"The Finger Lakes Are About More Than Riesling"
January 25, 2023 – foodandwine.com
“Nestled in central New York between the Catskill Mountains and Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes AVA (American viticultural area) takes its name from a collection of eleven spindly bodies of water that affect the area’s climate and terroir, turning it into a prime location for prestige winemaking. “
"Big, juicy and plentiful: A look at the 2021 wine grape harvest in Upstate New York"
Oct. 24, 2021 – newyorkupstate.com
“Remember this past summer, when it seemed to rain every day? A reminder can be found now in the vineyards of the Finger Lakes and other Upstate New York wine regions, where a warm and wet summer has led to a grape harvest that is full of big, juicy berries.”
"Finger Lakes Riesling Knows How to Sparkle"
June/July Edition – The Somm Journal
“The team at Buttonwood Grove
Winery took a different approach with
its unfined and unfiltered 2020 Riesling
Pét-Nat ($20), which is equal parts fresh,
fruit forward, and fizzy.”
"14 Wines That Explore New York’s Bubbly Personality"
5.21.21 – winemag.com
“From the Finger Lakes to Long Island, there are many styles of sparkling wines to explore in the Empire State. It should be no surprise that delicious examples made from Riesling are popping up, as the grape has proven to make excellent still versions in the Finger Lakes.”
"Nine Finger Lakes Rieslings for $35 or Less"
3.24.21 – winemag.com
“Rieslings from New York are among the best examples of the variety in the country, with those from the Finger Lakes region leading the charge.”
"Finger Lakes Wine of the Week: Buttonwood Grove Reserve Pinot Noir 2017"
3.3.21 – ediblefingerlakes.com
“It is easy to love Pinot Noir wines. Even the most forgettable examples are usually quite pleasant, like happy trees painted on canvas without a care in the world.”
"[REVIEW] Buttonwood Grove Winery 2019 Riesling Pét-Nat"
6.24.20 – thecorkreport.us
“It’s nice to see a pet-nat that still sells for less than $20 – and it’s even nicer when it’s as delicious as this one. Lemon-lime aromas are made just a bit more interesting by some citrus blossom floral notes and the faintest hints of …“
"15 Virtual Wine Tastings to Try When You Really Miss Going Out"
5.10.20 – chowhound.com
“Owners Dave and Melissa Pittard had only been in charge of this Finger Lakes Wine Country winery for three years before their wine—a 2016 Riesling—was selected as the best wine…”
"The Prime Woman's Guide to Wine Country Weddings"
6.08.19 – primewomen.com
“The USA is now the largest wine consuming country in the world. Considering this, it is not difficult to appreciate the growing interest in Wine Country wedding venues across America… “
"A Vintage Inspired Wedding at Buttonwood Grove Winery"
6.16.17 – izzyco.com
“My favorite thing about Buttonwood Grove Winery is that not only do you get a beautiful winery as your location, but they also have cabins in which you can stay, giving you a fun, glamping feel!“
"Buttonwood Grove Winery wins Governor's Cup"
6.15.17 – ithacajournal.com
“The winery’s 2016 Riesling earned the Governor’s Cup at the 2017 New York Wine & Food Classic, beating out the other 957 entries in the competition at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel…”
"Finger Lakes winery owner using second one to try some ‘wild and crazy things’"
January 30, 2023 – pennlive.com
“The finishing touches are being made to the Six Eighty Cellars tasting room in Ovid, New York, on the western side of Cayuga Lake. Sometime later this winter or early spring, David and Melissa Pittard will do something they haven’t done before: Open a tasting room for a new winery.“
"Meet your (wine) Maker: Susan Passmore of Buttonwood Grove Winery"
7.15.21 – ediblefingerlakes.com
“Susan Passmore has been the head winemaker at Buttonwood Grove Winery since 2014. Prior to that time, she served as the Tasting Room manager for several years, under original owners Ken and Diane Riemer. When the winery was purchased by Dave and Melissa Pittard in 2014…”
"Finger Lakes Winery Adapts to New York State’s New Alcohol Mandate"
7.19.20 – spectrumlocalnews.com
“We’re looking at it as an opportunity to allow people to pair bread and cheese with their wine tasting. And kind of raise the level of service that we offer for people while they’re here.”
"Finger Lakes Lodging – 3 Unique Places to Stay in the Finger Lakes NY"
“Ever stayed at a cabin on a vineyard? Neither had we until we visited Buttonwood Grove Winery in Romulus NY, near Cayuga Lake. Buttonwood Grove offers Finger Lakes cabins in a peaceful forest setting. Enjoy stunning views of their vineyard…“
Included in the list of Top US Rosés: Buttonwood Grove 2019 Rosé - 90 points
International Wine Review 2020 Rosé Report
“Scents of spicy red apple with a light herbal hint lead to a flavorful attack of ripe watermelon, strawberry and raspberry. Packed with flavor that fills the mouth and lingers on the finish along with just the right amount of acidity. Very well done! This intentional rosé of Cabernet Franc was hand-picked then destemmed and crushed and given a cold soak overnight before pressing and fermenting in stainless steel. Outstanding value!”
"Winery, brewery and distillery tasting rooms: They’re open, but different"
7.4.20 – syracusecom
“Visiting a winery, brewery or distillery tasting room is one of the joys of living in Upstate New York — especially in the summer. But, of course, things are different this year. Tasting rooms, like bars and restaurants, have been forced to limit capacity…”
"In the Finger Lakes, one winery expands by buying another"
6.23.20 – newyorkupstate.com
“In the six years since Dave and Melissa Pittard bought Buttonwood Grove Winery on Cayuga Lake, they tripled the size of their vineyards and ran out of new acres to plant. That led them on a search for…”
"7 Entertaining - and Unique - Virtual Experiences to Try Right Now"
4.02.20 – realsimple.com
“We can all use a happy hour (or two) right now. Luckily, Buttonwood Grove Winery (which won the 2017 Governor’s Cup for Best Wine in New York) is bringing its tasting room straight to your house…”
"In the Finger Lakes, a Trend Toward ‘Elevated’ Wine Tastings (and fees)"
7.17.19 – newyorkupstate.com
“Buttonwood Grove Winery on Cayuga Lake this year introduced a new tasting experience for groups from 8 to 30. It includes samples of five wines, plus snack plates, a complimentary logo glass…“
"Grape Escapes: Wineries That Want You to Sleep Over"
2.17.17 – winejournal.robertparker.com
“From April to December, nature-loving winos can cozy up in four rustic cabins on the property of Buttonwood Grove Winery in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region.“
"Buttonwood Grove Winery, a CNY Family Attraction"
12.04.15 – livablecny.com
“The Pittards, Skaneateles natives, wanted to distinguish Buttonwood Grove from other wineries by creating a family-friendly environment.”