Enjoy Wineries Along Seneca Lake
The large size and deep depths of Seneca Lake make it ideal for grape growing. It is no surprise Seneca Lake hosts more wineries than any of the other Finger Lakes.
Seneca Lake Wine Trail - A collection of 35 wineries on Seneca Lake make up the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. The Seneca Lake Wine Trail provides visitors with information on all of its member wineries and is a one-stop shop for information that will help you make the most of your next trip to Seneca Lake.
Anthony Road Wine Company – A wide array of wines are created by the Anthony Road Wine Company using exclusively Finger Lakes grapes. From dry wines to dessert wines, there is something for everyone.
Barnstormer Winery – Barnstormer Winery is one of the newest of the Seneca Lake Wineries. Only in their second vintage, they produced 1,600 cases in 2014. If you want to try some Barnstormer wine, visit the tasting room that hosts live music throughout the year.
Belhurst Estate Winery – The Belhurst Estate Winery is far more than just a winery. Belhurst features a spa, two restaurants and accommodations in addition to the wine. The Belhurst Castle is a landmark at Belhurst Estate Winery; this castle was built in the late 1880's by Mrs. Carrie M. Young Harron.
Billsboro Winery – Focusing on dry vinifera wines, Billsboro Winery uses grapes from the Sawmill Creek Vineyard to make their quality wines. There are two Billsboro Winery tasting rooms, one in Waterloo and the other in Geneva.
Castel Grisch Winery – Castel Grisch Winery is a restaurant as well as a winery on the west side of Seneca Lake and offers beautiful scenery of Seneca Lake and the surrounding landscape. Castle Grisch produces a variety of red, white and dessert wines.
Earle Estates Meadery – Earle Estates Meadery produces a new twist on wine, honey wine. Dating back to 500 BC honey and water were fermented in to mead, now commonly known as honey wine and is one of the oldest fermented beverages. Try a number of flavors and varieties of this unique taste.
Fox Run Vineyards – Fox Run Vineyards focuses on non-hybrid European grapes to make their award winning wines. Using cutting-edge techniques alongside a diligent protection of their vines, Fox Run Vineyards has been producing top-quality wines for over 25 years and offers a top notch educational estate tours.
Fulkerson Winery – The Fulkerson family has owned the land on which the winery sits since Caleb Fulkerson first claimed the land in 1805. However, grapes only played a minor role on the farm until the 1970's when Sayre and Roger (5th & 6th generation Fulkerson) expanded grape production. Today, Fulkerson Winery grows a large variety of grapes and produces a number of wines.
Glenora Wine Cellars – After the Farm Winery Act of 1976 was passed, the owners of Glenora Wine Cellars took the opportunity to become the first winery on Seneca Lake. Quickly, Glenora Wine became known for its quality, winning several awards in its first vintage.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard – Hermann J. Wiemer was convinced vinifera varietals could survive the harsh winters of New York during a time when few others agreed. In 1976, he planted his first vines knowing that the deep depths of Seneca Lake and the surrounding microclimate would protect his crop. Now, the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard produces red, white, sparkling and dessert wines and is held in high praise by a number of wine critics.
Heron Hill on Seneca Lake – Heron Hill has three tasting locations, one on Keuka Lake, one on Canadiauga Lake at Bristol, and another in Himrod on Seneca Lake. This winery has grown from a small production of 5,000 cases when it first opened in 1977 to producing around 18,000 cases today. Heron Hill also holds a number of special events at all of their tasting locations.
Lacey Magruder Winery – Located just west of Seneca Lake, the Lacey Magruder Winery offers wine for your enjoyment. The Lacey Magruder Winery is a piece of Ireland in the Finger Lakes; their tasting room is inspired by a pub in Dublin, Ireland and is named after the owners' two Irish grandmothers.
Lakewood Vineyards – In 1951, Frank Stamp moved into Lakewood Farm and converted it from a run-down peach and apple farm into a vineyard. The Stamp family focused exclusively on growing grapes until 1988 when Frank's son, Monty, produced the first vintage under the Lakewood Vineyards name. They have gone on to produce a number of award-winning wines while continuing to grow over 80 acres of grape vines.
Lake Street Station Winery – Offering their Lake Street Station Winery wine as well as Hazlett 1852, and 3 Brothers winery wine, Lake Street Station Winery is themed after a 1922 Texaco gas station. Lake Street Station Winery is located in downtown Geneva and features a liquor store as well as a tasting room, café and gift shop.
Miles Wine Cellars – Miles Wine Cellars produces estate grown wines that you can sample in the 200-year-old Greek Revival home that serves as their tasting room. You can also host your wedding at Miles Wine Cellars or enjoy their events, the café or stay at the comfortable and quaint Inn.
Ravines Wine Cellars - Ravines Wine Cellars rests on a hillside overlooking glacier-carved Seneca Lake. Our cool growing season, sloped vineyard sites and the moderating effects of the deep lakes create an ideal condition for producing vibrant, balanced and food friendly wines.
Shaw Vineyard – Shaw Vineyard is a boutique winery focusing on food friendly European wines. Shaw Vineyards have won awards for the various wines they produce including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Starkey's Lookout – Starkey's Lookout produces wine using two labels, SenecaHayes Wine Cellars and the Twisted Screw Wine Company. SenecaHayes produces dry wines while the Twisted Screw Wine Company is for sweeter table wines. Starkey's Lookout also produces its own craft beer and soda.
