Sheldrake Point Winery
Sheldrake Point Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland847 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Crowded on a Sunday afternoon late. Five wines tasted with single pours available. Good choice for a wide range of low cost wines. Tasting did not include much of a description of the wines.
Written August 3, 2023
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Jay P
Newtown, PA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Sheldrake Winery is a delightful place on the western shore of Cayuga Lake. They have a large and generous tasting menu and a beautiful outdoor area with a great view of the lake. Highly recommend this spot for a relaxing time sipping great wine!
Written July 19, 2023
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YankeeDave
Rochester, NY920 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
My wife and I have been working our way through all the Finger Lakes wineries, probably been to about half at this point, and Sheldrake Point is easily among the best.
We went on July 4 and they were quite busy so not having made a reservation, we had about a 15-minute wait. It was well worth the wait, though.
There are several wine flights to choose from. I picked the "All About Aromatics" and my wife chose "Cool Climate Reds." Each came with a cheat sheet giving us some details about each wine (the grapes, residual sugar, alcohol, acidity, and fermentation process), flavor notes and suggested food pairings.
Often when we do a wine tasting, there are some wines we like, some not so much. This is one of the only wineries we've been to where we enjoyed every wine. Equally impressive was that we liked the reds as much as the whites, which often isn't the case. We ended up buying three bottles (the Gewurtz, Cab Franc, and a dry rosé that we were offered as a complimentary tasting at the beginning.
The experience itself was very pleasant, too. As I said, they were rather busy, so this wasn't a one-on-one with a winemaker, but our server was helpful, and the detailed notes that came with our flights were a great idea. The setting is also pleasant, with a nice view of Cayuga Lake. (We sat indoors, but outdoor seating is available.) Highly recommended.
Written July 6, 2023
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Petertom25
Bayside, NY240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
My wife and I visited a few wineries in the Finger Lakes area, and this was our favorite. We liked the location right across front the lake front with spacious outdoor area for seating and picnic-ing.

What made this visit stand out besides the different wine tasting options was the service. There were probably 5 different folks who stopped by to talk with us and/or serve us. This made it a friendly environment to enjoy some nice glasses of fine and food/snacks from the adjacent room.
Written June 22, 2023
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Carl J
Seneca Falls, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Sheldrake Point's wines are excellent - certainly the best on Cayuga Lake, and among the top 5% in the Finger Lakes region. The tasting experience is very nice, relaxed (we were there on a Thursday afternoon), and informative. The staff is very friendly. Highly recommended.
Written September 30, 2022
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Joseph H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Absolutely phenomenal winery experience. Had a reservation here for a tasting on June 17, 2022, and was absolutely blown away. First, I will begin with their service up front. Due to a technical error, the reservation got scheduled for the wrong day (June 11). Being from out of town (and making the reservation on the 11th), we would have obviously not been able to make the reservation time. I reached out and, within an hour of making the reservation, it had been moved to the right date and time.

Next, I have to give the space a huge shout out. Their tasting room is absolutely gorgeous and they have really worked to develop an interior and an exterior space that meets their clients' needs. We were tasting with our dog and they easily accommodated us outside.

Outside seating can pose some challenges and the wind definitely knocked over one of our tasters. Our waiter didn't even bat an eye. He went in and replaced the taster. Considering it came from their library selections, this wasn't a small thing. Again, I can't say enough about their service.

Finally, this was probably the best wine tasting we had in the Finger Lakes. By structuring the tasting in flights, it allowed us to simultaneously focus our tasting and work to get a variety of wines. My wife and I ordered the Beta Series flight and the Library flight. This gave us really unique interpretations, an idea of how their wines aged, and a nice mix of whites and reds. To have the library flight be only $3 more than the others was nice...I have seen other wineries charge double or triple the flight cost for such options.

All of this would be moot if the wine had been subpar. I can say enthusiastically that this was not the case! Every wine we tried was interesting and flavorful. We had to go back and forth on the bottle we wanted to take away (we eventually settled on a Beta Series Acid Head Riesling).

Overall, we tasted more than a dozen wineries in the Finger Lakes on our trip and this was our favorite. We will definitely be back when we return to the region!!
Written June 22, 2022
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Megan M
Princeton, NJ688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
A friend recommended this winery when he heard we were visiting Ithaca. Luckily, it was only @15 minutes from the area we were planning on hiking. After hiking, we stopped at the Finger Lakes Cider House for lunch (it was the one of the only places to grab lunch in the area) and then headed to Sheldrake. The grounds were very nice and they overlooked the lake. Too bad it wasn’t a nice, sunny day! We could’ve sat outside and enjoyed the view. Instead we sat inside and each of us enjoyed a flight. Each flight was $12. Sweet wines are my favorite, so it was great to have a sweeter flight as an option. My husband enjoyed his flight, but wasn’t raving about it. In the end, we walked away buying three bottles of one of the wines (the 2020 Riesling Bubbles). The dessert wine was very good, but we weren’t willing to spend $60 for the bottle, and honestly, I don’t think I could drink more than a few sips. Next time we would check out another vineyard, but we were glad we visited this vineyard.
Written October 23, 2021
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stevenwM4132BY
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We stayed at the Driftwood Inn (great place), so we were able to walk to this winery. The view was beautiful and some of their expensive wines were very good. However, the tasting experience was not the best. We are new to wine tasting and was given very little guidance. We picked our wine and each glass had very little wine and no crackers or anything to eat between glasses. Since this was our first wine tasting, we thought maybe this was normal. However, all other wineries we have gone to since gave us more wine in each glass and crackers or something to eat between tastings.
Written September 24, 2021
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KAG39
Pittsburgh PA301 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Sheldrake was just down the road from our B&B. By the time we checked in and took a chance it was after 4:30 and they closed at 5:00 We were welcomed and seated. Several large parties were out on the lawn. We were given some water and we selected what flight we wanted and they had the option to add a 1/2 a glass of something if you wanted. The Twist to the Tasting! We opted to add one more into the tasting with the 1/2 glass option. I thought that was really nice "add on" to offer. There is almost always one on the list that you couldn't include in your flight/tasting. We selected our wines and it took a while for someone to come back to collect our list. A group of the gals were standing around chatting. Got our flight and add on. We saw other people come in after us and no one was rushed out once 5PM came which I was afraid of. Wines are a bit higher here than other wineries. Depending on your budget it may or may not be a good place for you to visit. We enjoyed what we tasted. Took some time to track down someone to bring us our bill so we could square up. I made notes and we thought maybe we would return during our stay to pick up a few bottles but never did. We did enjoy their Cab Sauv. Just disappointed the staff was too busy chatting with each other.But the 1/2 glass add on was unique.
Written September 15, 2021
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dwy
Shamokin Dam, PA154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Very beautiful winery, overlooking the lake! The wine was good, areas to just sit, relax, drink wine and enjoy life!
Written August 1, 2021
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