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Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

3962 Route 14

Open: Year Round

As a native of Bernkastel, Germany who emigrated to the Finger Lakes in the 1960s, Hermann J. Wiemer was uniquely qualified to help establish and create a wine region now known for its Riesling identity. His mother's family had been making wine in Germany's Mosel Valley for more than 300 years. His father, Josef, a skilled nurseryman, had been in charge of the Agricultural Experiment Station in Bernkastel and was responsible for restoring vines in the Mosel region after WWII. As a result, he recognized the importance of grafting vinifera on American rootstock. Ultimately, this conviction led Hermann's father to convince Dr. Thanisch - who maintained the most famous Riesling vineyard in the world - to graft Mosel Rieslings onto American rootstock.

Hermann spent the summers of his youth learning to graft by hand and later complemented the skill and knowledge passed from father to son by attending Germany's premier winemaking and viticultural institutions. However, it wasn't until his experience in the Pfalz at the Viticultural Research institute in Neustadt (Forschungsinstitut fur Reblausbekampfung und Wiederaufbau der LLFA Neustadt) that Hermann was finally able to put his life experiences and education to practice. This practical training and research institute, headed by the influential Dr. Helmut Becker, only accepted three admissions per year... and Hermann was one of them.


Jason Butler

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Great stop. With so many places to choose from it’s not easy to pick a winery that you must stop at. This place is a must stop. Wines are excellent and they have the best Riesling on the lake. Friendly staff offering a second taste.

Joseph Lee

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Producers of some of the finest wines in the country. Award winning reisling, chardonnay and sparkling wine. Also great late harvest dessert wines


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Went there 3 years ago and did not like our experience. We were newbies to wine, they rocognized that and dismissed us. That being said, we went there recently and service was much improved. Their wines are very good but in terms of value for your money it's a little off. We will be going back

Katherine Sears

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
Such a wonderful winery. Great atmosphere, beautiful old barn with exposed beams and wood. Perfect for an intimate and unique wine tasting of quality wines. Might be harder for big groups since the tasting room is quite small, but I'm sure they could accommodate a larger group if you called ahead. Would definitely go back

Henrik B

Monday, April 30, 2018
Simply amazing! Great atmosphere and very professional staff. The wines are not pricy in my opinion - you need to try both the dry and the semi dry riesling!

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