All in the Family: Barry Family Cellars

  By Wayne Schutz, Photo Credits Alice Schutz With a welcoming smile, Ian Barry greeted us at the door of his historic tasting room in Burdett.  Built around 1819, the building serves as a perfect venue for tasting Ian's excellent wines. Located in the heart of the village, just a few miles north of Watkins Glen, the... Continue Reading →

Mark T. Wiltberger Cellars on Keuka Lake

By Wayne Schutz, Photo Credits Alice Schutz Winemaker Mark Wiltberger has come full circle: growing up and leaving the Finger Lakes, traveling, and then returning to make wine at his own winery, Mark T. Wiltberger Cellars on Keuka Lake. The son of nearby Keuka Springs Vineyards owners, Len and Judy Wiltberger, Mark started his own brand in... Continue Reading →

Zum Wohl! — Weis Vineyards on Keuka Lake

By Wayne Schutz,  In a rustic red schoolhouse built in 1887 on Keuka Lake, a young German winemaker is fulfilling his destiny. Peter Weis, from the Mosel region in Germany, follows in his father's and grandfather's footsteps, making superb German style wines here in the Finger Lakes. With a philosophy that wine “starts in a... Continue Reading →

Boundary Breaks new tasting room

A few weeks ago my wife and I had the chance to visit Bruce Murray and his wife at their newly opened tasting room and warehouse.   Until now, tasting were only available by appointment and they were held in the couple's kitchen.   The new tasting room reflects their love of clean architecture styles.... Continue Reading →

FLX Wienery

My wife and I finally got to stop at FLX Wienery on Rt 14 near Dundee NY. Why have we waited so long? There's an extension lunch menu, a fantastic selection of wines, beers and sodas. You can even  bring your own bottle and they'll  uncork it for free! My K-town burger was perfectly done... Continue Reading →

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