Welcome to Frontenac Point Vineyard and Estate Winery!
Owners Jim (Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences '67) and Carol (Good Counsel College '68) Doolittle planted their first vines in 1979 and were bonded NY Farm Winery #47 in 1982, producing only 400 cases. We have maintained that diminutive status, currently making only 2000-3000 cases a year, with half devoted to dry, red wines.
In 2014, there are almost 350 wineries in New York State. Most are farm wineries producing up to 63,000 cases of wine a year.
© Charles Harrington
We invite you to visit and discover what is unique at Frontenac Point. You can savor our wines in our European-inspired hospitality room and enjoy a 15-mile panoramic view of Cayuga Lake from our deck. You can also see and hear the 10-foot tall Stay Sail, a kinetic sound sculpture that sits on the bow of the winery deck overlooking the vineyard and Cayuga Lake.
LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Frontenac Point Vineyard and Estate Winery is located 10 miles north of Ithaca on Route 89, on the west side of Cayuga Lake.
We are open for tastings mid-May to June on Saturday 10-4:30 and Sunday Noon-4:30; July-August on Monday 11-4, Friday and Saturday 10-4:30, and Sunday Noon-4:30; September-October on Friday and Saturday 10-4:30 and Sunday Noon-4:30; and November on Saturday 10-4:30 and Sunday Noon-4:30. Tastings on other days are by appointment or, if the "OPEN" flag is up on Route 89, just stop in. Appointments can be made at any time to pick up wine.