Press and news that features Ravines Wine Cellars
Ravines Wine Cellars has been selected by MSN as one of their Top 101 Wineries in America.
The article notes that Ravines makes "excellent...dry riesling" and other "serious" wines, while combining "old world ideology with modern technology".
Ravines 2011 Argetsinger Vineyard Riesling was selected by a team of sommeliers as a "contemporary classic" of the Finger Lakes region. The article, "Sommelier Scavenger Hunt", appears in the December 2014 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine.
Teams of sommeliers were sent to various American wine regions to locate wines that best express that region's terroir. All selected wines were then presented in a grand tasting once the teams compiled all their tasting data.
The three-member Finger Lakes team lauded the Argetsinger Vineyard Riesling’s "precision" and called it "astounding". "Even the highest-acidity, driest Rieslings don’t have this wine’s crystalline quality," said Matthew Kaner of Bar Covell in Los Angeles, who was the Finger Lakes team leader. "...the vineyard…[is] trained perfectly, 30-year-old vines with the right sun exposure...fantastic grapes."
Ravines Wine Cellars is saddened by the passing of Sam Argetsinger, who died at his home on Sunday, December 28, 2014.
Sam Argetsinger was an excellent vineyardist and a beloved member of the Ravines family. The Argetsinger vineyard on Seneca Lake provides fruit for many of Ravines' wines, including single-vineyard Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.
The Huffington Post listed Ravines in their list of 7 Must-visit Artisanal Wineries in the Finger Lakes.
...food-friendly wines which have received well-merited attention"
"Their (Keuka) vineyard is located next to the widest part of Keuka Lake, between two ravines, and it is this location that inspired their winery's name. The knowledgeable tasting-room staff will offer some carefully selected cheese-and-chocolate pairings to enhance these food-friendly wines, which have received a lot of well-merited attention and awards internationally." -Huffington Post