Blog » Category: Riesling

  • Riesling Tutorial

    Riesling. The lovely way that word rolls off the tongue is a sneak-peek at what it’s like to enjoy drinking this aromatic and food-friendly wine. Riesling has long been considered King of the Finger Lakes wines, and for good reason. The dynamic Riesling grape is used to make wines that range from dry to medium sweet, from sweet to dessert wines, and even sparkling wines. more»

  • Wine Industry Trends: Riesling Experiments and Screw Caps

    Winemakers are, at heart, scientists. Part chemist, part botanist, perhaps even part alchemist. We are always experimenting to coax new experiences out of wine, and sharing that information. Our experiments—at least the successful ones!—could be future wine industry trends. more»

  • Wine and Movies for Winter

    As the holidays wind down and winter piles up, staying in all weekend with wine and movies seems like a solid plan, don’t you agree? To help you plan out your next several weekends of cocooning, below are some examples of great wine-themed movies we love, with wine pairing suggestions, and a decadent dark chocolate drizzled popcorn recipe to complete your winter wine and movies experience: more»

  • Wine for Your Holiday Table

    Are you still full from this week’s big dinner? Or, are you already looking forward to more feasts coming up this season? If the latter, planning wine for your holiday table is not as hard as you might think. To get you primed for the next event, let’s review what is freshest in memory: Thanksgiving. more»

  • Harvest 2015 Part II: The Fog

    Harvesting Caberent Franc on Sheldrake Point

    The dry 2015 season also kept berry size down. Both of those factors prepared me for less fruit coming in than expected as we began picking in mid-September, but the quality was really good and that weather was certainly beautiful. more»

  • Sheldrake wins big at Canberra International Riesling Challenge

    We knew our 2014 Wild Ferment Riesling Ice Wine was rather spectacular. Now the whole world knows it: just two weeks ago, the Sheldrake Point Winery 2014 Wild Ferment Riesling Ice Wine took the top prize at the Canberra International Riesling Competition in the Australian capital city, beating nearly 500 Rieslings from around the world for Best Wine of the 2015 Challenge. more»

  • Sheldrake Point is a Wine & Spirits 2015 Top 100 Winery

    Wine & Spirits magazine’s 2015 Annual Buying Guide issue has hit the newsstands and Sheldrake Point is a Wine & Spirits 2015 Top 100 Winery! more»

  • Aging Wine 101

    A common assumption about aging wine is that that longer that you keep it, the better it will get. However, it is a misconception that wine must be aged. So when we hear the frequent question “how long do I keep wine before drinking?”—the short answer is: It depends. Throughout the world, most wine is meant to be consumed ‘young,’ more»

  • 2014 Vintage Report highlights sweet success

    This Sheldrake Point Winery 2014 Vintage Report highlights the sweet success of a spectacular growing season last year. In the months since harvest, Dave Breeden, our winemaker, and Julia Hoyle, our assistant winemaker, have been hard at work guiding the juice through fermentation, with a couple of notable revelations: 2014 Gewürztraminer First, Dave says it is important to know the more»