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. Each customer gets individual attention during the tasting from the owners, and is provided with much information about the winemaking process and about grapes grown on site, along with tours of one of the vineyards - weather permitting. Joe Sheehy, Winemaker/manager, each year allows grapes to dictate the final product. He creates high quality wines along with his wife Leslie Knipe, President, who work together on all aspects of the wine making, and business. She has a background is in public relations/media and graphic design. They began this venture in 2006 after much research in choosing the site, building the winery and planted a few acres of Riesling Vines. The first vintages were released in 2010.

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. Standard wines are $4.00 by the glass. Sparkling Brut $5.00 by the glass

Purchase 2 bottles of wine, get one tasting free for 1 member of your group. 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, were planted on the property directly next to the winery near Gallagher road.

A new vineyard 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
  • Lloyd's Limited A Pub, 3 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527, (315) 519-9029. Visit Lloyd's Ltd.com!
  • 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
  • Currently open daily 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Wine tastings are held at the winery, located at 8716 Gallagher Rd., Hammondsport, NY. Look for the White ranch house on the right with the two barrels out front (sign pending) Visitors must be 21 and over. No buses or pets. 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. Visit us on facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

The Website is currently under construction: designer/webmaster: Leslie Knipe will continue to work on aspects of the site.