COMMITTED TO RESPONSIBLE, 100% ESTATE GROWN WINE
For almost twenty years, we have dedicated ourselves to our farm, our vines and our crops. Our guiding principle has always been to preserve the sanctity of our site which means adhering to the strictest viticultural practices and the insistence upon vine balance ensuring the highest quality grapes. Handcrafted and locally minded in our approach, all of our wines are 100% Estate Grown and Bottled. Every grape that goes into our wine is grown, managed responsibly and hand harvested on our land. As a result, our wines exhibit exceptional aromatics and a deliciously rich yet astonishingly elegant flavor profile. Our dedication to the region is reflected in the stewardship of our land and the use of fresh ingredients which carries over to our kitchen. Our food is made from local ingredients, many from our farm, with the intention of providing the freshest and highest quality fare.
Our family and team of farmers, grape growers, winemakers and chefs welcomes friends, neighbors and visitors, as well as those experiencing from afar, to enjoy our wine and food. We hope you will join us in sharing our passion and allow us the opportunity to prove we have achieved our goal of letting the grapes and ingredients speak for themselves and truly reflect their origins.
The first vinifera vines, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Chardonnay – the quintessential varietals of the Finger Lakes, are planted at our home farm. Cattle were and continue to be used to eliminate invasive plant species and add organic matter to the soil prior to all subsequent plantings.
Our final blocks to date are established. Our plantings now include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and the earliest planting of Grüner Veltliner in New York State.
In what has been referred to by some as “the vintage of the decade” we produced our first commercially available wine – Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and our highly acclaimed Pinot Noir.
Our Carriage House, which formerly was only used for production, was opened to the public for tastings and now served dual purpose.
After four years of restoration, the 150 year old canted queen post barn once used to store hay is reopened and given new life as The Tasting Barn.
We have the opportunity to purchase an adjoining farm allowing us access to a vineyard block Ryan planted and managed back in 2007. We now have access to Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah and begin making wine using those varietals from grapes grown during the 2020 vintage.
Join us on our journey as we continue to grow, create and experience!
THE QUALITY OF OUR WINE IS A REFLECTION OF OUR FARM, OUR VINEYARD AND THE REGION
The three pillars of Ryan William Vineyard are our Vineyard, our Wine and The Tasting Barn. The Estate Grown philosophy and practice results in both wine and cuisine that present an honest expression of their ingredients. Our restored barn venue plays host to the experience.