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We are excited to welcome you back to Sheldrake Point Winery!

We are currently accepting reservations for groups of 6 or less, Thursday through Monday, 12pm-5pm for tasting flights, bottles, and by-the-glass table service, outdoors only.

 

New hours of operation: Tastings and on-site sales Thursday – Monday 12-5pm
Retail and to-go purchases Tuesday & Wednesday 12-5pm

 

To help you plan, we’d like to prepare you for what you can expect from us and what we’re asking of you. 

Before you arrive: 

  • Wine flights are only available at tables, and reservations are required for tables.

    • Click here to make a reservation via Tock.

    • When making a reservation, you will have 3 flights to choose from.

  • Families with children are welcome to sit on the lawn. Children must stay with and be supervised by their parents while on the property. Tables are exclusively for guests 21+, with valid ID. Wine flights are available at tables by reservation only.

  • Lawn space is available for walk-in guests. Bring a blanket or chairs (must maintain 6 ft. distance from other groups). 

  • Please do not visit if you are feeling ill.

  • No indoor seating is available, plan for inclement weather.

  • Masks must be worn unless seated at your table or on the lawn.

  • No pets.

While you’re here: 

  • See the host upon arrival.

  • Masks must be worn unless seated at your table or on the lawn.

  • Sanitize your hands upon entering any of the buildings

  • Social distancing of 6 ft. apart from other groups must be maintained. Please do not move tables.

Our commitment to you: 

  • We are following all safety and cleaning protocols put forth by the CDC and New York State DOH.

  • Hand sanitizer will be available around the property. 

  • All staff will always be wearing masks. 

  • Social distancing will be practiced by staff with all guests. 

  • Curbside pickup will continue during all open hours.

 

Patience and kindness is appreciated and reciprocated. We look forward to welcoming you!

Tasting Room

Couple wine tasting at Sheldrake Point Winery
 

USA Today Reader's Choice 2018 Best Wine Region

Tastings are available at outside tables, by reservation only, until further notice.

The information below is regarding pre-(and hopefully post!) Covid accommodations.

 

Our tasting room hours change seasonally. We are open from 10:00 – 5:30 April through October, and 11:00 – 5:00 November through March.

We welcome well-behaved dogs on leash to our tasting room and the surrounding grounds, but kindly ask that you pick up after your pet.

The picturesque Finger Lakes wine region was named top wine region in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice poll!

Note: ride-sharing companies (like Uber or Lyft) do not operate regularly in our area. If you are dropped off, please ensure you have a pick-up already scheduled.

Event at Sheldrake Point Winery

Group Reservations

We believe that group tastings are a fun opportunity for friends, family, and colleagues to share a memorable experience. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more people and are scheduled on the hour from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm April through October and 11:00 am – 1:00 pm November through March. Please call the winery at 607-532-9401 to book your group reservation.

Group Fees & Policies

  • $10 per person for groups of 8-20 people, to be paid upon arrival. Each guest receives a coupon redeemable for $5 off a bottle of wine. (One coupon per person, per transaction, please.)
  • Guests will have the choice between a dry or medium-dry menu consisting of 5 wines.
  • On Saturdays, availability for group tastings is limited to 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm.
  • We reserve the right to turn away groups without a reservation, visibly intoxicated guests, and those disturbing the tasting room environment for our other guests.
Sheldrake Point Dock

Visit By Boat

Our tasting rooms are accessible by water! Visitors to Cayuga Lake with boats up to 35’ in length are welcome to tie up at one of our eight slips. A gravel path will lead you along our 400-foot beach to the tasting room across the street. From the water, look for the farm buildings and small F-shaped dock just south of the point. Note: depth is 5 feet.

GPS Coordinates for Sheldrake Point Dock
Lat N42° 39.8442′  |  Long W76° 41.9354′  |  (accuracy +/- 10ft)

Vintage Room

Sheldrake Point Vintage Room

The Vintage Room will remain closed for tastings and rentals until further notice.

 

Sheldrake Point Winery is lucky to have one of the most successful library programs in the Finger Lakes. Decades in the making, it contains over 5,000 bottles dating back to the winery’s inception in 1997. Library wines provide reference for both the vineyard and winemaking teams; to get a sense of how our vineyard is developing and to see how our wines evolve in the bottle over time.

We created the Vintage Room to showcase a selection of those wines. The cork floor, vaulted trellis across the ceiling (invoking the inside of a barrel), stained glass windows, and stone masonry display the talent and collaboration of several local artisans, transforming a mid-19th century horse barn into an upscale space for experiential wine tasting.

Vintage Room Tastings

Our tasting room manager welcomes guests to the Vintage Room on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30-2:30. Guests are treated to a flight of 3 pre-selected library wines alongside their current release counterparts, as well as a local food pairing to complement the wines. Tastings are $30 per person.

  • May – October: no reservation needed — walk-ins welcome!
  • November – April: by reservation only.

Please email cmaguire@sheldrakepoint.com to schedule.

Vintage Room Rentals

The Vintage Room at Sheldrake Point Winery is available for rent during normal business hours, 9am- 5pm, Monday through Saturday for groups of up to 20 people.

