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Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
607 546 4100
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Hector
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Experience our region's farms, vineyards, and community. Together we create the wine & cuisine that defines our place – the Finger Lakes region. Come to Red Newt Cellars and allow yourself to truly taste the Finger Lakes. As a recipient of Wine & Spirits Magazine's 2011 Winery of the Year, the winemakers craft elegant, regionally expressive Finger Lakes wines with an emphasis on Single Vineyard aromatic whites such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Gris. Red Newt also produces world-class reds perfectly suited for the cool-climate region of the Finger Lakes: Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The message at Red Newt is simple: grown here, made here. With the innovative, locally sourced Finger Lakes cuisine in the Bistro, the chefs at Red Newt are continuously working to build an awareness of regional products as well as to create lasting relationships between local farmers and restauranteurs. The menu is ever-changing, eclectic, and exciting - tailored to reflect the seasons of the Finger Lakes. The wine list, presented with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, offers well over 200 selections from top producers in the region. With a collaborative team of winemakers and chefs, it is this synergy between the expression of wine and cuisine that sets Red Newt apart.
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195 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Rowayton, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A perfect stop off during wine touring to grab lunch, do a little more wine tasting along with original wonderful food. Highly recommend it, beautiful outdoor deck seating.

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Dryden, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A very nice bistro with well prepared food. They make excellent wines. Has a beautiful view with an outdoor patio. Highly recommended if your on the Seneca Lake wine tour.

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Ithaca, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A delightful destination -- it has the advantages of being both a winery and a gourmet bistro with a gorgeous view. While the menu is simple and small, it is creative and has the goodness of choice seasonal ingredients that are prepared with great care. As a party of 4, we tried the tomato soup with the grilled cheese sandwich,... More

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Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stopped by for dinner, not knowing what to expect, as there've been some changes since we were last there. New menu is delightful, and you can dine either in the tasting room, on the deck with its new pergola, or in the Bistro, which is a bit less formal than it used to be. We chose the tasting room... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stopped for lunch at Red Newt Cellars based on a recommendation from a friend. We enjoyed our lunch and my husband, who doesn't drink wine, enjoyed one of the local beers offered in the Bistro. He was able to take his beer with him to finish while I did wine tasting. The servers were very nice and accommodating. It... More

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Rochester, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We live locally, and had never been to this winery. But, when we traveled to the UK last month and ate at Gidleigh Park (the top restaurant in ALL of the UK, 3 Michelin stars!) we were blown away by the Somalier's selection of a wine from this little local find! Imagine our surprise when she bought out 2 wines,... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This Winery and Restaurant was always one of our favorites in the Finger Lakes until a few years ago when we last visited. There was a bus crowd of drunks and urination on the deck - that was the end for us. This time it was much more relaxing and when I mentioned the past problems, we were told that... More

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Fremont, California
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572 reviews 572 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
661 helpful votes 661 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

On Wednesday night, the locals come out for their specials. We loved their cat fish - it was one of the best we've ever had. There was a New York City chef at the table next to us too and he too said - Oh my goodness, this is the best cat fish we've ever had. Dessert was yummy. The... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The winer was yummy and the staff was friendly. Pretty views. Too early for us to eat. I hear the food is excellent and I am sad we didn't have something to eat. Finger Lakes has it going on. Must say I was not thrilled when we decided to go there to wine taste and I was SOOOO wrong!

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Reston, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I stopped in for a wine tasting after reading a great review of the Red Newt wine. The tasting was good. The staff was almost exceedingly friendly and happy to share their knowledge of the wines. Having the chance to grab great coffee for the road on my way out was exceptional. I imagine that it would be really terrific... More

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