Growing Conditions

High trellising and intentional growth of moderate weed competition forces the vines at Curry Creek to grow upward and open up their fruiting zone. For a grape as notoriously muted as Pinot Gris, this results in far more exotic fruit characteristics in the finished wine.


September 2019 is the prime example of why we live in the Finger Lakes; warm, sunny, dry, a truly spectacular run of weather for people and grapes alike. With a nearly perfect September, the crisp October that followed gave us grapes with both ripe flavors and refreshing acidity.


The fruit was destemmed and lightly crushed before being cold soaked overnight. The spontaneous fermentation lasted until early January, when the fermentation was arrested and allowed to age on full lees for 8 months before bottling.