Tasting Room Hours:
May through November: Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Note: Tastings end & last call is given 15 minutes prior to closing time
December through April: Sunday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
4200 Route 14 South, Geneva NY 14456 ~ Tel: 315-781-9463 ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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 pictured here. 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 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. We also offer 10 locally crafted beers through Glass Factory Bay Brewing.
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 2013, our tasting room was expanded to include Glass Factory Bay Brewing 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, business 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 single tasters or groups up to 9 people daily. Groups of 10 – 25 people are Welcome, but do require an advance reservation to be made at least 7 days prior to your visit.
Our 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.
We welcome group tastings for both wine and beer. We do, however, require reservations for groups of 10 – 25 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 pre-selected beers (changes seasonally). We require pre-payment for all tasting fees (via one credit card transaction) the day before your appointment. You can choose to taste wine OR beer. We do ask that you please let us know ahead of time how many for beer, how many for wine, as this helps facilitate your check-in and keeps you on schedule. It is best to allot approximately 30 to 45 minutes for your tasting experience, 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 email@example.com.