Experiences

Our Tasting Room is located off the beaten path; a welcome respite from the well-traveled Seneca Lake wine route. It provides breathtaking views and an opportunity to contemplate wine in a quiet, natural setting. Our knowledgeable, professional staff and expressive wines ensure a memorable experience.

We’re open Thursday through Monday from 11am to 5pm, May through October. We’re open Friday through Sunday from 12 to 5pm during the months of April and November. In December, we’re open Friday and Saturday only, from 12 to 5pm. As of Sunday, December 18th, we will be closed for the season. Reservations are encouraged, but we accommodate walk-ins whenever possible.

Due to limited space, our maximum group size is six. Please book on-line (see button at lower right) or call 607-582-6116 for availability.

Our narrow gravel driveway and small parking lot do not allow for large vehicles such as stretch limousines, buses and RVs. Dogs are not allowed inside the building, but leashed pets may accompany you in the front yard.  We thank you in advance for respecting our policies.

Premium
Wine Tasting

Couple enjoying wine tasting.

Enjoy a seated Flight Tasting paired with a local specialty food pairing for $15. Pair and compare wines while taking in dramatic views of the lake from our deck and upstairs tasting room.  The flight menu rotates seasonally, but examples include the Riesling Experience,  Reserve Estate Wines, and Wine & Chocolate Flight.  Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Vineyard
Tour + Tasting

Tours resume in May 2023. Join one of Silver Thread’s senior staff for a tour of our biointensive vineyard. The tour is followed by a private, seated, flight-style tasting of estate-grown wines paired with local specialty foods. We promise an educational, behind-the-scenes look at Finger Lakes wine that you will not find anywhere else. This experience is the perfect way to start your day in wine country. $25 per person. Reservations required.

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Wine Cellar
Library Tasting

Glasses of wine on a table.

Library Tastings resume in May 2023. Experience our comfortable Wine Cellar Tasting Room as you explore a flight of 3-4 library or limited-edition wines specially selected by one of Silver Thread’s senior staff. Wines are paired with a small plate of local specialty foods. Guest may also taste current release wines.  We love to satisfy, so let us know how we can tailor this experience for your special occasion or interest. $30 per person. Reservations required.

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Couple enjoying wine outside.

Walk Ins

Silver Thread is a very small winery with limited space for tastings. If you arrive without a reservation, we may be able to seat you for a Premium Wine Tasting if space allows. Weather permitting, walk-ins can enjoy a glass of wine or mini-flight in our Outdoor Lounge, which offers lake and vineyard views.

Getting Here

From NYS Route 414, winery signs will lead you to Caywood Road. About 1/4 mile down, the paved road turns to a privately-maintained gravel road. Enjoy the expansive views of the lake and the Doyle Family’s massive Chardonnay vineyard as you approach Silver Thread. Follow the signs along the gravel road about 3/4 of a mile. Our vineyard begins just after you cross a rustic cattle bridge over a ravine (don’t worry–the bridge is supported by two very strong concrete pilings and several steel I-beams). The road is narrow, but there is ample room to pull off to the side if you should encounter an oncoming vehicle. Please respect our neighbors by obeying the 5 mph posted speed limit.

Owner Shannon Brock pouring wines.

What to Expect when Visiting: 2022

Our team is committed to providing outstanding hospitality in a safe and welcoming environment. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have enacted the following policies and procedures (updated March 4, 2022).

Reserved wine tastings are served in well-ventilated indoor spaces equipped with HEPA air filters, or in covered outdoor spaces. Tables are spaced at least six feet apart. Our winery staff is fully vaccinated and boosted. Pursuant with current New York State guidelines, face coverings are optional for staff and guests. We respect the right of guests to mask or not mask, depending on their personal risk assessment and comfort level.

Maximum group size is 6 people. Children and non-tasting adults may accompany tasters, however they are counted toward the maximum group size of 6 and should be mentioned in the “special requests” section of your booking.

Pets are not permitted in the reserved tasting areas. Leashed pets are welcome in the Outdoor Lounge (the front yard of the winery) where we serve tastings for walk-ins. Seating in this area is first-come/first-served and weather permitting.

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Where to Stay and Eat

Need help planning your visit to the Finger Lakes? We recommend the following nearby lodgings and restaurants.

Where to Stay and Eat