Looking Back

Meagz Using Basket Press

Meagz’s First Harvest My first real harvest began in 2013. I was still responsible for the wine program and running the floor in the Bistro, Thursday evenings through Sunday evenings. […]

Our Passion, Our Story

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A Wine Philosophy The past few weeks it has been our pleasure to share the various facets of our story with you. So many of you have tuned into our […]

KJR’s First Harvest

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Our Memories First days of harvest share a lot in common with first days of school: a beautiful autumn day, new clothes and footwear, the excitement of seeing old acquaintances, […]

The Winery Part IV – James Story

James and Meagz Square off with Hoses

A Cellar Rat’s Journey From tasting room to Cellar Master……..a cellar rat’s journey. I grew up in Pennsylvania but I have been coming to Finger Lakes all my life.  As […]

Creation of the KJR Label

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Kelby James Russell Wines Kelby James Russell Wines first began as a casual brainstorm at Red Newt Cellars, where owner and winemaker David Whiting suggested that a separate wine project […]

The Tasting Room-Katie’s Story

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Katie Goodwin – Wine Club/Customer Relations Director Our Story – Katie’s Story Katie has been a part of the Red Newt team for well over a decade, wearing many hats […]

The Music Part II – Susan’s Story

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Our Story – Susan’s Story Music is as diversified in genres and expression, as wine is by varietal and vintage. For many, this makes the two perfect companions. Today, we […]

The Music Part I – Acoustic Newt

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The Acoustic Newt Music has always been a part of Red Newt culture. If you know a member of the Whiting family, then you know music. No gathering is complete […]

Winery Part III – Meagz’ Story

Meagz and Bandit

Meagz’ Story You’ve probably met her. She’s a lean, mean, machine with a quirky and fun personality. You’d never forget her once you’ve met her. Fun orange glasses, and a […]

Winery Part II – Kelby’s story

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The Winery Part II – Kelby’s Story In 2012, Kelby James Russell joined the Red Newt Team as an assistant winemaker. He brought with him a distinct  passion for Riesling, […]

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