About Us & FAQs

About Us & FAQs

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Arbor Hill Winery is located in South Bristol just north of Naples, New York, at southern end of Canandaigua Lake in the famous Finger Lakes Region. In 1987 Arbor Hill opened in just one building. Now it sits in a complex of vintage buildings (including the original), in a wonderful warm New England country setting. The Brahm family takes great pride in the fact that they produce their products on the premises. In their country complex they have several buildings; one is the retail shop, another is Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, and two barns serve as the wine cellar and the food production area.


In the early 1900’s, Anna Randall married Elmer Standish and, together, started a Naples grape-growing tradition that has spanned 4 generations. Today, John & Sherry French continue that tradition as owners of Arbor Hill, an award-winning producer of wines and gourmet food products.  Sherry’s father, John Brahm III, with a degree in Pomology from Cornell University and a successful 23-year career at Widmer Wine Cellars, started the business with the introduction of Brahm’s Wine Syrups. A year later in 1987, John and his wife, Katie, opened a farm winery to showcase the experimental grape varieties which have become the trademark of Arbor Hill. Sherry’s husband, John French, joined the family business in 2011, as they started a new venture with the opening of their restaurant, Brew & Brats. The restaurant, housed in a historic carriage barn, serves Bristol Springs brand craft beer, locally made brats, and a full complement of house wines. A visit to Arbor Hill, at the south end of Canandaigua Lake, promises to be a sensory-rich experience you will surely remember.
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The Story of the Grape Pie

One of the area’s most popular attractions is the Famous Naples Grape Pie! The rich tradition began sometime in the 1960’s with Al Hodges, who commissioned Irene Bouchard to make this unique grape dessert for his historic Redwood Restaurant in Naples. Each year, during the Annual Naples Grape Festival (end of September), thousands come to celebrate the harvest and sample the grape pies. Today, dozens of bakers produce more than 30,000 grape pies during just six weeks of the year.

About Us & FAQsGrape pies have continued to grow in popularity. Some people have bought the grapes in an attempt to make their own filling. Most quickly gained a deep appreciation for the amount of work required to make the grape pie filling and eventually gave up on the idea.

If you are interested in making a grape pie, but don’t want the hassle of making your own filling, you’ll want to get some Healthy Purple Topping and Filling. It is a luscious grape product that contains the natural juice pulp and skin of the grape for the highest concentration of heart-healthy compounds. This versatile product is great as an “out-of-the ordinary” topping for cheesecake or vanilla ice cream. It’s also the perfect filling for kuchens, coffee cake or any other fruit-filled desserts. And, of course, GRAPE PIES!



Is Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery near Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill?

Yes, the restaurant sits directly behind the winery. Just a few steps away. We even share the same parking lot. 


Are you dog friendly?

Both Arbor Hill Winery Gift Shop and our restaurant, Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill, welcome dogs under our tents which are setup between the winery and restaurant May through October. Water bowls are scattered around or just ask. Dogs are not allowed inside the shop or restaurant.


Where can I find your Grape Gummi Bears?

Click HERE for our up-to-date list of Retailers.


Are you open year-round?

Yes, both the Winery Gift Shop and Restaurant are open year-round. Visit the home page of each for hours of operation as they may vary.


What is the difference between a Wine Tastings and a Wine Flights?

Wine Tastings require a reservation and are conducted in our restaurant. Please allow for an hour of tastings with a presentation from one of our knowledgeable staff members. Tastings are $15 per person plus tax. Tastings are offered Thursday – Sunday Only.

Wine Flights are a self-guided wine tasting and do not require a reservation. You may pick your flight in our store during open hours (7 days a week) and enjoy your wine under our outside tents or in the restaurant. Flights are $10 per person plus tax. Wine Flights are for groups of 8 or less. 

If you do not want to have a tasting or flight but want to enjoy a glass and/or bottle of wine you are welcome to visit our restaurant, Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, where you can purchase wine by the glass or a bottle. 


Do I need a reservation for a wine tasting?

Yes, If you’d like a guided tasting please reserve by clicking Wine Tastings at the top of the page, but if you’re just looking for a wine flight stop in anytime the shop is open! If the online reservation system does not offer the day/time you are looking for the slot is either full or unavailable. Please pick a different day/time. 


What if I have a Passport?

Did you purchase a Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail Passport? You still need to make a reservation but before your do please email info@thegrapery.com with a copy of your receipt. We will send you the coupon code required to make your reservation online. If you prefer not to have a full wine tasting you may use your passport for a flight. Be sure to bring your mobile passport with you for your tasting or flight. 


Are you kid friendly?

Yes! We are a family friendly establishment. We even offer a juice tasting which can be made the same way you make your wine tasting or can be enjoyed the same way a flight is.


I have a bachelorette/large group/limo bus and want to visit. Do I need to tell you before we arrive?

Yes! Our wine tasting reservations can accommodate up to 15 people. Wine flights can accommodate up to 8 people. If your group is greater than 15 you will need to email info@thegrapery.com with the date you wish to visit and the reason for your visit. If our schedule allows we will accommodate your group between 11am and 1pm. A large group agreement will be emailed to you along with a pre-payment form.


Do you have beer flights and wine slushies?

Yes! Our restaurant, Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill, has 6 taps and offers beer, cider, wine slushies, bottles of wine and so much more. Click on Brew and Brats at the top of this page for more information. 


Do you have live music?

Yes!  Check out our schedule click here


I am a retail store and want to sell your gourmet food products and/or wine, how do go about that?​

Send an email to sales@thegrapery.com with the name of your company, full mailing address, phone number and resale certificate. We will send you a wholesale catalog. 

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