News and Notes
The Tasting Room Opens Again!The tasting room opens again -- for our 35th Anniversary year -- on Saturday, May 13th.
Local artisan cheeses, sausages, and crackers are available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time, when you come in. You can buy our wine only here at our tasting room overlooking Cayuga Lake.
Black Diamond DinerThe world's smallest diner is just across the road from our winery entrance. This is a converted 70-year-old diesel engine offering delicious food as well as a unique photo op!
Pick up lunch and bring it over to the winery. Enjoy your meal on our deck along with a glass of Frontenac Point wine. Relax while watching the vines grow and taking in our beautiful view of Cayuga Lake.
Our Vertical White Flight and Red Flight are popular because you can do side-by-side comparisons. The Vertical White Flight shows the effects of the weather during each growing year, and the Red Flight shows how blended grapes compare with the varietals.
Frontenac Point BreadThis vineyard bread is served in our tasting room, and it's so delicious, our visitors often ask for the recipe. Try this at home and pair it with just about anything!
About Frontenac Point
We are on the west side of Cayuga Lake and all of the grapes used to make our wines are grown here, on slopes of low elevation, protected by a unique microclimate that is the result of the influence of Lake Ontario and the deep waters of Cayuga Lake. This provides a long growing season during which the finest grape varieties ripen perfectly to produce world-class wines.
The combination of estate-grown grapes, Cazenovia and Aurora silt loam soils, climate, and Frontenac Point's winemaking techniques produces wines that are truly appellation Cayuga Lake.
We specialize in dry red wine including Pinot Noir and Chambourcin. Our white wines include Riesling, Chardonnay, Vignoles, Seyval Blanc, and Méthode Champenoise. Our rosé wines are made from "free-run" juice or "whole cluster press" of the red grape Chambourcin.
Group Visits to Frontenac Point
A group of up to 8 people is welcome in the tasting room anytime on the days we are open. Standard tasting fees apply. For a group of 9 to 20 people, call or e-mail to make a reservation before noon on the days we are open. For groups of more than 8 people, there is a $8 fee to taste 5 of the wines on the regular tasting list, and you keep the unicorn signature Frontenac Point Vineyard tasting glass.
Due to the size of the tasting room, we cannot accommodate larger groups, tours, or buses. Private tastings may be arranged depending on the season and availability of the owners. Please call 607-387-9619 or e-mail to inquire.
Private TastingsPrivate tastings are available on Thursdays at 11am and 2pm, from June 15th to August 31st. Have your own relaxed tasting and tour of the vineyard and winery with the owner. Private tastings are limited to one group at a time of between 4 and 12 people. Cost: $8 per person. Call 607-387-9619 or email us at least 48 hours in advance to make a reservation.
Gift CertificatesCustomized gift certificates for Frontenac Point wine are available in any amount.
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