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Address: 6900 Fosterville Rd, Auburn, NY 13021-8564
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+1 315-730-4619
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

Since 1995, family owned Finger Lakes vineyards and winery, specializing...

Since 1995, family owned Finger Lakes vineyards and winery, specializing in estate dry and semi-dry food friendly wines. We produce wine from our Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, and Cayuga grapes. Our tasting room is open weekends April through December at the Fosterville vineyard.

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Great Wine its a hidden gem

I drove by the sign for this winery on RT 5 and 20 for years. I was on my way to work or on a mission. They have a sandwich board at the end of Fosterville Rd. I bought some to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
David E
Cayuga, New York
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Cayuga, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I drove by the sign for this winery on RT 5 and 20 for years. I was on my way to work or on a mission. They have a sandwich board at the end of Fosterville Rd. I bought some to cellar, it was good then. The owner Chris said they would be even better after a couple years

2 Thank David E
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Thanks for the review. We hope to see you again! More 

Syracuse, New York
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went there for their cheese, chocolate, and Chambourcin pairing and we were so happy that we found this winery. The wine was all really good; my friend and I ended up buying six bottles. The owner and his daughter gave us great service. They were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank hlawlor24
Management response:

Glad you folks enjoyed our winery weekend event. We had lots of fun with all our guests. Hope to see you again in the future! More 

Dallas, TX.
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109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on our way home and the proprietor/winemaker walked out to greet us. After an enjoyable sampling of the available wines, he gave us a quick tour of the facility. It was clean and well organized. I would recommend winery for Riesling lovers.

Thank Bulitlist
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We enjoyed meeting you and showing you our winery. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Chris & Jan More 

Fayetteville, New York
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We have visited CJS Vineyards on numerous occasions, and it's always wonderful. Chris takes the time to discuss and explain all of his wines, which are marvelous, and the prices are very good. Looking forward to a return trip.

Thank egertodr
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Thanks for your visit. We look forward to seeing you again, Chris & Jan. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

CJS is a small winery on the edge of Auburn, NY, in the Finger Lakes area. It's up a narrow winding driveway and there is very little parking, so it's best to visit out of peak tourism times. Chris, the owner and winemaker, served us and was happy to talk about his work. There is a small steep field of... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This winery is truly a hidden gem in the Finger Lakes! We met with Chris the owner, winemaker, marketer etc. You felt like a guest rather than a customer. He took the time to discuss his wines, what foods to pair each wine, the wine making process etc. It was a throw back to times before many wineries become so... More 

Thank Thomas W
Chris S, Owner at CJS Vineyards, responded to this review

It was great to meet you, thanks for the review! More 

Endicott, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Our friends mentioned CJS and how good the wine was, so we set out looking for it. Jann and Chris we're warm and friendly, the wine was tasty, we got to watch part of the wine making process, and take a walk in the vineyard. We'll be back.

Thank domikido
Chris S, Owner at CJS Vineyards, responded to this review

Enjoyed meeting you folks, Thanks for the review! More 

Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

Chris was great. He was a wealth or information about his wines as well as others in the area. This was not there normal day to be open but we caught him just as he was going to do some cleaning. It was nice of him to open up for us. :)

Thank wtigger1
Chris S, Owner at CJS Vineyards, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the review! More 

New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Wow! We started here on our wine tour (we came from the Martville area). Chris was personable and knowledgable. It was a great bargain at $3 a tasting, although that fee was waived for most of us because we made wine purchases! Personally I liked the Fosterville and Villagio whites. Delicious! Friendly place. Give it a try!

1 Thank Rhonda K
Syracuse, New York
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

On your way to the Cayuga and Seneca Wine Trails, you will pass a small sign outside of Auburn with balloons stating CJS Vineyards and probably drive on by. Next time, take the turn and stop. The C is for Chris and the J for his wife Jan. The place is adjacent to their house and you park in their... More 

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