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Wednesday, November 9, 2016  New York Times wine columnist Eric Asimov’s annual Thanksgiving wine panel column featured 10 wines, including Ravines’ 2013 Pinot Noir.   Ravines 2013 Pinot Noir The pinot noir reminded me … of a trousseau from the Jura…pale-colored, subtle and reticent on its own… fresh, herbal flavors come…(Read More)

Planting begins on a new vineyard at our White Springs location on Seneca Lake A new 10 acre vineyard is being constructed abreast of the 42 acres at Ravines’ White Springs Vineyard. Apart of the Niagara Escarpment Extension, the soil composition at White Springs consists of calareous limestone under honeyoye loam. The site has a…(Read More)

If you have visited our Keuka Lake tasting room recently, you might have noticed some activity on the slopes behind the building.  We cleared the slope and have planted over 6,000 Riesling and Chardonnay vines on 5.5 acres overlooking the lake. Our vineyard team used GPS and laser technology to plant the…(Read More)

If you’ve visited one of our tasting rooms, it’s likely that you have seen the “Library List” near the register.  This is a list of older vintages of some of our wines that are available for purchase.  We hold back a few cases of each release so that our customers can…(Read More)

This week, winemaker Morten Hallgren disgorged more Sparkling Brut — almost a decade after it was bottled. Disgorging is the process whereby the yeasts in each bottle are removed.  In the classic method used by Ravines, the bottles have been riddled to get the yeast and other sediments into the bottles’ necks; &nbsp…(Read More)

Today the Ravines team harvested Chardonnay at the White Springs vineyard in Geneva, NY. Winemaker Morten Hallgren doesn’t base his harvest schedule on numbers, as some other winemakers do.  (For example, some winemakers will look at brix, which is the amount of sugars in the juice.)  Morten makes his decisions on…(Read More)

Wine Spectator recently released the Top 100 Wines of 2013, a prestigious list of the world’s most provocative wines. Ravines Wine Cellars’ 2012 Dry Riesling is ranked 33rd on the list, an impressive accolade for the winery as well as the Finger Lakes Wine Industry as a whole. James Molesworth rated the 2012…(Read More)

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting James Molesworth, Senior Editor for Wine Spectator and author of wine blog Stirring the Lees, at our new production facility and tasting room.  On previous trips to the Finger Lakes, James had visited us at our tasting room on Keuka Lake, but this…(Read More)

Morten in the vineyard

Eric Asimov visited Ravines Wine Cellars during the 2011 Harvest season:”I was a bit starstruck when he came to the tasting room because I have appreciated his work for years, but he is a super-nice down to earth man,” reflects Lisa Hallgren. “He said he was ‘blown away’ when he first tried our…(Read More)

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