A brief history
The foundation of the Oakes Family legacy began in 1919 when Leonard Oakes bought land in the northwest corner of Orleans County. With this purchase, he forged the family's beginnings in agriculture, an endeavor that continues to this day.
In 2003, the family business branched out. We planted our first wine grapes and began producing wines under a label that reflected our history. In honor of our founder, the first of what is now four generations to farm some of the same land, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery began with just six acres and fourteen varieties of grape.
2011 brought about another expansion in the family business and the SteamPunk Cider brand was born. Using a mélange of traditional English and new age dessert apples, SteamPunk Cider is the geared up infusion of Old World style and New World flair.
Today we are known for producing award-winning wines and ciders. We look forward to the future while celebrating the history of our family and our land.