Tasting Room & Gift Shop
After an extensive renovation, the building that used to house Dodge’s Cider Mill now houses our manufacturing room, tasting room and gift shop. The décor is ‘roughly sleek’ with an eclectic combination of original wood beams, reclaimed wood, leather chairs, contemporary lighting and sound system. It is truly a unique and inviting space to relax, sip, snack and shop.
When the winery is open, the tasting room is open! You may sample any wine you choose or you can purchase a “flight” which will give you the opportunity to evaluate at least five wine samples and hear the story behind each wine. Here is an example of our flight menu
No need to make a reservation unless you plan on coming with 6 or more guests. Please call us to let us know your group of 6 or more is coming so we can reserve a space for you.
Often, we have barrel tastings and taste tests where you are able to help Donna and Rick develop new wine blends. On weekends, select weekdays or by appointment explore our wine making process with a tour of our manufacturing room.
‘Dirt to Bottle’ Tours
Complementary ‘Dirt to Bottle’ tours are offered on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. This tour includes a walk through our vineyard and a tour of our manufacturing room. The vineyard part of the tour is weather permitting. (Tour is approximately 30 minutes.)
The Local Shopping Experience
We carry Mariposa gifts, Riedel Wine Glasses, locally inspired wine accessories, and specialty foods to pair with wine for a birthday, holiday or to make things easy for your entertaining. Our foods compliment the Mediterranean diet which include, natural foods, artisan cheeses, oils, and chocolate. One popular item is Ariston Extra Virgin Olive Oil imported from Greece and Ariston Balsamic Vinegar imported from Modena, Italy that can be purchased prepackaged or as an economical refillable containers.
We also feature a large selection of Mill River private label preserves and salsas along with gourmet dips from Halladay’s Harvest Barn. Fresh international meats & cheeses Spain and Italy are available for you to snack on while you sip wine. Of course you can’t have wine without chocolate! Our selection of local chocolates from Winfrey’s and Taza are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
In addition to the tasting room and gift shop, the winery property contains our manufacturing facility, where all our Select, Mill River and Plum Island wines are produced and bottled. If you are interested in a tour of our facilities…just ask! Our vineyard, planted in spring 2012, consists of apple trees, Cayuga White Grapes and Frontenac Grapes. After your flight of wine you are invited to enjoy our picnic area in the vineyard!