S2, EPISODE 10
Kris Matthewson hails from the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York. He is the proprietor and winemaker at Bellwether Wine Cellars, producers of critically acclaimed single vineyard Riesling, Pinot Noir and Rose. Kris makes wines allowing for a true expression of Finger Lakes terroir and has been called “The Rock Star of the Finger Lakes” He also makes a mean cider.
What are you drinking now?
German and Austrian Riesling, and Chablis from France
Favorite wine and food pairing?
Beef Tartare with Pinot Noir or Gamay
Favorite wine restaurant or bar?
Four Horsemen, NYC
Just A Taste, Ithaca (Finger Lakes)
Graft, Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes)
Favorite all time wine?
Dr. Burklin-Wolf Spatlese, '90's, and Weingut Heymann-Lowenstein Late Harvest Dessert Wine
Best wine under $15?
Red: Finger Lake's Pinot Noir and Cab Franc
White: Beaujolais Blanc
Who else is making good wine in the Finger Lakes?
Weimer, Nathan Kendall, Ian Barry, and Chris Bates, to name a few.
Weekly Wine Sip:
2014 Bellwether Sawmill Creek Vineyard Dry Riesling, $23
2014 Bellwether Sawmill Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir, $32
2107 Bellwether Rose of Pinot Noir, $19
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