Recent Accolades

January 2020

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Mark Squires from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate recently tasted through and reviewed our lineup of dessert wines and 2017 Rieslings as well as a few bubblies for the June 2019 Issue.

For PDF: HJW Robert Parker One Page 2019 

May 2018

Wine & Spirits Magazine Reviews 2016 Rieslings

Wine & Spirits Magazine reviewed our lineup of 2016 Rieslings and a few others in their August 2018 Issue. The Riesling Dry 2016 was named a Best Buy with 92 points and the Blanc de Blanc & Cuvee Brut from 2013 were included in the Year’s Best Summer Sparklers list.

Read the full list of scores here.

May 2018

Wine Spectator Magazine Reviews for 2016 Rieslings

James Molesworth of Wine Spectator Magazine reviewed our 2016 Rieslings in their June Issue. Stand outs include two brand new bottlings called Single Select and HJW Bio. See the scores and reviews here.

May 2018

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Reviews 2016 Rieslings

Wine Enthusiast Magazine reviewed our 2016 Rieslings in their July Issue. Some stand outs include the Riesling Dry 2016 with with 92 points and “editor’s choice.” See the lineup here.

May 2018

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Scores

Mark Squires from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate recently tasted through and reviewed our lineup of 2016 Rieslings as well as a few bubblies and dessert wines for the April 2018 Issue.

To see the scores and read what he had to say about the wines see here.

November 2017

Riesling Dry 2015 Named on THE ENTHUSIAST 100 OF 2017

Pleased to say that our Riesling Dry made the Enthusiast 100 of 2017 for Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Read the notes on the wine and check out the full list of great picks here

September 2017

Wine Spectator Magazine Reviews for 2015 Rieslings

Wine Spectator Magazine reviews our 2015 Rieslings and a dessert wine in their October Issue. See the scores and reviews here. 

September 2017

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Reviews 2015 Rieslings

Wine Enthusiast Magazine reviews our 2015 Riesling as well as a few Sparkling wines.

Read the score here and look for them in the upcoming November Issue of the magazine.

August 2017

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Reviews

Mark Squires from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate reviews our Rieslings from the 2015 vintage and select Dessert and Sparkling Wines.

Read excerpts from the reviews here. 

June 2017

Reviews from JAMESSUCKLING.COM reviewed a selection of our wines. To read the reviews of our 2015s click here.

March 2017

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 as an Editor’s Choice wine. Read the article here.

September 2016

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 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.

July 2016

Vinous Reviews

Kelly White reviewed several of our wines for Vinous. Read the scores here.

July 2016

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Reviews

Mark Squires of Robert Parker Wine Advocate reviewed several of our wines. Read a few excerpts about our current releases here.

July 2016

Wine & Spirits 2014 Riesling Reviews

Wine & Spirits reviewed our 2014 Rieslings in the August 2016 Summer issue. Read the reviews here.

June 2016

Wine Spectator Reviews

Wine Spectator reviewed our 2014 lineup of Rieslings. Read the ratings for our reserve Rieslings here.

December 2015

Cabernet Franc Magdalena Vineyard 2012 in the Wine Enthusiast December 2015 Issue

Our Cabernet Franc Magdalena Vineyard 2012 was selected for The Enthusiast 100 Wines of 2015. Wines were chosen based on “high quality to price ratio, good market availability and buzz, an X-factor that can’t precisely be defined.”

See the full list here.

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November 2015

2014 Dry Riesling in NYTimes T Magazine

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.

November 2015

November 2015 Wine Enthusiast Ratings

Several of our Rieslings as well as our Blanc de Noir sparkling wine and Lemberger received great reviews in the November 2015 Issue of Wine Enthusiast. To read click here.

September 2015

Wine & Spirits Magazine | Riesling Thoroughbreds from New York’s Finger Lakes

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.

September 2015

Recent Scores from Wine & Spirits Magazine

The October 2015 issue of Wine and Spirits Magazine reviewed our wines. Five our our wines received scores of 91 points or higher and the highlight is the 94 points given for our Cuvée Brut 2011.

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June 2015

2014 Dry Riesling featured in New York Times- Summer Wines: 20 for $20

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.

February 2015

Wine Spectator Scores for our 2012 Rieslings

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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February 2015

Wine Enthusiast: Top Wine Getaways- Finger Lakes

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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November 2014

Somm Journal Interview with Oskar Bynke

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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To read the online version visit here.

November 2014

Wiemer Wines Highlighted in Thanksgiving Issues

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.

Thanksgiving Issues


October 2014

Top 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits Magazine

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.

W&S – Top 100 Wineries 

September 2014

Wine Spectator Highlights Hermann J. Wiemer Winemaker

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. 

Wine Spectator September 2014

August 2014

Wine & Spirits Reviews our 2012 Rieslings

The August 2014 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine reviewed the “Year’s Best Finger Lakes” wines.  A blind panel tasted 206 new-release Finger Lakes wines and selected 6 of our Rieslings to be rated 90 points or higher.

Wine & Spirits 2014

July 2014

Wine Enthusiast Reviews our 2012 Rieslings

The July 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine has recently reviewed our 2012 Rieslings.  Five Rieslings are rated 90 points or higher.

Wine Enthusiast 2014 


April 2014

Wiemer Vineyard featured in United Magazine

“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”!

Three Perfect Days Full Article
HJW Feature Article

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February 2014

Wine Business Monthly – Riesling Varietal Review

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.

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September 2013

Wine Spectator’s – Critics’ Choice Grand Tasting

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.

September 2013

Top 100 Winery of 2013 by Wine and Spirits

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.”

January 2013

2012 Sommelier Choice Nominee

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

August 2012

American Winery of the Year Nominee – Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“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


August 2012

Hermann Digs Deep into Terrior with Wine & Spirits Magazine

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.

Wine & Spirits Fall 2012

August 2012

“The Year’s Best US Rieslings” -Wine & Spirits Magazine

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

Wine & Spirits August 2012

October 2010

Wine & Spirits Magazine gives Hermann J. Wiemer 2008 Record scorings

August issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine rates 7 of our Riesling over 90 points!

February 2010

Roberts Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide 7th Edition (2009)

Hermann J. Wiemer receives “5 Stars – excellent rating” as one of the top producers in the state of New York.

May 2009

2008 Wiemer Rieslings Reach New Heights

Herman J. Wiemer earns 90, 90, 91, 92, and a 92 from Wine Spectator.

July 2008

Chef David Bouley’s Test Kitchen, New York, NY

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!

February 2008

Gary Vaynerchuk Library TV 2008 episode # 409

“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…”