Since Six Mile Creek Vineyard first opened its doors to the public in 1987, Nancy and Roger Battistella have handled all aspects of the business as a family partnership, with additional support from a dedicated staff . The Battistellas have been lovers of wine for many years prior to opening Six Mile Creek Vineyard. Today, nearly 6 acres of Chardonnay, Riesling, Cayuga White, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, and Vignoles thrive at Six Mile Creek Vineyard, accounting for the majority of our white wine production. Each year the grapes are harvested by hand from mid-September through early October. Our yields are kept small to preserve maximum fruit quality.
Perseverance and attention to detail are at the core of Six Mile Creek Vineyard's winemaking philosophy. Average annual production is between 8,000-10,000 gallons, which translates to about 4,000 cases.
More recently the winery has added an exclusive line of Distilled Spirits including a wine-based VODKA, the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes. LIMONCELLA, a popular Italian liqueur, and GRAPPA, which is distilled from the alcohol remaining on the red grape skins are also produced on site. GIN is produced from Chardonnay and infused with characteristic juniper and other aromatic botanicals. The newest offering is a citrus-infused liqueur called ORANGECELLO, based on the popular version from Sicily.
Six Mmile Creek offer wines ranging from dry to sweet, including red and white vinifera and hybrid varieties. Open daily for tastings all year. Come enjoy the beautiful valley view from our deck! Check website for upcoming events, including summer music series, winemaker dinners, and educational classes. We are Ithaca's Own Winery, located just 3 miles from downtown!
**NEW** WINE CSA Program! Please visit our blog for more details: http://sixmilecreekvineyard.wordpress.com/csa/
BOUTIQUE WINERY & DISTILLERY specializing in dry wines and premium spirits distilled from local grapes. Gift Shop featuring local NY products. Open daily for wine & spirit tastings and sales all year. Come taste our premium offerings while enjoying the picturesque valley view of vineyards, forest, gardens and pond. Check website for events including educational classes, winemaker dinners, and summer music series. We are Ithaca's Own Winery, located just 3 miles from downtown!
Season: May through November
Type: 3rd party CSA service
Full Share: $236-414/season depending on share option
Work Req? No
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