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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!

Daily from 11:00-5:30 pm
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
  • Daily, from 11:00-5:00 pm
  •  For groups up to 6 people
  • Choose from 6 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.

Couple enjoys flight of wine in our Vintage Room

Vintage Room Tastings

We welcome guests to the Vintage Room Thursday-Sunday from 11-2pm. Guests may choose from 3 pre-selected library wine flights, accompanied by a sampling of local cheeses to complement the selected wines.

Tastings are $30 per person. Reservations are available for groups up to 4 people and can be made via TOCK or by emailing Michael Polk at mpolk@sheldrakepoint.com.

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 mia@sheldrakepoint.com for more details and to schedule your virtual tasting!

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Now that the season is officially upon us, we wanted to introduce our Harvest Interns! This Fall we are joined by Mike and Hannah.

So far, Mike’s favorite part about working as a Harvest Intern is getting to learn more about wine and the opportunity to spend some time outside. Fun fact about Mike is that he has been brewing mead for the last two years! 🍯🍻

As for Hannah, her favorite part as a Harvest Intern is the cleaning process (it’s super satisfying). Fun fact for Hannah, she has a dog named Cab Franc, which is a coincidence because that was the first varietal they harvested this year! 🐶🍇

We are super grateful to have them on board this season! Cheers! 🥂

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It’s the LAST of the delicious 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon!

Intense blackcurrant opens into freshly crushed herbs and new leather on the nose. Black cherry and black pepper flit among firm tannins on the palate, and extend into a long blackberry jam finish.

Visit our tasting room this week and snag a bottle or two, or purchase online (free shipping on a case 😉) before it’s all gone!

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Winemaker Wednesday appreciation post! If you haven’t met Perry yet, she is our incredible assistant winemaker here at Sheldrake!

After daydreaming about the wine industry during her chemistry research at Cornell, Perry began winemaking at Sheldrake Point in 2021 as a harvest intern. She quickly fell in love with the hands-on approach and drinkability of her new career, and she became the Assistant Winemaker in April 2022. She is thrilled for the opportunity to grow within such a well-established winery and learn from such experienced Daves: Breeden and Wiemann.

She found her way to the Finger Lakes all the way from rural Georgia where she grew up foxhunting and tending to her family farm and garden. She has a piece of home here with her in New York— her horse Samson. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Mercer University and her Master of Science in Chemistry from Cornell University.

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New Tasting Flight!

The “Staff Favorites” consists of our 2020 Gamay Noir, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021 Beta Series Rosé of Merlot, 2019 Wild Ferment Dry Riesling, and 2018 Beta Series Acid Head Riesling 😋

Stop in and try this flight today! Cheers 🥂

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We hope everyone is having a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! On Tuesday, September 6th, we will be closing the tasting room in appreciation of our staff by giving them a well deserved break.

Our doors will reopen the following day, Wednesday, September 7th, at 11am. Cheers 🥂

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Just a reminder that tomorrow is the LAST day of Finger Lakes Wine Month! Use code “FLX” at checkout on three or more bottle purchases online to receive free shipping for one last day!

Cheers 🥂

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Company is coming! Gotta tidy up the vineyard before we have guests over for our Walk in the Vineyard with Dave Wiemann!

Excited to see everyone tomorrow - cheers! 🥂🍇

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our last Winemaker’s Dinner of the season! 🥂

We are a little sad that it couldn’t be spent outside due to the weather, but we still love to see you all, have fun in the kitchen, and share our wines ❤️

Hope to dine with you in 2023!

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Don’t sleep on Finger Lakes red wines! They are DELICIOUS, and Sheldrake is here to prove it - stop into the tasting room and try them yourself! 🍷

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It’s FLX Wine Month!

For the entire month of August we are offering FREE SHIPPING on purchases of 3 bottles or more! Head over to our website and use code: “FLX” at checkout

Cheers! 🥂

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It is said that great wine is made in the vineyard, and here at Sheldrake Point Winery we embrace that truism.

On Saturday, August 27th, join Vineyard Manager Dave Wiemann on an hour-long walking tour to explore just what it takes to make great wine! Finish the tour with a casual vineyard picnic featuring wine by the glass and local cheese and charcuterie.

Check the link in bio to reserve your spot!

#vineyard #fingerlakes #wine #flxwinemonth
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A little wine ASMR for everyone today - this is our “Sheldrake Point Classic” flight, featuring the ‘17 Merlot, ‘17 Reserve Cab Sauv, ‘19 Chardonnay, ‘20 Pinot Gris, and ‘17 Riesling. Stop in and get a taste during our open hours!

Cheers! 🥂

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