Tasting Room Hours:

May through November: Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm
December through April: Sunday through Friday 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
4200 Route 14 South, Geneva NY 14456 ~ Tel: 315-781-9463 ~ Email:  info@whitespringswinery.com

20150815_153305The new partners at White Springs Winery, Jody Earle & David DeMarco, are excited to honor the rich history of White Springs Winery.  They welcome you to come in to enjoy a relaxed and tasteful experience.

Carl and Elizabeth Fribolin, previous owners Carl were no stranger to agriculture. He founded Seedway, a seed-growing and distribution business in Hall, NY in 1963. In the beginning, they serviced farmers in New York state, as well as throughout New England. As business increased, Carl eventually operated six seed production farms to meet the growing needs of his customers. Although he sold Seedway to Agway Inc. of Syracuse in 1987, he remained active in the business. Carl purchased White Springs Farms in 1973 and used the deep sandy soil to produce seeds for his company.  In 2003, Carl wanted to address a problem with soil erosion caused by the sloping nature of the farmland. This lead to the planting of 13 acres of grapes and White Springs Winery was born.  Currently, there are 40 acres of vineyard made up of predominately vinifera grapes used in the wines produced for White Springs Winery. Our wines continue to be produced using the grapes from White Springs Farm.  Carl also expanded to offer locally crafted beer through Glass Factory Brew House.

To address a problem with soil erosion caused by the sloping nature of the White Springs Farm, in 2003 Carl Fribolin, at the age of 85, planted 13 acres of grapes and White Springs Winery was born.  The vineyard subsequently expanded to 40 acres of principally vinifera grapes, along with a few hybrids developed by the NY State Agricultural Experiment Station and Cornell University.  The vineyard was planted by laser and the rows are a beautiful sight.  As Carl was known to say, “Two thousand feet, straight as a string.” Morten Hallgren, owner and winemaker for Ravines Wine Cellars, began making wine for White Springs in 2011.  The following year, 2012, Ravines Wine Cellars purchased the vineyard and production facility.  In 2015, Morten continued to make our wine using the grapes from the vineyard Carl planted at White Springs Farm.  In 2013, our tasting room was expanded to include Glass Factory Brew House offering locally crafted beer and root beer tastings.  In 2015, we added Rootstock Original Hard Cider to our Brew House list.  In May of 2017, partners Jody Earle and David DeMarco purchased White Springs, and are committed to continuing the rich history of fine wines and a relaxed and friendly experience for their visitors.  We look forward to your visit!

Our staff is super friendly and enjoy helping others discover special wines and brews! We are able accommodate bus groups, group tours, or single tasters. The staff treats everyone with respect and they each take pride in providing you with a spectacular experience.  Our goal is to keep you coming back and telling everyone of your experience at White Springs Winery.  Stop in and say “Hello” and enjoy our spectacular views and fine wines and brews.

 

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We welcome group tastings for both wine and beer.  We do, however, require reservations for groups of 10 or more people.  The wine tasting fee is $5.00 per person for a tasting of 5 pre-selected wines. You decide whether to experience our dry wine flight or our sweet wine flight.  The beer tasting fee is also $5 per person for 5 choices.  We typically have 6 ore more beer selections, hard cider and 1 crafted root beer for your tasting. group1We ask that you collect the tasting money from the members in your group prior to arriving at the tasting room.  We require pre-payment for your tasting fees the day before your appointment via credit card.  If you are tasting wine and/or beer, please let us know ahead of time how many for beer; how many for wine; and, how many for both beer and wine.  This helps facilitate your check-in and keeps you on schedule.  It is best to allot approximately 30 to 45 minutes for your wine or beer, depending on the size of your group. To make reservations, or for additional information, please contact the tasting room at 315-781-9463 or email info@whitespringswinery.com.