Experience
Wine
Food
Adventure
Culture
Family
Shopping
Follow Us
0 items
You have 0 items saved in "Build a Trip"
Use the "Add To Build a Trip" buttons to build custom itineraries.

Share your personal trip itinerary by adding items first, then clicking "View Itinerary Now" below!
MediaBlogSocial ConnectionsSign up for e-NewsletterContactPartners
Finger Lakes Wine Country - New York
Need Help? 800-813-2958
800-813-2952
Get The Magazine
Get The Magazine
 
Details: Six Mile Creek Vineyard
Base Map Options
Map Overlays
Description:
Add To Trip Builder
Book It
Visit Website
CAYUGA LAKE WINE TRAIL MEMBER
OPEN daily or by appointment May-October 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with extended summer hours on Wednesday evenings June 3-August 26 until 9:00 p.m. November-April 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Located within minutes of Cornell University and Ithaca College, as well as the beautifully developed Downtown Ithaca area, our winery is a hub for local tourism.Since Six Mile Creek Vineyard first opened its doors to the public in 1987, Nancy and Roger Battistella have handled all aspects of the business as a family partnership, with additional support from a dedicated staff committed to making your visit enjoyable. The Battistellas have been lovers of wine for many years prior to opening Six Mile Creek Vineyard. When the land adjacent to their property went up for sale in 1980, Roger was already an accomplished amateur winemaker. His family roots are deeply implanted in Italy where wine is a passion, and with some encouragement from close friends, Roger and Nancy were soon talked into planting a fully functional vineyard.

When the location was first assessed, the Battistella’s were advised to grow blueberries due to an unfavorable microclimate. Because of our location in the town of Ithaca, the property does not benefit from the warming effects provided by the deep waters of Cayuga Lake. Determined to grow grapes, Roger began planting certain varieties around 1982 despite the recommendations. Today, nearly six acres of Chardonnay, Riesling, Cayuga White, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, and Vignoles thrive at Six Mile Creek Vineyard, accounting for the majority of our white wine production. Only white grapes are cultivated from the vineyard, which require a shorter growing season than most red varieties. Each year the grapes are harvested by hand from mid-September through early October. Our yields are kept small to preserve maximum fruit quality. All Six Mile Creek reds are vinified in our cellars from grapes grown on more favorable Finger Lakes and New York sites.

Perseverance and attention to detail are at the core of Six Mile Creek Vineyard’s winemaking philosophy. Average annual production is between eight and ten thousand gallons, which translates to about four thousand cases. More recently the winery has added an exclusive line of distilled specialties including a wine based Vodka (the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes), Limoncella, a popular Italian liqueur, and Grappa, which is distilled from the alcohol remaining on the grape skins.

  Restaurant
  Accommodations
  Tours Available
  Group Packages
  Banquet/Conference Options
  Handicap Accessible
  Picnic Area
  Seasonal

Address:
1551 Slaterville Road
Route 79 East
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone:
(607) 272-9463

Toll Free:

Hours of Operation:
HOURS: Mon-Fri 11 AM-6 PM; Sat 10 AM-6 PM; Sun 10 AM–5 PM
 
 
TripAdvisor Reviews
Loading reviews...
TripAdvisor
Check out what other travelers say about Finger Lakes Wine Country Region vacations on TripAdvisor.