Cheers to 35 Years!!

For all of us at Swedish Hill, the 35 year landmark has kind of snuck up on us!  In May 1985, Dick and Cindy Peterson enthusiastically welcomed visitors for the first time to their tiny more »

Swedish Hill Collects Multiple Medals

SWEDISH HILL COLLECTS MULTIPLE GOLD MEDAL Swedish Hill was recently awarded medals from The Pacific Rim International, Finger Lakes International and Great American Wine Competitions. The Pacific Rim International Wine Competition was founded in 1985 more »


The Sommelier Challenge is an annual competition held in San Diego that is judged entirely by panels of sommeliers, which represent some of the most esteemed restaurants in the country.  While the panel of judges more »

PRESS RELEASE: Swedish Hill winemakers named Winemakers of the Year

Derek Wilber and Zach Pegram, winemakers for Swedish Hill and its sister wineries, Goose Watch and Penguin Bay, were recently honored with the Andre Tchelistcheff Winemakers of the Year award at the 2017 San Francisco more »

PRESS RELEASE: Swedish Hill Rieslings shine in California and Florida!

Swedish Hill Winery, located on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, is thrilled to start off the 2017 competition year with five gold medals from two recent events, the International Eastern and the Florida State Fair more »

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PRESS RELEASE: Kicking off 2017 with Gold!

Swedish Hill Winery, located on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, is maintaining its position as a top award-winning winery with its recent addition of one double gold and two gold medals from the San Francisco more »

Harvest 2016: Pre-ferment Maceration

Pre-ferment maceration for our 2016 Merlot. This is the process for color and tannin extraction. more »

Harvest 2016: Pressing our Riesling from Humphrey’s Vineyard

Harvest 2016: Handpicking Cabernet Franc

Now shipping to Pennsylvania!

We are officially able to ship wine to the state of Pennsylvania! Order your Finger Lakes wine today! more »

Two Competitions, Five New Gold Medals!

Swedish Hill is excited about the recent winnings from two wine competitions, the Critics Challenge International and the Finger Lakes International. Between the two events they added one double gold, four gold, 13 silver and more »

NEW Vintage Release: 2014 Maréchal Foch

One of our top selling dry red wines, experience the bright flavors of it’s new vintage! more »

Now shipping to Massachusetts!

We are officially able to ship wine to the state of Massachusetts! Order your Finger Lakes wine today! more »

Experience Finger Lakes Dry Rosé Wines!

Within the past few years the Finger Lakes region has received a lot of excitement over the Dry Rosé wines that are being produced in the region, and for good reason! Some of the grapes more »

2015 Harvest Report From Our Winemaker

Each vintage is more than a simple weather report. As a perennial crop, grapevines and the wines they yield are a product of more than one growing season. So it was with the 2015 harvest. more »

NEW Vintage Release: 2014 Blue Waters Riesling

Already a three-time gold medalist and rated 92 points at the San Francisco International, this Riesling is quickly becoming a fan favorite with its loaded peach flavors. more »

Upcoming Event: Sparkling & Dessert Wine Festival

Spark your holiday spirit at our annual Sparkling & Dessert Wine tasting event on Saturday, November 7th from 9am to 6pm at our Finger Lakes tasting room. This event features all of our sparkling wines and more »

NEW HARVEST VIDEO: Pressing Niagara Grapes

This morning our crew pressed 20 tons of Niagara grapes.  Check out this quick video that shows them going into the destemmer and the fresh, sweet juice coming out of the press! Continue to see more »

2015 Harvest Update

Harvest Happenings Right on time, our 2015 harvest season kicked off on Wednesday, September 9th with pressing Diamond grapes for a majority of the first week.  Towards the end of the week our crew hand more »

NEW Vintage Release: 2013 Reserve Chardonnay

A true reserve style: big, rich and complex. 100% barrel fermented with 100% malolactic fermentation gives this bone dry wine buttery, coconut and mango-like aromas and a creamy smooth finish. Our boldest, oakiest Chardonnay. more »

Swedish Hill Awarded “Best Sparkling Riesling” in California

Swedish Hill continues to impress at wine competitions, this time the San Francisco International Wine Competition awarded our Riesling Cuvée “Best Sparkling Riesling,” 95 points and a double gold medal!   This is the seventh more »

Swedish Hill Won Second Eastern US “Winery of the Year” Title for 2015!

For the second time this year Swedish Hill Winery has been named the Winery of the Year for the Eastern United States at a highly acclaimed wine competition. California’s Critics Challenge International Wine Competition awarded more »

Riverside International Awards Swedish Hill Two Chairman’s Awards

Swedish Hill Winery was honored with two Chairman’s Awards, two “Best of Class” honors and a gold medal at California’s 34th Annual Riverside International wine competition this month. The Chairman’s Awards and “Best of Class” more »

Swedish Hill Wins 7 Golds at Tasters Guild

Swedish Hill brought home a total of 13 medals from the Tasters Guild International, including one double gold, six gold, two silver and four bronze. The 2015 Taster’s Guild was held last week at the more »

Swedish Hill Wins 6 Golds & “Best of Class” at Pacific Rim

Swedish Hill Winery showcased their ability to produce quality wines of different varieties with winning six gold medals and a “Best of Class” honor across a range of products at last weeks Pacific Rim Wine more »

NEW Sales!!!!

Check out the NEW sale we’re featuring online and at our Finger Lakes winery! Discounts as high as 45% off select wines! more »

Swedish Hill Releases New Dry Rosé to Retail Stores!

The Blue Waters Series at Swedish Hill has expanded once again with the winery’s first ever Dry Rosé. The 2014 Blue Waters Dry Rosé is a blend made mostly of Cabernet Franc with the slight more »

Swedish Hill Named “Winery of the Year” at Winemaker Challenge International

To win gold medals at a competition judged by fellow winemakers is an honor, but to be recognized as “Winery of the Year” for the Eastern United States sets a precedent not only as a more »

Wine Enthusiast Rated Three Swedish Hill Red Wines!

We are very excited to announce these latest ratings from Wine Enthusiast Magazine! Wine Enthusiast is a comprehensive database of wine ratings and reviews reflects the depth, breadth and variety in the U.S. market, all more »

Swedish Hill Sparks at the Monterey International with Four Golds!

Swedish Hill Winery’s sparkling wines made an impression at California’s Monterey International Wine Competition winning three out of the four gold medals that the winery was awarded. All together Swedish Hill proudly brought home 13 more »

Swedish Hill Wins “Best Varietal” and “Best of Class” at NWIWC

Swedish Hill Winery is honored to announce that it won ten medals at Jerry Mead’s New World International Wine Competition (NWIWC) this week, including a “Best Varietal” and “Best of Class” and a gold medal more »

Swedish Hill Wins Three Golds at International Eastern Wine Competition

Swedish Hill Winery is honored to bring home three gold medals from the 2015 International Eastern Wine Competition in Sonoma County, California. Including nine silver and three bronze medals, Swedish Hill won a total of 15 more »

NEW SALE featuring Humphrey’s Riesling!

If you haven’t experience our first single vineyard Riesling, now’s the perfect opportunity! Check out our new sales, some available for a limited time! Available online and in our Finger Lakes tasting room. more »

NEW Fresh Look for our Svenska Series!

Swedish Hill Winery is excited to release a new look for their Svenska series of semi-sweet wines. The new labels will continue to showcase a decorative horse to maintain the Swedish connection to this series, more »

Florida State Fair International Wine Competition Awards Two Swedish Hill Sparkling Wines

Swedish Hill Winery was awarded with two gold medals at this week’s Florida State Fair International Wine Competition for two sparkling wines. Wineries from 30 states and several foreign countries entered a total of 629 more »

They’ll Thank You Throughout the Year with a Wine Club Membership!

If you contact us after your purchase, we’ll email you the membership certificate for you to present on Christmas Day! Choose from eight different wine clubs!   more »

Winery Tour!

It’s harvest and the best time experience one of our complimentary winery tours! Gain a new appreciation for Finger Lakes wine and perhaps you’ll see our winemaking crew in action! Click here to see our more »

We’re Pouring Wine… Perhaps Near You!

Our staff is always out at local stores and restaurants offering complimentary tastings of our wines! Come see us this week at the Pelican’s Net, Marketview Liquor, Premier Wine & Spirits, and more! more »

Join us for Fall Fever Days September 6th & 7th!

Come celebrate Harvest with us and enjoy a weekend of wine discounts including our special Winemaker’s Dozen where you can get a FREE bottle of select wine!   Join more »

Swedish Hill Wines Featured at Simply Crêpes Through September!

Be sure to stop into either of the Simply Crêpes locations, Canandaigua and Pittsford, during the month of September where Swedish Hill Wines will be featured! more »

Experience 3 New Blue Waters Wines Today!

Experience our Winemaker’s latest creations with three new releases to our Blue Waters series: 2013 Pinot Grigio, 2013 Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc! Now available online and in our Finger Lakes Tasting Room! 2013 Blue more »

Come Taste Our Limited Release Wines This Weekend!

Come experience & SAVE on our winemaker’s latest creations at our Finger Lakes Tasting Room! These three new wines will be on sale this weekend only online and in our tasting room! more »

NEW Vintage Release: 2012 Maréchal Foch

If you enjoy the lighter styled dry red wine, then you must try the new 2012 release of it which was an outstanding growing year in the Finger Lakes! more »

ALL Jack Ass Wines On Sale for Jack Ass Day!

Join for this weekend’s Jack Ass Day, Saturday, August 9th from noon to 5pm, to celebrate Doobie’s Birthday!!! Click here to find out more about all of the festivities taking place at our 2014 Jack more »

Jack Ass Day is THIS Saturday, August 9th!!!

Kick your heels up for our biggest bask of the year, Jack Ass Day! Come celebrate Doobie’s Birthday this Saturday, August 9th from noon to 5pm with live music, craft vendors, games, wine sushies, bbq more »

Swedish Hill Honored with “Best Winery” Second Consecutive Year at the NYS Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Swedish Hill Winery is proud to announce that for the second year in a row it was awarded “Best Winery” at the New York State Fair Commercial Wine Competition including five double gold medals for more »

Take a Complimentary Winery Tour Today!

Starting Memorial Day, we offer complimentary winery tours daily! This is the ideal experience for visitors of all ages to gain an appreciation for the wine industry and get an understanding of the winemaking process! more »