We pride ourselves on the promotion of sustainability in both the vineyards and the cellar. We do not use herbicides, only spray benign ingredients for mitigating fungal diseases and only (and rarely) spray insecticides when/if there is a serious infestation. Because the heart and soul of our labor is in the vineyard, the cellar is a direct reflection of this, where minimal intervention is the motto. The final wines are sure to embody the distinct characteristics of each vineyard.
Our small vineyard crew works tirelessly to ensure our fruit reaches its highest potential throughout the growing season. Using sustainable vineyard practices and a well Integrated Pest Management strategy, the land on which our vineyards rest is tended carefully and caringly, utilizing hand-labor during the growing and picking season so we can count on the greatest quality fruit coming into the winery.
Our estate-controlled vineyards are situated on the east and west sides of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Our focus on small-lot winemaking enables us to select small quantities of premium fruit from our best estate vineyards.
Keuka Lake Vineyards specializes in premium Riesling, Vignoles, Cabernet Franc, and Leon Millot.