Wonderful family owned winery with exceptional wines. Tastings are led by the family and the passion & love for what they do is evident in every glass. The tasting room is beautiful and the wines are delicious! Left with a case and will be back soon!
If you like red wine or even if you don't, this is a great place to taste wine. Need reservations, email groups only. Intimate. The Crossroads and the supruma were the best.
This is a major hidden gem that we only just discovered after 5+ years of visiting wineries on Seneca Lake. It is a pretty tiny place (4 tasting tables inside) but if you are after some of the best red wine to be found on Seneca Lake, you have to check it out. Their slogan is "red is all we do", and this focus really allows Shalestone to create some amazing wines. People who think that no one makes good red wine in the Finger Lakes have always been wrong, but Shalestone in particular blows this misconception up. Shalestone (along with Steve Shaw) stands head and shoulders above the red wine competition on Seneca Lake. Everything we tasted was excellent, but some particular favorites were the Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, and Saperavi.
I have been visiting Shalestone for more than 20 years and the wines are among the best the region has to offer in any vintage. Consistently producing high quality wines over decades is an achievement, especially with the variable weather of NY State. Relaxing and intimate environment, delicious wines, knowledgeable and friendly staff (who were also family members)!
Visited winery today for the first time. We (Wife and I) are dry red wine drinkers and Shalestone seemed to be a logical place to try. The owner's daughter served our wine and explained each one. She was extremely knowledgeable about the wine, the process that led to a particular wine type and Finger Lakes Wines in general. Had a great time and came home with wine for enjoying later! All (seven) of our samples were nicely balanced and could accompany a variety of foods or enjoyed on their own. Highly recommend! Limited in size so make reservations.
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