We’re a dog-friendly, family-friendly destination winery located north of Ithaca, New York off the west side of Cayuga Lake. Stop by for a tasting, a nosh, or just to hang out with family and friends over a bottle of wine — we have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and expansive grounds to explore when the weather’s nice. In the summer, you can even enjoy a game or two of cornhole out in the backyard, or a stroll by the pond with your pup.
We opened in 1981 and are a founding member and anchor winery for the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. The Winery was originally housed in a small outbuilding, but in 1998 when Joe Gober bought Americana, he immediately began expanding the facilities. The first building added was an outdoor Pavilion in 1999 for parties and events. Then in 2001, the Winery moved into its current building – an actual 1820s swing barn that was rescued from demolition, dismantled, moved, and reassembled – board by board on site. The Winery opened the Crystal Lake Café in 2006 in the original winery building and currently offers a rotating deli-style menu, which can be ordered right in our Tasting Room. Favorites include pulled pork, lobster rolls, and homemade soups. We produce 20+ award-winning wines including crowd faves Baco Noir and our signature Apparition. We also make our own homemade fudge – a huge visitor favorite.
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Groups: Groups limited to 25, reservations required if 6 or more required
Owner: Joseph S. Gober Jr.
Monday to Thursday, by appointment only
Monday -Wednesday Closed
Wednesday Night Special Theme night dinner events 5pm to 8pm, reservations required
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am to 8pm
Sunday Brunch 10am until 2pm. Dinner served 3pm until 7pm
Monday 11am to 8pm
Wednesday 11am to 8pm
Thursday 11am to 8pm
Friday 11am to 8pm
Saturday 11am to 8pm
Sunday Brunch 10am to 2pm, Dinner 3pm to 8pm
Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day