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Welcome to Sheldrake Point Winery!

Sheldrake Point Winery is located on the western shore of Cayuga Lake, where you'll find a beautiful, inviting space with friendly staff eager to share their knowledge of wine with you.

Our portfolio ranges from dry, classic and reserve wines to our scrumptious late harvest and ice wines, all from estate grown vinifera grapes. For questions or additional information, please call the winery at 607-532-9401.

 

Tasting Room

wine tasting in action

The Tasting Room is open!

Daily from 11:00-5:30 pm
Enjoy seated wine tastings, wine by-the-bottle, glass, or half-glass, and local snacks


Please note: ride-sharing companies do not operate regularly in our area. If you are dropped off, please have a pick-up already scheduled.
Dogs are welcome outdoors on leash. We kindly ask that you pick up after your pet.

Seated Wine Tastings:

  • Walk-ins are welcome; reservations are encouraged, due to limited indoor seating
  • Daily, from 11:00-4:45pm
  •  For groups up to 6 people
  • Choose from 6 pre-selected tasting flights upon arrival
  • $12 per person per flight
  • Book via Tock or by calling the Tasting Room at 607-532-9401
  • Families with children are welcome, but children must stay with and be supervised by their parents at all times.
  • We are unable to accommodate groups of more than 6 people; please do not make multiple reservations for the same time
  • We are unable to accommodate buses and limousines
  • We reserve the right to turn away groups without a reservation, visibly intoxicated guests, and those disturbing the environment or safety of 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

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; giving them a sense of how our vineyard is developing and 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.

The Vintage Room is available to rent for your special events. Please email Michael Polk at MPOLK@SHELDRAKEPOINT.COM for more details. 

Couple enjoys flight of wine in our Vintage Room

Vintage Room Tastings

We welcome guests to the Vintage Room Thursday-Sunday from 11-2pm. Guests may choose from 3 pre-selected library wine flights, accompanied by a sampling of local cheeses to complement the selected wines. 

Tastings are $30 per person and are enjoyed inside the Vintage Room. Reservations are available for groups up to 4 people and can be made via TOCK or by emailing Michael Polk at mpolk@sheldrakepoint.com.

Please note that we cannot accommodate children or persons under the age of 21 in the Vintage Room.

Virtual Tastings

Now, more than ever, we understand the importance of being able to gather virtually with friends, family, and colleagues. Whether it be for a family or class reunion, birthday or bachelorette party, corporate retreat or team-building exercise, we want to bring your group together with this fun experience no matter how many miles separate you.

We will work with you to customize your event format and tasting kits, which are shipped to each participant in advance of the event date. Topics covered during the tasting may range from the Finger Lakes wine region and cool-climate winemaking, to the “how-tos” of wine tasting, to a history of Sheldrake Point Winery, to food pairing, to the specific wines in your glass.

Email Mia Myers at mia@sheldrakepoint.com for more details and to schedule your virtual tasting!

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The summer breezes are coming in strong and we have another dinner on the horizon!

Join us for our June Winemaker’s Dinner with Vineyard Manager Dave Wiemann and Assistant Winemaker Perry Hicks alongside another seasonally driven menu from Chef Christopher Pawlowski. Seats are going fast so make sure you get your reservations in before they’re gone! 😬

Check out our story and link in bio for menu information!

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It’s a great day in May to order some rosé (and other wines of course too)!

We recently received scores for both our classic Dry Rosé as well as our Rosé of Merlot and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the news (stay tuned for more on that)! 🥳🤗

As it’s also the 25th, we’re running our 25% off online orders promotion once again. Use code DRINKWINE25 at checkout to save on your order! We’re not saying it has to be all rosé, but ‘tis the season! 😝

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Sheldrake Point Winery is seeking a harvest intern to proudly produce our Vitis vinifera wines with us this harvest 2023!

Each of our team members wears many hats—operating and cleaning crush equipment, inoculating and tracking fermentations, racking juice and wine, performing lab analyses and daily sensory analyses, working with barriques and puncheons, setting up and cleaning tanks and pumps, AND choosing the playlists for our killer sound system (very important).

