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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 indoor 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.

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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More wonderful news from the winemaking team comes today with the release of our 2022 Pinot Noir. 
 
You may note the “BLK 3” on the label. This stands for “Block 3”, the designated area of the vineyard where the grapes for this wine are harvested. This translates to limited production or extra special wine!
 
With this Pinot Noir’s soft, well-integrated tannins come bright flavors of cherry, red currant, vanilla, and toasted walnuts. It pairs well with grilled or roasted meats, especially duck. Pro tip: Serve it with a caramelized onion and gruyère tart at your next dinner party and watch your guests swoon with delight.
 
You may purchase this wine at our winery tasting room or through on our online shop using the link in our bio.

#pinotnoir #sheldrakepointwinery #estatewine #flxwinecountry #boldlyny #fingerlakeswine #flxwinery #cayugalakewinery #ovidny #fingerlakeswinealliance #estategrownwines
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We are pleased to release our 2023 Dry Rosé – a wine described by SPW Winemaker Dave Breeden as “light, bright, and refreshing, evocative of raspberries, cherries, and strawberries and cream.”   
 
Its exquisite flavor matches its stunning appearance, attributed to the exclusive use of 100% Cabernet Franc grapes harvested from our vineyard estate, and the expert application of the skin contact method.
 
Discover for yourself why this is our most popular wine!

To purchase this wine, visit our Cayuga Lake tasting room or our online shop linked to our website in our bio.

# dryrosé #sheldrakepointwinery #fingerlakeswinery #flxwine #flxwinecountry #boldlyny #flxwinealliance #visitfingerlakes
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Indulge in fine wine at your doorstep: 25% off your favorite wines, personalized delivery, and exclusive perks. Check our bio link to learn more and join the Club! ...

FLX wine enthusiasts, this is your chance to gain behind-the-scenes insights and indulge in our wine!

After more than 25 years of growing grapes and making wine, we are ready to share our passion for our land, winemaking practices, and extensive library of wines through a new event we’re calling The Sheldrake Effect.

Participants will enjoy an educational 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.

For full details and to reserve your spot, visit the Reservations link in our bio.
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The colors of Spring are currently being served at the Sheldrake Point Winery Tasting Room. Stop by for a sip or two (or three or more)! We`re open Saturday and Sunday with new extended springtime hours – 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. ...

Signs of Spring are emerging, and we`re thrilled to herald its arrival with our Annual Barrel Tasting for SPW club members on Saturday, April 27.

Experience the essence of the 2023 vintage as you sip directly from the tank and barrel with Winemaker Dave Breeden, and enjoy perfectly paired culinary delights by Chef Chris Pawlowski.

Seize your seat at this exclusive event, offered at 11:00, 1:00, or 3:00. Limited spots are available, secure yours now: https://www.exploretock.com/sheldrakepointwinery/event/450340/2024-wine-club-annual-barrel-tasting
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Whew! We’ve got several great events coming up! Grab your day planner, calendar, or scheduling device, and get these dates locked in:
April 17 – Winemaker’s Dinner on the Road in Geneva at Anorah Restaurant
April 20 – Sheldrake Varietal Showdown: Chardonnay
April 27 –  Our Annual Barrel Tasting
May 11 ~ Varietal Showdown: Sparkling wine
May 17 – Winemaker’s Dinner at Sheldrake Point
May 31 – Sheldrake Effect vineyard and winery tour and tasting
 
Visit our website via the link in our bio for full details.
 
Happy Friday! Cheers!
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Our Annual Barrel Tasting Event is filling up fast!

This always popular wine club exclusive invites guests to sample 2023 white wines from the tank, paired with foods made by Chef Chris Pawlowski and Winemaker Dave Breeden. After a sampling of the whites, comes sips the 2023 reds straight from the barrel!

If you’re a SPW wine club member looking for a behind-the-scenes look and taste of the 2023 vintage, make your reservations fast.

