The tasting room at Jerram Winery in New Hartford is a sunny yellow former buttery decorated with movie posters reflecting the interests of owners Jim and Catherine Jerram. Jim Jerram harvested his first grapes in 1986 and from there, the family winery "grew like Topsy," his wife said. With a little over 5 acres under cultivation, the winery is approaching 1,000 cases a year. My favorites were Gentle Shepherd ($15), a white table wine, and Our Sweet Rose ($13/375 ml), a slightly sweet rose.
(Photo by Ellen Albanese)