Boundary Breaks

ORIGIN: US: New York


PRODUCT: Boundary Breaks Reserve Riesling

Boundary Breaks is located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, mid-way between Geneva and Waterloo to the north and Ithaca and Watkins Glen to the south. Because of its milder climate, this side of Seneca Lake is known as the “banana belt”of the Finger Lakes. Their vineyards are situated on sloping ground, which allows cold air to drain away from the vines during harsh winters. Vines are planted in calcareous soils which are ideal for aromatic white wines like Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

At Boundary Breaks, they focus entirely on the vineyard. To make their wines, they sought out some of the region’s leading wineries. They asked them if they would be willing to work together to produce small batches of single vineyard Rieslings. They wanted to create a family of Riesling wines that showcase the winemaking skills from across the region, using the fruit that they have carefully managed in their vineyard.

They employ labor-intensive vineyard practices that are designed to produce the most desirable character in their Riesling fruit. This includes using the Scott Henry trellis system; early shoot-thinning, cluster-thinning, hedging and leaf removal. They hand-pick all fruit, typically in three phases. They are aiming to select the ideal fruit at the optimum levels of sugar and acidity to produce a series of outstanding Riesling wines across the spectrum from very dry to very sweet.



Boundary Breaks Dry Riesling
Boundary Breaks Ovid Line North Riesling
Boundary Breaks Late Harvest Riesling Ice Wine

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