Welcome to Barnstormer Winery!
Located in a historic barn, the building in which our winery resides is over 170 years old. Just like the Barnstormer pilots of the 1920′s, we make it our mission to entertain and provide our guests with an unforgettable experience. Visit us on Seneca Lake, just 4 miles north of Watkins Glen on Highway Route 14.
With an annual production of 2000 cases, we offer a wide array of wines using 100% Finger Lakes grapes sourced from some of the finest vineyards around Seneca and Cayuga Lake. Our focus is on dry, European style white & red wines however we do have a small selection of sweet wines as well. you’ll be sure to find something you love! Our newly renovated winery maintains a lot of the charm you would expect to find in a 170+ year old rustic barn. We incorporate that design into our laid back tasting room where you can relax, enjoy great wines and experience a slice of the Finger Lakes wine region that you will be sure to remember.
We currently offer 16 wines from our 2014 vintage. As a small batch, boutique style winery, we produce limited amounts of wine each year. We only sell from our Tasting Room at this time! Some of our favorite wines include the Sangiovese Rosé (sold out at the moment), Semi-Dry Riesling, Cabernet Franc, our Nosedive Port, 2014 Riesling Ice Wine and Angel’s Share (100% Vignoles). We offer a 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French Oak as well that is an absolute must try. Our 2013 Dry Riesling (91 cases) won us a Double Gold in the NYS Commercial Wine Competition and our newest release 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling just received an 89 from Wine Enthusiast.
We often hold live music here and do two concert series throughout the year. The next one is our 2016 Winter Concert Series which you can find more information about under our “Events” Tab at the top of the website page.
If you come hungry, don’t worry. We have you covered. There are local cheeses, cured meats, snacks and beverages available to build your own picnic to go (see the tab above on the website page). Our selections are always changing throughout the seasons so stop on by to try something new each time. We offer Cheese & Charcuterie boards for $12.00!
Craft beers are available as well from local brewers. We rotate them often!
We can host small, private events and receptions on Friday evenings for up to 109 guests based on availability. We do not host weddings at this time.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake
4184 State Route 14
Rock Stream, NY 14878