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.
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. 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.
Standard Tasting: $4 for 5 wines
Reserve Tasting (appointment required): $15-$25 per person
Reserve tastings include a one-on-one experience with one of our staff members taking you through 4-6 wines paired with cheese or chocolate. Learn in depth family history and about the styles of wine we craft.
Vineyard Tour (appointment required): $10 per person minimum 2 people.
A guided tour through our vineyards with our owner, Steven. Get a chance to see our farm first hand with this in depth 1/2 hour-45min tour around the main farm. Learn about growing techniques, family history, geology and the climate of Seneca Lake. Tour is approximately 1 mile; appropriate footwear required; may be weather dependent.