In 1805, the same year Lewis & Clark set out on their expedition to explore the west, Caleb Fulkerson journeyed north from a settlement in New Jersey in search of fertile farmland. He staked out a piece of land on the western slopes of Seneca Lake. To mark his claim, he stuck his walking stick, a black willow branch, into a spring on the land.
The branch took root and over the years grew into a great tree. He used the wood from that tree to make coffins for himself and his wife Deborah, and they’re buried in the small family plot on the hill behind this location.
Farming the land since 1805, The Fulkerson family now produces over 30 varieties of wine and 33 varieties of fresh grape juice to home winemakers. Offering Classic vinifera, Heritage Native, and Regional Hybrid varieties of wine, and are sure to rise to any occasion! Browse our gift shop full of local items, and wine accessories, or reserve a private tasting where you’ll indulge in wine flights paired with local cheese or artisan chocolates. We invite you to bring your picnic and enjoy a glass of wine under our grape-covered arbor. Families enjoy our seasonal U-pick fruits and vegetables including grapes, cherries, peaches, apples, and even asparagus.
Also, stay in an 1856 farmhouse re-finished to accommodate up to 10 people. 4 queen beds. Full kitchen, Living and Dining. Enjoy the beauty of Seneca Lake from the porch with your favorite Finger Lakes wine! Direct access to the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, lake access within 8 miles. Best view on the lake! 6 wineries within 2 miles.
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