Tasting Reservations

Please use our online reservation system below to join us for an intimate tasting in our cellar overlooking Seneca Lake. Our tastings require a reservation, and are held on the following dates and times:


Fridays at 5pm
Saturdays at 10:30am
Saturdays at 1:30pm

Our tasting offerings will expand in May 2019.

We limit the size of each tasting to ten people in order to keep it intimate and manageable.  To ensure that we can accommodate everyone and provide the best possible tasting experience, we ask that groups of 5 or more, please contact us before making a reservation.  Please make sure to let us know how many people will be attending the tasting.

During your visit, you can expect to taste through our current release wines with detailed information about the wines, winery, and geology of the region all provided by your host. Please expect your visit to last one hour. As the 2017 vintage is winding down, you may notice a limited selection of wines available during tastings until the 2018 vintage becomes available (summer 2019). We apologize if you were looking forward to tasting the full lineup in your visit with us, and in the future we promise to keep more for your enjoyment.

Wines available for tastings this winter and spring:

2017 Dry Riesling Classique
2016 Dry Riesling Les Alliés
2017 Dry Riesling Leidenfrost Vineyard
2017 Pinot Noir Classique
2017 Dry Riesling Breakneck Creek Vineyard or a special wine from the library (limited quantities available)

Retail Hours

If you are unable to join us for a scheduled tasting but would like to purchase Forge wines, please visit us during our dedicated retail hours.  Please be aware that tastings will not be offered during these times.

Wednesdays 3-5pm
Fridays 3-5pm
Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm

Cancellation and “No Show” Policy

You may cancel your tasting appointment online up to 24 hours prior to the appointment. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a $25 fee. (You will not be charged if you cancel your tasting with more than 24 hours notice.)

If you do not cancel your appointment and do not show up for your scheduled tasting, you will be charged a $10 fee per person in your reservation. All guests mentioned in your reservation must be in attendance for the tasting. If you need to reduce the number of people in your party please let us know at least 24 hours before your tasting. If you do not contact us to let us know that you will have fewer people attending the tasting, you will be charged a $10 fee for each person who does not attend.

Forge Cellars Winery Black Building - Finger Lakes Upstate New York - Seneca Lake

*To see all available dates, please click Friday and Saturday tasting links separately.

Directions to Forge Cellars

From Corning/Elmira/Watkins Glen

From Corning, follow NY-414 North
Right onto Mathews Road
In 1/2 mile, Forge Cellars will be on the left

From Elmira, follow NY-14 North
In Watkins Glen, turn right onto NY-414 North
Right onto Mathews Road
In 1/2 mile, Forge Cellars will be on the left

From New York State Thruway (I-90)

Take exit 42 towards NY-14/Geneva/Lyons
Right onto NY-14 South
Left onto Lake Street
Left onto US-20 East
Exit onto NY-96A South towards Ovid/Ithaca
Continue onto NY-414 South
Left onto Mathews Road
In 1/2 mile, Forge Cellars will be on the left