Barnstormer Winery is a Finger Lakes winery, established in 2013 on 16 acres of property, housed in a 170-year-old renovated barn. We are located on the southwestern shores of Seneca Lake and we provide a personalized, informative wine tasting experience with a quality over quantity mentality. We produce around 3,000 cases of wine annually using 100% Finger Lakes AVA fruit from seven different growers across the region. With a heavy focus on dry red wines and Riesling, we honor site and growing locations through a series of single vineyard bottlings across each vintage. Regular tasting flights are $12 for 5 wines with a newly added “Focus on Riesling” Reserve 5 wine fight for $15.
Due to our small space, weekend wine tasting reservations are required for groups of up to 6 guests. Weekday reservations are strongly encouraged to ensure your spot, based on availability. We are not splitting larger groups into smaller groups for wine tastings at this time. You may inquire through our reservation form or by calling 607-243-4008 to inquire. If you are arriving without a reservation or on a rainy day, please call us at 607-243-4008 to check availability for a walk-in tasting. Wine by the glass is available at our outdoor “Flight Bar” on weekend days, when the weather allows. We are not taking groups larger than 6 at this time indoors for tastings. We look forward to hosting you!
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Barnstormer Winery 2020 Vineyard Map
OUR VINEYARD PARTNERS
Sustainable agriculture is a cornerstone of our brand and we have teamed up with seven different growers on Seneca Lake. The Finger Lakes is a very special place, rich with an extensive grape growing and farming history. We intend to do our small part to keep it that way! Each growing site is unique with their own individual micro and mesoclimates, concentrated around the concept of terroir. These Seneca Lake vineyards benefit from the protection (cooling in the summer, warming in the winter) of deep, glacier cut lakes with Seneca having the most moderating impact, with a depth of over 600′. Being a small production winery here at Barnstormer, we have the ability to really focus on precision acreage plantings of different grape varieties. With a heavy focus on Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Blaufränkisch, we have sought out growers who are able to grow exceptional examples of these grapes. We are very proud to work with such skilled and caring farmers and we go to great lengths to ensure their hard work is carried through to produce the best wines we can.
Please request a wine tasting reservation for your next visit! Our tasting room can accommodate a small number of people at this time so reservations are highly encouraged to ensure your spot. Our seated wine tastings usually last about 30 minutes and you may choose from a pre-selected flight list of 5 wines for $12 or $15. We are only taking small groups of up to 6 guests at this time for indoor tastings. We are not splitting larger groups into smaller groups. Thank you for understanding our mutual responsibility to keep you and our staff safe. You may now enter our indoor space without a mask if you are vaccinated. We will not ask or request proof of vaccination.
Introducing the outdoor FLIGHT BAR for our 2021 season! Our three summer sunshade cabanas overlooking the vineyard are for by the glass, mini-wine flights ($12, 3 wines, 2oz pours) and bottle service, which can be reserved for your group up to 12 guests (per cabana) on sunny days. We may reserve these for 1 – 2 hours at a time, upon request with a $25 deposit (refundable if we cancel due to rain) in advance. The cabanas will be closed during the off-season winter months and closed during rainy days. We may have to cancel your group due to rain so please plan accordingly! Please detail any requests out in your reservation submission or call the winery at: 607-243-4008.
We carry a wide range of locally made Finger Lakes cheeses, charcuterie and other goods in our winery retail shop. Our Farmed & Foraged Pairing Boards are a great addition to your tasting (serves 2 for $14 or you may request our XL board (we mean XL!) serving 6-8 for $42), so please request how many you would like in advance! We are always rotating those fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Check out our events tab for more information regarding tours, events and live music that we are offering. We can do small wedding and rehearsal dinners for up to 80 guests on the winery property, along with hosting most other types of private events after hours.
Please reach out using the contact tab on the top of the page for any additional questions or special requests for your visit. We are family and dog friendly (leashed) and look forward to hosting you soon!
BARNSTORMER FLIGHT SCHOOL
Introducing Flight School, coming soon. These 30~ minute episodes will mainly focus on the wines, vineyard practices, tastings and production methodology at Barnstormer Winery. In addition, there will be plenty of information about the Finger Lakes wine growing region, the general world of wine and in depth discussions while we taste through and discuss different Barnstormer wines during each episode. Flight School episodes will be recorded and then uploaded for your viewing or listening pleasure. We feel this will be a great way to bring our tasting room directly to you, especially during the slower winter months. Whether you are a novice wine drinker or a worldly wine pro, you will be sure to walk away feeling more informed. Join Proprietor Scott Bronstein, Head Winemaker Marc Peterson and a variety of other wine industry guests as we take both shallow and deep dives into the vast world of wine. Please stay tuned for more information and we build out this new program!
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