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, specializing in Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin wines.
Our tasting room offers a cool and relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy our fine Finger Lakes wines. You’ll find personal and friendly hosts and you can meet the winemaker just about every weekend. Tours of the winery and vineyard are always available. We enjoy sharing wine stories and provide information for those interested in growing grapes or making wine. Stop in soon.
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 daily 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
Tasting Room Open
Saturdays & Sundays
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
April - December
For wine sales and private tastings please call.