Standing Stone Vineyards

Standing Stone Vineyards is the realization of a vision – to grow and craft world class Riesling and Gewurztraminer in the Finger Lakes. That vision led Tom and Marti Macinski to this very special farm, originally planted by Gold Seal Vineyards in the early 1970s. The planting of Riesling and Chardonnay was preceded by 3 years of research on sites throughout the Finger Lakes, by industry leaders Charles Fournier and Guy DeVeaux. The Gold Seal research and planting, and Macinski's vision of world class wines contributed to the Finger Lakes recognition as a world class wine growing region.

About Standing Stone Vineyards

Marti-and-Tom-Rieslingsm"We decided to enter the wine business because we believe that
the Finger Lakes region can grow wines that are among the best
in the world."
Tom & Marti Macinski, Owners

In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in the same historic vineyards that served Gold Seal Vineyards so well in the past. History became our best teacher, for conditions on the rolling hillsides above Seneca Lake proved ideal for growing and harvesting premium grapes and subsequently crafting heavenly wines. In just a few short years, our boutique winery began to make history with a prized selection of award-winning wines. Our wines continue to reap honors and critical acclaim on the wine circuit, but we've only just begun to show our potential. We plan to move into the history of the future, with the great vineyards of the world, bringing much deserved recognition to the new world-class wines of the Finger Lakes.

From ripe, richly flavored grapes we produce premium wines – each year making slightly more wine which is better than the preceding vintage. Our first crush, in 1993, yielded only 800 cases, which was quickly discovered and sold out in just 12 short weeks.
We now produce about 8000 cases, allowing us to bring wine to you in more locations. We always encourage you to visit the winery, drink in the view, and enjoy the current vintage. Tour our 41 acres of vineyards. Learn how we carefully nurture the fruit of the vine through the fall and winter, and into summer, in a way that allows the best features of that fruit to show through in the finished wine.

The wines are made and sold in renovated barns. The white wines are made in stainless steel tanks, allowing temperature control of fermentation and cellaring, and the red wines and Chardonnay are made in oak barrels – primarily American Oak. We spend many hours tasting the wines, both to follow their progress, and to assess the blends. We believe that the hands-on, vineyard based approach to our wines results in a superior wine finished in the bottle. You can tour our facility, often including a visit with someone from the winemaking team, and often including samples of the current vintage from barrels or tanks.

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Standing Stone Riesling 2017
Sustainable Vineyards, 11.5% Alcohol “Sourced from our younger riesling vineyard, this wine displays primary fruit character and a compelling freshness. This Riesling showcases the varietal’s uncanny ability to balance vibrant acidity with ripe fruit flavors. The perfect sweetness with juicy
Item Number: 29844
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Standing Stone Riesling 2016
"Vineyards located on the East Side of Seneca Lake, this bright wine has a balance of citrus and tree fruit, with a pointed, rich finish. Pairs with grilled salmon, grilled vegetables or creamy cheeses." ~winery notes

Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Ice 2016 375ml
"Apricot, honey, lemon, with strong acidity. Pair with blue cheeses, Stilton, creamy goat cheese, and strong cheddars, smoked meats, teriyaki chicken, and duck." ~winery notes

Standing Stone Chardonnay 2016
"40-year-old vines – one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in the Finger Lakes. Aromas of pear and ripe melon lead to a full, round mouth feel, and a delightfully crisp, elegant finish. We serve this wine with creamy cheeses, seafood dishes or chicken, or with buttered, salty popcorn for a snack."

Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Ice 2015 375ml
"Stunning ice wine filled with flavors of apricot, honey, lemon, with strong acidity. A great pairing with blue cheeses, creamy goat cheese, and strong cheddars as well as smoked meats, teriyaki chicken, and duck." ~winery notes

Standing Stone Riesling Ice Wine 2015 375ml
"Light honey, melon flavors, bright fruit. Pairs well with cheeses such as blue cheese, goat cheeses, smoked gouda as well as Pate, smoked meats, dried fruit, and crème brulée." ~winery notes

Standing Stone Riesling Ice Wine 2014 375ml
Tasting Notes: Light honey, melon flavors, bright fruit.Cheese Pairing: Blue cheese, Roquefort, Stilton, goat cheeses, smoked gouda,Food Pairing: Pate, smoked meats, dried fruit, and Crème Brulée.

