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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.

We will be closed January 1-February 28, 2019: BY APPOINTMENT only with 24 hour notice. Please email: for an appointment.

Spring Hours: March 1-April 1, 2019: Friday-Saturday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

Summer Hours: Monday & Tuesday, by appointment only.  Wednesday & Thursday  11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Please call ahead for groups of 8 or more.

Fall/Winter hours: Beginning October 29, 2018-December 31, 2018 Friday-Saturday-Sunday 12 pm-5pm and by appointment.


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:

We will be closed January 1-February 28, 2019 or BY APPOINTMENT only with 24 hour notice. Please email:

for an appointment.

 Summer hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Monday and Tuesday, by appointment only with 24 hours notice.

Fall/Winter hours: Beginning October 29, 2018-December 31, 2018, Friday-Saturday-Sunday 12 pm-5pm and by appointment.

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 food trucks on select days during the summer months.  Please check our Facebook page for updates. Note: Guests are not allowed to bring in food or 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 grown 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. Children are welcome.

Pets: We welcome your leashed pets in outdoor areas and the tasting room. Dogs will not be admitted inside the Winery Building where the wine is produced. Thank you for your cooperation!

Tours:  We are a small, family winery and are happy to provide you with a tour of our vineyard, winery or barrel room upon request. This is dependent on our 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.

Retail locations

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

Triphammer Wines and Spirits, 2255 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

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