AZURE HILL WINERY

A visit to Azure Hill Winery is a unique experience; it is small farm winery, located on the Westside of Keuka Lake, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. With a beautiful view of Keuka Lake. Each customer gets individual attention during the wine tasting from the owners, provided with much information about the winemaking process, grape growing, our wines, along with tours of one of the vineyards - weather permitting. Joe Sheehy, Winemaker/Manager, and wife Leslie Knipe/President, each year allow estate grown grapes; Riesling and Zweigelt to dictate the final product. Leslie has a background is in public relations/media and graphic design, Joe is a former Wine Sales/Educator, and chef.

The adventure began in 2004 after searching for a year and a half in choosing the site, for the winery. Chosen because of the beautiful view of the lake, and the bluff, as well as the site's rolling hills, and soil content. In 2006 seven rows of Riesling were planted by hand. For 2018 there are plans to introduce some new reds to add to the catalog.

Azure Hill Sparkling Brut Riesling

Dry, crisp, with delicate bubbles and a hint of tropical fruit. Produced from the youngest vines at Azure Hill Winery, Methode champenoise; limited release. Produced from our estate grown grapes, handpicked, and bottled at Azure Hill Winery.

NY White Blend 2016

New York State White Wine. A unique white blend of Tocai Friulano, Pinot Blanc, and Chenin Blanc grapes from the Hudson River Valley, NY. Produced and bottled at Azure Hill. It is a fruit forward aromatic easy drinking wine.

Azure Hill Riesling 2014

A dry riesling that exhibits stone fruit of white peach, and apricots on the nose and palate. Balanced by bright, mouth watering acidity. Enjoy it on its own or with a variety of cuisines. Produced from our estate grown grapes, handpicked, and bottled at Azure Hill Winery.

Azure Hill Riesling 2016

Drought driven - scorcher of a growing season produced a very bold, full bodied wine with notes of pineapple and tropical fruits with balanced acidity that leap out of the glass for your tasting experience. Enjoy it on its own or with a variety of cuisines. Produced from our estate grown grapes, handpicked, and bottled at Azure Hill Winery.

Azure Hill Sweet Riesling 2015

The recovery vintage... after one of the coldest winters on record and a loss of 60% of grape yields, 2015 is one of our smallest productions to date. With a small quantity of grapes grown in our vineyard, they reached maximum ripeness to make a full body sweet wine with notes of ripe peaches and papaya on both the nose and palate Produced from our estate grown grapes, handpicked, and bottled at Azure Hill Winery.

Azure Hill Wines are available for purchase at the winery Standard wines are $4.00 by the glass. Sparkling Brut $5.00 by the glass.

Tastings are $4.00 per person, keep your glass as a souvenir.

Purchase 2 bottles of wine, get one tasting free. Case and half case discounts are available.

Other notes:

Azure Hill Riesling - 2012 Winner of a silver medal - Grand Harvest Awards competition 2013 and a bronze medal. 2013 New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

A small block of Zweigelt, a medium body red varietal, are planted on the property directly next to the winery near Gallagher road.

Saperavi, was planted in the Spring of 2017 east of the winery on Gallagher Road. Saperavi grapes are a deep rich red varietal originally from the former Republic of Georgia, Soviet Union. In a few years they should be ready for harvest and bottling.


Also available at these locations:

  • Stew Leonard's Wines, Farmingdale, and Carle Place
  • The Lakeside Restaurant & Tavern, 13780 West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY, (607) 868-3636. Visit Lakeside Restaurant.com!
  • Village Inn & Tavern Inn, 30 Mechanic Street, Hammondsport, NY, (607) 569-2528. Visit Village Tavern Inn.com!
  • Email us at sales@azurehillwinery.com; or visit Stew Leonard's Wines of Farmingdale, LI, NY (631) 249-3611; Carle Place, LI, NY (516) 742-2588
  • Tasting room hours: Wed. & Thurs. 11:00am to 5:00pm; Sat. & Sun. 11:00am to 6:00pm at the Winery below the , Enjoy a tasting at a small fee and keep the glass, or buy wine and the tasting is free. Or enjoy them by the glass. We are located at 8716 Gallagher Rd., Hammondsport, NY. Visitors must be 21 to drink. No buses. If you have special needs please let us know at the time of your call. Call us at: (607) 868-5702, for more information. Mailing address: P.O. Box 377, Hammondsport, NY 14840.
  • The Website is currently under construction: designer/webmaster: Leslie Knipe.