Please see our COVID-19 response and protocols for our tasting room here.
In 1805, the same year Lewis & Clark set out on their expedition to explore the west, Caleb Fulkerson journeyed north from a settlement in New Jersey in search of fertile farmland. He staked out a piece of land on the western slopes of Seneca Lake. To mark his claim, he stuck his walking stick, a black willow branch, into a spring on the land.
The branch took root and over the years grew into a great tree. He used the wood from that tree to make coffins for himself and his wife Deborah, and they’re buried in the small family plot on the hill behind this location (just adjacent to Fulkerson Winery).
Farming the land since 1805, The Fulkerson family now produces over 30 varieties of wine and 33 varieties of fresh grape juice to home winemakers from our Seneca Lake Vineyards. Offering Classic vinifera, Heritage Native, and Regional Hybrid varieties of wine, and are sure to rise to any occasion! Browse our gift shop full of local items, and wine accessories, or reserve a private tasting where you’ll indulge in wine flights paired with local cheese or artisan chocolates. We invite you to bring your picnic and enjoy a glass of wine under our grape-covered arbor. Families enjoy our seasonal U-pick fruits and vegetables including grapes, cherries, peaches, apples, and even asparagus. We also maintain 3+ miles of trails weaving in and out of the Fulkerson Vineyards, and woods on the main property. Maps are available in the tasting room.
Tastings (Flights of 4 wines each, pre-selected flights of White, Red, Dry, Semi-dry and Sweet wines): $5 – $15 or Wines by-the-glass (Prices vary). Charcuterie, cheeses and other food items available in retail packs. We’re not set up to cut anything, but can get you a pack of charcuterie, a block of cheese and we’ll get you a cutting board and you can enjoy!
Reopening Guidelines for Visitors:
Please check our website for further updates. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 6 people with reservations required. Walk-in groups will be limited to 4.
Tastings will be conducted by appointment, or by a first-come, first-served basis if we are able, reservations may be required on certain days. We appreciate your patience as we get through this time. Same day reservations are accepted.
Tastings will only be allowed in designated seating areas and will be seated flights. A menu will be provided with by-the-glass sales if this option is preferable. Should a customer in a tasting group not want to sample, they will be allowed to stay with the group during the time of their tasting.
Tastings will be limited to pre-selected flights. Flights will consist of one ounce of each wine and come with a bottle of water. Currently the six flights and pricing that are available are as follows:, and an additional ounce of each sample may be added for an extra $5.
Dry White Wines: $8
Dry Red Wines: $8
Premium Dry Red Wines: $10
Semi-Dry Wines: $8
Premium Sweet Wines: $7
Zeppelin Wines: $6
Flights will be poured in one ounce samples and be poured away from the customer to limit guest exposure to employees to increase guest safety. Spitting is prohibited. Spit cups/buckets will not be provided, and consumers should leave any unwanted beverage in their tasting glass.
Picnicking on the premise can be done in defined areas, and proper social distancing will be required.