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Sheldrake Point Winery

7448 County Road 153
Ovid, NY 14521
(607) 532-9401

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Sheldrake Point Winery

Just a cork’s throw from Cayuga Lake, Sheldrake Point Winery in Ovid,Seneca County, specializes in red, white and dessert wines made from vinifera grapes.

Riesling alone proves to be a lure for many visitors, given that the options range from dry examples with less than 1 percent residual sugar to velvety ice wines made from handpicked frozen-on-the vine grapes.

The restaurant that used to be on site, Simply Red Bistro, has closed.

Tasting room hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, April through October. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, November through March. Reservations required for groups of eight or more.

Simply Red Bistro hours: Open April through November. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday, April through June, and daily in July and August. Call for fall lunch hours. Dinner served 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and Friday.

Accessibility: Fully accessible.

Tasting fee: $2 for six samples. $2 per pour to sample dessert and ice wines. $3 per person for groups of eight to 17; $10 per person for 18 or more.

Amenities: Boat dock. Outdoor patio. Picnic area. Extensive gardens. On-site restaurant offers free live music during dinner. Monday dinner service features Southern food; Friday features tapas and flights of wine.