We will be working 40-75 hours per week from mid-September through mid-November. We all must be able to lift 50 lb loads and brave the catwalk in our winery. Pay starts at $16/hr (plus overtime!) and may be increased for candidates with winemaking experience. On days we harvest fruit, we usually have delicious, home-cooked Mexican lunches. We will assist in finding accommodation. We are pleased to offer this educational opportunity to international applicants through CAEP. Winery experience preferred, and full professional proficiency in English is essential. If interested, please send your CV to Dave Breeden, winemaker, at breeden@sheldrakepoint.com and Perry Hicks, assistant winemaker, perry@sheldrakepoint.com
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It’s a fabulously sunny day here at the point and what better way to celebrate the moms in our lives!

We’re having a special flight in honor of Mother’s Day (because it’s stunning and makes you feel like you’re home, just like mom). Come treat her to a nice afternoon by the lakeside with a tasting flight made just for her! 🌷🌹🌸

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What a beautiful bouquet of sparkling rosés! 🤩

We’re coming to the end of our limited run batch of anniversary sparkling rosé (we know, we’re sad too 😩)! Come swing by the tasting room to snag some bubbles before it’s gone! ⌛️

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We’re quickly approaching the summer season and with that comes our new hours!

Stop in for seated tastings, bottles, or glasses every day from 11:00am-5:30pm! Come enjoy the sunshine and vibrant scenery with us (last seating at 4:45pm)! 🌞😎💐

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We had an absolute blast at Discover Dry Rosé this past Wednesday! It was so great to meet up with our other local winery colleagues (aka friends we hardly get chances to see) and taste through all their new vintages of rosé. ‘Tis the season, as they say! 🤩🥳

Care to join this jolly band of misfits and attend the next wine event with us? We’re hiring for tasting room staff, starting wages at $16.50 plus tips! Check out our link in bio for more information!

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Cheryl Frasier forgot to add that all you need is a light jacket and WINE on April 25th because we’re running our 25% off on the 25th again! 🤩🍷

Use code DRINKWINE25 at checkout to stock up for your perfect date! 😉

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Happy Earth Day from the vineyards! 🌎🌍🌏 ...

📣 Not a drill, bud break is here! 📣

The unseasonably warm weather the past two weeks has given us an earlier-than-usual start to the growing season. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that these little Pinot Noir babies (and all the other ones) will enjoy a good, healthy, and happy year! 🤗

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It’s been sunny (and unseasonably hot!) all week long here in the vineyards. We’re in the home stretch of pruning and tying, but hopefully bud break doesn’t beat us to the finish line! 😬🤞🏻 ...

Quality assurance testing for our member-exclusive Annual Barrel Tasting 😜🤗

We still have openings for our 11:00 seating on the 29th! Get your seat now before it’s gone! ⏳😬

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Hoppy Easter! A reminder that we’ll be closed today to search the vineyards for brightly colored eggs. 🕵️🪺

See you tomorrow when we reopen and good luck on your egg hunts!
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Spring has sprung and a new flight has landed!! 💐🛬

While undertaking their winter project of putting away library wines for later down the road, Mia and Michael scared up some Rieslings from vintages past and brought them back out for our new library flight. Say hello (again) to our Rieslings from 2011-2015! 🤩👏🏻

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🚨OREGON WINE LOVERS🚨 This one goes out to you (quite literally)!

We are excited to announce that we can now ship our wines directly to Oregon so if you know someone out that way or if you yourself have been hankering for some Finger Lakes wine, our online store is officially open to you! 😁🤗
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It. Is. BACK! 🥳🤩

The wait is finally over and we are thrilled to announce the release of our 2022 Dry Rosé!! 😍😭

Brighten your rainy spring days with some rosé and, for today only, 25% off online orders! Use code DRINKWINE25 at checkout to unlock the discount. As always, full cases of 12 bottles ship for free so stock up on this delicious new vintage for the season! Shipping will begin Monday, March 27th. Cheers!

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