Plan Your Visit
Silver Thread’s 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.
In 2020, we are offering tastings by appointment in order to limit occupancy and ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. 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. Learn more about reservations for groups of 8 or more 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.
Tasting Room Experience
Private Indoor Wine Tasting
Once the weather gets cold (after October 18, 2020), we offer Private Indoor Wine Tasting. One party at a time will taste in one of our separate tasting areas: the upstairs Tasting Room and the downstairs Wine Cellar Library Room. Enjoy the ultimate combination of safety and service, as you are seated and a served by a knowledgeable staff member. The tasting is completely customizable and guests choose from an extensive list of current release, library and limited-production wines. $20 per person. Maximum party size is 6.
Outdoor Wine Tasting-returns Spring 2021
Silver Thread offers several wine tasting options. A Premium Tasting of 5 wines, chosen by the visitor and served in fine crystal stemware, is available for $10.
A Flight Tasting is available for $15 and offers the chance to pair and compare wines. Our flight menu rotates seasonally, but examples include the Riesling Experience Flight, a side-by-side comparison of our limited-production single-vineyard Rieslings with a local cheese pairing, and the Wine & Chocolate Flight, a pairing of our wines with custom-made artisan chocolates.
Wine-by-the-glass is available for $10 and is best enjoyed outside on our deck or patio. Local cheese, chocolate and artisanal foods are also available for purchase.
Most visitors choose to linger at our picturesque tasting room, enjoying a wine & food pairing experience, extended conversation with staff, or a picnic lunch. If you bring your own lunch you are welcome to use the picnic tables in the front yard or bring lawn chairs. Please check our web site (right sidebar) or call (607-582-6116) for current tasting room hours. We look forward to welcoming you!
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 owner-winemakers. Wines are paired with a small plate of local specialty foods. Guest may also taste current release wines. Do you have a special request or celebratory occasion? We are happy to work with you to plan a custom tasting in the Wine Cellar Tasting Room. $25 per person. This experience will return Spring 2021.
Join one of Silver Thread’s senior staff for a tour of the vineyard and wine cellar. The tour is followed by a private, seated, flight-style tasting of five 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. $20 per person. This experience will return Spring 2021.
Experience! the Finger Lakes Tours
Silver Thread is proud to be a “Preferred Host” with Ithaca-based Experience! The Finger Lakes, a provider of high-quality guided tours of the region. If you are looking to visit Silver Thread as part of a concierge-guided tour with full transportation offered, we highly recommend booking with Experience! The Finger Lakes. Silver Thread is part of Vine, Wine & Dine on East Seneca Lake, a tour of four Seneca Lake wineries plus lunch. Public, private, and custom tours are available through this award-winning company.
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Tasting Room Hours
Thursday-Monday, 12-5pm (closed Tues.-Wed.)
Now that it’s cold outside, we are offering Private Indoor Wine Tasting by appointment only. Advance reservations are required. Please click the Book Tastings button on this page to reserve a tasting for your group of 6 or fewer.
Walk-ins cannot be accommodated for tastings. Weather permitting, walk-ins may enjoy wine by the glass outside in the front yard on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm.
Thanks for your understanding as we do our best to operate safely during this challenging time.
Per NYS guidelines, all customers must wear face masks at any time they are not seated.
Sorry, no buses or RVs allowed on our gravel road. Dogs are not allowed inside the tasting room, but are welcome in the front patio and picnic areas. Thanks for your understanding!