Tasting Room

Our winery retail gift shop is currently open ONLY Saturdays from 12-4 pm

Due to current NYS Mandates, Face Coverings are REQUIRED at all times.  We are asking that only 2 people/group come in to shop at one time. We are limiting the total number of people inside of our building to 10.  There are NO tastings or onsite consumption of any kind at this time.  Please adhere to the proper social distancing guidelines.  Once we re-open for tastings, ALL tastings will be done by appointment ONLY.  We will be unable to accommodate walk-in tastings.  We will mandated to have limits on the size of groups allowed for tastings.  Stay tuned. As we receive more information, we’ll update our website.

4200 Route 14 South, Geneva NY 14456 ~ Tel: 315-781-9463 ~ Email:  info@whitespringswinery.com

Our Owners

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.

The Original Owners: 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.

Winery History

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

You’ll find that our staff is friendly as well as helpful.  They enjoy working with you to customize your tasting of wines or beers to satisfy your specific taste!  With over 35 wines, a hard cider, a grape vodka, a real draft root beer and over 10 beer selections, you’re sure to find something to enjoy.

We are able accommodate single tasters or groups of up to 7 people daily.  Groups of 8 – 25 people are Welcome, but do require an advance reservation to be made at least 7 days prior to your visit. Friday – Sunday, we are unable to accept groups of 8+ people after 12:30.  (see below for reservation information)

Our staff takes great 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”, pull up a chair and join us in enjoying our spectacular views and fine wines and brews.

Group Tasting Policy

We welcome group tastings for both wine and beer.  We do, however, require advanced reservations for groups of 8 – 25 people.  The wine tasting fee is $7.00 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 $7 per person for 5 pre-selected beers (changes seasonally).  We require pre-payment for all tasting fees (via one credit card transaction) which is charged the day before your appointment.  You can choose to taste wine OR beer.  It is best to allow 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 info@whitespringswinery.com.