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We are excited to welcome you back to Sheldrake Point Winery!

We are currently accepting reservations for Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-4pm for bottle and by-the-glass table service, outdoors only. Tastings are currently not available.

 

New hours of operation: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 

 

Our goal has always been to provide an environment that is enjoyable, relaxing and informative- this will never change. On your next visit, however, things will look a little different than they have in the past and we ask for your patience as we all adjust to the new way of doing familiar things. 

To help you plan, we’d like to prepare you for what you can expect from us and what we’re asking of you. 

Before you arrive: 

  • Reservations are required for tables. Click here to make a reservation. You may also call (607)532.9401 or email tastingroom@sheldrakepoint.com. Table availability is limited. Last reservation of the day is taken for 3pm. 

  • Lawn space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a blanket or chairs (must maintain 6 ft. distance from other groups). 

  • Please do not visit if you are feeling ill. If you have a reservation, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know you will not be coming. 

  • No indoor seating is available. Outdoor seating only, rain or shine. Pack an umbrella, plan for inclement weather. We will ask that you shelter in your vehicle if a storm hits. 

  • Groups are limited to 6 people or less. 

  • Masks must be worn at all times except while seated consuming food or drink at your table or on the lawn. We will provide one for you if you left yours at home. If you are not willing to wear a mask, we ask that you respect others and not visit the winery.

  • Families with children are welcome to sit on the lawn. Children must stay with their parents. Tables are exclusively for guests 21+, with valid ID. 

  • No pets. We love your furry bff’s too, but for now we ask you to leave them home. 

  • We are accepting contact-less payment only. No cash transactions. 

  • Ride sharing: Uber and Lyft may drop you off, but they may not be available to pick you back up. Please make sure you have appropriate transportation home.

While you’re here: 

  • See the host upon arrival. They will direct you where to go! 

  • Sanitize your hands upon entering any of the buildings. There are hand sanitizing stations by each door. 

  • Social distancing of 6 ft. apart from other groups must be maintained. Tables are set up accordingly, please do not move them closer together. 

  • Light fare is available for purchase. We have a small selection of packaged cheese, crackers, and charcuterie available. We also welcome you to bring your own picnic- but please, as always, no outside alcohol is allowed on the property.

Our commitment to you: 

  • Safety and cleaning: we are following all CDC and New York State DOH safety and cleaning guidelines. All spaces are deep cleaned at the start and end of each day. Reservation times are spaced to allow us time to properly clean each table. 

  • Hand sanitizer will be available around the property. 

  • All staff will always be wearing masks. 

  • Social distancing will be practiced by staff with all guests. 

  • Curbside pickup will continue during all open hours. Purchases can also be made in the tasting room for carry-out. 

 

Patience and kindness is appreciated and reciprocated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the property! 

Tasting Room

Couple wine tasting at Sheldrake Point Winery
 

USA Today Reader's Choice 2018 Best Wine Region

Tastings are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Our tasting room hours change seasonally. We are open from 10:00 – 5:30 April through October, and 11:00 – 5:00 November through March.

We welcome well-behaved dogs on leash to our tasting room and the surrounding grounds, but kindly ask that you pick up after your pet.

The picturesque Finger Lakes wine region was named top wine region in the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice poll!

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

Group Reservations

We believe that group tastings are a fun opportunity for friends, family, and colleagues to share a memorable experience. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more people and are scheduled on the hour from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm April through October and 11:00 am – 1:00 pm November through March. Please call the winery at 607-532-9401 to book your group reservation.

Group Fees & Policies

  • $10 per person for groups of 8-20 people, to be paid upon arrival. Each guest receives a coupon redeemable for $5 off a bottle of wine. (One coupon per person, per transaction, please.)
  • Guests will have the choice between a dry or medium-dry menu consisting of 5 wines.
  • On Saturdays, availability for group tastings is limited to 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm.
  • We reserve the right to turn away groups without a reservation, visibly intoxicated guests, and those disturbing the tasting room environment for our other guests.
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 H-shaped dock with a “WINERY” sign on it, 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 cmaguire@sheldrakepoint.com 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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