When Joyce and I first started growing wine grapes in the 1970s, many viticultural experts stated that the Finger Lakes would never produce good reds. Well, it was a long process, with a good deal of help from Cornell University scientists, learning how to grow reds in the cool Finger Lakes climate. Our top 3 selling wines now are all reds!
-- Art Hunt
Two classic French varietals come together to make this perfectly balanced, full-bodied wine. Our Cabernet Franc-Merlot is a selection of the finest barrels from two past harvest seasons. The bold, fruit-forward flavors of this blend pairs well with red meats, hearty soups, and sharp cheeses. Enjoy now or lay a few bottles down to age. Limited quantity available.
Alchemy is the medieval predecessor to chemistry: a search to perfect certain substances and to create a magical ‘elixir of life.’ The closest thing we’ve found to a universal cure is a phenomenal wine and we hope you enjoy this one. Our Alchemy is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This dry red wine has black cherry notes, firm oak and hints of pepper. Enjoy a glass on its own or with a wide variety of hearty meat dishes, rich cheeses, and tomato-based Italian cuisine.
A perfect everyday red wine, our Classic Red is reminiscent of Chianti: smooth, complex in fruit character, and lightly oaked. Great with pizza and other Italian dishes with red sauces, peppery beef dishes, and as a "magic ingredient" in hearty soups and stews.
Our popular Hunter’s Red is a unique, non-traditional red wine with vibrant cherry and plum notes, deep garnet color, and a touch of sweetness. Aged 100% in stainless steel, Hunter's Red is smooth and easy. It goes great with barbecued meats and spicy vegetarian chili.
Put your feet up after work or after dinner, sip our Ruby Port, and relax! A personal favorite of our Director of Winemaking Jonathan Hunt, this wine features vibrant berry notes and a long, smooth finish fortified with high-proof grape brandy. Enjoy a glass all by itself, or with chocolates, blue-veined cheeses or fine cigars. (Laws prohibit shipment of this wine to Maine, Montana and Vermont residents.)
Foxy Lady Red is made from delightfully sweet and always popular native Concord grapes. Discovered in the 1840s, this variety was so hardy and adaptable that it was planted everywhere; by the turn of the century, Concords made up 75% of the grapes in New York’s booming industry. Still appreciated for their intense fruitiness, Concords are the key ingredient in this sweet, fruity wine.