Thousand Islands Winery is located in Jefferson County, New York. The winery is located on a farm that was built in 1836. The farm was later owned and operated by Captain Massey and his wife Ida in the 1930's. Captain Massey was a famous Riverboat Captain. He owned a huge Great Lake Vessel that he eventually sold to the Department of Defense for the war effort during World War II.
Steve and Erika Conaway purchased the Farm in December 2002. Upon Steve's retirement from the military, they decided to create a winery in Alexandria Bay, NY. This was inspired by the years that Steve has spent in Germany with the US Army. There, he fell in love with wine and decided to bring a taste of Germany to upstate New York.
The winery opened its doors to the public in July of 2003 hand-bottling 1300 gallons of wine during its first year. The winery has grown much in the years that have passed and currently bottle over 30,000 gallons of wine.
We believe that our wines are second to none. Please stop by and experience the hospitality of our staff and taste our world class, award winning wines. Check out the wide variety of services that the winery offers!
Thousand Islands Winery...In the News!
North Country Winemakers Bucking Cold Weather Problems: Watertown Daily Times, 1-16-05
North Country Winemakers Seeing Fruit of Their Labors AFter 'Crazy' Idea: Watertown Daily Times, 1-16-05
Thousand Islands Winery Tasting Room Pictures: Thousand Islands Sun, 3-9-05
Thousand Islands Winery, Absolutely Business, March 2005
Thousand Islands Winery Continues Rapid Growth, Thousand Islands Sun, 3-30-05
Got Ghosts? Thousand Islands Sun, 7-20-05
Two-Wheeled Tourist, Watertown Daily Times, 8-21-05
NNY Winemakers Expect That 2006 Will Be A Good Year, Watertown Daily Times, 11-29-05
Winery Gold Medals, Watertown Daily Times, 9-25-06
Thousand Islands Winery Honored at National Event, Watertown Daily Times, 3-24-07
Growing A Winery, Watertown Daily Times, 7-8-07
Business Strong At Three Jefferson County Wineries, Watertown Daily Times, 12-26-07
Seaway Wine & Viticulture Association Meeting
Best Agribusiness Innovation Winner, CNY Business Exchange, 6-1-09
North Country Wine Region Built On Hardiest Of Grapes, The Post Standard, 7-12-09
1000 Islands Agricultural Tour, Absolutely Business, 2009
Cold-Hardy Grapes An Enduring Crop, Grassroots, February 2010
System Boosts Wine Output, Watertown Daily Times, March 5, 1010
Need for new system shows how far Northern New York wine has come, YNN 3/18/10
Wine flavored frozen treats approved in New York, YNN 5/18/11