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. Tastings are $5 per person for a choice of 5 wines out of our over 25 available varieties. $2 of that is refunded in the form of a coupon* towards a purchase of a bottle of wine. *One coupon per bottle. 

-Our Bistro is now OPEN for the fall season 4 days a week:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Mondays  from 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (seatings stop at 4:45 p.m.) CLOSED Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays. We do NOT take reservations or call-aheads. Seating is first come, first serve.

-We allow dogs inside our tasting room and wine tasting portion part of our patio, as long as they are on a leash and friendly. Bistro dog policy: Diners with dogs are allowed to eat on the picnic tables ONLY for food service. Dogs are NOT allowed in the inside portion of the restaurant or on the food service/restaurant part of the patio. If you plant to dine with us and the weather is inclement, picnic tables will not be available and it is probably best to leave your dog at home.  If your dog is an official service dog, papers must be produced to show our host. Note that emotional support dogs are NOT in the same category as service dogs. Diners with emotional support dogs are more than welcome at the picnic  tables, weather permitting. Thank you for your cooperation. 

-Groups of 10 tasters MAXIMUM are allowed entry. If you have over 10 people in your group, please call us (at least a week in advance) ahead of your arrival to check for spacing and availability. Maximum allowance for groups is 25, but you must call ahead to see if spots are open for a group of this size.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as you plan your visit with us.

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) ride to get to our tasting room from the boat dock. Please do not attempt to walk up - call us for a ride. 

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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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