“Fred Merwarth's restless exploration of his estate is an intellectual and aesthetic enterprise, resulting in a range of meticulously grown and thoughtfully made wines."

– Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine

“This is one of the region’s indisputable flagships- one of its greatest estates.”

– Mark Squires, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“Fred Merwarth of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard leads the Finger Lakes’ quality revolution.”

– Esther Mobley, Wine Spectator Magazine

“When it comes to Riesling, there is simply no one better in the United States.”

– Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Upcoming Events & Tours

Upcoming Events & Tours

Check out our upcoming events and tours coming up this summer! Hermann J. Wiemer Biodynamic Farming Industry Seminar...

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HJW Vineyard Farm Tours

HJW Vineyard Farm Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of our iconic HJW estate vineyard on select dates this summer! Our Vineyard management team will...

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The Library at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard

Keeping past vintages of wines is very important to how we make decisions and reflect on vintages. It allows us to check in on wines as they age and learn about the way certain varieties and vineyard sites develop. Our library room at the winery is the perfect location to host private tastings, exclusive events, and offers the space to appreciate the past vintages that represent the winery’s history.

Interested in experiecing our Library Tasting Experience?

The Collection – A Private Tasting Experience

The Collection is a private library wine experience hosted in our beautiful Library tasting room, home to over 2,500 bottles spanning the winery’s 45 year history. You’ll be greeted with a glass of one of our coveted traditional method sparklings and then be guided through a collection of vintage wines exploring 5 expressive selections classic to Hermann J. Wiemer. Your wine educator will lead you through highlights of the winery’s history and the story behind each wine. Join us for this intimate and exclusive tasting


This experience is available for groups of 2-6 and will last approximately 60 minutes. 


Follow the link below for bookings or contact [email protected] for more information.

Founded in 1979

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is a pioneer of viticulture and winemaking in the Finger Lakes. Learn more about our history and the estate today.

From the beginning...

Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard has approached the health of our vineyards as the most vital component of winemaking. Learn more about our farming practices and vineyards.

Estate fruit is hand-harvested and hand-sorted.

Vineyard qualities are isolated, worked in small lots, and blended for balance and texture; fermentations rely on indigenous yeasts. Learn more about our winemaking practices.