"RED IS ALL WE DO!"
Our niche dry red wines are hand crafted by the Thomas family on the Eastern shores of Seneca Lake.
Shalestone’s goal is to make red wines that are uniquely different from the other leading wine regions of the world but just as complex.
The recognized potential of our shallow clay-rich soil and the unique climate of the Finger Lakes makes Shalestone Vineyards a unique and experienced winemaker in a burgeoning wine region.
Rob and Kate Thomas moved to the Finger Lakes area in the late 1970's and began a life long journey into the world of wine. They purchased 13½ acres on the east side of Seneca Lake in the early 80's. Clearing the land of native cedar trees they built their home and started planting their vineyards. Recognizing the potential in the shallow mineral-rich soil and the unique niche for a small producer making RED WINE only, Shalestone Vineyards was born.
Shalestone Vineyards is not just a business, it is our creative outlet, an opportunity that allows us to create and control a life style of our own. It is a joy to enhance the quality of life with our wine.