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Review of Red Newt Cellars

Red Newt Cellars
Ranked #10 of 15 things to do in Hector
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 15 August 2013

The tasting room was nothing special, however the wines were very good. The tasting fee was very reasonable. We normally prefer tastings that include at least a few people. The two of us were the only tasters, and we were there for about 30 minutes. The young lady helping us did a great job and the rest of the staff were very friendly. We were glad that we stopped.

Thank rdcrx
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We loved this stop! Heather was very informative and lively. The wines were good too. Reasonably priced tastings. We ordered decaf coffee and the waitress made a fresh pot just for us. There's a fall that should not be missed in the town of Hector. Glad we made the stop at this winery.

Thank NPC07
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

The first time I went here I loved it. Friendly hostess, great set up, great wines... but that has changed. The moved the tasting bar from the middle which made the room feel awkwardly large. Our hostess didn't know anything about winemaking or wine in general. She was only capable of reading what was on the sheet and answered "I don't know" to all of our other questions. All of their wines were a bit "unique" but not to our tastings. I might give them one more try but this last experience was not encouraging.

Thank RNTRAVEL
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

A couple wines was good but our server had no personalty, did not offer information about the wines (we had to ask) and she even disappeared for a time with out saying anything. I may consider giving this place another try with a different server.

Thank Beth R
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

Stopped in for a wine tasting during our three days in the Finger Lakes Region as Red Newt was recommended.

Dining room looked pleasant, but a bit pricey.

Wines were decent. Nothing exceptional beyond the Riesling.
Tasting room was very roomie.
It was 'nice', but just missed that punch to make it stand-out above all of the others in the region.

Staff: Friendly
Ambiance: Average
Patio: Yes. Not in use though
Space: Plenty
Wines: Average
Grounds: Need some landscaping, esp off the restaurant

Would recommend: Yes
Would return to: Probably not

Thank COTraveller33
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