Tasting Room Hours:
May through November: Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 11am to 5pm December through April: Sunday through Friday 11am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm 4200 Route 14 South, Geneva NY 14456 Tel: 315-781-9463 Email: info [at] whitespringswinery.com
White Springs Farm Winery has a rich history. Our new Partners, Jody Earle & David DeMarco, are excited to keep the history of White Springs alive and to continue to welcome visitors into a warm atmosphere with friendly staff, fine wines, delicious beers, and live music.
Carl and Elizabeth Fribolin, previous owners. Carl was 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 was 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.
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 says, “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 our vineyard and production facility. Today, in 2016, Morten continues 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.
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 six wines. You decide whether to taste dry or sweet. The beer tasting fee is also $5 per person. We typically have 3 types of beers and 1 crafted root beer for your tasting. We ask that you collect the tasting money from the members in your group prior to arriving at the tasting room and provide it to the person at the front counter. If you are tasting wine and/or beer, please let us know upon arrival 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 firstname.lastname@example.org