White Caps, a Farm Winery, opened in 2016 on the 178 acre Warner farm. By land, the winery is located less than a mile from the Seaway Trail, by turning from NYS 12E in Chaumont, NY, onto County Route 125 (Pt. Salubrious). The winery is accessible by water, on Chaumont Bay, at the entrance to Sawmill Bay. Sawmill leads to the harbor where there are two yacht clubs, the historic Crescent Yacht Club and the Chaumont Yacht Club. The waters are renowned for fishing, sporting a worldwide reputation for catches of walleye, bass, muskellunge, perch, pike, lake trout, bullhead and salmon.
Chaumont Bay is known as the Golden Crescent for its abundant catches, but is also a prized area for sailing and boating. The area hosts regattas and welcomes boaters from Canadian waters, the St. Lawrence River, and the Great Lakes.
The winery is hosted by Gail Warner Miller, a 5th generation descendant of Nathaniel Warner, a soldier raised in a Connecticut regiment, to fight in the War of 1812 in Sackets Harbor. After the war, Nathaniel, a ship builder, settled in the area as did many other soldiers who were encouraged with the idea that this ‘border town’, would in all likelihood experience further invasions from British troops. Interestingly, several deserters from the British Army, became neighbors after the war. One engineered the stone houses on the point.