“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

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. We also love to open them for vertical events and educational seminars and share them with our customers and so-called “wine-geeks”. With this dedicated wine library, we are looking forward to hosting private tastings, holding exclusive events, and having the space to appreciate the many vintages that have come before and represent the winery’s history.

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.