Anyela’s Vineyards, Skaneateles New York Finger Lakes Winery
Sheldrake Point Vineyard & Bistro 7448 County Rd 153 Ovid NY 14521 866-743-5372 or 607-532-9401 Fax: 607-532-8967 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sheldrakepoint.com Hours: Tasting room & gift shop Open daily, year-round Apr.-Oct. 11am – 5:30 pm Nov.-Mar. 12 pm – 5 pm Groups: 15+ by reservation only – fee Tours: Seasonal, twice daily Bistro: Apr.-Nov, Lunch Daily Dinner Fri.,Sat.& Mon. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm See web …
Here is how it works: First of all, starting winery points are not assigned for this passport program – YOU MAY START WHERE YOU LIKE! Visit any of the over 20 participating wineries, receive a free** flight of wines at each winery, and the winery will stamp or mark the appropriate space in your Polar Passport.
Valid only at the participating wineries, all of whom are listed on the map below, this is a terrific, affordable product for visitors and residents alike (tasting fees generally run from $1-4 per winery). Please check with participating wineries to confirm their individual operating hours.
In 1983 there were five small new wineries: Plane’s (Cayuga Ridge), Lucas, Americana, Lakeshore and Frontenac. But five unknown wineries weren’t enough of a draw, and Mary solicited participation from other attractions along and near Route 89. The first brochure was audacious – a quote: “The CWT offers a variety that is unmatched in wine touring and tasting…No where else will travelers experience such a multitude of premium wines, attractions, comfortable lodgings, fine restaurants, friendly people, and splendid scenery.” A bit overstated then, but coming to fruition now. New wineries started and joined: Knapp in 1984; Hosmer and Swedish Hill in 1986; Six Mile Creek in 1987; and King Ferry, Goose Watch, Sheldrake Point, and Long Point in the 90’s. Bellwether Hard Cider joined in 2000, Montezuma and Thirsty Owl, in 2003, Buttonwood Grove Winery in 2005 and our newest member, Cobblestone Farm Winery in 2006.
The story of Anyela’s Vineyards began three generations ago in Eastern Europe and continues today on the hillside high above Skaneateles Lake. The Nocek family combines its viticultural experience with the cooler climate patterns and fertile soil to grow our select grapes.
Unlike other vineyards along neighboring Finger Lakes, we protect our vines from the cold after the fall harvest. One by one, we carefully remove them from the trellises and bury them in the rich earth to insolate the sensitive primary buds, which eventually become the fruit. In spring, we re-trellis the vine for maximum sun exposure. We also control our grape yield to cultivate the ripest, most flavorful fruit.