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The red tail ridge vision

The vision of Red Tail Ridge is to make beautiful, terroir-driven & varietally appropriate wines in a precise and responsible manner. Responsibility to us means taking care of the environment, benefiting the people here in the Finger Lakes, and operating the business using long-term vision. There is consistent focus on supporting the local economy whenever possible, ensuring sustainable practices are implemented throughout the organization, and thoughtful progression in the development of the winery and tasting spaces. Precision in everything from where the vines are planted & our viticulture program to picking choices & decisions throughout the wine-making process. Our vision is displayed daily through the practices here at Red Tail Ridge

The Family

Nancy Ireland & Michael Schnelle are the owners-operators of Red Tail Ridge. They are partners in life and in business. Nancy brings a wealth of wine-making knowledge. Michael brings a bevy of financial and practical knowledge needed to bring the Red Tail Ridge vision to life. Together they have a passion for precision and are the force behind Red Tail Ridge.

Winery Timeline

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Spec Sheets for Wines

Read the detailed information about our wines as provided to our retail and restaurant partners.

Join a Wine Club!

With three levels of subscription clubs to join, generous bottle discounts, and flat rate shipping for orders of 6 or 12 bottles, we make it easy to continuously enjoy Red Tail Ridge wines throughout the year.