A Taste of History: Enjoying Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling from Seneca Lake

At Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, we have been dedicated to producing the finest Riesling in the Finger Lakes region for more than 40 years. Our classic semi-dry style of Riesling is made from vines dating back to 1958 from both our estate vineyard sites on the western slopes of Seneca Lake.

This exquisite Riesling offers a delicate taste at fist with tropical ripe flavors of apricot, nectarine and a hint of pineapple. This is balanced out by the fresh lemon citrus and acacia blossom notes that make this so unique.

When it cmes to producing high-quality wines, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is committed to utilizing sustainable and organic farming practices that are environmentally friendly and preserve the natural beauty of our land. We believe in taking a hands-on approach with every aspect of our winemaking process, from vineyard management to harvesting and bottling, ensuring that each bottle of wine reflects our commitment to quality and excellence.

Whether you're looking for an enjoyable evening at home or something special to serve at your next dinner party, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard's Riesling is sure to please any palate! With its bright fruit flavors and perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, this delightful wine is sure to become a favorite for many years to come.

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Location of Hermann Wiemer Winery

Hermann Wiemer Winery is located on Seneca Lake, one of the 11 glacial Finger Lakes in New York. Founded in 1979, it is a pioneering winery and vineyard that spans 90-acres of prime vineyard sites on the western slopes of Seneca Lake. It produces some of the most acclaimed wines in the region and has been lauded for its dedication to crafting high quality, expressive wines.

Types of Riesling

The three types of Riesling are Kabinett, Spätlese, and Eiswein. Kabinett is the lightest style of Riesling, made from grapes with a sweetness level ranging from 67-82 Oechsle (148–188 g/L sugar). Spätlese means “late harvest” and these grapes have a sweetness level of 76-90 Oechsle (172–209 g/L sugar). Lastly, Eiswein is an ice wine made from grapes that were frozen while still on the vine. This type of Riesling has a very sweet flavor as the frozen grapes have a much higher sugar content.

The Sugar Content of Riesling

Riesling is not necessarily full of sugar. While it is generally considered a sweet wine, the amount of sugar can vary significantly. On average, 5 ounces of riesling contains 6 to 14 grams of sugar, which is slightly less than what you would find in an average . However, some rieslings may contain higher amounts of sugar depending on factors such as the grape variety and the origin of the wine. Therefore, if you are looking for a lower-sugar option, it is best to check the label or speak with your local wine expert before purchasing.


Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling is a classic semi-dry style of Riesling made from vines dating back to 1958. It has a delicate start that turns into tropically ripe aromas of apricot, nectarine and a touch of pineapple. The acidity of the lemon citrus and acacia blossom balance the sweetness perfectly, making Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling an ideal and enjoyable wine for any occasion. As one of the pioneers in Finger Lakes viticulture and winemaking, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard produces some of the most acclaimed wines in the region and its Riesling is no exception. With its unique flavor profile and elegant finish, it's no wonder that Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling is such a popular choice for those lookng to enjoy a delicious .

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