Standing Stone Riesling 2015
"Our newest releases! Vineyards located on the East Side of Seneca Lake, this bright wine has a balance of citrus and tree fruit, with a pointed, rich finish. Pairs with grilled salmon, grilled vegetables or creamy cheeses." ~winery notes

Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Ice 2014 375ml
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"An enticing sweet wine, with lush mango, creamed apricot and candied orange peel notes melding together and carrying through the maple-accented finish. Drink now through 2020. 190 cases made." ~J.M.

Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Ice 2013 375ml
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"Vidal Ice is our name, not Ice Wine. We pick the grapes after the leave are gone, and the grapes are drying and starting to shrivel - very important to concentrate and enrich the flavors. We freeze the grapes commercially, making sure they are frozen solid, which is critical to the ultimate wine

Standing Stone Vineyards Vidal Ice 2012 375ml
" Remarkably balanced, with bold apricot flavors and bright melons and citrus, supported by an explosive texture with a truly wowing mouth feel." ~ Winery notes

Standing Stone Vineyards Gewurztraminer Ice Wine 2014
"The perfect accompaniment to desserts, rich in Asian spice: flavors of ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. Aromas of honeysuckle and lavender are followed by mouth filling lychee and spice, with a very long and lingering finish." ~Winery notes

Standing Stone Vidal Ice 2011 375ml
" Remarkably balanced, with bold apricot flavors and bright melons and citrus, supported by an explosive texture with a truly wowing mouth feel." ~ Winery notes

Standing Stone Vidal Ice 2010 375ml
" This Vidal was made like an ice wine except that after the grapes are late harvested, they're frozen and then pressed. The result is intense fruit of apricots and fresh laurel leaves. A fantastic dessert wine to enjoy chilled with roasted, salty nuts." ~ Winery notes

Standing Stone Chardonnay Ice 2008 375ml
"This elegant dessert wine is filled with melon overtones balanced by a mouth filling structure and an ever-lasting finish. A great wine to share with friends! This wine, a blend of Chardonnay (85%), Gewurztraminer (2%), Pinot Blanc (4%), Pinot Gris (2%), Pinot Meunier (2%), Riesling (2%), and

Standing Stone Cailloux
"THE NAME: 'Cailloux' (Kai' you) means 'stones' in French. Our vineyards are grown in soil over beds of slate and limestone, which imparts nice mineral notes to our wines, and adds to their structure." ~Winery Notes

Standing Stone Pinnacle 2007
"Big and dark, with rich cherry and blackberry flavors. A nice mouth feel - this wine should age very well for several years.  The grapes for the 2007 Pinnacle were picked on October 23 and 24 These grapes come both from Standing Stone Vineyards and Glen Eldridge Vineyards and were harvested at


Standing Stone Vidal Ice 2009 375ml
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"This has a very tangy streak of citrus peel and persimmon running through the core of tangerine, date and salted caramel flavors. Still taut on the finish, but should mellow out nicely with some cellaring, as the length is there." ~ J.M.

Standing Stone Chardonnay 2015
"Well-rounded, notes of pear and ripe melon fruit. Pair with Brie cheese, Gouda, light nutty cheeses as well as light pastas, chicken or seafood dishes. Enjoy year round!" ~winery notes

Standing Stone Riesling 2014
"Another classic Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling. Don't let the numbers fool you, the residual sugar is 1.5% but the natural balance of the wine tastes like an off dry Riesling. This wine is lively, with round, full notes of tangerine and other exotic and tropical fruits. A hint of acidity

Standing Stone Gewurztraminer 2008
 "Alsatian is the style. Spice is the hallmark flavor profile for Standing Stone Vineyards Gewurztraminer, and this wine is no exception. Clove, cardamom and cinnamon in the background highlight typical lychee fruit flavors, which are rounded out by floral aromas. With time in the bottle this wine