A brief history
Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, our vineyards get the benefit of warmer water to prevent late spring and early fall frost to extend our growing season. This, combined with owner Fumie Thorpe’s instinct for science, has resulted in one of New York’s best kept wine secrets.
Known by many as “the Little Winery on the Great Lake," Thorpe Vineyard has been 100% woman owned and operated, and producing award-winning wines since 1988 primarily from the grapes grown in the estate vineyards.
Our outstanding wines range from dry vinifera varietals to sweeter New World blends. White wine Fialka is our current leader of the most awarded. Other customer favorites include semi-dry Riesling, sweet Lake Breeze and fabulous red, Maréchal Foch. With the wide variety of dry, semi-dry and sweet, we are confident to amuse everyone’s liking.
So consider a road trip to visit Thorpe Vineyard, located ½ mile east of Chimney Bluffs State Park on the east side of Sodus Bay. The breathtaking view, fresh lake air, and a chance to visit our cozy tasting room make it all worthwhile!