Single Vineyard Wines

Pinot Noir Columbia County

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black; the pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the […]

Chelois

  Chelois (S. 10878) (Aest., Cin., Labr., Rip., Rup., Vin.)–This is one of winemaker Steve Casscle’s favorite Seibel red hybrids for the top quality wine that it makes. Also, it is a solid grape in the field. Chelois is a cross of S.5163 x S.5593 and shares the same parent (S.5163) with the Seibel hybrid […]

River’s Edge Casscles Vineyards

River’s Edge comes from the Casscles Vineyard. It is a blend of Burdin and Chambourcin. It is grown and made like a fine vinifera wine, and the effort shows. So, what is Burdin and where did it come from? The vines themselves came from Philip and Jan Wagner, of Monkton, Maryland. Philip Wagner was the […]

Leon Millot

Léon Millot is a red variety of hybrid grape used for wine. It was created in 1911 in the Oberlin Institute in Colmar, Alsace, by the French viticulturist Eugène Kuhlmann (1858–1932) by crossing the hybrid grape Millardet et Grasset 101-14 O.P. (which is Vitis riparia × Vitis rupestris) with Goldriesling, which is Vitis vinifera. The […]

Baco Noir Block 3 North Creek Vineyard

Baco Noir (pronounced BA-koh NWAHR; Baco noir is also called Baco 1) is a hybrid red wine grape variety produced from a cross of Vitis vinifera var. (Folle Blanche, a French wine grape) and an unknown variety of Vitis riparia (an indigenous North American grape species). Baco Noir was first created by French wine hybridizer […]

Baco Noir Casscles Middle Hope

Baco Noir (pronounced BA-koh NWAHR; Baco noir is also called Baco 1) is a hybrid red wine grape variety produced from a cross of Vitis vinifera var. (Folle Blanche, a French wine grape) and an unknown variety of Vitis riparia (an indigenous North American grape species). Baco Noir was first created by French wine hybridizer […]

Empire

  Hudson-Chatham Empire 2012 New York’s First and Only Super Blend! The story of this wine started in 2006, when we asked several New York wine experts why no one was openly blending a single wine that would represent the state. While terrior is an important part of wine making these days, blending too is […]

Baco Noir Old Vines Mason Place Vineyards Pultney Farms

What are old vines? This is a good question. We thought we’d consult an expert, and found a piece by noted wine columnist Matt Kramer, who wrote “If it says, Old Vines, Will You Buy It?, “My own benchmark for the title is something close to the half-century mark. There’s no need to be overly […]

Baco Noir Reserve Casscles Vineyard

  Baco Noir (pronounced BA-koh NWAHR; Baco noir is also called Baco 1) is a hybrid red wine grape variety produced from a cross of Vitis vinifera var. (Folle Blanche, a French wine grape) and an unknown variety of Vitis riparia (an indigenous North American grape species). Baco Noir was first created by French wine […]