Standing Stone Vineyards

Historic Riesling and Chardonnay vineyards overlooking Seneca Lake provide the scenic backdrop for your tasting experience. Our friendly, passionate and knowledgeable staff invites you to discover our elegant, food-friendly wines, served in the relaxed setting of our renovated barn. Local foods and cheeses available. Vertical tastings monthly. Comfort Food & Wine Pairing series quarterly.

"We decided to enter the wine business because we believe that the Finger Lakes region can grow wines that are among the best in the world."
Tom & Marti Macinski, Owners

In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in the same historic vineyards that served Gold Seal Vineyards so well in the past. History became our best teacher, for conditions on the rolling hillsides above Seneca Lake proved ideal for growing and harvesting premium grapes and subsequently crafting heavenly wines. In just a few short years, our boutique winery began to make history with a prized selection of award-winning wines. Our wines continue to reap honors and critical acclaim on the wine circuit, but we've only just begun to show our potential. We plan to move into the history of the future, with the great vineyards of the world, bringing much deserved recognition to the new world-class wines of the Finger Lakes.

From ripe, richly flavored grapes we produce premium wines - each year making slightly more wine which is better than the preceding vintage. Our first crush, in 1993, yielded only 800 cases, which was quickly discovered and sold out in just 12 short weeks.

We now produce about 8000 cases, allowing us to bring wine to you in more locations. We always encourage you to visit the winery, drink in the view, and enjoy the current vintage. Tour our 41 acres of vineyards. 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.

Interview with Marti Macinski of Standing Stone Vineyards

 
A succinct interview with Standing Stone Vineyards' co-owner, providing viewers with a brief overview of this member winery. If you can not view this video (some Firefox users report difficulties) you might have better luck viewing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzVNUBpNk38

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Address:
9934 New York 414
Hector, NY 14841

Phone: 607-582-6051
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Website: www.standingstonewines.com
Wines

Whites
2012 Dry Vidal
2012 Old West Block Riesling
2012 Riesling

Reds
Pinot Noir
Smokehouse Red
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Merlot
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Merlot
2011 Petit Verdot

Dessert Wines
2010 Gewurztraminer Ice
2012 Riesling Ice

Additional Attributes

Standing Stone Barrel Owners

Standing Stone Vineyards Barrel Owners are very special. For $850.00 (pre-tax), you can become a barrel owner. You will own either one French oak or two American Oak barrels, that we will use to produce some of our finest wines. Your barrel will work hard in our cellar for five vintages, producing Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Pinnacle and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

Five Bottles per Year
Barrel Owners receive five complimentary bottles each year for five years, two of which each year can be reserve or library wines - that's a total value of over $1,000 worth of wine.

Discounts
33% off all purchases of wine at Standing Stone Vineyards.

Complimentary Benefits
As a Barrel Owner, you are also entitled to host one barrel tasting for four (valued at $40) every year for five years.

Additionally, we offer Barrel Owners complimentary tastings for the Barrel Owner and 3 guests (or if the owner is a couple, then both owners and 2 guests), including library and reserve wines (value of $10 per person per tasting).

You'll also receive two crystal Standing Stone Wine Glasses ( valued at $12.00).

After five years, you have your choice of either your barrel or two library wines (valued at $50).

Specials, Invites, Exclusives
Members receive special offers, invitations and exclusive previews throughout the year. Ready to sign up? See one of our staff at the vineyard, call us at (607) 582-6051.

Other Services

Standing Stone Vineyard Case Club

Standing Stone Vineyards Case Club Members have access to the very best Standing Stone has to offer all year round!

For each full 12 bottle case purchase, you'll receive a card (both at the winery and with shipments). When you accumulate 5 cards, send them back to the winery with the registration form below filled out, and we will send you a permanent Case Club card.

That includes 25% discounts on all full case purchases, free wine tastings, one barrel tasting or one half price vertical tasting each year, special offers on wine, and special events.


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