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 2021, we are offering tastings by appointment in order to limit occupancy and ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. 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.
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
Premium Wine Tasting
A seated Flight Tasting is available for $15 and offers the chance to pair and compare wines. Enjoy 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 the Wine & Chocolate Flight. Walk-ins are accepted if space allows, but reservations are strongly encouraged.
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. Reservations required.
Join one of Silver Thread’s senior staff for a tour of our bio-intensive vineyard. 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. $25 per person. Reservations required.
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 Outdoor Lounge, which offers lake and vineyard views.
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Tasting Room Hours
April 2021: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-5pm
May 2021: Thursday-Monday, 12-5pm
Check our booking calendar. Reservations strongly recommended.
Curbside pickup is available daily. Order on-line at least 24 hrs ahead and specify pickup date and time.
Sorry, no buses or RVs allowed on our gravel road. Maximum group size is 6 adults. Dogs are not allowed inside the tasting room, but are welcome in the front yard (leash required at all times). Thanks for your understanding!