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Living Roots Wine & Company

8560 County Road 87

Hammondsport, NY 14840


Living Roots is an urban winery in the Finger Lakes region of New York and a not-so-urban winery in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Sixth generation winemaker and Adelaide native Sebastian and Rochester NY native and marketer Colleen Hardy aim to make wines with regional and varietal expression, minimal inputs and maximum deliciousness. Of particular interest: sparkling wines; rich, aromatic whites like Riesling and Pinot Gris; and emerging/re-emerging hybrids that can produce high quality, low input wines. Special Note: Some wines are made year-to-year while others are one-offs. Each vintage is an opportunity to explore new vineyards and varieties, and to highlight the terroir and natural strengths of these diverse regions Amenities Keuka Pop-Up includes open-air tent, picnic tables, lawn chairs and fire pits. "In the future, we will have more permanent facilities with indoor and outdoor spaces". Varietals: On the Shale Creek property, we grow Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Cabernet Franc. Also sources grapes from other growers including a couple of hybrids for Pet-Nat, but these are generally the varieties focused on in the Finger Lakes. Most Popular Wines: From the Finger Lakes, any of the sparklings (traditional method and Pet-Nat) Dry Riesling, and Cabernet Franc. From Australia, our McLaren Vale Grenache, Adelaide Hills Shiraz and Red Blend. Unique Vintages: The winery's latest project is a range of lower alcohol wines (7-10% ABV) made with natural techniques such as picking super early and wine piquette as a blending component.