Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sheldrake Point Voted NY Winery of Year

Our local Sheldrake Point Winery was named winery of the year this week in the New York Wine and Food Classic competition.

Wine and Spirits magazine has named Sheldrake among the top 100 wineries in the U.S., and one of the 12 best U.S. value brands.

We happened to stop by the winery yesterday, up the road from a friend's vacation rental. The winery has a beautiful lakeside location, and is accessible by boat. Their restaurant, Simply Red's Bistro, is the most popular vineyard eatery in the region.

Their parking lot is the fullest, with the most out-of-state plates.

The hamlet of Sheldrake is the hippest, as the home of the late Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone. Sheldrake has a distinct Twilight Zone feel, of both being there and not being there.

Congratulations to the good people of Sheldrake Point winery, and thanks for creating such a special place for good food and drink.

Sheldrake Point Winery is on County Road 153 off Route 89 in Ovid. At the signpost up ahead.

submitted for your approval -
Steve Burke
for Ithaca NY Blog

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