Monday, February 28, 2011
Only 37 wineries in the U.S. are awarded “American Winery of the Year” bragging rights by the well-respected Wine and Spirits magazine. The Finger Lake’s own Lamoreaux Landing Winery, owned by Mark Wagner and Josh Wig, is now part of that elite group. This must be one of the lifelong achievements that winery owners wait to receive.
Winemaker Mark Wagner oversees the 110 acres of productive vines that provide 100% of the fruit used to create Lamoreaux’s annual vintage. Mark’s father planted some of the vines that are the basis for Lamoreaux wines, and Mark has continued that tradition; the winery now has seven vineyards along Seneca Lake in upstate New York.
Three 2009 wines from Lamoreaux each earned a 92/100 rating from Wine and Spirits: the 2009 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling; the 2009 Finger Lakes Red Oak Vineyard Riesling; and the 2009 Finger Lakes Round Rock Vineyard Riesling. Although Red Oak and Round Rock are both Lamoreaux vineyards, their grapes produce wines with distinct, flavorful characteristics. Join their wine club online to keep informed about happenings around the vineyard and be the first to know about their specials and events.
For over 8 years, I have had the pleasure of working for Samantha Izzo from Simply Red Lakeside Bistro to cater the Winemaker’s Dinner for Lamoreaux. This elegant night surrounded by delicatable food, wine, winemakers, owners, staff and wine talk is one you should not miss in November. You simply must visit in person to believe how gorgeous the setting is, including their fabulous Greek Revival structure. The friendly owners, local art displayed in the tasting room and wine-savvy staff make every visit special, and as Wine and Spirits has made clear, the wine is worth the trip!
Although it is possible to have their wines shipped to you, this Bed and Breakfast owner recommends that you enjoy them in Lamoreux’s own beautiful tasting room on the shores of Seneca Lake. My Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast will be happy to give you a Reisling to stay when you come to enjoy your wine-tasting adventure! I can pamper you with a couples massage and a soak in the outdoor wood-fired hot tub and maybe you can even stay in the Reisling Suite.
Innkeeper Rose Hilbert
POB 95, 112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY, 14886