A beautiful family owned and run vineyard in the heart of Upstate NY

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Family run business

Since the beginning, our winery has been run and operated by our family members. We take great pride in our heritage and believe it positively affects the quality of our wine we produce. No one is more invested than your family.

Quality is never compromised

The Winery is situated on 122 acres of land just minutes from the south shore of Lake Ontario, with a gorgeous country setting and view of the vineyards. The lake effect climate and rich soil produce unique still, sparkling and dessert wines. Visit the winery for a tasting and browse through local artisan and wine related gifts. Call for our event capabilities and plan your next good time with us.

Our History

1969

The land that now houses Schulze Winery is purchased. This includes a small established Niagara and Concord vineyard which will later be used for juice production.

1970

Contract begins with Welch’s for juice.

1972

Contract begins with Great Western for juice.

1974

The vineyard is expanded.

1980

Hybrid Siegfried Riesling grapes are planted and a first attempt at producing still and sparkling wine is made at home.

1985

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes are planted as a trial run. Opening a winery becomes an idea and the vineyard is prepared to produce grapes for this venture. The contract for supplying grape juice continues.

1986

Contract begins with Cliffstar for juice.

2000

The vineyard expands by planting Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes.

2002

The vineyard expands by planting Vidal Blanc grapes.

2003

Additional grapes are planted. Contract starts to supply several local wineries with grapes.

2004

Grafted and cloned Siegfried Riesling grapes are planted.

2005

Domenic Carisetti is hired as winemaker. Produced and bottled first harvest for our own use.

2006

State Liquor License and federal permits are granted.

2007

Schulze Winery opens. A dream is realized.

2010

Jonathan Oakes is contracted as winemaker.

2017

10 Year Anniversary!