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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!

Open daily from
Monday – Thursday: 11:00AM-5:30PM
Friday – Sunday: 11:00AM-6:00PM 

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 seating
  • Available daily starting at 11:00AM, with wine service ending 30 minutes prior to closing.
  •  For groups up to 6 people
  • Choose any 5 wines for your custom flight
  • $15 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.

 

Group Reservations

Reservations are required for groups of more than 6 people.

  • Groups of 7-20 people can request a group reservation in the Vintage Room Monday through Thursday, either by phone or by emailing tastingroom@sheldrakepoint.com.
  • Tastings are $20/person for a customizable flight of 5 current release wines.
  • A full deposit is required at the time of scheduling the reservation and is refundable if cancelled before 24 hours

Please note: reservations are held for 20 minutes, after which time the reservation will be canceled and the deposit nonrefundable.

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 Sam Ehrenreich at SAM@SHELDRAKEPOINT.COM for more details. 

Couple enjoys flight of wine in our Vintage Room

Vintage Room Tastings

We welcome guests to the Vintage Room Friday and Saturday from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Guests may choose from a list of library wines to taste, accompanied by a sampling of local cheeses to complement the selected wines. 

Tastings are $50 per person and are enjoyed inside the Vintage Room. Reservations are available for groups up to 4 people and can be made via TOCK.  A deposit of $25 per person is due when making a reservation.  Please email Sam Ehrenreich at SAM@SHELDRAKEPOINT.COM with questions.

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

The sheldrake effect: Tour & Libary Tasting

Since we opened in 1997, we have learned a thing or two about growing grapes and making wine. We are excited to offer a new tour and tasting experience- “The Sheldrake Effect”.

This bimonthly event will include an educational (uphill) walking tour through our vineyard and production facility, followed by a tasting in our Vintage Room, where we will sample library wines alongside small food pairings prepared in-house.

We are excited to share with you our passion for our land, winemaking practices, and extensive library of wines that span over two decades. Reservations are required to attend and can be made via TOCK. 

 

For $80 per person, guests receive an educated walking tour with a senior staff member and a flight of four library wines accompanied with small bites made in-house. Please note, this experience is for persons over 21 years old, minors are prohibited from attending. Currently, there is no motorized vehicle for this tour. Please be prepared for inclement weather (rain boots, jackets, or umbrellas). 

Corporate Events & Gifting

Sheldrake Point Winery offers a premier destination for sophisticated corporate experiences. The Vintage Room, designed for elegance and functionality, is perfect for corporate retreats, holiday parties, and team-building exercises. The venue provides customized event formats, including wine tastings, food pairings, tours, meals, and happy hours. To begin scheduling your corporate event email SAM@SHELDRAKEPOINT.COM or to ask any questions. 

Additionally, the winery offers Corporate Group Gifting services, curating personalized gifts for business or employee relationships. With a focus on excellence and attention to detail, Sheldrake Point aims to elevate corporate events to unparalleled levels of success. For more information email WEBORDERS@SHELDRAKEPOINT.COM with questions or requests. 

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We`re frequently asked about what it`s really like to run a vineyard and winery?! We`re shedding light on these topics with our Sheldrake Effect VIP tour and tasting.

This 2-hour Sheldrake Point visit includes a walking tour through our vineyard and production facility, followed by a tasting in our gorgeous Vintage Room. You`ll learn about our passion for the land and winemaking and sample our library wines along with small food pairings prepared in-house.

Gather your questions about our vines and wines and join us for our next Sheldrake Effect on Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Must be 21 years or older. Reservations required. Visit the link in our bio to grab your spot today!

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Happy Thursday and the longest day of the year! This is a quick note to let you know we will be closing a bit early tomorrow, Friday, July 21 to prepare for our Winemaker`s Dinner. Our Tasting Room will close at 4:30 pm and the last seating will be at 4:00 pm.

THANK YOU very much for your understanding. Cheers!
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Last Call! Our beloved 22 Pinot Noir is almost history. Shop our Tasting Room soon before it’s gone! ...

Breaking News direct from the winery… Our 2019 Merlot has been officially released and is now available for sips and purchase in our Tasting Room. If only all breaking news was this exciting!

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Summer vibes are in the air at Sheldrake Point! Yesterday we celebrated a family reunion, our Founders Club Wine Pick Up Party, lots of tastings and lawn chair sipping, and many toasts to an August 16 bride-to-be!

We’re open today, too! Bring Dad in for a tasting and time on the lawn without the mower!
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Today we wish a Happy Father’s Day to our colleagues who are also great dads and to all the great Dads in the world. ...

Our Tasting Room will close at 5 PM tomorrow, June 15, for our Founders Wine Club Pick-Up Party. (Service will end at 4:30 pm)

Reminder to Founders Club members: This event will run from 5 pm to 8 pm and feature hors d`oeuvres, live music, and wine! Reservations are encouraged.
See you tomorrow!
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Happy International Rosé Day! Raise a glass and ignite your joie de vivre! Cheers! ...

It`s a Gamay Noir Showdown!
Make plans now to join us on Saturday, August 17, during Finger Lakes Wine Month, for an engaging and educational tasting experience at Sheldrake Point.

Discover our 2022 Gamay Noir alongside Gamay Noirs from renowned regions around the world. As one of the few Finger Lakes growers of this unique grape, we proudly showcase our wine next to these celebrated regional wines.

Included in the tasting will be a flight of 6 wines, cheese and charcuterie plates, as well as vegan pairings.

The event takes place from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Reservations now available at https://www.exploretock.com/Sheldrakepointwinery

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Need we say more?!

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ICYMI our Garden Tasting Room had a micro makeover this past winter. The change made way for a display of awe inspiring art by Erin Schantz-Hilton - and gives you another reason to visit Sheldrake Point! A number of Erin’s originals and prints are for sale. Sip. Sip. Hooray!

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