In the shadow of buttonwood trees, Diane and Ken Riemer make vinifera grape and fruit wines that range from dry to sweet. Visitors sample the lineup in a laid-back tasting room with grape-stenciled walls.
Options for white wine drinkers include Riesling, Vidal Blanc and a nonvintage sparkling blend of Cayuga White and Chardonnay. Red fans gravitate toward the Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a nonvintage blend of Cabernet Franc and blackberry wine.
The winery’s log-cabin lodging provides a home base for exploring the Riemers’ 125 acres, which include hiking trails and a waterfall. Goats grazing on the expansive lawn in front of the tasting room add to the bucolic charm.
Tasting room hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, from January through March. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, from April through December. Reservations required for groups of 15 or more.
Wheelchair accessibility: Fully accessible.
Tasting fee: $3 for six samples. $2 is refunded if a wine purchase is made. Sparkling wine available for sampling on Saturdays only.
Amenities: Outdoor deck. Grazing goats. Log-cabin lodging, with hiking trails, ponds, waterfall and lake access. Pets welcome in certain cabins for $15 fee.
Photo courtesy of Buttonwood Grove
The waterfall at Buttonwood Grove.