Forge Cellars is a partnership between Louis Barruol of Château de Saint Cosme (Gigondas, France) and Rick Rainey. The winery specializes in high quality, terroir-driven, bone dry Riesling and small amounts of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.
Forge Cellars is dedicated to the exploration of southeast Seneca Lake. More than 16 distinctive vineyard sites are utilized and understood as a collection of stories, each telling a unique narrative of human experience and millions of years of geological history. Each vintage Forge Cellars releases a new range of lieux-dits wines. These single vineyard expressions give voice to the land and reveal the nuances of terroir.