Hello to our customers:

-Yes! We are OPEN for tastings during our regular business hours - 10 am - 5:30 pm., 7 days a week (we open 10:30 am on Sundays). We do not take reservations for tastings, walk ins only.

-You can also order wine online as always, just click on "wine shop." In addiition, we are happy to arrange for curbside pick ups - call us at 866-869-5805. 

-Our Bistro is now OPEN for the season 4 days a week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (last seating at 4:45 p.m.) We do NOT take reservations or call-aheads. Seating is first come, first serve.

-We are now allowing dogs in the tasting room again. Furry friends are welcome as long as they are on a leash. 

-Groups of 10 tasters MAXIMUM are allowed entry. No exceptions. If your group is over 5 people, you may be split up according to space and availability. If you have over 10 people in your group, we cannot allow entry at this time. Please note that children and non tasters DO count as people in your group. Groups over 10 are not accepted even if you come in different vehicles. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as you plan your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you all, safely and responsibly. 

Team Thirsty Owl 

Thirsty Owl Winery

Thirsty Owl Winery

Thirsty Owl Winery

Thirsty Owl Winery

Thirsty Owl Winery

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Welcome to Thirsty Owl Wine Company, home of some of the oldest vinifera vines in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Come experience the beauty of our vineyard, spanning 150 acres nestled on the western shore of Cayuga Lake. With over 2,000 feet of lake frontage, we are dedicated to producing award winning wines of several varietals. Enjoy our wines in a fun, friendly atmosphere with a knowledgeable staff and a breathtaking view.


The Bistro at Thirsty Owl offers a unique outdoor dining experience with spectacular views of Cayuga Lake overlooking our vineyards. Enjoy a glass of wine and delectable seasonal menu options made with local ingredients – whether you’re looking for a casual lunch or to hold a larger gathering, we provide a true Finger Lakes culinary delight guaranteed to enhance your visit to this beautiful wine region.

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We invite our visitors to enjoy our wines in the beautiful region of the Finger Lakes – our location showcases breathtaking views of Cayuga lake and our working vineyards for a truly unique wine country experience.

Arrive by boat! Our winery is one of the few on Cayuga Lake that offers a 14 slip dock to park your boat. Rides up to the vineyard based on availability and weather – please call our tasting room at 866-869-5805 for transportation to the winery. It’s also a pleasant half mile (uphill) walk to get to our tasting room from the boat dock.

*We are currently NOT taking reservations for tastings during the Covid-19 pandemic.* 

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6861 Route 89 Ovid, NY 14521
Thirsty Owl Wine Company proudly produces quality, memorable wines in a friendly atmosphere, amidst a spectacular view of Cayuga Lake.
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