Sheldrake Point Winery is named for the prominent point of land on which it sits, located on the western shore of Cayuga Lake. The 155-acre lakeside property, left to languish in the mid-1980s, caught the attention of a small group of wine enthusiasts who purchased the land and founded the winery in 1997. Sixty acres have been dedicated to the estate vineyard, planted with ten vitis vinifera varieties. Today, the winery produces approximately 8,500 cases of estate grown and bottled table and ice wines.
Sheldrake Point Winery was twice named New York State Winery of the Year, and has been listed among the Top 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits magazine in three different years.