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Tasting Room

Bright Leaf Vineyard is located at: 1250 Clearview Rd. King Ferry, NY  13081  30 minutes North of Ithaca on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake.

Spring Hours:

March 1-May 22, 2019: Friday and Saturday 12 pm-6pm, Sunday 12 pm-5 pm.

May 23-June 23, 2019: Thursday-Saturday 12 pm-6 pm and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

*Open Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019 12-6 p.m.

Summer Hours:

June 24th- September 1, 2019: Monday & Tuesday, by appointment only.  Wednesday,  12-8 p.m. (Summer concert series), Thursday - Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 

*Open Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2019 12-5 p.m.


Location:  We’re located on the bucolic east side of Cayuga Lake at 1250 Clearview Road, King Ferry, New York 13081. We have spectacular views, and a lovely selection of red and white wines for your enjoyment.

Hours of operation:

See hours under Tasting Room section above.

Tasting fee:  Our tasting fee is $5 per person for up to 5 sample selections of all of our wines. The tasting fee may be waived with the purchase of 3 or more bottles of wine from our tasting room. Note: Up to 2 guests may share a regular tasting consisting of a choice of 5 varietals. We will also have chocolate/wine pairings on scheduled days of the week for $8 per person and artisan chocolate for purchase in our tasting room.

Food:  We are able to provide cheese and charcuterie platters to enjoy on the premises, and we will have catering on select days during the summer months.  Guests are welcome to bring outside food on days that we are not having a food event (i.e. brunches, catered concerts, etc.) Note: Guests are not allowed to bring in additional alcoholic beverages. Wine is available for purchase in our tasting room by the glass or by the bottle.

Group tastings of 8 or more will be charged a $5 per person fee, paid upon arrival.  Please make group reservations with at least 24-hour notice.  Call Donna @ 315-364-5323 or email:  

Our wines:  Our goal is to produce primarily estate grown grapes from Vitis Vinifera, and vary in the range of dry to semi-dry varietals.

Visitors:  We have wheelchair access to our winery, patio and tasting room. Supervised children are welcome.

Tours:  We are a small, family winery and are happy to provide you with a tour of our vineyard, winery or barrel room by appointment. This is dependent upon available staff and weather conditions. We cannot admit buses at this time. Limos are allowed with reservations only.

Wine for purchase:  Our wines are available for purchase by-the-bottle and by-the-glass for on-site consumption. We limit 1 bottle-per-couple for on-site consumption. We reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated visitors.
As a farm winery, we are able to sell wine exclusively out of our tasting room or can provide shipping or online ordering from our website for an additional fee.  Note:  Please see our online shipping section for the states that allow us to ship via UPS or ask our tasting room staff for assistance.  

Volume discount:  3-5 bottles (5%), 6-11 bottles (10%), 12 or more (15%). 20% discount is available to club members on specified days.

Retail locations

Our wines are also available in the following wine shops in the Ithaca area:

Triphammer Wines & Spirits, 2255 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Trumansburg Liquor Store, 55 E. Main Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Trumansburg Wine & Spirits, 2085 NY-96, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Red Feet Wine Market, 35 Franklin St, Ithaca, NY 14850

Northside Wine & Spirits, 22 Elmira Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

Finger Lakes Tasting Room, 31 Main Street, Cortland, NY 13045

Ryan’s Wine and Spirits, 73 Eastern Blvd, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Auburn Discount Liquor, 21 Seminary Street, Auburn, NY 13021