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  • Riesling Tutorial

    Riesling. The lovely way that word rolls off the tongue is a sneak-peek at what it’s like to enjoy drinking this aromatic and food-friendly wine. Riesling has long been considered King of the Finger Lakes wines, and for good reason. The dynamic Riesling grape is used to make wines that range from dry to medium sweet, from sweet to dessert wines, and even sparkling wines. more»

  • Gamay Noir Tutorial

    Summer wraps up in just two weeks, and soon harvest will be in full-swing at Sheldrake Point Winery. As the sunny days of summer (we hope slowly!) wane, and the air beckons us to sweaters and pumpkins, what wine should we open to span the seasons? Gamay Noir, of course! more»

  • Sheldrake Point Winemaker Dinners

    The kitchen is bustling. The wine is poured. The table is set. When you attend a winemaker dinner, you are in for an experience that likely transcends all other dinner parties. Why? A winemaker dinner is carefully orchestrated by the people most intimately acquainted with, and invested in, everything on your plates and in your glasses. Winemaker Dinners Near and more»

  • Finger Lakes Pinot Noir Tutorial

    Pinot Noir is one of the five varieties we first planted in the Sheldrake Point vineyard 20 years ago; these are the vines you see first while gazing up from the meadow outside our Tasting Room. A Finger Lakes red, you ask? Absolutely. The cool climate of our AVA is on the same latitude as the region of France where this old world grape originated—the 10th most-planted variety in the world and one that is trending in popularity worldwide. more»

  • Gewürztraminer: In the Glass and in the Ground

    Pronunciation of this varietal might seem like a mouthful, but here in the Finger Lakes wine region it rolls easily off the tongue. Our cool-climate AVA is a great place to make white aromatics like Gewürztraminer, so we take full advantage of this versatile grape that we first planted at Sheldrake Point 20 years ago. more»

  • Cabernet Franc Tutorial

    Sheldrake Point Winery Reds

    At Sheldrake Point Winery we produce distinctive estate wines that showcase the quality of our Finger Lakes vineyard. One of those grapes is Cabernet Franc. Once we plant 5.5 more acres of the variety this year that will mean Sheldrake Point will devote one third of our total vineyard plantings to Cabernet Franc. more»

  • When Wine Doesn’t Taste Like Grapes

    We get this question a lot in our Tasting Room: Why do I smell and taste things other than grapes? Wine can present aromas and flavors as diverse as berries and flowers, or rocks and smoke. Each varietal is known for the presence of different aromas and flavors, organic or inorganic, which are classically recognized for that varietal. more»

  • Vine Pair does wine education

    Sheldrake Point Winery specializes in growing grapes and making Finger Lakes wine. Wine education is also important to us; we write this blog, put out a newsletter, and spend a lot of time equipping our tasting room team to be knowledgeable ambassadors for enjoying wine. This is why we turn to websites like Wine Folly and Vine Pair, where wine more»

  • Shout Out to Wine Folly

    In our Sheldrake Point Winery Cayuga Lake tasting room, most of our wall space is taken up with our wine displays or windows overlooking our gardens and vineyard. With what little wall space is left, we decorated with posters by Wine Folly, a group that is reinventing how we learn about wine through vibrant posters, regional wine maps, and effective wine tools. more»