est. 2013 | finger lakes, NY

est. 2013 | finger lakes, NY

A Finger Lakes Winery, established in 2013

Barnstormer Winery is located on 16 acres of property and vineyards, housed in a historic, pre-civil war built 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 4,000 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 “Staff Picks” Reserve 5 wine fight for $16. Interested in joining our Aviator’s Wine Club? We have 3 different membership levels!

Due to our small space, we are encouraging reservations for indoor groups of up to 10 guests. You may inquire through our reservation form or by calling 607-243-4008 to inquire. If you are arriving without a reservation on a busy weekend, please call us at 607-243-4008 to check availability for a walk-in tasting. Wines by the glass, 1/2 glass and assorted light bite tapas are available at our outdoor Hangar Bar & Pavilion on weekend days, when the weather allows for groups of up to 12 guests outdoors. (Please call the winery to inquire about special large group bookings of 12 or more guests). We are not taking groups larger than 10 indoors for seated tastings, due to our small space. Our last seated wine tasting is 4:45PM. We look forward to hosting you!

Check our events calendar for upcoming summertime happenings, catered live music happy hours and much more!

Barnstormer Winery Vineyard Map


Lahoma Vineyard
Seneca Lake

Nutt Rd Vineyard
Seneca Lake

Tuller Vineyard
Seneca Lake

Zugibe Vineyard
Seneca Lake

Sawmill Creek Vineyard
Seneca Lake

Leidenfrost Vineyard
Seneca Lake

Barnstormer Winery
Seneca Lake


Sustainable agriculture is a cornerstone of our brand here at Barnstormer Winery. We have developed relationships with seven different growers on Seneca Lake to ensure the grapes grown for our wines are the highest quality they can be, especially with the vast differences in growing years we experience here in our cool climate wine growing region. 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. You will find that the majority of our wines are labeled as a single vineyard bottling, honoring the hard work of our growers and the unique locations of each farm. We have an intention over the next 10 – 20 years to fine tune our understanding and approach to each of our carefully selected vineyards that we work with across Seneca Lake, while continuing to make wines that honor our wonderful sense of place here.

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 $16. We are only taking groups of up to 10 guests at this time for indoor tastings. We are not splitting larger groups into smaller groups.

The outdoor HANGAR BAR & PAVILION will re-open on sunny weekends starting Memorial Day Weekend! Our three summer sunshade cabanas overlooking the vineyards are available for wine by the glass, 1/2 glass and some assorted tapas which can be reserved for your large group of to 10 guests (based on availability so please RSVP) for sunny days. We do require pre-payment for groups of 10 or more guests (RSVPs required in advance). Special large gathering requests, please call the winery directly 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 $18 or you may request our XL board (we mean XL!) serving 6-8 for $49, pre-payment required), 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 120 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!

The Cabanas & Hangar Bar at Barnstormer

In the summer of 2020, we built three Cabanas with sunshades overlooking our vineyards and the outdoor Hangar Bar & Pavilion, which can be enjoyed during the warmer months. We offer wine by the glass, 1/2 glass and assorted tapas to order. Want to reserve a cabana for your larger group? Since we only take groups of up to 10 indoors for our seated wine tasting experience, these Cabanas great group option to enjoy the beautiful scenery on our 16 acre property. For groups larger than 10, we do require prepayment for your group. Upon arrival, each guest in your RSVP group will receive a prepaid by the glass token to be used at the outdoor Hangar Bar. Want to add on any Farmed & Foraged pairing boards? Just let us know! This is a perfect space for larger gatherings and celebrations.

If you’re interested in booking your group and doing tastings, we may have some morning availability when it is still a bit slower, based on availability. Want to add on any of our Farmed & Foraged pairing boards? Our regular sized F&F board serves 2 guests for $18 and our XL F&F board serves 6-8 guests for $49 (we require advance payment for these). Please send a reservation request or call the winery at 607-243-4008 to inquire!

Would you like to host a business, team building or corporate gathering with us? These Cabana packages are a perfect excuse to get the team together. Interested in booking a private vineyard luncheon or function? Please send us an inquiry through our events tab, above.

Our outdoor Hangar Bar will be open on rainy weekends, since we are adding a pavilion cover this spring!




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