Barry Family Cellars
Ian Barry has been making wine for 20 years. His affinity for winemaking began inadvertantly when, as a college student looking for part-time work, he took a temporary gig picking grapes in the Hudson Valley. After honing his craft in the vineyards of Washington and Oregon, he returned east to settle in the Finger Lakes and set up shop with his family. Centered in Burdett, New York, Ian and Barry Family Cellars have become recognized and respected as one of the top young wineries of the region. I've been visiting Barry Family Cellars over the last few seasons and I too have become enamored with the textures, tastes and processes of winemaking -- from planting to harvesting and crush to bottling -- as well as with the family themselves.