Welcome to CJS Vineyards, LLC and the Aurelius Winery. A premier Finger Lakes family owned estate winery, located in the town of Aurelius, part of Cayuga County. We grow vinifera and interspecific grapes in small vineyards, specilizing in Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin wines.
This is our second decade in the Finger Lakes wine community as producers of quality wines. My journey with wine began in the 1950’s as a boy helping his uncle make wine in the cellar of his home in New York City. I remember the grapes, the press, the barrels, the aroma and the wine. In our family wine was part of the evening meal, everyday wines to enjoy with food. Fifty years later I still take pleasure in making handcrafted wines for our everyday enjoyment. Using grapes from our estate vineyards we make crisp, clean, exciting wines in dry and semi-dry styles and specialize in: Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin. Our wines compliment a wide variety of cuisines, “a wine for every meal”.
Winemaker & Co-Owner
For wine sales and private tastings.
Tasting Room is now open
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April - December