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The mission of David Whiting at Red Newt Cellars is to produce ‘life-changing Riesling’. There are nine different cuvées in their range, including six from specific blocks chosen for their particular distinction. Winemaker Kelby Russell has a particular penchant for lower alcohol styles of Riesling.
Based on the east of Lake Seneca, Red Newt source fruit from various growers around the lake to ensure they have access to the different styles and varieties of fruit they are looking for. They have been awarded numerous accolades, including being featured as one of Wine & Spirits magazine’s Top 100 Wineries Of The Year in 2011.
“As for places to keep your eye on, the Finger Lakes of New York are producing Riesling that Rocks”