Celebrating 25 years in 2014, Fulkerson Winery is a family owned and operated winery and fresh grape juice plant in Dundee, NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes on the west side of Seneca Lake. They offer over 20 distinct wines, more than 30 varieties of fresh grape juice in the fall and a full line of home wine making and brewing supplies.
HISTORY & TRADITION
200+ Years of Family Tradition
Caleb Fulkerson first settled the land that Fulkerson Winery now occupies in 1805. The farm has remained in the Fulkerson family for all 200+ years, through six generations. Fulkerson Winery started as a juice plant in 1979, selling grape juice and wine making equipment to home wine makers, and joined the other Finger Lakes wineries in 1989. The Fulkerson family is extremely proud to continue the tradition of high quality grape growing and winemaking excellence.
Visitors can come home to the Fulkerson farm with a stay at The Farmhouse at Fulkerson Winery, a vacation rental home located just north of the winery. Originally built in 1856 by Jane Norman Fulkerson, the house has been completely updated and includes 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a modern eat-in kitchen with microwave and gas range, HDTV with DVD player, and a large porch. Gorgeous views of Seneca Lake and the Fulkerson vineyards provide the perfect backdrop for your wine country stay.
Fulkerson Winery grows their award-winning wines on 106 acres of vineyards. The vineyards are a mix of well-known grapes and some lesser known varieties that have been introduced to the wine list. Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Lemberger, Noiret, Dornfelder, Vincent, Traminette, Niagara, Catawba and Himrod are just a handful of the varieties grown for wine production. There are also varieties grown exclusively for juice customers such as Leon Millot, DeChaunac, Concord, Aurora, Seyval, and Chancellor to name a few.
TASTING EXPERIENCES AND HOURS
Fulkerson Winery is pleased to offer several distinct tasting experiences: Standard, Group, and a private Reserved Tasting option. Reservations are not required for the standard tasting. If you are traveling in a group of 10 or more, we do request that you call in advance and make a reservation. Our private, Reserved Tastings are available by reservation only and feature wine flights paired with artisan chocolate and New York State cheeses. Visit our website to view flight options for Reserved Tastings as well as details on all of our tasting experiences. Please call us with any questions or to make a reservation for a group tasting, private tasting, or a vineyard tour 607-243-7883.
November through July: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5p.m.
July and August: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September and October: Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fulkerson is closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
HORSE-DRAWN VINEYARD TOURS
Offered seasonally from June 1st through September 1st. Tours are available Saturdays at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm and Sundays at 10:30am and 12:30pm. Steven Fulkerson will lead participants on a horse-drawn tour through the vineyards while discussing the history of the Fulkerson farm, grape growing methods, and winemaking techniques. We suggest comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear. If you wish to join us for a tour of the vineyards, we strongly recommend reservations as space is limited, please call 607-243-7883 to book your spot. Cost to participate is $10 per person or $7 per person for Wine Club Members. Please note that horses may not be available on particularly hot or humid days. If that occurs, tours will be conducted on foot.
HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS
Imagine soaring peacefully over Seneca Lake and soaking in the beauty of the vineyard-covered countryside. Fulkerson Winery has partnered with Liberty Balloon Company to offer hot air balloon flights to our visitors. The hot air balloon ride is $285 per person with a minimum of two people. Balloons accommodate up to four passengers. You will launch from Fulkerson and enjoy a ride to wherever the wind takes you. A vehicle will pick you up where you land and bring you back to Fulkerson. To book a flight, contact Liberty Balloon Company by phone at 800-777-2359 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.