White Wines

  • Gewürztraminer 2015

    91 points (2014 vintage)
    Robert Parker Wine Advocate
    90 points (2012 Vintage)
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    91 point (Best Buy)
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    This wine draws from a 1967 plot in our Josef Vineyard, one of the oldest plantings of vinifera in the region, which produces grapes with exceptional depth and maturity. Much like Riesling, Gewürztraminer is a strain that is ideally placed in the cool climate of the Finger Lakes. Vivid, flowery aromas, accompanied by hints of fruit and spice showcase the distinctive characteristics of the varietal. Limited skin contact during fermentation fully accentuates these traits while producing a lean and focused style. A vigorous play of fruit and spice leads into a long, zesty finish, a perfect accompaniment to earthy or spicy food. 

    Food Pairing: Asian Cuisine, Pork, Aromatic Cheeses

    Varietal Composition: 100% Gewürztraminer
    Estate Vineyards: Magdalena and Josef
    Residual Sugar: 0.7 %
    Alcohol by Volume : 12.5%
    Harvest: September 11 - October 1, 2015
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  • Chardonnay 2014

    Chardonnay is a cornerstone varietal at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Hermann first planted these vines in 1978 and produced an estate Chardonnay every year from 1981 onward. Those vines are still in production in our HJW Vineyard, providing mineral and acid backbone to compliment the ripe, tropical fruits of our Magdalena plantings.

    While predominantly aged in stainless steel, we put a small portion of our Chardonnay in neutral oak barrels for closer lees contact that imparts texture and weight. The result is a lean, fruit dense wine with a broad mid-palate and clean finish.


    Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    Harvest: September 23 - October 15, 2014
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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  • Frost Cuvée 2013

    The Frost Cuvee is a smooth, off-dry blend of five white varietals (Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruner Veltliner) and early pick Pinot Noir. Its light, floral aroma makes way for a zesty citrus and pear body that finishes with a hint of spice.  As elegant as it is approachable, the Frost can accompany you to summer beaches and Thanksgiving feasts with the same welcome ease.

    Food pairing: Full spice dishes, Asian and Mexican cuisine, BBQ

    Varietal Composition: 20% Chardonnay, 50% Riesling, 20% Gewürztraminer, 5% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Gruner Veltliner
    Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%
    Residual Sugar: 1.2%
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