In the 1980s, several prominent experts declared that the Finger Lakes terroir (our soil, climate, terrain and other factors) would never produce a good red wine. Well, let's call it the 30-year overnight success! Here we are, with a variety of reds that we think you'll enjoy.
Our approach at Keuka Spring has been to adapt our growing and winemaking processes to be harmonious with the natural proclivities of our red grape varieties. Several years ago we shifted our fermentation of our red wines from oak barrels to tanks. The results are reds with softer tannins and a rounder mouthfeel that we believe beautifully balance the wines' natural fruit aromas and flavors. We're delighted that our customers have embraced this change!
In one specially-priced package, a selection of our most popular dry reds.
There is nothing like a true-to-terroir, sumptous and silky Pinot Noir! This NY dry red wine exhibits classic ripe cherry notes and a smooth, earthy mid-palate. One year of oak treatment balances the finish. Enjoy this equally as versatile cousin of Pinot Gris with filet mignon, ham, venison, pork tenderloin, stuffed mushrooms, and tangy blue cheese.
Blaufränkisch, also known as Lemberger, is an Austrian grape grown selectively in the Finger Lakes. This wine has an earthy nose with wonderful smooth black cherry and pomegranate tones. Fuller than a Pinot Noir, try our Blaufränkisch with pork loin, burgers, and steaks.
Named after owner Len Wiltberger's grandmother Clara, enjoy this fruity, sweet and refreshing wine.
Savor this smooth, off-dry red wine with rich plum and cherry flavors that dance in your mouth.
Epic Reserve is a rich blend of Finger Lakes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Enjoy this wine of distinction and depth with juicy meats like steaks, pork roasts, or chops, pasta with white or red sauces, and other hearty dishes.
A rich, classic Merlot. Dry, smooth, soft, and mellow, with depth and black cherry and plum tones. Enjoy with pasta, red meat, chicken cacciatore, and steaks.
One of our best-selling and favored wines. Dry, soft, deeply-hued and full-bodied, this is a blend based on classic Bordeaux varietals.
Our exotic Saperavi is dark, rich and alluring. The Saperavi grape originated in the Eastern European country of Georgia. Deep in color, with bright berry and spice notes, medium body and soft tannins, it particularly complements beef and lamb dishes, and tarter cheeses like chèvre.