The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Escape to one of 30 spacious and inviting guest rooms at The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, each beautifully appointed with Stickley furniture. Each room is designed to complement distinction with comfort and convenience. Every room features a private balcony or patio with a view of the vineyard, Seneca Lake and the opposing hillside. Mornings are mystical; evenings are tranquil. You'll find it is simply the perfect setting.
Reserve a room at the Inn and choose from a variety of packages which make planning your getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country simple. Discover many wonderful packages offered throughout the year. Upon arrival we welcome you with a glass of Glenora sparkling wine. Then sit back and relax with a complimentary bottle of Glenora wine in your room on your private deck overlooking beautiful Seneca lake and the vineyards.
Indulge yourself and dine in our gourmet restaurant, Veraisons - either in the dining room or outside on the terrace. Every place you go at Glenora you will experience the amazing beauty that surrounds. Executive Chef, Orlando Rodriguez, has relationships with local Finger Lakes farmers to guarantee you the freshest cuisine possible.
For wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, private parties, executive retreats or conferences, the Inn's Events Department professionals will work with you to ensure a successful and memorable event.
The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars is conveniently located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine region of New York State, on the West side and Southern end of Seneca Lake on Rt. 14, approximately 34 miles south of Geneva (NYS Thruway Exit 42) or eight miles north of Watkins Glen.
Take a break, relax, and unwind in the beauty of Finger Lakes Wine Country!
Glenora Wine Cellars
The oldest winery on Seneca Lake, widely known for its warm hospitality and magnificent lakeside setting has garnered exemplary reviews both in and outside Finger Lakes Wine Country.
Guided Cellar Tours are offered June 1st through October 31st every hour, on the hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The cost is $10 per person, children 12 & under are free. For groups, please call (800) 243-5513 for a reservation.
Staves & Steel Wine Tours
A backstage pass to the four methods of winemaking at Glenora Wine Cellars, offered November 1 to May 31st. Taste various wines and gain knowledge of winemaking from an oak barrel, a stainless steel tank, a concrete egg, and wine made by the methode champenoise (champagne method). The cost is $12 per person. Reservations are not required, but appreciated.
Tasting & Wine Shop Hours
November 1 - May 31
Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
June 1st - September 4
Open daily 9 AM - 8 PM
September 5 - October 31
Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 6PM
Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM
How It All Began…
When the Farm Winery Act of 1976 was passed, Gene Pierce, along with Eastman Beers, Edward Dalrymple, and Howard Kimble seized the opportunity to open the winery on Seneca Lake on the site of an old sheep barn. Glenora Wine Cellars produced 5000 cases and received instant acclaim in wine circles when its initial vintage won several medals at the New York State Fair wine competition. These visionaries watched their farm winery grow to a commercial producer and win recognition in Wine Spectator magazine as one of the world’s top wineries.
Today, Glenora Wine Cellars is owned by Gene Pierce and Scott Welliver, who struck a friendship at a sail boat race in the early ’70’s. Gene’s and Scott’s varied business experiences and shared values have been a great asset. These entrepreneurs have overseen the creation of the 30 room Inn and the Veraisons Restaurant, which offers guests from around the world the finest accommodations and cuisine in the Finger Lakes.
We invite you to visit and Experience the Excellence of Glenora Wine Cellars, The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars and Veraisons 364 days of the year. The operation does close down on December 25th.