The natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region is breathtaking. Be it the forests, the wildlife, or the lakes themselves, one cannot help but feel a sense of awe when exploring our region. One of the more interesting stories from the Finger Lakes is that of the White Deer.
Relatively rare in the populations of North American deer, the White Deer has been known to the Native Americans for centuries. Often called Ghost Deer, they were considered good spirits. In the mid 20th century, the Seneca Army Depot closed off 10,000 acres of land, inadvertently sealing in several white deer. Through the decades, they have expanded to become the world’s largest concentration of white deer. Unfortunately, several harsh winters have decimated their population in recent years. Efforts are underway to preserve this unique ecological environment for future generations, and Heron Hill Winery is helping.
Heron Hill has released 200 cases of Save the White Deer White Blend, and has pledged to donate $2 from the purchase of every bottle sold to Seneca White Deer, Inc. This group wishes to turn the Seneca Army Depot into an ecotourism destination, preserving the unique wildlife and military history of the Depot. Heron Hill is helping and you can too!
Save the White Deer is a wonderful Finger Lakes white blend of 72% wild fermented Riesling and 28% unoaked Chardonnay. It is lively and refreshing, with notes of apricot and honeysuckle. Purchase a bottle today and help Save the White Deer!