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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard Hermann J. Wiemer, a pioneer in the successful growth of vinifera (European)grapes in the Finger Lakes, has built his winery, vineyard and nursery on his fierce dedication to the exclusive production of these varieties since 1969. The Wiemer wines quickly gained recognition and now enjoy both a national and world-wide reputation as among the finest made. The winery is located on Route 14, fifteen mintues from Watkins Glen. Tastings are given daily in the retail shop located within the winery itself, enabling visitors to see the wine actually in production. A beautiful, tranquil spot to visit, stroll through the vineyards on a self-guided tour, and even picnic by one of three ponds also visited by many kinds of wildlife.

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is located on the west side of Seneca Lake, 14 miles north of Watkins Glen and approximately 20 miles south of the center of Geneva, N.Y. From the New York Thruway (U.S. Route 90), take Exit 42 to Route 14 South. If coming from the south via Route 17 westbound, take Exit 52N (Horseheads) to Route 14 North. From Route 17 eastbound, take Exit 46 in Corning to Route 414 North, take 414 to Watkins Glen, and then Route14 north.

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3962 Route 14, Dundee, NY, US, 14837 Email:
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  Cabernet Franc
Until recently, Cabernet Franc was primarily used to enhance the complexity of the great Bordeaux and other Cabernet Sauvignon wines, but it has now come into its own. This wine possesses all the wonderful characteristics of a great vintage - well balanced, aromatic with a soft and lingering finish.
  Cabernet Franc Reserve
This 2005 Reserve is elegant and complex with black currant, raspberry, and cranberry characteristics. This great vintage has a velvety and lingering finish.
Made in the restrained French Style, the Chardonnay is barrel fermented in French oak. The nose and taste reveal a dry, full-bodied, complex wine showing classic Chardonnay fruit subtly enhanced with oak. It is well balanced, smooth and dry with a nice long finish
  Dry Johannisberg Riesling
A crisp dry Johannisberg Riesling in the classic German Mosel Kabinett style. The nose is light and delicate with hints of fresh fruit. Elegant in taste, it is smooth and well balanced with a crisp, clean finish. An outstanding party, reception and general drinking wine. Appropriate foods: A good choice for a one-wine dinner at which seafood, chicken or veal in a light sauce is served. Excellent with fresh fruit, Gruyere, Port Salut and Morbier cheeses.
  Dry Johannisberg Riesling Reserve
A worthy successor to the 2002 Reserve Dry Riesling that won the coveted NY State Governor's Cup, this wine has good structure and great acid/sugar balance. The hints of apples, pears and minerals in the nose are also found in the taste, in classic Kabinett style. A fresh, lively wine with a pleasant lingering finish on the palate.
  Dry Rosé
An unusually full-bodied rosé with hints of raspberry and a long dry finish. It is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir. Appropriate foods: Excellent as an aperitif and paired with chicken, seafood and pasta.
  Estate Red
A bright and lively blend of Cabernet Franc and Lemberger (a classic German variety). Its vibrant flavors instantly impact the tongue with black current and plum, and hints of leather and tobacco. An energetic, well-structured wine with good tannins. Enjoy on a daily basis. Appropriate foods: Particularly good with red meats, and all robust ethnic foods - e.g., Italian, Mexican, Polish.
  Estate White
This 100% vinifera blending of Rieslings, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris has resulted in a perfect balance of the best characteristics from each of the wines. Riesling fruits, with a delicate touch of oak in the nose, are enhanced by an overlay of full-bodied complexity from the Chardonnay and finished with a crisp, smooth dryness from the Pinot Gris. A very good all-round, flexible drinking wine. Appropriate foods: Serve with hors d’oeuvres, fish and meats of all kinds, spicy foods and cheeses with distinctive flavors
This medium dry, distinctive wine has a beautiful nose, full of peaches, apples and melons, and perfumed with rose petals. A light citrus touch to the taste and finish make this an excellent example of "Spicy Traminer". Appropriate foods: Goes well with spicy foods (e.g. curries, Mexican, Thai, Italian) and dishes with rich sauces. Also excellent with fruit tarts and similar desserts.
  Gewürztraminer Reserve
A medium dry wine, it is listed as a Reserve because of its lovely intensity in the nose and taste, full of apricots, peaches with violets and rose petals in the true Alsace style. The hint of almonds or peach pits lingering in the taste makes this wine an outstanding example of "spicy traminer." A true wine experience. Appropriate foods: : Goes will with all spicy foods and dishes with rich sauces. Also excellent with fruit tarts and similar desserts.
  Late Harvest Johannisberg Riesling
An Alsatian-style late harvest wine exhibiting the apricots and honey flavors of botrytised fruit. This wine is rich, and full-bodied with delicately balanced sugar and acid. Though a late harvest style, this wine is a beautiful accompaniment with food. Appropriate foods: Lobster, or dishes with a heavy cream sauce, fresh fruit, desserts, and Swiss and sharp Cheddar cheese.
  Pinot Noir
A medium-bodied, smooth, dry wine with some of the best Pinot Noir characteristics - garnet red in color, French oak and black cherries in the nose and taste, and a light tannin effect on the tongue.
  Reserve Chardonnay
Similar in characteristics to the non-Reserve Chardonnay, but wonderfully intense in flavor that will only increase with age. Even at this young age, the nose and taste exhibit distinct aromas of fig, apples, oak and minerals. A beautiful, full-bodied and well-rounded wine with fine acidity and a smooth, lingering finish.
  Select Late Harvest Ice Wine
For centuries, the Johannisberg Riesling grapes were traditionally the wine of choice for ice wine. This was because the fresh fruit flavors and hints of honey of the Riesling grape were intensified by being picked and pressed while frozen by the first frosts of Fall. This Riesling Ice Wine has all of these special traditional qualities and characteristics. It should be enjoyed on its own, but can also [be paired with appropriate foods. Appropriate foods: Fresh fruit, desserts and cream and sharp cheeses, such as Brie, Swiss, Cheddar and Appenzeller.
  Select Late Harvest Johannisberg Riesling
This special Reserve Late Harvest Riesling already has distinctive hints of apricots and peaches, enhanced by overtones of honey from the 60% botrytised fruit. It is smooth, with delicately balanced sugar and acid. An exceptional wine to savor on its own with friends or matched with appropriate foods. Appropriate foods: : Lobster, duck and other dishes with a cream sauce, especially good with fresh fruit, desserts, and Swiss, sharp Cheddar and aged blue cheeses.
  Semi-Dry Johannisberg Riesling
An exceptionally smooth, pleasant wine in the true Spatlese Rhine style. It has a lovely balanced nose and taste with a soft finish. Appropriate foods: Serve with chicken, veal, fish with fruit-flavored sauce, and roast pork with applesauce. Also good with fresh fruit, and Swiss, Port Salut, Brie and mild Cheddar cheeses.


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