New York-based Heron Hill Winery is all set to produce a new Icewine, following the official end of harvesting for 2012.

A team of eleven people from the winery had collected around one tonne of Riesling grapes from Ingle Vineyards located near Canandaigua Lake, where the grapes were frozen below 17 degrees Fahrenheit.

Heron Hill Winery winemaker Bernard Cannac told Wine that nature does not allow harvesting of sweet Icewine every year, making it special and rare.

"Also the experience of harvesting at night in the snow can be surprisingly fun and builds comradery," he added.

Since producing its first Icewine in 2003, the winery has produced many wines from cold-climate Riesling and Chardonnay grapes.

The winery is currently selling an Icewine from the 2007 vintage at its tasting rooms at the west side of Seneca Lake and in Bristol on Canandaigua Lake.

In spring 2013, the winery will introduce 30 cases of its 2010 Ingle Vineyard Riesling Icewine.

Besides Icewine, the winery also offers nearly 20 wine varieties including crisp and light Rieslings, aromatic dry Chardonnays, Eclipse series, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Francs and specially crafted dessert wines.