Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2016
Wine Specs
Vidal Blanc
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
December 2016
39 degrees brix at harvest
Stainless steel
Cold temp. with R-HST yeast
Bottling Date
June 29, 2017
Residual Sugar

Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2016

Estate Grown & Bottled

Our marquee wine, Vidal Blanc Ice Wine is a rare and lusciously sweet after-dinner wine with rich honey, apricot and exotic fruit flavors.  Genuine ice wines (picked completely frozen, pressed frozen, never thawed) are rare by their very nature.  With time, genuine ice wines darken in color, with raisin and honey notes predominating.

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The Hunt family is the longest continuous producer of true Ice Wine in the United States. Crafted in the tradition of a German “eis wine”, the Vidal grapes are left on the vine long past the normal harvest and deep into the winter. The Hunts wait patiently for the grapes to freeze solid and then early one morning - before the temperature rises above 15 F in the vineyards - they pick the grapes by hand. The frozen grapes are then pressed for many hours to get a small quantity of intensely flavored juice which concentrates sweetness, flavors, and acidity.  It's a risky process because of unpredictable weather and wildlife that can ruin an entire crop.

But the result is a wine filled with the sweet flavors of apricot, raisin, and honey. Delicious with desserts and wonderful all on its own.

A bottle serves approximately six 2-ounce glasses.

Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2013 (Sold Out)
WINNER, JEFFERSON CUP, 2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
DOUBLE GOLD Medal and BEST OF CLASS, 2014 Grand Harvest Awards, Sonoma County, CA

GOLD Medal, 2015 Riverside (Calif.) International Wine Competition, Santa Rosa, CA
GOLD Medal, 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Mendon, NY
Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2007 (Sold Out)
95 RATING (Exceptional wine) and GOLD Medal,
      2010 World Wine Championships, Beverage Testing Institute (
EXAMPLE OF AMERICAN GREATNESS (Gold), 2010 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
GOLD Medal, 2011 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition

Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2006 (Sold Out)
94 Rating (Exceptional wine) and Gold Medal, 2009 World Wine Championships,
Double Gold Medal and Best of Category (Dessert Wines), 2008 NYS Fair Commercial Wine Comp.
Gold Medal, 2008 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Gold Medal, 2008 Grand Harvest Awards
Example of American Greatness (Gold), 2007 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2008 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition

Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2005 (Sold Out)
Gold Medal, 2007 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2006 Amenti del Vino Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2006 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition
Gold Medal and Best of Clasa (Ice Wines), 2006 NY State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Product Reviews
Nicholas Gimbrone's Gravatar
Nicholas Gimbrone
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(Feb 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM)
Spectacular! The rich, complex flavors and smooth texture play wonderful games with the entire mouth. This is the wine which has brought us back to this producer time after time. It really shows off both the Finger Lakes region, and more importantly the skills of this vineyard.

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major lewis
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(Aug 13, 2013 at 6:11 PM)
accurate discription of bold flavors-never said wow before

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Ginger Harbin
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(Mar 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM)
Awesome! Birthday gift for our son. Now I am going to have to replace the bottles I bought!

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Jennifer colsrud
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(Feb 6, 2016 at 2:38 PM)
Wow amazing just finished the bottle myself didnt realize it!

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Timothy seaman
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(Feb 27, 2016 at 4:31 PM)
Absolutely amazing tasting wine definitely no lack of flavors well worth the money.

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Jesse Sawyer
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(Jul 19, 2016 at 6:01 AM)
After buying a bottle for my wife for her Birthday - she has falling in love with it. I buy her a bottle every week end. thanks for making life easier for me.

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