What is it like being a winemaker? Frankly, we’re building the future. It’s exhilarating yet exhausting; rewarding yet taxing. red tail ridge was born out of a necessity to progress; to envision what’s possible, and then try!

With a climate similar to the cool climate regions in Europe, the Fingers Lakes is the perfect place to experiment. It was important to Michael and I to set us up for the long-term, which is why we became a LEED-gold certified green winery—currently the only one in New York State.