The Bistro 2014

Red Newt co-founder David Whiting will be donning the toque in the kitchen for 2014 and will be rolling out a menu that is paced for today's times, but is a nod to the roots of Red Newt.· "I've been intimately involved with the culinary program behind the scenes for the past 20 years in the Bistro, and before that in our catering business," notes David.· "I am excited to be cooking, and leading the culinary program in the Bistro."· 

In the dining room, seasonal and local fare will be available with the attentive food and wine service that Red Newt has become known for.· In addition, the full menu will be available at the new Cafe in the Tasting Room, where one can grab a quick bite, a glass of wine, and enjoy the view from our winery deck.

The menu will change seasonally and both the Bistro and the Cafe in the Tasting Room will have specials daily.  Please see below for a sample menu.

Cheeses · ·- · ·12
artisanal cheeses with daily condiment and crostini

Meats ·- ·12
cured and prepared meats with whole-grain mustard and crostini

Trio of Spreads ·- ·8
sundried tomato and olive tapenade
spicy cheddar cheese
garbanzo sesame

Cup of Crostini ·- ·4
Bread Basket ·- ·4
Olives ·- ·4
Marcona Almonds ·- ·4

Root and Cream Bake ·- ·6
roasted root vegetables with garlic cream and asiago cheese

Grilled Cheese Sandwich ·- ·8
NYS sharp cheddar, house made grilling bread
+meatloaf ·4
+blackbean patty ·4
+carrot ginger slaw ·2
+bacon ·2

Tomato Soup ·- ·6
spicy tomato soup

Black Bean Cakes ·- ·8
garlic-riesling-garbanzo sauce

Salad ·- ·10
kale, fennel, sunflower seeds, grated parmesan, honey- verjus dressing

Roasted Garlic Gnocchi ·- ·12
carrots, fennel, kale, roasted garlic cream sauce, grated parmesan

Pasta ·- ·12
roasted vegetables, kale, garlic-ginger-riesling sauce, grated parmesan

Pork Loin ·- ·18
stuffed with cornbread, sausage and chevre wrapped in bacon served·
on a bed of greens with a warm bacon vinaigrette

Tasting Plate and Wine Flight ·- ·25
tasting portions of the following·

NYS cheddar grilled cheese
spicy tomato soup
kale salad
black bean cake with a riesling-garbanzo sauce
cheese and condiment of the day

2012 Dry Riesling
2012 "Circle" Riesling
2013 Gewurztraminer
2012 Cabernet Franc

Serving full menu 11am - 6pm Daily
Friday and Saturday until 8pm

Reservations available
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Red Newt Cellars Tasting Room

Red Newt Cellars is one of the Finger Lakes' preeminent Riesling producers.  Rieslings from our most popular "Circle" Riesling to a full lineup of single vineyard selections are produced at Red Newt.  Elegant wines of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris are also a focus.  In addition to these aromatic white wines, Red Newt produces a line of exquisite Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines from select vineyards in the Finger Lakes.

The Tasting Room at Red Newt provides a traditional “stand up” tasting of Red Newt Cellars current wine releases. Each day, featured wines are offered for tasting. Tastings are available on a walk-in basis for groups of up to 12.  Reservations are suggested for groups larger than eight.  Tasting 11am-6pm daily, and open until 8pm Friday and Saturday.

Special accommodations are available for groups larger than 12 by reservation only : Please call 607-546-4100.


Red Newt- Life Changing Riesling

During a early breakfast with Dave Whiting, owner of Red newt, a conversation came up of creating up a new underwater shoot concept. Dave pondered the idea and after a few minutes he said " what about photographing our dry Riesling underwater, pouring bubbles instead of wine" The idea was born and we took off with it. We made phone calls for talent, hired our stylist and videographer for the creative stuff, rented gear for our end, the photography, made arrangements and set the date. Within 2 weeks we had pulled it all together. We could of taken more time but with colder weather bearing down it was go time. First day we arrived and tested and made some schedule adjustments. Day 2 was all day holding our breath, getting wet, and getting the shots. Now the images and video created will be turned into marketing pieces for Red Newt and promotional pieces for Onion Studio and Justin Bondi Productions.
A fantastic shoot and lots of creative fun.

Dylan Buyskes, Onion Studio

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Red Newt Cellars
Winery & Bistro
3675 Tichenor Road
Hector, NY 14841