The Oakes Family has a 90 year history of ties to agriculture
and the land in the northwest corner of Orleans County.
In 2003 we planted our first wine grapes. From that initial
planting of six acres and fourteen varieties has evolved
what is known today as Leonard Oakes
Our new endeavor is named in honor of our founder, the
first of what is now four generations to farm some of the
same land. The unique and fertile soils left behind by
the glaciers of the last ice age combined with a climate
moderated by the gentle breezes and deep waters of Lake
Ontario provide us with one of the few remaining untapped
viticultural resources in the world.
We invite you to taste the fruit of our efforts as we
attempt to marry modern winemaking skills to the best of
both old and new world grapes in our latest family venture.