Finger Lakes Wine Center
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Will re-open in May 2023
Featuring some of the best wines from multiple local wineries, Sonnenberg is a member of the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail and ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail. Housed in the historic Bay House near the conservatory, the Finger Lakes Wine Center is readily accessible from the main parking lot and garden admission is not required. Our knowledgeable volunteers and staff are on hand to help you make selections.
Wine Tasting Saturday & Sunday Noon to 3pm (May 1st through October 31st)
- Five tastings for $ 9.00
- Glass of wine $ 9.00
Private Labeled Wines
Through the support of some local wineries, Sonnenberg proudly offers 6 private labeled wines.
Bottled by Hosmer Winery which is nestled on the western shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. This white wine has hints of yellow peach and apricot that jump out of the glass, the palette is of opulent kiwi and nectarine. Notes of cherry blossom and mango carry a rich finish. Introduced in 2018, pictured in this label is the “Summer House” from the beautiful Upper Rock Garden.
Bottled by Hosmer Winery which is nestled on the western shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. This red wine has hints of sweet vanilla, coupled with blackberries and earthy notes, mingle in the aroma of this smooth, dry, full bodied red. Barrel aging adds complexity and just a hint of oak, complimenting the bright berry tones without overwhelming the fruit. Introduced in 2018, this label features the “Belvedere” off the Italian Garden.
Bottled by Castel Grisch Winery which is located off the beaten path with a one of a kind panoramic view of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen, NY. This white wine is exuberantly fruity and floral. This Cayuga has slight tones of candied peach and melon making for an easy drinking wine. Introduced in 2006, the label bears the image of the 1911 stained glass window of the same name that is displayed in the wine center.
Bottled by Castel Grisch Winery which is located off the beaten path with a one of a kind panoramic view of Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen, NY. This white wine is filled with flavors of strawberry and grapefruit with a long delectable finish. Introduced in 2008, this label pictures the Glorietta metal structure which stands in the Italian Gardens.
Bottled by Glenora Wine Cellars which is a beautiful resort located on Seneca Lake in Dundee, NY. This rosé wine is a blend of Cayuga White and Vincent grapes which create a wonderful, refreshing light rosé. A perfect sipping wine. Introduced in 2001, the label features our Old-Fashioned Garden as depicted by Canandaigua artist Christopher Wheat.
Bottled by Swedish Hill Winery which is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country in Romulus, NY, near Cayuga Lake. This red wine is soft and fruity with just a touch of sweetness. Introduced in 2003, this label was inspired by a painting of the Sonnenberg Mansion in winter as depicted by volunteer Tracy McIlvene.
Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail Wineries
Sonnenberg is proud to be a member of the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail. Below you can see the wineries on this trail. In our retail shop, any of the other wineries on the trail or online, you can purchase a tasting Passport for $35 to visit each of the different wineries.
Other Wines You May Find In Our Retail Shop
- Deer Run
- Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery