A brief history
What began as a family dream has evolved into a flourishing, successful business and one of the most highly regarded wineries in the Finger lakes.
In the early 1980's, Len and Judy Wiltberger had the opportunity to purchase 30 acres of land overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake.
With their love of wine and winemaking experience, they planted several wine grape varieties at the site with help from their children and Len's sisters. They opened a tasting room in the mid 1980's, adjacent to the vineyards, as an outlet for their premium wines. Keuka Spring's first vintage was in 1985. Throughout the 1980's and 1990's the Wiltberger family produced and sold wine primarily out of this tasting room.
In 2003, the Wiltbergers designed and constructed a new tasting room on the opposite side of the vineyard overlooking the lake, which opened in 2004.
The vines they planted in 1981 continue to bear delicious, mature fruit. They have added plantings of Lemberger, Cabernet Franc, and Gewurztraminer to the original Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Riesling, and Vignoles vines.
Throughout the years, the four Wiltberger children have contributed to the development of the business and are still involved today. The family runs the day to day operation of the winery, and often either Len, Judy, or Jeanne is around. Please feel free to say hello when you visit.