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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 from 5 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 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 $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.  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

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 for more details and to schedule your virtual tasting!

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Reds resonate this time of year, don’t they? Our retrospective tasting event on December 9 (2:00-4:00 pm) captures the spirit of the red season with a flight of eight Sheldrake Point Cabernet Francs spanning 20 years.

Join our winemaking team for an insightful discussion about the varietal that prompted New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov to pen “Cabernet Franc and the Finger Lakes: Made for Each Other.”

Of course, we’ll be serving savory noshables prepared by Chef Chris too!

Jump to our website for more details and to reserve your spot. Hope you can make it!

We hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving! Today we are doing our level best to help you get a jump on your next round of holiday celebrations with a 30% discount on online orders – and purchases in our Tasting Room. Plus, free shipping on orders of 12 (or more). Use the code CYBER30. Cheers!🥂🥂 ...

Grab your Cyber Monday discount today. Plus enjoy a flat rate shipping deal too. One wine for gifting… two wines for you… one wine for the holiday party… three wines for you!! 😉 😜. Use the code cyber30 at checkout. ...

Today’s the perfect day for a drive! If you find yourself cruising along the western side of Cayuga Lake in Ovid, NY, by all means, stop by!
We’d love to see you in the Tasting Room where we are celebrating Small Business Weekend with 30% off all bottle purchases.
If you can’t stop by fear not. You can grab the 30% discount online through Monday, November 27. Use code CYBER30 at checkout. Plus, enjoy flat rate shipping of just $15 on any 6+ bottle order. Full cases (12 bottles) ship for free!�

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY holds a special place in our hearts at Sheldrake Point. It`s a day that goes beyond transactions. For us, this day embodies the spirit of community and connection.

We`d be delighted to welcome you to our Tasting Room on November 25, but regardless of where you are, we invite you to embrace the essence of this day by supporting the small businesses that add vibrancy to your local community.

To celebrate SBS, we are offering a 30% discount on all our wines, both online and in person. This discount continues through til Monday.

Cheers to the small businesses we hold dear—may their lights shine brightly for many years to come.❤

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No matter where your adventures take you today, we hope you have a blast. And bonus: if your day happens to include Sheldrake Point wine that would be cool too! Cheers!
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What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, cranberry-orange relish, pumpkin pie, apple pie… when it comes to Thanksgiving menus, nothing beats tried and true family favorites. And to complement your feast is this year`s Thanksgiving wine parings by Chef Chris. He has selected four Sheldrake Point wines certain to pair perfectly with your holiday celebration from appetizers to desserts. They are:
2022 Gamay Noir
2022 Dry Rosé
2022 Dry Riesling
2021 Gewürztraminer

For a limited time, we are offering $15 flat rate shipping on 6 or more bottles and bundles! Discount will apply automatically at checkout.

We hope your Thanksgiving is filled with great food, wine, and memories!

This white complements virtually everything on your Thanksgiving table. Chef Chris Pawlowski shares his number one wine pick for your guests and holiday menu.

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WAIT!  Notice something missing on the Riesling Ice Wine bottle? In our commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment, we are eliminating capsules – the foil sleeve around a bottle – from our bottling process for all our wines bottled with corks.  All of our new vintages going forward will no longer be capsuled.
Historically, capsules were used to protect the cork from mold and rodents. Even though modern-day wineries no longer suffer those atrocities, the capsule hung around for many decades in homage to tradition.
Plain and simple, bottles with no capsules mean less waste. Plus, they are easier to open!
Here’s to greener bottles and protecting our planet!

Q: Which one of these makes this a wonderful time of year to visit Sheldrake Point Winery?
A. Great views of Cayuga Lake
B. Our delightful and insightful Tasting Room team
C.  Sips of new releases like our 2021 Cuvée Brut and 2022 Pinot Gris  
D.  A peaceful place to unwind and recharge
E.  All of the above
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#BoldNY #ILoveNY #Cheers #OneofTheseThings

Looks like this is shaping up to be the perfect weekend to try Chef Chris Pawlowski’s deliciously creamy Salmon Linguine in Riesling Cream Sauce – with a glass or two of our 2021 Riesling Bubbles 😉😁🥂

Respond to this post with the word “Recipe” and we’ll send you a link to Chef’s recipe! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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Join our winemaking team to taste and discuss a flight of 8 Sheldrake Point Cabernet Francs spanning 20 years.

Paired bites by Chef Chris Pawlowski will also be served.

Follow the link in our bio to reserve your seat at the table.

Have you ever wondered about the methods employed by Sheldrake Point’s brilliant winemakers, Dave Breeden and Perry Hicks, to craft such exceptional wines? What are they doing in there? Here’s a glimpse into their laboratory, where chemistry, artistry, innate intuition, and unwavering patience merge with Sheldrake Point`s grapes center stage.

Of course, fermentation is essential to the post-vine phase of wine production. Daily fermentation checks are conducted to scrutinize both grapes inoculated with yeast and those left to spontaneously ferment.

The rate of fermentation (conversion of sugars to alcohol) is also measured along with fermentation temperature using a hydrometer. This essential precaution prevents the wine from fermenting too fast, in the case of white wines, or too slow, in the case of red wines.

Each wine is also tasted daily to ensure the ferments progress without any microbiological defects.

Then, after fermentation has completed, typically within 7 to 10 days, barreling down, or transferring red wine to a barrel occurs.

BTW, at Sheldrake Point, we embrace sustainable practices, including acquiring barrels already used in other wine-producing regions. In addition to being eco-friendly and cost-efficient, these barrels have minimal to no oak flavor left in them, allowing our grapes` true essence to shine through.

New Release Announcement!

We’re très excited to unveil our first-ever traditional method sparking cuvée!

Translated, cuvée is French for “a blend.” When applied to sparkling wine, the term cuvée refers to extracting the best juice from the pressing, or the ‘free run’ juice.

For us, it means all the above. Our 2021 Cuvée Brut is a magical blend of estate-grown 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay – all hand-harvested and whole-cluster pressed in a single press load.

Once the base wine/juice we created fermented dry, we turned to our friends at Finger Lakes Cider House to bottle it. They added the tirage (aka yeast and sugars for a secondary in-bottle fermentation), disgorged the finished sparkling wine, and wired a cork and cage to the bottle.

We can’t wait for you to have a taste! The cuvée brut is now available in our Tasting Room and at our online shop!

Sheldrake Point Winery Tasting Room will be closed today in observance of Election Day. We encourage you to participate in our democratic process by making your voice heard. Your voice and vote matter!

P.S. We’ll be open again tomorrow!

We hope your Monday is both productive AND tranquil.

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Our most recent Beta Series trio features 2019 Acid Head Riesling, 2022 Rosé of Merlot, and 2021 Sparkling Rosé.  

The “beta” label means our genius winemaking team is letting you in on something fabulous before it hits large-volume production. 
Wine Enthusiast’s sneak peek to the Beta Series Rosé of Merlot landed a 92!

“Beta” also means small lot releases so grab this spectacular limited-edition trio online while you can!
Enjoy this bundle at almost 25% off each selection’s retail prices. Visit our Tasting Room or Shop online (LIB).