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Founded in 2007, with the first vintages a 2006 Riesling and Syrah, our winemaking is focused on premium vineyard driven Finger Lakes wines. Inspire Moore produces over 12 different wines, including Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Traminette, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and recently our award-winning ‘Best of NY state’ Blaufrankisch to name a few.
Riesling is the dominant varietal in the cellar where we a produce a juicy, quaffable style in LOVE to vineyard designated styles in the Nathaniel J. Moore series. We have recently introduced Zweigelt and Gruener Veltliner to our portfolio as these are cool climate varieties that held a particular interest to Tim from his time spent studying winemaking in Austria. It was through his experiences studying abroad and at UCD that Tim developed a unique vision for creating cool climate wines which his son learned from him and continues today. Working with his California-trained winemaker father has also molded Nathaniel into a winemaker who is driven to extract the best reds in the Finger Lakes.
Philosophy & Sustainability
We searched all over the Finger Lakes for the winery site which resonated with us the most in all ways—beauty, functionality, history, lush vineyards and rolling hills with an abundance of artistry all around. The Village of Naples is a historic spot loaded with many years of grape history, grape pie, wine, artists and music. We are passionate people who constantly work to capture the true characteristics of the vineyards where our wines are developed. It is in the land and the people who cultivate the flavors that the artistry of our wine begins.
Sustainability is one of the cornerstones to all of our business practices. We work with growers who implement Vine-Balance practices developed through Cornell Cooperative Extension for the grapes that we purchase. We compost all our grape pomace that is left over from harvest, which is utilized in the farm garden or vineyard. That is only the start to our sustainable practices at our winery & vineyard.
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From the moment he went to Austria at the age of 20 to study winemaking, Tim fell in love with the industry. He came home from that experience determined to one day start his own winery. At 40, after many years working for other wineries, he accompl…
At 21, Nathaniel started out as possibly the youngest winemaker in the U.S., definitely in the Finger Lakes. He worked for several years alongside his father, at the same time attending the Enology & Viticulture program at a local college. In 2019, …
Diane founded Inspire Moore in 2007 along with her late husband, Timothy. They used to joke that Tim was in charge of production, and Diane was in charge of everything else. Not far from the truth, Diane oversees the business end of things, along wi…
Cordell grew up in Naples and farming was always in his blood. Cordell and Nathaniel were best friends throughout grade school. After moving to North Carolina for high school, he came back to Naples and decided to attend college for the Viticulture …
Nicholas also worked with his father in the winery, helping with most any and everything that was asked of him. Possessing his dads organization skills and attention to detail, Nick is the ultimate cellar hand. He works hard to keep the cellar clean…
Our flagship white wine. Balanced juicy apricot, white peaches and lingering honeysuckle.
Nuances of key lime, granny smith apple and edgy, racy minerality on the finish.
2019 Joy Dry Riesling | 2019 Lust Pinot Noir | Levity Bubbly White Wine
Classic Finger Lakes Pinot Noir with layers of strawberry fruit, truffle notes and a little clove.
Fresh lime and lemongrass juxtapose earthier notes of pollen and beeswax in this zingy light wine.
Beautiful hues of cherry, mouth-watering strawberry and watermelon fruit with a mineral finish.
Rich smoky notes up front that transitions to tart cherry fruit and soft tannins.
An approachable soft and fruity red, kissed with oak to create some underlying vanilla.
On the verge of lightness, simple, yet complex and easy. A blend of Pinot Gris and Vidal Blanc.