Hello to our customers-

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and weighing our business operation procedures. Due to orders from the government and the State of New York, we have had to cease all wine tastings and customers entering into the winery buildings. We have also come to this conclusion as a way to look out for the safety and well being of our employees and you all, our valued and much loved customers. So what does this mean for you, the consumer? Here’s how it breaks down here in our Ovid location on Cayuga Lake:

We will be here at the winery from 10 am - 5 pm each day to take your orders for wine, either online, by phone, or curb side delivery. While we regret that we cannot see you in person inside our tasting room, there is no entry inside our building at this time. In other words, it’s “take out only” if you choose to physically visit our location. Simply call us before you leave your house, 866-869-5805, and we can take your wine order and credit card information over the phone, handling your transactions in this fashion. We will put your wine in a case box with your name in big black letters on the box with your reciept tucked inside out on the front curb, and you simply pull up to our front doors and put it in your car. Please CALL us from your car, or ahead of time if you possibly can.  We are inside and really want to help you, but calling is is the best way to keep us all safe, practice social distancing, and most importantly, reduce your waiting time. If you need special help or assistance loading your wine into your trunk, we are happy to do that too - just please let us know that information ahead of time when you call.


Of course, ONLINE orders are THE way to go if you are NOT local, and those will still be up and running and then some. Shipping on a case or more is always free, with additional, deeper discounts on multiple orders. Visit us our "wine shop" tab to order your favorites, and for more information. 


This will all stay in effect until further notice, and when we can get back to operations, you will be the first to know and we’ll continue to update you on here, Facebook and Instagram. We value your business, appreciate your understanding, and look forward to seeing you in person as soon as humanly possible. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and wine glasses for the support you’ve always shown us. Your health and the health of the community and our employees are of the utmost importance to us. 


Sincerely, The Cupp Family and all of us at 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.

Our Wines

2016 Riesling
2016 Pinot Noir
2014 Apple Wine
2016 Chardonnay
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2016 Riesling

A summery white with bright, citrus aromas.

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2016 Pinot Nior

Flavors of strawberry and red currant, accented by hints of oak and earthy undertones.

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2014 Apple Wine

Light, fruity & crisp.

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2016 Chardonnay

Aromas of tangy green apple, medium-bodied with mild oak.

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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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Please call us at 866-869-5805 or 607-869-5805 to make a reservation

Visit Us

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.

*Please call us at 866-869-5805 to make tasting reservations for groups and parties of 12 or more.* 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 23
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Thirsty Owl 2020 Musician Lineup - Arianne
May 24
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Thirsty Owl 2020 Musician Lineup - Arianne
May 24
Thirsty Owl 2019 Artist Series - 1st Edition Artist Series- Angela Cartwright, Pottery
Thirsty Owl 2020 Artist Series - 1st Edition Artist Series- Angela Cartwright, Pottery
June 13
Thirsty Owl 2019 Musician Lineup - Paul Killion
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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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