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-5pm daily.

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


Winter Bistro 2015

With the days becoming shorter and colder, it's time to amp up our "local comfort" at Red Newt.
This winter, we'll be serving our full lunch menu in the tasting room DAILY from 11am - 3pm. AND our coffee shop will be open 11am - 5pm offering coffee and espresso (with Gimme! Coffee), wines by the glass, sweets, appetizers and hot soup.

Please see below for a sample menu.

Coffee Shop Menu served 11am - 5pm daily
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

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

Tomato Soup ·- ·cup 4 / Bowl 6
spicy tomato soup

Soup of the Day - Cup 4 / Bowl 6

Cookies of the day - 1


Grilled Cheese Sandwich ·- ·8
NYS sharp cheddar, house made grilling bread
+meatloaf ·4
+blackbean patty ·4
+vegetable ginger slaw ·4
+bacon ·4
+blueberry BBQ pulled pork -4

Black Bean Patties ·- ·8
vegetable ginger slaw

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

Meatloaf 15
free form bacon wrapped served with potatoes, onion, and fennel, topped with bacon sausage gravy

Macaroni and Cheese 8
elbow noodles with cheddar, jack, asiago

11am - 3pm DAILY


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