For nearly 35 years, Chateau LaFayette Reneau has produced estate-grown vinifera wines and award-winning wines. Our vineyards enjoy optimal sun exposure and air flow for consistently aromatic white wines and rich, full-bodied red wines. We invite you to come for a visit! Our knowledgeable and fun tasting room staff looks forward to pouring for you. Our wine offerings cover everyone’s palette; dry reds and whites, semi-dry reds and whites, sparkling wines, luscious sweet wines, dessert wine, and hard cider, too.
Renowned for its spectacular views, Chateau LaFayette Reneau features dynamic vistas of Seneca Lake, several spring-fed ponds, colorful gardens, and 110 acres of vineyards. With seating on two decks and an outdoor picnic area beneath a grape-strewn arbor, it’s the perfect location to enjoy a glass of wine and a snack. As we like to say, “Come for the wine, stay for the views.”
For $5, walk-in guests can taste 6 wines of their choice. For groups of 9 or larger, reservations are required and the cost of a tasting is $10 for 6 wines. Groups receive a designated tasting counter and their very own wine pourer, and receive $5 off their wine or hard cider purchase. For chocolate lovers, we offer an à la carte menu of chocolate and wine pairings for $1 each.
Gourmet Cookie & Wine Pairings
We’ve partnered with local baker Goodwin’s Treats for an amazing Cookie & Wine pairing that can’t be beat. Fresh-baked cookies include Oatmeal Butterscotch, Lemon Thyme, Butterballs, Peanut Butter, Chewy Gingerbread Biscotti, and Chocolate Chip, in addition to rotating specials. Don’t knock it until you try it! Cookies and Wine are an idyllic match. Cost is $5 for three wines and three gourmet cookies at the standing bar.
Private Seated Tastings
For groups interested in a relaxed private Cookie & Wine tasting, we provide an exclusive bar and comfortable seating. Cost is 3 cookies and 3 wines for $6. Reservations are required for all seated tastings.
Cheese & Wine Pairings
Love cheese? We offer an exclusive à la carte tasting menu where you pick and choose your very own Cheese & Wine Flight. Love bacon? Try Horseradish Bacon or Bacon Cheddar with a carefully paired choice of wines. We also feature Pepperoni Cheddar, Smoked Gouda, Bergenost, Champagne, Strawberry Chardonnay, Wasabi and classic Seriously Sharp Cheddar. $2 per wine and cheese pairing.
Wine by the Glass
All of our wines are available by the glass! Prices vary, but every Sunday all of our wines-by-the glass are only $5 each.
At Chateau LaFayette Reneau, every Sunday is a Fun-Day! Drop in and join us for a game and a glass of wine for just $5. Relax at large tables in a comfy chair in our tasting room for a game of Jenga or Dominoes. Or challenge someone to backgammon or chess! We’ve got playing cards, checkers and Battleship, too. Plan on hunkering down and staying awhile? Our Monopoly and Scrabble boards are waiting for you!
For groups of 9 or more, advanced reservations are required. When you call to schedule your reservation, a credit card deposit is required. Cost is $10 per person and includes a $5 coupon towards the purchase of a bottle of wine or hard cider. Upon arrival, the deposit will be deducted from tasting fees due. If your group must cancel, please do so at least a week in advance or only half the deposit will be refunded. For no-shows or same day cancellations, the deposit is not refunded.
Groups receive their choice of 6 wine from a pre-selected sheet of 12 wines that include dry, semi-dry and sweet options.
We generally do not accept reservations after 2:30. Please call to check availability. We can accommodate up to 40 people for a group reservation.