Featured on April 5, 2023
Where: In the Finger Lakes wine region, vines thrive amid a cool climate, enduring frequent rain, high humidity and frigid winters. Located just north of the Trestle Thirty-One property, Zugibe Vineyard features a very similar growing profile to the winery’s own future vineyard. According to winemaker Nova Cadamatre, she chose this site because, “I wanted to get to know the area before we planted. It’s a warm site with softer acid which is perfect for dry styles of Riesling.”
Overlooking the northeast side of Seneca Lake, Zugibe Vineyard was formally established in 2005. Prior, it had been used as the research site of a professor of viticulture from Cornell University, who found great promise in the area. When the Zugibe family took over the property, they continued the professor’s experimentation, planting nine grape varieties and finding several that grow particularly well there—including Riesling.