From 16 acres of loamy soil sloping toward the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Mike and Corinne Oleksyn produce roughly 2,500 cases of wine annually.
The couple opened their Lodi, Seneca County, tasting room in 2008, but shepherded the wineryís first Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for a decade, from vine to bottle.
Options available for sampling and sale include Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir and oaked and unoaked Chardonnay. Sweeter wines, such a Chardonnay and Cayuga White blend, bear medieval-inspired names such as Jesterís Juice, Wicked Wench and Royal Pain.
Tasting room hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from May 1 to Nov. 1. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, from Nov. 2 to April 30. Reservations requested for groups of 16 or more.
Accessibility: Slight rise at the main entrance.
Tasting fee: $3 for five samples.
Amenities: Outdoor deck. Sweeping view of Seneca Lake.