Welcome Spring!
April 23, 2014
As the season starts, so does the bottling of our 2013 vintage.  We are excited to share news of our expanding wine list, events and a coupon to help you get your cellar restocked.
 
You may have heard the news about this winter's effect on Finger Lakes vineyards.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared the 19 New York counties that make up the Finger Lakes region a disaster area after a winter-long deep freeze that damaged up to 100 percent of some vineyards.  We are happy to be situated in a dramatic micro-climate on the southern end of Seneca Lake, aka, the "banana belt".  Atwater's vineyards suffered only minor loss of 10 to 15% on some varieties, within our norm.  We are fortunate that Mother Nature protects our vines and livelihood.
Seneca Lake's micro climate protects our vineyards.  
Vertical Vintage Tasting Friday April 25, 6-8
vertical wine tasting
Join our winemaker Vinny Aliperti for a focused tasting experience showcasing past and current vintages of Dry Riesling and Cabernet Franc.

Pulled from deep within our wine cellar library, we will dust off and uncork these gems and discuss their differences and similarities due to weather, vineyard location and soils, vinification practices and many other topics. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided for your enjoyment with some wine selections available for purchase - ONE DAY ONLY.


Advance Tickets $25 

Case Club Party, May 31
CC Party 2010 This year we are offering two new intimate events for our loyal case and wine club members and will kick it all off with a Spring Wine Release Party on the lawn. We'll be introducing three new Rieslings, two Pinot Gris', a Chardonnay and the return of the Vidal Blanc. We've scored the incredibly delicious talents of Word-of-Mouth Catering in T-Burg and we'll be enjoying live tunes and vineyard hayrides into the night.  Tickets are $40 members/$50 guests. 

 
The second event will be a delightful Sunday brunch and vineyard tour sometime this summer.  Details to follow soon.
Wines to be released...
Announcing the return of wines that have been sold out and missed by many - Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Dry Rosť, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

We've bottled the 2013 vintage just this month and are awaiting the "go ahead" to release them to the public.  Look for them within the few weeks on our website or contact us here and we will send you notification by email when they are available.
The Vineyard Table Returns
The Vineyard Table
Won't you join us?

We are excited to announce four dates have been scheduled this summer for our popular event,
 "The Vineyard Table".  Two with The Red Dove Tavern and two with Hazelnut Kitchen.  

 

Space is limited to an intimate number of 24 people for each event, so book your experience early to guarantee your spot! These dinners sell out quickly.

Tickets are $80.00 per person all inclusive. 


SUNDAY EVENING:  June 29, 2014 5:00
Featuring: The Red Dove Tavern  
SUNDAY EVENING: August 17, 2014 5:00
Featuring: The Red Dove Tavern  
TUESDAY EVENING:  July 29, 2014 5:00
Featuring: Hazelnut Kitchen  
TUESDAY EVENING:  August 26, 2014 5:00
Featuring: Hazelnut Kitchen  

~ Learn More ~
2013 with The Red Dove Tavern
Our Website and Facebook
Visit our website often to catch up on news, events, find a local retailer by city or zip code search, check on our vineyards with the webcam, and of course shop for wine. We have a GoPro and fun informative videos are coming soon.

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Our second retail shop at 204 N. Franklin, Watkins Glen,  opened in August of 2013.  Winter was a bit slow but we kept our evening hours and livened things up with "Game On Wednesdays".  Visitors enjoyed themes such as Rosť and Rummy 500, Merlot and Mancala, Trivia and Tocai  while sampling Atwater wines alongside other producers from different regions within New York.

With the spring season here, Tuesdays have never been tastier! We welcome the return of "Taco Tuesdays with Global Taco"  beginning April 22. Enjoy a glass of cider or wine with your tacos and find a couple of bottles to take home (it is also take TWOSday- 10% off at least two bottles!)  See you from 5-8!

Stop in to explore our friendly and unique setting.  
Try focused wine and cider flights paired with local cheese and charcuterie plates.  Our selections are
ever-changing and we love sharing what NY has to offer.

Our facebook page is the best place to keep up with what's new.  The Tasting Room hours are: 
Mon-Thur 12-8, Fri & Sat 11-9, Sun 11-6 
phone - 607-210-4324 
  
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Have a reason to celebrate?
Riesling Bubble might be the perfect companion.  Our lightly carbonated Riesling bubbles forth notes of apricot and pear, making an ideal aperitif or Bellini cocktail mixer.  
May is Riesling Bubble Month 
get 2 for $25  (save $7) 
 
Offer Expires 5/31/2014. Not to be combined with other discounts.  Available in both retail locations, on-line and by phone 800-331-7323.


Thank you for reading our newsletter.  Our team is looking forward to the coming tourist season, festivals and events.  Case production has increased from 6000 to 8000 this year with call outs to select vineyard designations.  Our estate grown, medium-sweet Riesling from two vineyard blocks, Middle Block One and North Block Seven were kept separate at harvest and during fermentation.  Each display the uniqueness of their terroir and we are excited to see how they are received.  
Hope to see you soon,
The A Team