’s original vision, this vineyard block features a shallow, gravely soil and its higher elevation and greater distance from Seneca Lake make it our coolest vineyard location. These factors combine to express the core character of this vineyard, exhibited in a wine with unprecedented minerality, invigorating crispness, and tremendous aging potential. The HJW Riesling is highlighted by a light citrus nose and a crisp green apple palate. Beautiful balance creates an impressive and enduring finish.

    The HJW Vineyard  site was planted in 1976. This vineyard is defined by its thin, gravelly topsoil, yielding low-vigor vines and expressive vibrant wines, capturing minerality from the soil. Due to the mesoclimate, the wines portray an unprecedented minerality and acid structure allowing for excellent aging potential. The HJW vineyard is farmed under strict sustainable viticultural practices and is consistently some of the highest quality fruit we harvest.

    Harvest: September 22 - October 18, 2013
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.3%
    Residual Sugar: 0.8%
    Vinification:,
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    Riesling Magdalena Vineyard 2013

    93 points (2012 Vintage) 92 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine & Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
    93 points (2009 Vintage) 93 points (2011 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine
    91 Points (2010 Vintage)
    Wine Spectator

    The stunning Magdalena vineyard is the northernmost of our three vineyard locations yet consistently features the warmest temperatures across the estate and in the Finger Lakes. Lime silt loam soils pair with the warm weather to showcase the true essence of this site in a stellar single vineyard bottling. The brilliant bouquet of fresh citrus and apple leads into a refreshingly fruit forward palate and a lush, bold finish.

    Magdalena Vineyard enjoys one of the warmest sites in the Finger Lakes. The unique characteristics of our Magdalena vineyard-specific Riesling result from the site’s elevation, soil composition, and proximity to Seneca Lake. This is a rich, deep, fruit-driven wine with spectacular flavors, complexity and finesse.

    Grape: 100% Riesling (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: September 24 - October 22, 2013
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
    Residual Sugar: 0.8%
    Vinification:,
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    Late Harvest Riesling 2013

    93 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine
    90 points (2010 Vintage)
    Wine Spectator
    94 points (2009 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    Crafted in the traditional Spätlese style, the Late Harvest presents yet another approach to this classic variety. Additional time on the vine allows the grapes to fully develop their flavor profiles. The later picking also helps sugars to consolidate, resulting in a sweeter full bodied wine. An appropriate level of alcohol helps to make this wine delicate and approachable with a moderate level of residual sweetness. Honeyed citrus and green apple accent the nose, while peach and apricot float across the tongue.

    Food Pairing: Lobster, Cream Sauces, Soft Cheeses

    Grape: 100% Riesling (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: October 8 - 29, 2013
    Alcohol by Volume: 8.5%
    Sugar Level at harvest: 24.5%
    Residual Sugar: 5.3%
    Vinification:,
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    Riesling Josef Vineyard 2012

    93 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    While most single vineyard bottlings feature dry wines, the Josef Late Harvest showcases the tremendous late season ripening of this versatile vineyard. Located approximately 10 miles north of the winery and only a half-mile from Seneca Lake, this sloping site experiences warm temperatures and excellent air flow. The Honeoye silt loam soils contribute to rich flavors and excellent sugar levels. A nose of honeyed citrus and cut sweet grass gives way to the luscious taste of peach and apple.

    Food Pairing: Lobster, Cream Sauces, Soft Cheeses

    Grape: 100% Riesling (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: October 15 - 25, 2012
    Alcohol by Volume: 11%
    Sugar Level at Harvest: 24.6%
    Residual Sugar: 4.3%
    Vinification:,
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    Noble Select Riesling Josef Vineyard 2009 – TBA

    92 Points & 93 Points
    Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits Magazine
    94 points (2008 Vintage) & 92 Points (2008 Vintage)
    Wine & Spirit Magazine and Wine Spectator

    The traditional German classification “Trockenbeerenauslese” is used to denote a particular style of dessert wine made exclusively from berries affected by botrytis.  Botrytis, or “noble rot,” reduces the water content in grapes, leaving intensely concentrated flavors and sugars. The meticulous selection of these individual berries ensures the highest purity, while the appropriate balance of alcohol and sweetness forms a graceful wine that is luscious and satisfying. A beautiful nose with honeyed citrus and lychee yields to mouth-coating flavors of clover honey and apricot.

    Grape: Riesling
    Harvest Date: November 10 - 15, 2009
    Alcohol by Volume: 7.3%
    Sugar Level at harvest: 50.4%
    Residual Sugar: 34.5%
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    Noble Select Riesling Magdalena Vineyard 2012 – BA

    The traditional German classification “Beerenauslese” is used to denote a particular style of dessert wine made exclusively from berries affected by botrytis.  Botrytis, or “noble rot,” reduces the water content in grapes, leaving intensely concentrated flavors and sugars. The meticulous selection of these individual berries ensures the highest purity, while the appropriate balance of alcohol and sweetness forms a graceful wine that is luscious and satisfying. A beautiful nose with honeyed citrus and lychee yields to mouth-coating flavors of clover honey and apricot.

    Grape: Riesling
    Harvest Date: November 10 - 15, 2012
    Alcohol by Volume: 7.2%
    Sugar Level at Harvest: 41.4%
    Residual Sugar: 29.4%