The event is Saturday, April 27, with seatings at 11AM, 1PM and 3PM.
https://www.exploretock.com/sheldrakepointwinery/event/450340/2024-wine-club-annual-barrel-tasting
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Dear Friends of Sheldrake Point Winery,

Today, we’re introducing a new way to enjoy 25% off your favorite SPW varietals –
the Sheldrake Point Subscription Club!

That’s right! The Sheldrake Point Sub Club combines the best features of our original wine clubs and takes them to the next level with personalized wine selections and shipments. This means parcels filled with your favorite bottles of SP wine will automatically arrive on your doorstep according to your schedule – whether that’s once a month, every other month, or every third or fourth month. You get the picture!

You select the frequency and the number of bottles. We send the goods!

Our Devotee and Founders Wine Clubs have remained unchanged. They are still happily humming along. We added this new subscription option because many of you have requested it!

Learn all the juicy details about the new Sheldrake Point Subscription Club on our website (link in bio). You can sign up to join the club there too!
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We welcome you to visit us daily for sips in the tasting room, wine on the patio, and lawnchair views of the vineyard and Cayuga Lake. ...

Happy Easter! Dial in tomorrow for our exciting news!

P.S. This is not an elaborate April Fool’s joke. Although we can see ourselves doing something like that, this is not one of those times! 😁😉See ya tomorrow!

#sheldrake #sheldrakepoint #flxwine #flxwinery #drinkflxwine #easteratthewinery #cayugalakewinery #ovidny #estatewine
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Sheldrake sighting! Our Dry Riesling was spotted and poured last night at the @eriegrill in Pittsford.

We love to discover FLX winery selections, including our very own, at restaurants and bars across the region. Here’s to the proprietors who choose to feature FLX wines, beers, and libations. Cheers!

#flxwine #flxwineries #flxwinecountry #fingerlakeswine #drinkflxwine
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Wednesday means it`s time to seal the deal on your plans for the weekend! Whatcha doin? Bring us along, or better yet, make plans to stop by our Tasting Room. We`d love to see you on Saturday. (We`ll be closed for Easter observation on Sunday)

#gettingreadyfortheweekend #SheldrakePointWinery #Chardonnay #CayugaLake #winetime
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Well, hello Monday! Cheers to Spring`s sunshine and our fabulous Dry Rosé, the perfect blend for heart, mind, body, and soul! Have a great week!

#goforthandconquer #dryrosé #mondayenergy #haveagreatweek #spring2024 #SheldrakePointWinery #FLXwine #FLXwinecountry #CayugaLake
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We`d love to see you in the tasting room, but due to the weather, we`ll be closed today. We expect to be open again tomorrow - from noon to 5 pm. Stay safe out there. ...

When National Goof Off Day AND William Shatner’s birthday land simultaneously on a Friday, the stars have aligned and we can’t resist! TGIF!

#happybirthdaycaptainkirk #goofoffday #fridayvibes #teehee #brownbagwinetasting #williamshatner
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Keep the faith! Flowery, blue sky Spring days are truly just around the bend. In the meantime, we’re here to help brighten your day in the Tasting Room. Stop by! We`d love to see you! ...

We’re rolling out our beautiful greens today in honor of St. Paddy’s Day.

Ever wondered why many wine bottles are green? Answer: Green protects wine from an archenemy – oxidation.

A little oxidation can enhance the flavor of wine, which is why we often decant or let a bottle breathe before serving. However, too much oxidation can turn a once magnificent white wine into a rather unpleasant vinegary aroma and taste. Blecck!

Enter green glass. Like dependable sunscreen on a sunny Florida beach, green glass helps filter out UV rays to stave off the onset of oxidation and preserve a wine’s integrity. Plus, green bottles possess an undeniably attractive charm. No blarney that.

Happy St. Paddy’s! Slainté
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It’s a gorgeous day at Sheldrake Point! We invite you to join us to hang out and drink in the delightful sights and sounds of Spring along Cayuga Lake (some fabulous wine too).

#weekendvibes #sheldrakepoint #springtime #flxwine #flxwinery #celebratespring #hangtime
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