Established in 1985, our tasting room is located in a fully-restored, century old barn nestled on the south east side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region. The stony, shale soil and rolling slopes of Seneca Lake, the deepest of the glacier cut Finger Lakes, are ideally suited for growing cool-climate grapes.
For over 30 years, Chateau LaFayette Reneau has produced estate grown vinifera wines. Our 140 acre estate provides optimal sun exposure and air movement for consistently aromatic white wines and rich, full-flavored red wines. As an award-winning winery, we are home to three of the highly acclaimed Governor's Cup Awards; all awarded to our Rieslings. Our commitment to quality and integrity in grape growing and winemaking brings you only the finest 100% Finger Lakes wines.
Stay with us in our five room guesthouse! All five rooms have private baths and three feature Jacuzzi jet tubs. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen Cable TV’s. These amenities, plus original woodwork and craftsman style architecture, create the perfect combination of simple luxury and preserved antiquity.
The wrap-around deck facing the vineyards and lake are an ideal place for relaxation, while taking in the surroundings. Enjoy watching the magnificent sunsets while lounging in comfy Adirondack chairs and sipping on a glass of wine.
The Finger Lakes are probably best known for the award winning wines from this region and for good reason. Natural setting and the growing experience of in region winemakers is making for extremely high quality red and white wines. The world class varietals are not all the Finger Lakes get to boast about either. Other farm based beverages have been making a name for themselves in this region. Craft breweries, cideries and distilleries have been opening up throughout the Finger Lakes.
The Finger Lakes embraces its wine culture, providing everyone (well, everyone 21 or older) with the chance to experience and learn about wine. Find out how to pair your favorite wine with dinner, learn about the wine making and production process, and ask your burning questions about wine or grapes at the different winery tours and events held throughout the year.
The different wine trails provide a connection easily navigable way to travel through the area while letting you taste what each has to offer. The Canandaigua Wine Trail takes you from just northeast of the city of Canandaigua all the way down the west side of Canandaigua Lake until you're just south of Naples; this route takes you to six wineries and four breweries. The other three wine trails, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, take you around the lakes that give them their repective names. The Finger Lakes Beer Trail includes craft breweries from across the Finger Lakes region and will not disappoint even the pickiest of beer connoisseurs.
There is no shortage of options when it comes to quality wine, beer, spirits and experiences in the Finger Lakes. The one thing that will remain constant, however, is the top tier product you will get no matter what you choose.