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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@sheldakepoint.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 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. 

 

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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Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Sheldrake Point`s June 21 Winemaker`s Dinner.

This is your invitation to a memorable evening featuring a spectacular 3-course menu by Chef Christopher Pawlowski paired with Sheldrake Point wine and conversation with Winemaker Dave Breeden and Associate Winemaker Perry Hicks.

We suggest you reserve your seats fast! Visit the link in our bio for full details and to make reservations.
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Nothing like a glass of wine, the great outdoors, and a long weekend!

We’re open all weekend, and have plenty of seating on the lawn or BYOB – Bring Your Own Blanket!

Tasting reservations are highly recommended.

Here’s to the unofficial start of summer!
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Chardonnay Day, you say! We`re so here for it. Hail to the Chard! ...

Liz Skovira found the perfect day, quiet space, and Riesling Bubbles to conduct vital research for her business @leosowego wine bar. We’re happy to be a part of this equation! Cheers, Liz! ...

Join us for the first Sheldrake Effect tour and tasting on May 31.

Wine tastings are great but tell only a part of the winemaking story. Learn even more about winemaking in the FLX region as part of our upcoming Sheldrake Effect program. We created it to give you an insider`s look at our vineyard and winemaking operations.

This two-hour event takes you behind the scenes at Sheldrake Point Winery and concludes with a tasting in our gorgeous Vintage Room where we will sample library wines alongside small food pairings prepared in-house.

We`ve reserved several dates from May 31 through September for Sheldrake Effect so choose the date that works best for you. Each session is from 10:00 - Noon.

Reservations can be made following the link in our bio.
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Pro tip to be Memorial Day Weekend ready: Book your seated wine tasting reservations in advance!

We`ll be open all weekend and look forward to kicking off summer with you!

Follow the link in our bio to make reservations.
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We are excited to announce the release of our 2023 Rosé of Merlot. This news comes with extra special accolades to Winemaker Dave Breeden and Associate Winemaker Perry Hicks as this release marks the wine’s graduation from our Beta series winemaking program into our classic portfolio.

Like our other Beta wines, the Rosé of Merlot began as a small lot experiment. It’s a trial turned taster and critic favorite. Wine Enthusiast gave it a notable 92 points last year!

Made from 100% Merlot grapes, the Rosé of Merlot is described as “featuring a bouquet reminiscent of strawberries and cream, mingled with tart grapefruit and herbal notes. Its refreshing acidity complements vibrant flavors of tart cherry, raspberry lemonade, and citrus, finishing with subtle lemon peel.”

This rosé pairs well with charcuterie & mild cheeses, prosciutto & melon, and chicken pâté. It is perfect for picnics. As Julia Child said: "Rosés can be served with everything!"

With just 0.3% residual sugar, this wine is truly exceptional.

Now available in our Tasting Room and online shop.
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“We were so happy to pull in and see the yellow umbrellas. It’s such a great sign that summer is here!”

This today from a Sheldrake Point wine club member made a beautiful day even brighter!

#summervibes #wineandsunshine #sheldrakepointwinery #estatewine #flxwine #flxwinecountry #flxcayuga #flxwinery #cheerstotheweekend
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Last night’s Winemaker’s Dinner with Dave Breeden and Perry Hicks is one for the books! Chef Chris Pawlowski may have outdone himself - at least until next month’s dinner! #magnifique

#winemakersdinner #sheldrakepointwinery #finewineandcuisine #distinctwines #gourmetcuisine
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Yup! The 2024 crop is on its way. Fingers are crossed and weather gods have been channeled for a great growing season across the entire FLX wine region. 

#budbreak #sheldrakepointwinery #estatewine #theyrebaaaack #flxwinecountry #flxwineregion #flxwineries #flxava #cayugalakeny #grapes🍇 #flxvineyards
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Pssst! There`s still time to grab your seat at the table for this fabulous dinner event. Three wine-paired courses and the company of your friends and Sheldrake Point Winemaker Dave Breeden and Associate Winemaker Perry Hicks.

Follow the link in our bio for reservations and we`ll see you there!
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We`ll be closed just for one day! Thanks for your understanding. See you Friday! ...

Today is the day! Everyone is a Sheldrake Point Wine Club Member today.
 
As our wine club members know, this means you enjoy a 20% discount on all purchases in our online shop or our tasting room.
 
Just like our club members, you also receive free shipping on full case orders. Today only!
 
As a wine club member today, with your purchase, you will also receive 2 complimentary tasting coupons for future.

Visit us in person in our Tasting Room or online at sheldrakepoint.com (link in bio).

Cheers!
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A few seats are still available for our May Winemaker’s Dinner, featuring a fabulous seasonal menu by Chef Chris Pawlowski.

The date is Friday, May 17th, 6 to 8 pm.

Dining with you and all of our guests will be SPW Winemaker Dave Breeden and Associate Winemaker Perry Hicks.

This promises to be a wonderful Spring evening.

Full details and reservations are available via the link in our bio.
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Grab your calendar and make a date with us! ...

Here’s your chance to experience our vibrant Wine Club community AND stock up for Memorial Day celebrations.
WHEN: One day only, on May 14th
WHAT: Save 20% on Sheldrake Point wine purchases online & in our Tasting Room
PLUS: Free Shipping on full cases (12 bottles) and 2 Complimentary Tasting coupons with the purchase of wine

This offer will apply automatically at checkout on May 14th, 2024 only.
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When spring hits, activity kicks into high gear around Sheldrake Point! We’ll show you all about it with a special behind-the-scenes look at our vineyard and winery operations – AND a VIP tasting in our Vintage Room.

This program, called the Sheldrake Effect, includes an educational walking tour through our vineyard and production facility, followed by a tasting featuring a sampling of library wines alongside small pairings prepared in-house.

The program is repeated on several dates, with the first one on May 31, 10 am to Noon.

We are excited to share with you our passion for our land, winemaking practices, and extensive library of wines spanning over twenty years!

Learn all the details and make reservations through the link in our bio.
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Happy Mother’s Day from the Sheldrake Point Winery team! ...