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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»

  • What’s all the Hype about the Sheldrake Point Dry Rosé?

    Sheldrake Point Dry Rosé

    If you don’t know much about rosé, or haven’t heard about the Sheldrake Point Dry Rosé, we forgive you. Many of us at Sheldrake Point, myself included, first fell in love with this wine style through our experiences with the Sheldrake Point Dry Rosé—long before we worked here! So, what’s all the hype? For one thing, we really know what we are doing. Sheldrake Point has been making Dry Rosé continuously since 1997, longer than any other Finger Lakes winery.  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»

  • Before We Pick: Harvest Prep at Sheldrake Point

    Julia Hoyle moving equipment

    Harvest prep for the winemakers at Sheldrake Point is anything but leisure time! There is a lot of heavy lifting and elbow grease involved before a single grape is picked. more»

  • Annual Barrel Tasting: Wine With Friends

    This past Saturday, April 23, we welcomed 64 guests to our Annual Wine Club Barrel Tasting event. We dipped into and explored our 2015 red and white wines. For this event, we bring the people to our wine, setting up in our production facility, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling pallets of Sheldrake Point wine and arrays of barrels. more»

  • Harvest 2015, Part I

    During those sun-drenched late summer days when we started picking back in mid-September, someone asked me about my expectations for Harvest 2015. I began my answer by saying, “Barring a hail storm that takes out the vineyard…”—because, at the time, there had been enough summer heat to nicely ripen our fruit, rain came when we need it, and as a result there was not much disease pressure on the fruit. Harvest 2015 on Sheldrake Point started out glorious!  more»

  • Sheldrake Point is a Wine & Spirits 2015 Top 100 Winery

    Wine & Spirits magazine’s 2015 Annual Buying Guide issue has hit the newsstands and Sheldrake Point is a Wine & Spirits 2015 Top 100 Winery! more»

  • Rooted in Sheldrake Point

    So much focus at a vineyard is on the vines and the fruit, and rightfully so! But growing always starts at the roots; if there’s magic in making great Sheldrake Point wine, it begins underground. Earth and water I’ve gotten to know a lot about what goes on under our 44 acre vineyard in the fifteen years I’ve been at more»

  • No vineyard? No Problem: Custom Crush

    Sheldrake Point Winery Sign

    *Please note: as of 2017 we are no longer accepting new clients for our custom crush program.* Back in 1997 when Sheldrake Point was just starting to be planted with grape vines, we obviously didn’t yet have our vineyard to provide the fruit for our wines. No vineyard? No problem! We purchased fruit from growers in the Finger Lakes and more»