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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 12:00PM – 5:00PM

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 indoor seating
  • Available daily from 12:00PM to 4:30PM
  •  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.
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 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 12PM-2PM. 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 experience starting May 31st, 2024, called “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. 

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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Days are lighter longer, birds can be heard singing at dawn, and our new Dry Rosé has been bottled - all signs that Spring is almost here and reasons on this Leap Day to proclaim: Buh bye February. Hellooo March!

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A TOAST TO TEACHERS! For your guidance, patience, and genius in answering vexing questions like “why does February sometimes have 29 days?”, we honor you! We are proud to be a 2024 Ithaca Loves Teachers participating winery.

Teachers, when you stop by for a tasting and Sheldrake Point hospitality, February 16-29, we`ll shower you with gratitude, kindness, and a BOGO on wine flights plus 15% off all purchases!

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. (An exceptional bottle of wine is nice, too!)

For Valentine’s Day, we recommend the Sheldrake Point 2022 Dry Rosé. It pairs wonderfully with romance, especially since it was bottled on February 14th!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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What a great way to start the weekend! Hope yours is filled with happiness and fun adventures! We’ll be open for tastings if you’re looking for a fun adventure in great wine! Cheers! ...

FEBRUARY THAW is here, making it a splendid time to shake off the woolly mittens and join us for a few sips of Sheldrake Point wine in our sunny Tasting Room! ...

CabFranc-A-Palooza!
Word is spreading fast about this California event for Cabernet Franc lovers – and we’re stoked to be in the lineup!

It’s the second annual CabFranc-A-Palooza held in Livermore Valley from May 3 to 5, 2024.

Over the course of 3 days, 50+ wineries will celebrate all things Cabernet Franc with events and tastings, culminating in the Grand Tasting on Sunday, May 5.

Many thanks to our friends at Finger Lakes Wine Alliance @flxwinealliance and Kristy Wenz, a wine writer and FLX wine advocate, for turning us on to this opportunity. @kristys_winetravels will speak about FLX Cabernet Franc at the event and has arranged for the FLX to be included in the tastings.

Other FLX wineries participating so far include:
@buttonwoodgrove @sixeightycellars and @livingrootswine

Passes go on sale soon. We’ll keep you posted!

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Ithaca Loves Teachers and so does Sheldrake Point Winery!

We are proud to join the Ithaca Loves Teachers appreciation movement. From February 16 to 29, we`ll be offering BOGO on wine tasting flights and 15% off all purchases for teacher guests using the Ithaca Loves Teachers passport and customer card coupons. It`s our small way of honoring those with one of the most important and challenging careers. Thank you for all you do!
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VARIETAL SHOWDOWN TASTING
Join us Saturday, February 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a unique wine tasting featuring a flight of 6 Pinot Noir wines from Sheldrake Point and the world! You’ll discover the history behind the grape while tasting how regional micro-climates, winemaking styles, and vintage, manifest differences in the aroma, flavor, and wine structure.

Cheese and charcuterie plates and vegan pairings round out this educational and interactive tasting event we think you`re really going to enjoy.

Learn more and reserve your seats online through the link in our bio.
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Three reasons to visit Sheldrake Point Winery for a tasting today!
1. Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early Spring – let`s raise a glass to warmer days ahead!
2. We conquered January – a triumph worth toasting!
3. Saturday is the perfect day to unwind with the really nice (and cool) team at Sheldrake Point`s Tasting Room.

Cheers to you and a great weekend!
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EXTRA! When this day of the year arrives, we are extra smiley, extra buoyant, and all-around extra happy! Ladies and gentlemen, Sheldrake Point`s 2023 Dry Rosé has arrived!

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TERROIR TALK. One Grape. 5 Regions: Join us on Saturday, February 24 for a unique tasting event that will stack 6 Pinot Noirs side-by-side for a nuanced comparison of regional terroir and winemaking craftsmanship.

We`ll taste six Pinot Noir wines – including ours and another from the FLX region – and four others from regions around the world for an insightful discovery of how climate, soil, and winemaking traditions influence the flavors and aromas of the wine.

BONUS: We`ll be tasting a Sheldrake Point Pinot Noir from our library!

Join us! Reserve your seat(s) on our website –full details and link in bio!
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Join us today as we send best wishes to our phenomenal Associate Winemaker Perry Hicks. She’s jetting off to Argentina to immerse herself in their harvest season while soaking up all the knowledge she can about this incredible winemaking region. Her Spanish will be put to the test too!

The Argentine harvest typically kicks off in February and continues until April.

Perry, you’ll be dearly missed, and we’ll be counting down the days until your return in Spring. Until then, all of us at SPW are showering you with good vibes for an enriching and unforgettable experience! ¡buen viaje!
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GOOD THINGS come in threes! And today the good things are National Chocolate Cake Day (one) landing on a Saturday (two) paired with your favorite SPW wine (three).

Cab Franc and chocolate cake make a blissful twosome. BUT decadence knows no limits! What`s your top wine and cake combo?

Hope you`re having a great weekend! Cheers!
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At Sheldrake Point, we’re always looking forward to Valentine’s Day, and this year, there’s something extra special about February 14 that we can’t wait to share with you, especially if you’re a romantic AND a wine enthusiast.

Our Dry Rosé embodies all the charm and beauty of a heartfelt Valentine’s greeting card  – and FUN FACT:  it was lovingly bottled on February 14, 2023, making it the perfect “Will You Be My Valentine” gesture!

Wait, there’s more love to give! Today, online, enjoy a sweet 25% off this perfect Valentine’s Day notion/potion. 

Link to our online store is in our bio. Be sure to use the code DRINKWINE25
You’re welcome!
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It`s January 25th! You know the drill… Today (only) is your chance to receive 25% off your favorite Sheldrake Point wines. Visit our online shop and use the code DRINKWINE25! (LIB)

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Circle January 25th on your calendar, set alarms, tie a string on your finger. We don’t want you to miss this opportunity!

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Sheldrake Point Winery invites you to our first Varietal Showdown on February 24 featuring an in-depth look at Pinot Noir.

This and all upcoming Varietal Showdown events feature:
• A flight of 6 wines with 1 by Sheldrake Point, another Finger Lakes producer, and four other wines of the same varietal from different countries and/or continents.
• Small cheese and charcuterie plates and vegan pairings.
• Sheldrake notepads and pens to capture insights!

Showdown dates & varietals:
- Pinot Noir – Saturday, February 24 (5:00-7:00 PM)
- Cabernet Franc – Saturday, March 23 (5:00-7:00 PM)
- Chardonnay – Saturday, April 20 (5:00-7:00 PM)
- Sparkling Wine – Saturday, May 11 (6:00-8:00 PM)

The cost is $75 per Showdown event.
Make your reservations at https://sheldrakepoint.com/events
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