Shaw Vineyard: Handcrafted Consistency Across Vintages

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Winemaker's Note

A New Website, New Buildings, New Vineyards...2017 at Shaw Vineyard! 

We have a new website. Check it out here! Happy to receive feedback and we'll update content as time goes on.

Throughout 2017 we've been adding storage, production, and office space with new renovations, and have been updating our signage. More details to come.
As a long-time grower of vinifera in the Finger Lakes (first vinifera vineyard planted in 1981) I'm often approached to form growing partnerships. Earlier this spring, I formed two separate partnerships and planted two vineyards. The first is in a 9-acre parcel across the road from Shaw Vineyard; the second is on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake.

The potential for new and interesting grape sources is tremendous. The digging of thousands of feet of drain tile alone provided different challenges and revealed varying soil elements and types at each site.

The photo at the top of the newsletter is of grow tubes, used to enhance the first stage of growth of the recently-planted Riesling vines shown. Most vineyards take 4-5 years to reach full production.

2016-2017 was a mild winter with minimal bud damage, especially after two record-breaking cold winters in previous seasons. The sheer amount of rain this year is a challenge, but hopefully my experience in growing the European varieties will help produce the quality fruit necessary for fine wines. 

I hope to have more details to share at harvest time. In other news, our wines continue to do well with critics. We were recently honored with great scores by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine for our handcrafted wines. Stop by and have a taste this summer or fall.

~ Steve


2010 Merlot Reserve
2011 Cabernet Franc Reserve
2011 Pinot Noir Reserve
2016 Chardonnay 
2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Praise and Recognition for Shaw Wine Continues

Recently, the New York Times recommended Shaw Vineyard among other great Finger Lakes wineries. Please take a look at the article here and continue to support this wonderful region.

Ann Lee Iijima at Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently features Shaw Vineyard in her article on red wine in the Finger Lakes, which is particularly satisfying with our emphasis on aged reds here at the winery. You can read that article here.

In addition, Wine Enthusiast also released some critical score on recent Shaw releases, highlighting the consistent quality. Shaw continues to enjoy a very high average score from Wine Enthusiast and other important publications.

2010 Cabernet Franc Reserve -- 93 Points and Editor's Choice

2014 Cabernet Franc Unoaked Reserve -- 90 Points 

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve -- 91 Points

2008 Sauvignon Blanc -- 90 Points

2009 Keuka Hill Reserve -- 89 Points

2014 Riesling Road Block Reserve -- 88 Points

Shaw Vineyard
Open 7 days a week this summer and fall.
3901 State Route 14, Himrod, NY 14842

(607) 481-0089

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