JD Wine Cellars is a small farm winery located in Macedon, NY – 15 miles east of downtown Rochester, New York. Opened in 2010, the winery is known for producing small handcrafted batches of Red, White and 100% Fruit Wines.
“JD” stands for Joan and Doug Allen, the owners of both the winery and Long Acre Farms. We have a small half-acre vineyard of Marquette grapes on the farm. Additional grapes and juices are sourced from farmers within New York state.
The winery is a nice addition to the already popular agri-tourism venue at Long Acre Farms, which is the home of the Amazing Maize Maze in the fall and seasonal activities May – October. With our diverse wine list, we are confident we have a wine to please every pallet. Come for the wine and stay for the experience!
The Tasting Room
April 1st - December 31st
The tasting room at JD Wine Cellars is located in what once was Joan’s (the “J” of JD Wine Cellars and co-owner) grandparent’s home until their passing in the mid 1980s. The tasting room opened after renovations were completed on the home in May of 2010.
Our staff’s number one priority is to provide you with a fun, educational and non-intimidating wine tasting experience. Both the novice wine drinker and the experienced wine lover will enjoy their time spent here. The inviting deck on the back of the building provides a lovely setting where groups can enjoy a glass of wine while visiting with friends, or where couples can enjoy a relaxing, scenic escape as they share a bottle of their favorite wine.
In addition to our wine you can also enjoy a locally handcrafted beer or a spirit tasting. We also carry a select of unique giftware, glassware and wine slushies. The tasting room is open daily from early April until the end of December, with limited hours in the winter months. Tastings can always be arranged by appointment.
Extended Weekend Hours
Extended Summer Hours
Chardonnay (2017)$16.95Unoaked with smooth flavors of green apples and pears.
Dry Riesling (2017)$15.95Crisp vinifera with a lemon lime nose and citrus dry finish.
Semi-Dry Riesling (2017)$15.95Great balance between sweet and dry, notes ofgreen apple and pear.
Morning Dew (2017)$13.95Blend of Vidal Blanc, Traminette & Cayuga White. Great summer wine!
Traminette (2017)$13.95A crisp white wine with a floral nose and long finish.
IV (2016)$14.95Aromella grape — cross between Traminette & Ravel 34 — medium sweet, floral & fruity.
Lucky 13 (2017)$13.95100% Cayuga White. Great table wine, right in the middle between sweet and dry!
Free Flight (2017)$10.95100% semi-sweet Diamond Grape.
Trilogy (2017)$18.95Smooth, dry, blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc & Merlot. A JD Wine Cellars favorite!
Cabernet Franc (2016)$16.95Bold vinifera and smooth tannins and hints of black pepper.
Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)$16.95A dry red with mellow tannins and hints of vanilla.
Noiret (2016)$14.95Soft tannins. Mellow naturally sweet with a subtle dry finish. A pleasant surprise!
Red Propeller (2017)$13.95A smooth, semi-sweet blend of Cabernet Franc & Merlot. Can be served chilled!
Blush & Rosé
Rambling Rose (2017)$16.95Semi-Dry, Estate Marquette Rosé.
Charleen (2016)$10.95A blush with a blend of Diamond and Vidal Blanc with splash of Merlot.
Rose, White, Red and Black Berry Wine
Save 5% when you buy four cans
We now have 4 flavors of canned wine. Each can equals 2 glasses of wine- what a great value!!
The Blue Note (2016)$14.95100% Blueberry wine that is slightly oaked and unexpectedly dry.
Blackberry Boogie (2016)$16.95100% Blackberry wine with a subtle, dry, blackberry finish.
Raspberry Romp (2016)$14.95100% raspberry wine with a natural tartness.
Cranberry Rif (2016)$16.95100% cranberry wine with a tart cranberry flavor. Pairs well with turkey!
Rhythm & Bluesberry (2017)$14.95100% semi-sweet blueberry wine with a smooth finish.
Case Club Membership
• 5% discount on 1-2 bottles
• 10% discount on 3-5 bottles
• 15% discount on 6-11 bottles
• 20% discount on 12 bottles
• FREE bottle of newly released wines
• FREE tastings for yourself and 3 guests.
• Discounted special event tickets.
• Access to “Member Only” events.
• Opportunities to sample new wines before they are released.
• 15% off all LAF & JD apparel
Please note: Case must be purchased in one transaction. Other discounts and coupons do not apply towards purchase.
