Silver Thread creates expressive, age-worthy wines in harmony with nature. Using grapes from our well-established estate vineyard and from select grower-partners, our wines tell the story of the Finger Lakes.
Silver Thread wines reflect their vineyard origins. Wine is the vineyard’s memory of a vintage, which varies year to year based on the weather. Our approach is grapes first, healthy fermentation second and nothing after, to best allow the vineyard to speak through the wine.
Our wine is made first and foremost in the vineyard. Control over the style of the wine is best achieved by practices during the growing season, picking date, and sorting of grapes during harvest. We don’t believe in adjusting the fruit after harvest—levels of sugar, acid and tannin are always natural and unadulterated.
Silver Thread wines are pure and skillfully made in small batches. Each batch gets the same handcrafted attention to detail. Each fermentation tells a slightly different story of the vintage. Most of our finished wines are blends of multiple fermentations to increase complexity and allow the vineyard to express itself in myriad ways.
After fermentation, wines are minimally filtered to ensure stability. Any residual sweetness is achieved naturally by arrested fermentations. Barrel aging (when used) occurs in old barrels so that oak flavors are minimal and vineyard characteristics are not lost.
Most of our wines are intended to be enjoyed either young or old. We start with impeccable fruit, ensure a healthy fermentation, and bottle the wine with minimal oxygen exposure and a reliable closure. You can be confident that Silver Thread wine will impress for at least 5-8 years after the vintage date (excluding Dry Rose and Good Earth White, which are intended to be youthful and fruity).
We generate 100% of the energy used in wine production on-site with solar panels. No animal products are used at any stage in the winemaking process, so our wines are vegan. Sulfites are added at the lowest level possible while ensuring long-term stability of the wines. Natural cork, a renewable resource, and lightweight glass bottles are used to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging.
Read more about Owner-winemaker Paul Brock.
Visit our on-line wine shop for a listing and descriptions of currently-available wines.