Vintage Room Rental Fees – as a carry-in/carry-out facility:

  • $150/hr 1-3 hours  |  $750 flat rate 4-8 hours
  • Additional $20 pp for library wine tasting | $5 pp for coffee service
  • Hourly rate includes site rental fee, tables, chairs, and a Sheldrake Point Winery staff member available for pre-arranged wine service.
  • Reservations must be made a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. A 50% deposit is required at time of booking and is only refundable up to 48 hours prior to event. A contract including terms and conditions, provided by Sheldrake Point Winery, must be signed at time of deposit to confirm reservation.

Instagram Gallery

We didn’t plant sunflowers this year... but we knew we could count on a few to show up unexpectedly!

We know some guests may show up at the winery unexpectedly as well- but if you want to do a tasting, we are requiring reservations currently. Link in bio!

#makeareservation
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Make this view part of your weekend plans! All tastings require a reservation- don’t miss out! Link in bio. #makeareservation ...

We are hiring!

We are a team of enthusiastic and outgoing people who love to have fun and provide an unparalleled wine tasting experience. You'll fit right in if you're passionate about wine and food, like "out-of-the-box" challenges that need creative problem solving, and dig being part of a hospitality team striving for excellent guest experiences.

We do need you to be 21, and the job requires flexible hours including weekends and holidays. There's room to grow for reliable and self-motivated people who thrive on positivity and being personable.

Stop by our Cayuga Lake tasting room, introduce yourself, and fill out an application! We can't wait to meet you.
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Sometimes the vineyard crew catches the best view.
📸: @ryan.fess
#dontforgettomakeareservation
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Don’t forget- if you want to enjoy a tasting flight, you’ll need a table reservation!

Link in bio. See you soon!
#planahead #bekind
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Earlier this week, a friend of the winery took this beautiful photo of Comet Neowise above the vineyard at Sheldrake Point, with sunlight reflecting off its tail of dust.

Have you seen the comet? It's easy to spot this week by the naked eye- look to the west at dusk. You'll see it in the sky just under the Big Dipper constellation!

📸: @spacearttravelbureau Dr. Tyler Nordgren

#cometneowise #vineyardlife
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We're back!

Tastings resume at Sheldrake Point today... and we couldn't be more excited.

You'll want to plan ahead- tastings are only available outside, at tables, and our seating is limited. Guarantee your fun afternoon by making a reservation ahead of time via Tock- the link is in our bio. We are open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 5pm.

Thanks to everyone who has been patiently waiting for this day, and a reminder to everyone looking for a fun day out at wineries this summer- every winery is doing things differently, and doing the best they can. Ensure that your day goes as planned by checking out each winery's website or social media before just popping in! With reduced capacity, no one wants to turn away walk-in guests but unfortunately it can happen. If you know you have a reservation you don't have to worry!

#makeareservation #tastingsareback
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You know they’re smiling behind those masks!

Let’s hear it for the crew who is on-site Wednesday through Sunday to make sure you enjoy every moment of your visit. (Not all pictured here!)

Things are different, things are weird. We appreciate everyone who visits and understands the value of patience and kindness. And, if you’ve read this far, you get to be the first to know that starting tomorrow - July 15 - we are now offering tastings again! Make your reservation via the link in bio!

#letshearitforthecrew #hospitalitypros #timefortastingflightsagain #chelsealovescats
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Staff happy hour last night was all about rosé... particularly the Merlot rosé, since we are about to sell out of it!

We doubt it’ll last the weekend... did you stock up yet?

#drinkpink #yeswayrosé
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Riesling Bubbles: the perfect skipper for your summer maritime fun.

📸: @hellzchelz
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Who wouldn’t like to start their life among the Riesling vines?!

Our vineyard crew regularly stumbles upon little surprises from mother nature. Thanks to @ryan.fess for the pic!
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Happy 4th of July!

Enjoying the day on the lake? Feel free to pull up to the dock and jog up to the winery if you run out of rosé- we’ve got you covered.

Just don’t forget your mask! 🇺🇸🎇😷
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All this sun, just a little rain, (wouldn’t mind just a little more...) and look who is showing up in the vineyard. #babygrapes ...

Quarantine stash running low but can’t make it for a visit yet? Take advantage of our free shipping on 6+ bottles before it expires on June 30th! No code needed, the discount applies immediately at checkout. ...

Congrats on making it to the weekend!

Don’t have a table reserved with us? Just bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy a bottle out on the lawn! ☀️🍷
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We have revised our mission of charitable giving to include a donation of 10% of sales today, and every Juneteenth going forwards, to the Geneva, NY NAACP chapter.

The wine industry- locally, and at large- is predominantly white.

By supporting an organization whose mission is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race, we hope to contribute to the raising up of Black voices overall.

This is one step of many. We are dedicated to being a voice of change for the industry, and will continue to work towards being a more diverse and welcoming place.
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Everyone smiles in the same language. -George Carlin

#evenwithamaskon
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It’s official... We are open!

Make a reservation for a table or bring a picnic blanket for the lawn and enjoy a bottle of rosé with us today. We can’t wait to see you!
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This afternoon, join us live at 4 on Facebook - we'll take you on a quick walk around the property to show what you can expect when we reopen next week... and then we're talking all about ROSÉ! ...