Seneca Shore Wine Cellars grows, produces, and sells premium Finger Lakes wines as the Medieval Winery of the Finger Lakes. Visit our Tasting Room, where wine can be sampled and purchased. Come and Enjoy our deck with tables & chairs overlooking Seneca Lake. Our Vineyards originally began to be planted in 1979 with 23 acres of Chardonnay; clone 4 and a Colmar clone from Alsace, France. We then diversified our plantings with the remainder of the varieties listed above. For the first 19 years, we exclusively sold all of our grapes to other wineries in the Finger Lakes. Although these wineries were receiving Gold Medals for their wines made from our grapes, the price we received remained the same. It was time to vertically integrate.
Our Medieval theme was inspired by the Locavore Movement; Eat & drink local. A Medieval king knew everyone who grew his grapes and made his wine, which traveled only as far as his fields to his cellar, to him. No extremes of temperature, no high seas adventure, no trips for the wine halfway around the world. Just locally grown grapes & wine made by local people that cared for them, the King & Queen
Over the years we have won numerous awards, which can be seen on our tasting room wall. From our 85 acres of vines, we produce over 10,000 cases of wine per year and receive more than 30,000 visitors. Compared to other Finger Lakes wineries, we are still only half the size of the average. So far we have been able to maintain our goal of friendly service, and good wine at an extremely affordable price. We feel we provide excellent value for our visitors.