Silver Thread Vineyard Video

Visit our dramatic vineyard site on the east side of Seneca Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Learn the 100+ year history of the vineyard and meet its current caretakers. This video is a perfect way for fans of the winery to learn more about the wines, or...
2016 Harvest Wrap-up Report

2016 Harvest Wrap-up Report

November 28, 2016– The headline for the 2016 growing season in the Finger Lakes is “extreme drought.”  Prior to this year, the driest growing season on record for the Finger Lakes was 1973. According to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Finger...
The Story Behind a New Label

The Story Behind a New Label

by Shannon Brock April 4, 2016–Silver Thread’s 2015 wines are sporting a redesigned label.  Although we like the current label, we thought a modified design could signal a stronger sense of place, authenticity and craftsmanship in each bottle.  Keeping in...

Winemaker’s Harvest Report 2015

by Paul Brock December 2, 2015 Silver Thread Harvest 2015: A Winegrowing Opus in Two Acts Since winegrowing is inherently artistic, it seems fitting to compare the 2015 harvest to a large-scale artistic work with two distinct parts. It began with ideal conditions...

2015 Harvest Preview

September 2, 2015–This week’s very hot, sunny weather is speeding up grape ripening in the Finger Lakes.  We always expect harvest to begin in September, but a week of temperatures in the upper 80s is bringing it on faster than expected.  Great August...

Meet Greg, Our 2015 Vineyard Intern

  August 6, 2015–Greg’s interest in wine began while studying at Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva. After working for six years as an Environmental Analyst in Boston, Greg decided it was time to come back to the Finger Lakes to start a career in...

Vineyard Renovations 2015 (part 4)

Since acquiring Silver Thread in 2011, we have been steadily renovating and improving the 30-plus-year-old vineyard.  We have a superior vineyard site within the Finger Lakes on the warm and protected eastern shore of Seneca Lake, with low-vigor shale soils.  The...

Seneca Lake’s Blanket

Jan. 15, 2015–  This is the time of year we love Seneca Lake the  most.  Yes, its too cold to swim, sail or fish.  And winter’s northwesterly winds make it painful to even take in the lake view from the outdoors.  Yet this is the time of year when Seneca...