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February 26, 2022 - Piccolo Pizzeria Opens.  Piccolo Pizzeria is coming to Rock Stream Vineyards!  We will be serving gourmet pizzas from our new kitchen on the premises.  The menu includes the Three Cheese Heat, Banana Curry, Gamberi (shrimp), Calabrese, Goat Cheese with Honey and Pecans, Fiorentina, Hawaiian with Canadian Bacon, and much more.  Enjoy our award-winning wines, spirits, and beers along with our artisan pizzas. See you soon!

June 8, 2021 - New Release of Traminette Port.  Rock Stream Vineyards has a new port in town.  Traminette is a hybrid grape with Gewurztraminer in its heritage.  The wine is fortified with Cabernet Franc brandy made in an alembic pot still from Portugal.  The result is a floral bouquet and an array of lemon, spice and honey notes, making it one of the few white ports in the Finger Lakes.  Contains 17% alcohol and 9% R.S.

April 24, 2021 - Rock Stream Distillery Releases New Maple Bacon Brandy

Rock Stream Vineyards in Rock Stream, New York has released a new Maple Bacon Brandy, made from grape brandy slow-distilled in their classic copper still from Portugal. This unique 30% alcohol liqueur boasts hints of mocha and vanilla, as well as savory maple bacon flavors. It’s pairs perfectly with savory sauces and desserts. It can also be served as an aperitif or added to recipes that call for maple syrup, and some customers pour it over their pancakes.  Stop in and try a tasting of this new brandy.

Rock Stream Vineyards is an estate winery owned and operated by Dr. Mark Karasz in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.  Mark is a West Point graduate and a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel with a PhD in chemistry.  A three-year tour in Italy inspired him to make wine and Grappa, a traditional Italian distilled spirit made from grape skins.  After returning from Italy, he founded Rock Stream Vineyards and began growing his own grapes and making wine, brandy, Grappa and ports. 


The tasting room on Route 14 and Fir Tree Point Road has been open since July 2005 and is now Seneca Lake’s only winery that is also a licensed Grappa and Grape Brandy distillery.  The vineyard has 30 acres of vines producing over 150 tons of grapes annually to make premium, hand-crafted wines.  Rock Stream also features three beers made at Cortland Beer Company.  Come by and visit all year round and enjoy "The Wine of Your Life.”

March 1, 2021 - We now ship wine directly to 38 states:  Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, or Wyoming!

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