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3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
607 546 4100
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Experience our region's farms, vineyards, and community. Together we...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great little winery. These people really know their wine. We had a tasting which was good. We ordered a plate of cheese, meats and bread. Yummy. Sat out on the picnic tables which was nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was our 4th trip to the Red Newt. We really enjoyed our previous visits but were disappointed with this one. We missed lunch service so we ate in the tasting room. The grill was shut off so it was only soup and cold foods. We had soup (not very hot) and the cheese and meat platter. The food was... More 

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New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great little winery. These people really know their wine. We had a tasting which was good. We ordered a plate of cheese, meats and bread. Yummy. Sat out on the picnic tables which was nice.

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Elmira, New York, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to start a wine tour. They have a wide range of wines available including dry, sweet, red and white. Do a tasting to find your favorite then head to the restaurant for a tasty lunch accompanied by a glass of your favorite wine from the tasting. When the weather is right you can lunch on the deck. Not... More 

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Carmel, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

great tasting whites were offered, staff was amazing and attentive. Its a place you must visit. Food is also available for purchase with tables for you to enjoy your lunch and wine.

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East Amherst, New York
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315 reviews 315 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived at the winery for some tastings to find that our favorites are no longer being produced. We knew that the Bistro was no longer open for lunch and that a Cafe was available for food. We decided to try it. Our food was good, no complaints. It just wasn't the "same" as we fondly remember. The atmosphere was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I've visited Seneca Lake several times over the past 6 years and have had Red Newt on my list of places to try and finally got the chance on my past trip. We stopped in on Valentine's Day for lunch. The main dining room was closed, I assume because it was winter and the tourism is lighter, so the only... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We hadn't been to Red Newt for a few years so we thought we'd give the winery another try (and we are glad we did). The young lady in the tasting room was very helpful, and the wines were excellent. We will make sure we stop in again when we are there in the future.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We're fans of Red Newt's wines, so we made a point of stopping to purchase from the source when we were near them. On discovering that they also had a dining room, we took advantage of it and were quite impressed: the food was excellent (and at reasonable prices, for the quality provided) and the view from the deck was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Stopped at the Red Newt to grab a few special bottles of wine for Thanksgiving dinner. The tasting room staff were knowledgable and friendly. Our under 21 son enjoyed a perfectly frothed cappuccino and excellent grilled cheese sandwich. The deck looked beautiful, we will stop again in warmer weather! Ended up buying a case vs a few bottles....but we really... More 

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Mineola, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Was initially a bit put off by the casual dining room and seemingly limited menu, but extremely happy we had dinner here. Although the "grilled cheese" featured here is reputed to be pricey, it is worth it. The chef here has transformed the simple grilled cheese into something noteworthy. Tonight's special grilled cheese included pulled pork and blueberry on their... More 

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Additional Information about Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro

Address: 3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
Phone Number: 607 546 4100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hector
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 50

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Hector
  • Phone Number: 607 546 4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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