SENECA LAKE WINE TRAIL MEMBER
Since 1991 Standing Stone Vineyards' owners Marti and Tom Macinski have worked to create a gorgeous atmosphere for family and friends to explore the world-class wines of the Finger Lakes. Located on the east side of Seneca Lake the site has proven ideal for growing and harvesting premium vinifera grape varieties. We are a small boutique winery producing a selection of award-winning wines, including our Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Saperavi, and Ice style wines. We offer tasting flights, personalized barrel tours, cheese pairings, vertical tastings, and other events throughout the year. Come enjoy our wines and drink up the view!
From ripe, richly flavored grapes we produce premium wines with our estate grown grapes. Our first crush, in 1993, yielded only 800 cases, which was quickly discovered and sold out in just 12 short weeks.
We now produce over 8000 cases, allowing us to bring wine to you in more locations. We always encourage you to visit the winery, experience the gorgeous scenery, and enjoy the current vintages we have to offer. Tour our 40 plus acres of vineyards bringing you straight into the barrel room to get an inside look on producing top quality wine. Learn how we carefully nurture the fruit of the vine through the fall and winter, and into summer, in a way that allows the best features of that fruit to show through in the finished wine.
The wines are made and sold in renovated barns. The white wines are made in stainless steel tanks, allowing temperature control of fermentation and cellaring, and the red wines and Chardonnay are made in oak barrels - primarily American Oak. We spend many hours tasting the wines, both to follow their progress, and to assess the blends. We believe that the hands-on, vineyard based approach to our wines results in a superior wine finished in the bottle. You can tour our facility, often including a visit with someone from the winemaking team, and often including samples of the current vintage from barrels or tanks. And More - tour the vineyards on your own or with a guide, take a barrel cellar tour and actually taste wine right out of the barrel!