Continuous air movement on this windswept site and meticulous viticulture prolongs ripening here. This is always our last vineyard harvested.

Bob Ruis, Grower

Bob Ruis, Grower

West side of Cayuga Lake
Village/Hamlet: Interlaken
Parcel location and size: Upper block of vineyard, two acres of Riesling.
Soil type: loamy clay soils
Farmed by: Kathy and Bob Ruis

Lost but not forgotten. After several years of deer hunting in this neglected vineyard, we learned the potential of this temperate site first-hand.

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Lodi
Parcel size: 3 acres of Riesling
Elevation: 640ft
Soil type: clay with limestone on shale
Average vine age: 25 years
Farmed by: Matt Doyle

Part of the original series of plantings done by Charles Fournier in 1974-1975.

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Lodi
Parcel size: 1.6 acres of Riesling
Elevation: 699ft
Soil type: thin topsoil with shale
Average vine age: 40
Farmed by: Matt Doyle 

Ideally situated in the “Banana Belt,” this gently rolling land enjoys sun exposure and ripening.

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 2 acres of Pinot Noir
Elevation: 700ft elevation
Soil type: gravelly loam and clay on shale
Average vine age: 20 years
Farmed by: Marti and Tom Macinski

A steep shale-filled site that translates great mineralogy and power.

John Wagner, Grower

John Wagner, Grower

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 1 acre of Riesling
Elevation: 978ft
Soil type: loam with shale
Farmed by: John Wagner

Old vines, close to the lake. We expect brilliance from this terroir.

John Wagner, Grower

John Wagner, Grower

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 1 acre of Riesling
Elevation: 820ft
Soil type: loam with shale
Farmed by: John Wagner

Located just above our Pinot vineyard at Standing Stone, this gently-sloping vineyard is quintessential Finger Lakes.

Mark Wagner, Grower

Mark Wagner, Grower

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 1 acre of Riesling
Elevation: 768ft
Soil type: loam with shale
Average vine age: 25 years
Farmed by: Mark Wagner

Always smoky, mysterious, and intriguing, the fruit from this early ripening vineyard is full of character and intensity.

John Leidenfrost, Grower

John Leidenfrost, Grower

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 1 acre of Riesling and Pinot Noir
Elevation: 760ft
Soil type: shale with minimal topsoil
Average vine age: 20+ years
Farmed by: John and Liz Leidenfrost

A low yield planting in a unique exposition, this provides distinctive, savory, classy Riesling.

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 2 acres of Riesling
Elevation: 800ft
Soil type: shale with minimal topsoil
Average vine age: 20+ years
Farmed by: Eric, Tina and Jason Hazlitt 

A very old and low yield planting on the upper “shoreline” (former glacial rest).

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 0.5 acre of Pinot Noir
Elevation: 790ft
Soil type: shale with minimal topsoil
Average vine age: 25+ years
Farmed by: Eric, Tina and Jason Hazlitt

Fruit from this vineyard creates one of our most powerful and persistent wines. Exceptional terroir produces stunning complexity and ageability here.

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 2 acres of Riesling
Elevation: 667ft
Soil type: minimal clay and loam on shale
Average vine age: 20+ years
Farmed by: Eric, Tina and Jason Hazlitt

Within a stones throw of the lake and planted on terraced vineyards, this is truly special Pinot Noir year after year.

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

Tina & Jason Hazlitt, Growers

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 2 acres of Pinot Noir
Elevation: 550ft
Soil type: minimal clay and loam on shale
Average vine age: 20+ years
Farmed by: Eric, Tina and Jason Hazlitt

“Banana Belt” planting in partnership with Forge Cellars.  Topped by peach orchards, this warm micro-climate should yield excellent ripeness.

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 3 acres of Riesling and Pinot Noir
Elevation: 725ft
Soil type: minimal clay and loam on shale
Average vine age: 3 years
Farmed by: Fred Wickham

Forge has worked hard to breathe life into this former vineyard site.  With dense plantings, a mix of clones and the holy trinity of soils, we are striving for great potential on our home farm.

East side of Seneca Lake
Village/Hamlet: Hector
Parcel size: 3 acres of high density Pinot Noir and Riesling
Elevation: 1000ft
Soil type: clay, limestone and shale
Average vine age: new planting
Farmed by: Forge Cellars and Phil Davis