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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. For questions or additional information, please call the winery at 607-532-9401.

Tasting Room

Couple wine tasting at Sheldrake Point Winery

USA Today Reader's Choice 2018 Best Wine RegionIn response to Covid-19, we have adjusted our hours of operation.

We are open 12-5pm daily, with wine service and sales Thursday through Monday, and to-go purchases only Tuesday & Wednesday.

Reservations can be made via Tock for groups of 6 or less, Thursday through Monday, 12pm-4:30pm for tasting flights. Service ends at 4:30pm.

Walk-in tasting requests will be accommodated if reservations are not full. Bottle, glass, and half-glasses are available. Outdoor seating is available, bring a blanket or chairs and dress for the weather.

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

Families with children are welcome. Children must stay with and be supervised by their parents while on the property. Please include them in your reservation number to be sure there is enough room for them to sit.

Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome outdoors on the property. We kindly ask that you pick up after your pet.

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


We believe that tastings are a fun opportunity for friends, family, and colleagues to share a memorable experience. Reservations are required for tastings and are limited to 6 people per group. Reservations can be made via Tock.

Walk-in tasting requests will be accommodated if reservations are not full. Please see the host upon arrival.

Tasting Fees & Policies

  • $12 per person per flight
  • Choose from 3 pre-selected flights when making your reservation
  • Masks must be worn unless seated
  • Guests must remain seated while consuming wine, please refrain from visiting other tables
  • 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

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 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.

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Riesling with just the right amount of botrytis is a beautiful thing.
#harvest2020 #noblerot

Gotta pick, even when it’s not nice pickin’ weather.
📷: @ryan.fess

Exactly 4 weeks ago today we started harvest.
It’s a very different Monday outside today, so let’s just enjoy this little reminder of all the beautiful sun-shiny days we’ve enjoyed this year.

Exemplary drone work complements of @ryan.fess

#harvest2020 #somuchsunshine

New seasonal bundles are up on the website!
Not only do you save 20-25% with bundle pricing, but right now all bundles ship for free 🎉
Check out the options on our shopping page. Link in bio.
#freeshipping #winelover

Harvest traditions continue, even though they look a little different this year.
#harvest2020 #toastthevintage

First Riesling of the year 🔥

The fruit has been so beautiful, the weather has been a dream, and our harvest crew is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel instead of snowflakes like in normal years!

📸: @ryan.fess

Suns out, umbrellas are up, doors are open. October is beautiful.. and busy!

As always, we appreciate your patience and kindness as we roll into our high season in the Tasting Room.

If you don’t have a reservation for a tasting we’re happy to set you up with a bottle or glasses, and ask that you maintain social distancing and... yep, wear your mask! 😷🍁🍷

Shipping is free on full case orders (multiples of 12) forever and always. Mix and match!

What’s the perfect collection we can deliver to your doorstep for free?

(No code needed! Discount automatically applies when you have 12, 24, 36 etc bottles in your cart.)

Noir would like the sunshine to return right meow.
#winerycat #winerylife
📸: @hellzchelz mother of cats

Picking conditions on point. Thanks for this little gift, 2020!

The calm before the storm.
#readywhenyouare #letspicksomegrapes

Cheers to a beautiful growing season and the gorgeous fruit photos we’re seeing from industry friends and neighbors on Instagram!
Harvest is ramping up across the Finger Lakes region and we are so excited to join in... As usual, our site is a couple weeks behind and these Cab Franc grapes still have some hang-time left!
#bringonharvest #vintage2020

Simple pleasures on a Saturday.

What a beautiful weekend we have ahead of us!

Tastings under the tent with a reservation... bottles, glasses, and half glasses on the lawn... and then, there’s always the dock...

We can’t wait to enjoy the holiday weekend with you!