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heldrake Point Vineyard, LLC. is a New York State Limited Liability Company founded in 1997. The company is licensed as a New York State Farm Winery and owns and operates a 155 acre farm located on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes, a vineyard of 40 acres planted to Vinifera vines, a winery producing 6000 cases and a Café serving savory American cuisine. Our current investor Members are drawn from five families. Members who are company officers include Chuck Tauck as Senior Managing Partner (principal owner) and Bob Madill as Winegrower, General Manager and partner. Member Greg Sandor, who founded the company and acted as General Manager from 1997 through the spring of 1999, is currently General Manager for Galluccio Family Wineries on Long Island. Michael and Marjorie Adams live in Australia and are engaged in developing a wine export business.

Sheldrake Point Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide guests with hospitality and an enjoyable experience during their visit to Sheldrake Point Vineyard and Café. We are stewards of our vineyard land, with a commitment to sustainable wine growing practices and respect for the environment of our site. Sheldrake Point Vineyard is an integral part of the Sheldrake community and respects neighborly behavior. The growth of our employees will be fostered and their contributions acknowledged and rewarded. The Sheldrake team will be mindful of our Member’s trust and our obligations to them as we develop a profitable business.

Sheldrake will provide a hospitable and entertaining experience for our guests through the provision of a respectful, warm welcome and gracious service. Our guests may partake of an integrated offering of estate wines of recognized quality and perceived value, wine inspired cuisine and related services. Our superb location, gardens, waterfront, vineyards, picnic areas, lake-side Café and estate wine production will form the basis of our ability to emphasize the pleasurable and unpretentious connection among people, the land, wine, food and fun. We will educate our guests to the healthful and pleasurable benefits of the responsible consumption of wine and food. Sheldrake Point Vineyard’s hospitality program encompasses the needs of families touring the Finger Lakes, as well as those for whom we are a destination for the enjoyment of wine and food in a vineyard bistro ambiance.

Using sustainable wine growing practices and state-of-the-art wine- making techniques, Sheldrake will produce distinctive estate wines with personality that reflect the unique character of our site and the Finger Lakes. We will also produce select value-priced wines that provide broad accessibility. Our vineyard practices will explore and reveal the best of varieties and clones for our site. Our wines will be marketed and sold as they are produced -- with creativity and integrity.

We will foster an environment of personal growth for our team members. This will be achieved through opportunities for training, education, advancement, experiencing Sheldrake and equitable wages for value received. All of us will accord each other the respect due a co-worker without prejudice.