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

We don’t just make wine; we also win awards!
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Family Run Business

Since the beginning, our family members have run and operated our Winery. We take great pride in our heritage and believe it positively affects the quality of the wine we produce. No one is more invested than our 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 a view of the vineyards. Here, grapes ripen slowly, yielding wines of unparalleled elegance and vibrancy. Discover the magic in every sip, where nature’s touch meets expert craftsmanship. Explore our collection and elevate your wine experience today.

Our History


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.


The contract begins with Welch’s for juice.


The contract begins with Great Western for juice.


The vineyard is expanded.


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


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.


The contract begins with Cliffstar for Juice.


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


The vineyard expands by planting Vidal Blanc grapes.


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


Grafted and cloned, Siegfried Riesling grapes are planted.


Domenic Carisetti was hired as a winemaker and produced and bottled the first harvest for our use.


State Liquor License and federal permits are granted.


Schulze Winery opens. A dream is realized.


Jonathan Oakes is contracted as a winemaker.


10 Year Anniversary.