Case Club Referral Program
The perks of being a Case Club member just got even better! All you have to do to start enjoying these new perks is follow these simple steps:
1. Bring your friends to JD Wine Cellars.
2. Show off all the perks of being “In the Club”.
3. If they become a Case Club Member, you get rewarded! We’ll give you AND the individual you referred a complimentary bottle of wine! That’s right – we’re giving you each a free bottle of your choice!
Please note: Case Club Members do not need to be present when a referral joins our Case Club. If your friend(s) come to the Tasting Room on a recommendation from you and they become a Case Club Member, next time you visit you can pick out your bottle of wine! All your friend(s) have to do is tell us who sent them!
The complimentary bottle of wine promotion for Case Club Members is valid for new referrals only.
Featuring red, white and 100% whole fruit wines handcrafted on-site.
We produce small handcrafted batches of Red, White and 100% Fruit Wines that are available for purchase or sample in our Tasting Room.
With our diverse wine list, we are confident we have a wine to please
Our Slushies and Slushie Mix are available for purchase.
Our Slushie Mix is available for purchase and you can easily make it at home with any bottle of wine and water. You can also purchase it by the glass – stop in for one to enjoy on the deck!
We offer 100% Concord Grape Juice and Tart Cherry Juice for sample and purchase.
Along with the wines we offer 100% Concord Grape Juice and Tart Cherry Juice for sample and purchase. The juices are available for sale in concentrate form and provide many health benefits – stop in for a taste!
We’ve partnered with Twin Elder Brewery to offer beer tastings and pint sales.
We have partnered with Twin Elder Brewery (formerly VB Brewery) to offer beer tastings and pint sales. We usually have 3 different beers on tap. The beer can be purchased as a glass for on-site consumption or in growlers and boston rounds to take home.
Oils, vinegars, wine dips, marinades, and bread mixes are available for sale and to sample.
We offer a nice selection of oils and vinegars for sale and to sample. We also sell wine dips, marinades and bread mixes – a nice way to add something special to that next dinner party.
We have everything from corkscrews, wine coasters, picnic items to cheese boards
The tasting room offers many unique gifts for the wine lover in your family. From corkscrews to wine coasters and picnic items to cheese boards we are sure you can find that special gift. Displays change with the seasons so stop in often to see what is new.
Lake Ontario Wine Trail
Comprised of locally owned and operated boutique Wineries, Distilleries and Cideries, to charming Bed & Breakfasts, great Restaurants, bountiful Farm Markets and unique Shops and Sites, adventure is waiting all who travel the Trail. Start your journey today!
More information about the trail and their upcoming events can be found on their website www.lakeontariowinetrail.com.
Do you grow your own grapes?
We have a half acre of Marquette, a University of Minnesota hybrid grape that grows exceptionally well in our climate. The rest of our grapes and juices come from local Wayne County fruit farmers and vineyards in and around the Finger Lakes Region.
Do you make all of your wine on site?
Yes, all of the wine we have for sale in our Tasting Room is made right here on site. Our wine-maker Doug (the “D” of JD Wine Cellars) produces over 15 varieties of wine in our barrel room, located just across the street from our Tasting Room.
How much are your tastings?
Tasting fees are $5 per person for a selection of 5 wines. We also offer local beer tastings for $5 per person (depending on availability).
Can you buy just a glass of wine (or beer)?
Yes! We can provide you with a glass of your choice of wine, beer or wine slushie and you can enjoy it outside on our beautiful deck.
Can you buy your wines at liquor stores?
No, we currently only sell our wines inside our Tasting Room.
Do you ship wines out of state?
No, we are only able to ship with in the state of New York at this time.
Do you have other specialty items for sale in your Tasting Room?
Yes, we carry a variety of local specialty products, as well as a variety of gourmet items. We are the perfect place to grab that gift you’ve been meaning to get!
Do you do tastings for large groups?
Yes, we can accommodate groups of all sizes. If you are traveling with a party of 10 or more and wish to visit our Tasting Room we do ask that you call before your arrival so that we can prepare appropriately for your visit. Depending on the size of your group we may ask for a small, refundable deposit. Please call us for more information.
Do you allow limo tours?
Yes, but we require at least 48 hrs notice if you are planning to visit our Tasting Room with a large limo tour.
Where is your beer from?
Currently our beer is from The VB Brewery, a great local brewery located just twenty minutes from us in Victor, New York.
Do you refill growlers and grumblers?
Yes! We will refill any clean and un-chipped beer glassware you have. You may bring in your growler/grumbler from home for a refill or you may purchase a custom “Long Acre Farms” growler/grumbler during your visit.