The land on which White Springs Farm is located was home to a large Seneca Indian settlement, due to the natural springs and the proximity of Seneca Lake. The Farm’s tradition of advanced and scientific farming methods firmly established it as one of the most important agricultural enterprises in western New York. At its peak, in the early 1800s, White Springs Farm consisted of 1,600 acres. During this period, the owner specialized in sheep raising and had 1,200 or more to promote and improve the science of sheep-husbandry. During the late 1800s, the Farm was home to the finest and most celebrated Short Hair Durham herd in the world and later the largest herd of imported Guernsey cattle. In the early 1900s, the Farm became one of the foremost fruit farms in the northeast, with the cherry and peach orchards being the largest in the state.
White Springs Winery is located just south of the City of Geneva on Route 14. The spacious 5300 square foot facility features a panoramic view of Seneca Lake as well as an expansive tasting bar and gift shop.
A visit to White Springs Winery offers a variety of wine … “a wine for every taste” is our motto. We have red, white and pink wines .. dry, sweet and everything in between. Our varietals include Riesling in 4 different sweetness levels, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Noir. Native American grapes of Concord, Catawba, and Niagara are found in our Spring House Red, White & Blush. We also craft wines using Valvin Muscat and Corot Noir, grape varieties developed at the NYS Experiment Station, in Geneva. For something unique try Happenstance — a blend of white and red grapes. And, something fun, try one of our Sangrias, we have both white and red. In the winter, you will find a crockpot of Mull it Over simmering … the perfect end to any tasting!
The press facility is located on White Springs Farm and is about 5 miles from the tasting room. It houses 20 stainless steel tanks ranging from 500 to 3,000 gallon capacity. A stairway leading to a catwalk allows workers to access the top of the tanks without having to use ladders.
In the future, a portion of the facility will be utilized for private events, such as weddings, receptions and dinners.