Seneca Lake Restaurant & Tasting Room
Serving brunch, lunch & tapas-style snacks
Ryan William Vineyard at the Tasting Barn is located on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail in the Finger Lakes (FLX) of central New York State, minutes from Watkins Glen, the town of Hector, and the village of Burdett.
A short drive from Ithaca and Trumansburg, our wine tasting room -- known as the Tasting Barn -- is home to a restaurant and cafe, serving tapas-style snacks, brunch, lunch, and fresh made-to-order farm-to-table (aka farm-to-fork) local food.
Focused on pairings with the highest quality wines from our own 100% estate-grown winery, we specialize in dry red wine, as well as other varietals, including Riesling, Cabernet (Cab) Franc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.
Also check our calendar for local dinner music & events!
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Our cafe offers a selection of locally sourced, farm-to-fork local food, and our 100% estate-grown wine.
On and off-site catering available. Please contact us for further information, and to discuss all the options we can offer to fit your individual needs.
fresh made-to-order farm-to-table local food
The Tasting Barn on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake near Watkins Glen in the village of Burdett serves as the tasting room for Ryan William Vineyard, a 100% estate-grown and bottled (What does that mean? The winery owns the vineyard!) farm winery who’s vineyards and bottling facility are located another three miles north in Hector, NY.
Tastings, flights, glasses, bottles, and food pairings of our varietal wines are all offered, which present you with the opportunity to taste wine from one of the highest quality growers and producers in the Finger Lakes region (FLX #FLXwine).
Located 25 mins from Ithaca, New York, and minutes from Trumansburg, NY, Ryan William Vineyard at the Tasting Barn is optimally situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.
Because we specialize in dry red wine, you can expect to taste our Cabernet Franc (cab franc), and Pinot Noir, but also to experience our signature Chardonnay and Reisling tastings.
OUR SENECA LAKE WINERY & WINE TASTING ROOM OFFERS:
Select Late Harvest Wines
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Live Local Music, Concerts & Events
Ryan William Vineyard at the Tasting Barn has fast become a place where Finger Lakes locals look for music on the weekend.
For live local music and shows near Watkins Glen, Ithaca, and Trumansburg, check our calendar below for performances at our Tasting Barn venue. Our special events schedule includes local/regional bands and music artists, special brunch offerings, wine club releases, and wine-pairing dinners.
April 1st / 10am - 3pm / Easter Brunch
April 6th / 6pm - 9pm / Rose & The Bros
April 7th / 6pm - 9pm / Thousands of One
April 14th / 6pm - 9pm / Analogue Sons
April 21st / 12pm - 3pm / Venissa Santi 5tet
April 27th / 6pm - 9pm / Whistlin' Dyl
April 28th / 6pm - 9pm / Xamalian
May 5th / 6pm - 9pm / Stone Cold Miracle with Cinco de Mayo specials
May 12th / 12pm - 3pm / Venissa Santi 5tet featuring a Cuban themed brunch
May 13th / 10am - 3pm / Mother's Day Brunch - call 607-882-9098 for reservations
May 26th / 6pm - 9pm / Rebecca & the Soul Shakers
June 2nd & 3rd / 12pm - 4pm / Wine Club Release
June 9th / 6pm - 9pm / Mosaic Foundation
June 30th / 6pm - 9pm / Fall Creek Brass Band
July 7th / 6pm - 9pm / Bead & Bone with Kevin Kinsella
Our Best Finger Lakes Wine in a Restored Barn
Located on the eastern shore Seneca Lake Wine Trail in one of the Finger Lakes' most beautiful destinations, the Tasting Barn was initially designed as a Canted Queen Post Barn, used as a horse stable, and to store hay and grain. This original historic structure was built between 1865 and 1870, and was later modified in the 1950s to encompass a milking parlor.
The barn was held in an estate for decades, and tragically fell into a state of disrepair. Luckily, the property was purchased from the estate before the barn collapsed, and the framework was disassembled in 2014.
Later, the original timber frame was restored and reassembled in its current location between 2015 and 2016 so as to become of the great restored barns of New York State. Finally, this timeless structure, with its exposed, original timber frame, was opened to the public as the Tasting Barn in 2016.
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Want to discuss an upcoming event you'd like to have at the Tasting Bar(n)? Questions about our wines or menu? Send us a short inquiry with the form below.
4156 State Route 414
Burdett, NY 14818