Torrey Ridge Winery – Enjoy the beautiful and spacious tasting room at Torrey Ridge Winery & Earle Estates Meadery and sample any of their top quality wines and honey wines.
Villa Bellangelo – Villa Bellangelo is home to the oldest vineyard in Yates County, planted by Dr. Byron Spence in 1866. Michael Missick and the rest of the Missick family continued this tradition after founding Villa Bellangelo in 2002. They use a combination of American and European winemaking techniques to produce a blend that is uniquely their own.
White Springs Winery – Visit White Springs Winery any time of year and sample a number of white and red wines in their spacious tasting room. In the milder months, you can enjoy the covered patio and the scenery of Seneca Lake. If it's a little chilly outside, warm up by the fireplace and sip on a White Springs Winery wine.
Atwater Estate Vineyards – Boasting one of the most panoramic views of all the wineries on Seneca Lake, Atwater Estate Vineyards has been growing grapes since Ted Marks purchased the vineyard in September of 2000. Atwater Estate Vineyards produces 7,000 cases of wine a year and grows 16 varieties of grapes.
Boundary Breaks Vineyard - You can sit on our tasting room patio and see for miles and miles up and down Seneca Lake. Enjoy world-class Rieslings with us at Boundary Breaks.
Chateau LaFayette Reneau – Using traditional European winemaking techniques, Chateau LaFayette Reneau has won a number of awards for their wine; they have won the Governor's Cup award three times since 1998, the most recent of which was in 2014.
Damiani Wine Cellars - Voted #1 Red wine Producer in the Finger Lakes! Situated on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Damiani is committed to producing bold and beautifully nuanced wines that evoke the terroir of the region. The results are award-winning wines that yield extraordinary complexity and finesse, wines showing distinct character and expression of the land. Join us for VIP Tastings, Bocce and a glass of wine on our outdoor patio overlooking Seneca Lake, live music & Events in The Cellar. Our tasting room is open 10-5pm daily - with extended summer weekend hours!
Hazlitt 1852 – In 1852, the first of six generations of Hazlitt farmed the land Hazlitt 1852 sits on today. In 1985, Jerry and Elaine Hazlitt founded the Hazlitt 1852 vineyard. Hazlitt 1852 produces a wide variety of grapes and wines and is sure to have something for all tastes.
Idol Ridge Winery – Although Idol Ridge Winery is a newcomer to Seneca Lake, the Martin family, who owns Idol Ridge Winery, has plenty of experience with wine; the Martin family also owns the Montezuma Winery and Hidden Marsh Distillery. Idol Ridge Winery focuses on producing wines using European vinifera grapes.
J.R. Dill Winery – Winemaking started out as a hobby for J.R. Dill and it quickly grew into a passion. Continuing the tradition from his great-grandfather, who worked in a vineyard over 100 years ago, J.R. Dill uses his passion for wine and the Finger Lakes to create quality wines.
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars – Using sustainability farming practices, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars produces all of the grapes used in their wine. Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars uses the consistency and high quality of their own grapes to their advantage, consistently producing award-winning Finger Lakes wines.
Penguin Bay Winery – Focusing on cool climate wines, Penguin Bay Winery has won awards for both red and white wines. You can also taste wines from Swedish Hill and Goose Watch, the sister wineries of Penguin Bay, at Penguin Bay Winery. While at Penguin Bay Winery, be sure to visit the gift shop and enjoy the picnic area overlooking Seneca Lake.
Three Brothers Wineries & Estates – Three Brothers Wineries & Estates consists of four wineries and a brewery all rolled into one. There are four different areas to enjoy any of the Three Brothers Winery products including a wonderful variety of Finger Lakes wines and craft beers. Located in Geneva on the east side of Seneca Lake, you won't want to miss a stop. Whether you are feeling adventurous, romantic, or sophisticated, there is a special location on the Estate to cater to your needs.
Ventosa Vineyards – Try the variety of wines Ventosa Vineyards produces, including their unique Italian varieties like Sangiovese and white Tocai Friulano, in their Tuscan-themed scenic tasting room overlooking the east side of Seneca Lake. You can also enjoy light Italian Cuisine at Café Toscana. If you're looking for the perfect place for your wedding, look no further than the La Vista e Bella Room. La Vista e Bella Room is a large, unique space with a dance floor and access to an expansive outdoor terrace.
Wagner Vineyards & Wagner Valley Brewing Co – Cultivating 250 acres of grapes and producing 50,000 cases of wine each year, Wagner Vineyards & Wagner Valley Brewing Co is one of the larger operations in the Finger Lakes region. Wagner Vineyards & Wagner Valley Brewing Co also produces a diverse selection of award-winning craft beers. Both wines and beers can be sampled while dining at The Ginny Lee Cafe, an on-site café on the Wagner Vineyards & Wagner Valley Brewing Co.
Zugibe Vineyards – Specializing in dry and semi-dry Finger Lakes wines, Zugibe Vineyards produces estate-grown wine in Geneva. Winemaker Fredrick T. Zugibe III works to produce innovative, complex, and delicious wines while Sean Zugibe manages the 40 acres of vineyard, growing 11 varietals of grape.