Conventional wisdom said that the Finger Lakes climate was too harsh for the successful propagation of Vinifera grapes. Then, in 1971, the McGregor family began planting twenty-eight acres of premium Vinifera and Hybrid grapes overlooking the beautiful East Bluff of New York's Keuka Lake. The local wine industry (which was essentially dependent upon native American grape varieties) watched with skeptical interest.
Today, the thriving McGregor Vineyard includes Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Ottonel, Cayuga White, and Vignoles. McGregor Vineyard is also home to the rare (in the United States) Vinifera grape varieties Sereksiya Charni, Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, and Sereksiya Rosé.
ESTATE GROWN & BOTTLED
Our vineyard was established in 1971 and all of our vinifera wines are estate grown and bottled, ensuring the finest quality.
QUALITY BEYOND COMPARE
We have some of the oldest Vinifera grapevines in the Finger Lakes, including our Black Russian Red grapes, Serekysia and Saperavi.
A PASSION FOR GRAPES
By growing our own grapes, we can monitor the ripeness of our fruit and carefully hand-pick them at just the right balance of acid, sugar and pH.