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.

Hours: In December, we’ll be open Friday and Saturday only, from 12-5pm. We close for the season on December 24th, and will reopen in March 2024. During January & February 2024, tastings are available by appointment using our on-line request form.

Reservations: Silver Thread is small and has limited seating, so reservations are strongly encouraged. For patrons without a reservation, we offer guided tastings at the bar or wine by-the-glass on a first-come, first-served basis. Details about our tastings are listed below. Maximum group size is 6.

VIP Room Experiences

Glasses of wine on a table.

Offered May-December. Experience our luxurious VIP Tasting Room, where exclusive flights and pairings are guided by one of Silver Thread’s senior staff. Choose from our Vineyard Tour + Tasting, Library Tasting, or new Wine & Cheese Pairing. Details about each experience are available on the booking page.  $25-$30 per person. Reservations required.

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Premium Tasting

Couple enjoying wine tasting.

Enjoy a seated Flight of Premium Wines paired with a local specialty food item for $15. Take in dramatic views of the lake from our deck and upstairs tasting room.  Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer all your questions. 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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Guided Tasting

Guided Tasting

In 2023, we will offer Guided Tastings of five wines at the tasting bar for $12 per person. Sip and savor your choice of wines from our list of classic, cool-climate reds, whites and roses. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff provide guidance and interpretation to expand your wine horizons. This experience will be first-come, first-served; no reservations available.

Couple enjoying wine outside.

Guest Policies

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

Pets are not permitted inside the building. Leashed pets are welcome in the front yard of the winery where we have several tables with lake views. Flights and wine by the glass are served in the front yard, weather permitting.

Large Vehicles. Our narrow gravel driveway and small parking lot do not allow for large vehicles such as stretch limousines, buses and RVs.

Smoking. For the health of our employees and guests, Silver Thread is a non-smoking property. This policy includes tobacco, vaping and cannabis.

Outside food and drink. Space permitting, you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the tables in our front yard. Per our liquor license, guests may not consume any alcoholic beverages except those purchased at our winery.

We thank you in advance for respecting our policies and look forward to welcoming you.

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.


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