In 1998 my husband and I purchased the winery that was founded 21 years before by Felipe Beltra, an “old-world” Spanish winemaker from Uruguay, SA. He purchased the land and the old barn of a 125 year old farmstead and planted his grapes. He then went about converting the barn into his “tasting room”. Today, I still blend his sweet wine recipes from long ago and have expanded our selection of fine New York wines to include wonderful dry reds — Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir. We usually have on hand two Rieslings! Our White Riesling is a classic — sweet, flowery and fragrant. Our dry has all the same wonderful characteristics but is just about as dry as a Riesling can be. My Chardonnay is crisp and clean with a hint of Granny Smith Apples — not at all like California Chardonnay, and some of my blends have won awards.