The foundation of the Oakes family legacy began when Leonard Oakes bought land in the northeast corner of Orleans County. With this purchase, he forged the family's beginnings in agriculture, and that endeavor continues today. Four generations have farmed the same land, establishing Leonard Oakes Estate Winery in 2003, an award-winning producer of handcrafted artisanal wines and ciders.
The signature terroir of the region is defined by the soil structure and topography carved out by the glaciers of the last ice age. The natural escarpment, fertile soils, and moderating effects of Lake Ontario create a lush macroclimate for the vineyards, which produce a wide array or varieties with regionally distinct flavors.
The Oakes family, rooted in the region and their agricultural heritage, nurture the bounty of the vineyards. Together we have created a personal wine experience that is engaging, fun, and informative. This passion is also represented in their diverse selection of high-quality wines and ciders. Whether you prefer the sweet Escape Rosé, the dry Sauvignon Blanc or Meritage, or something in between like our Riesling, we have something for every taste.
We invite you to our tasting room in Medina to try a wine tasting, cider flight, or just to relax in a cozy corner and enjoy a glass of fine wine. We have ongoing events and fundraisers, so be sure to check our Facebook page to see what's happening. Visit Leonard Oakes Estate Winery for a warm welcome and and unforgettable experience!