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Atwater Estate Vineyards

Atwater Estate Vineyards Atwater Estate Vineyards lies along the glacier-carved hillsides of Seneca Lake, a premier grape growing region of the Finger Lakes Region of New York. In 1999, Ted Marks, along with Phil Hazlitt, purchased the eighty-four acre piece of land that lies between the eastern shores of Seneca Lake and Route 414 in Hector. The established vineyards were previously owned by Rolling Vineyards Winery, which was one of the original farm wineries established after the Farm Winery Act of 1976. The origin of our winery's name comes from Elijah Atwater, Phil's sixth-generation great-grandfather. Elijah's daughter, Rachel, married James Hazlitt and began the family's lineage of fine grape growing and winemaking in Hector, NY. Phil's expertise in cultivating the vineyards and winemaking was the basis for the beginnings of Atwater Vineyards. Winemaker Vincent Aliperti joined the Atwater staff in the spring of 2001. He was previously an assistant winemaker at both the Wolffer Estate, Long Island, NY and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard of the Finger Lakes. He uses his distinctive style, talents and knowledge in the production of our quality wines. The winery has been modernized with the addition of refrigerated stainless steel tanks and new oak barrels to help establish the present production of 16,000 gallons of wine. The vineyards are currently planted with 60 acres of fifteen varietals, including native, hybrid and vinifera grapes. We have the potential to produce 50,000 gallons and eagerly anticipate our growth as our winery progresses. Whether you have the opportunity to taste our wines in our tasting room, with its breath-taking panoramic view of Seneca Lake, or enjoy them at home, we believe you will savor all that Atwater Estate Vineyards has to offer!

From the NYS Thruway-90: (Thruway Exit #41-Waterloo) Turn right after toll booths. Follow Rte. 414 to Rte. 5 & 20. Turn left at 5 & 20 (also 414). In village of Seneca Falls follow signs for Rte 414 South. You will pass through Ovid, Lodi and Valois. Atwater Vineyards is approximately 4 miles south of Valois on the right hand side of the road. Look for the green highway signs! Drive time from Thruway: approx 45 minutes. From Route 17 traveling West: Take Exit #42N (Watkins Glen). Follow Rte. 14 to Watkins Glen. In Watkins Glen turn right onto Rte. 414 (Fourth Street) Travel approximately 7 miles on Rte 414 North. Look for the green highway signs! Atwater Vineyards is on the left hand side. Drive Time from Horseheads: approx 40 minutes. From Route 15 or Route 17 traveling East: In Corning take exit #45 to Route 414 North. Follow Rte. 414 to Watkins Glen. In Watkins, turn right onto 414 North (Fourth Street) Travel approximately 7 miles on Rte 414 North. Look for the green highway signs! Atwater Vineyards is on the left hand side. Drive time from Corning: approx 40 minutes. From Route 79 (Ithaca): Follow Rte 79 from Ithaca to Burdett. In Burdett at flashing red light, go straight through light. At the first stop sign take right. This is County Rte. 5 (Tug Hollow Road). Follow about 1 mile, until stop sign brings you to Rte 414. Take a right onto Rte. 414 North. Look for the green highway signs! Atwater Vineyards is approximately 3 miles on your left hand side. Drive time from Ithaca: approx 30 minutes.

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  Cabernet Sauvignon
Atwater's Cabernet Sauvignon proves that quality reds can be produced in the Finger Lakes. Rich and seductive, this incredible red has a strong tannic backbone and an invigorating palate of black currant and deep dark cherries. A wine with great ageing potential, savor this vintage with roast lamb and rich blue cheeses.
  Chardonnay 2001
Atwater Estate Vineyard's 2001 Chardonnay is a crisp, clean, well-balanced wine. Our ov...
  Cuvee Brut
We proudly present our first vintage champagne, handcrafted using the traditional "methode champen...
  Estate Red
A longtime crowd pleaser, our Estate Red features three grapes that have been in our vineyards since the late 1970's. These French-American hybrids blend beautifully together, creating a wine that is the perfect, everyday red table wine. Marechal Foch is a small-cluster grape that produces somewhat soft, yet deeply colored wines described as having a "Burgundian" character. Soft and youthful, Foch gives a fruity edge to this wine. Chelois and Chancellor whose characteristics are best shown in blends, both soften and add complexity to the wine.
  Estate White
Our Estate White represents the "lands' choice" from the 2003 harvest, which encouraged our winema...
  Gewurztraminer 2003
Atwater Estate's 2003 Gewürztraminer is made in the Alsatian-style - low in residual sugar, with a...
  Marechal Foch
Rustic, earthy and emulating dark cherry and smoky plum...
Atwater Estate Vineyard's Meritage is licensed with the Meritage Association and is a blend of thr...
  Pinot Noir 2002
Atwater Estate Vineyard's 2002 Pinot Noir certainly lives up to the grape's exceptional heritage. ...
  Reserve Red 2001
Our 2001 Reserve Red is a medium-bodied red wine that is the product of mature vines of Marechal F...
  Riesling 2003
Our 2003 Riesling - semi-dry and full-bodied - comes from the heart of our farm. This deli...
  Somerset Blush
Atwater Estate Vineyard's Somerset Blush has the old-time flair of the Catawba grape that was first cultivated by settlers in the Finger Lakes two centuries ago. This native American variety was blended with Cayuga to provide a light, fruity wine that is perfect with appetizers and sharing with friends.
  Somerset Red
Atwater Estate Vineyard's Somerset Red is a semi-sweet red that exhibits a fruity bouquet and supp...
  Somerset White
Atwater Estate Vineyard's Somerset White is a delicate, crisp blend of Diamond and Cayuga grapes.&...
  Stone Bridge Red
The quintessential everyday wine for all seasons. Smooth and eminently drinkable, Cabernet Franc and Corot Noir, and Pinot Noir...
  Vidal Blanc 2003
SOLD OUT - Often referred to as Rieslings’ “kissing cousin”, Vidal Blanc is a hardy hybrid. ...
  Vidal Ice Wine
SOLD OUT Our Vidal Ice Wine is a rich, golden-colored wine displaying fruit flavors of peach, man...
  Vignoles Late Harvest 2000
Our 2000 Late Harvest Vignoles - is a rich, full-bodied dessert wine. Tropical fruits ...


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