Wines by Design

We’re in the business of helping you make wine! Whether you’re just starting out, or if you’re already an experienced vintner, we can help. Stop by for some instruction and help with your first batch or stop by for some supplies. We’ll be here!

Quality, without the cost

Wines By Design has been in business since 2006. While some things have changed, our love of quality wine production hasn’t! Whether you enjoy red or white, dry to sweet, we have something for everyone!

Let the wine making begin.

Welcome to Wines By Design!

We are a full service, on-premises wine making facility and wine-making kit supplier, located in Rochester NY. If you’re interested in making your own wine, come on in and we can help! We have hosted families, small groups, wedding parties and corporate team building events.

Or, if you are already an experienced vintner and are simply looking for supplies, we can help with that too. While our primary focus is wine-kits, check in with us, if we don’t have it in stock, we can probably get it for you!

For more detail on how your time will be spent making your very own wine, please see: our process.

Sign of the Times – 4

Sign of the Times – 4

It’s another “Sign of the Times” entry!

This month: Awesome!

(WBD Translation: Wine can sometimes help make you feel better, other times, better than better!)

Check out some of our other graphics.

Note: A number of these are created on Canva and/or using Avery label software. You can check out our post on creating your own labels .

Got a “sign” you’d like to suggest or one you’ve created and don’t mind us sharing? Drop us a note on our Contact page.

Recipe: Vanilla Strawberry Moscato

A nice summer cocktail, made with Pink Moscato!

A mixture of Pink Moscato, Vanilla vodka and Strawberries, it’s great for your summer festivities!

Quick Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
Write a review
  1. 1 bottle white wine
  2. 25 oz. sparkling cranberry juice
  3. 1 apple, thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  5. 1 sprig rosemary (more for garnish, optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.
  2. Refrigerate for one hour.
Adapted from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Wines By Design

Sign of the Times – 3

Sign of the Times – 3

It’s our next “Sign of the Times” entry!

This month: Spring has officially sprung! (WBD Translation: It’s time to think about putting up a nice refreshing summer wine!)

Note: A number of these are created on Canva and/or using Avery label software. You can check out our post on creating your own labels .

Got a “sign” you’d like to suggest or one you’ve created and don’t mind us sharing? Drop us a note on our Contact page.

2016 Wine Tasting Results

The 2016 Wine Tasting Results are in!

2016 Wine tasting results
But, before we share the results of our Wine Tasting event, just a quick: “Thank You”!

To those of you who contributed: Thanks for sharing your wine. They were all delicious!

To those of you who stopped by, tasted, and voted: Thanks for all of your “hard work”!

It was a pleasure to see all of you (and meet some of you). It’s always a fun time for us, we trust that it was for you as well.

Now, let’s get to the 2016 Wine Tasting Results:

We had three categories: Red, White, and Dessert/Fruit Wines. The wine receiving the highest number of votes in each individual category will receive a $50 Wines By Design Gift Certificate.

Additionally, an Overall Winner (the winner with the greatest number of votes) will receive an additional $50 Gift Certificate.

Our 2016 Winners were:

RedJoe DiStefanoRosso Fortissimo
WhitePatti SmithPiesporter
Dessert/FruitPat WeilnauCoffee Port
Overall winnerPatti SmithPiesporter

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

We’re looking forward to next year’s event, so set one bottle of that “special wine” aside for your next chance to win!

Reminder: You can keep up to date with what’s happening at Wines By Design by signing up for our newsletter on our Contact page.

This year’s entries (because some of you asked):

R2Cab / Shiraz / Merlot
R3Barolo (Nebbiolo)
R6Cabernet Sauvignon
R7Winemaker's Trio
R9Rosso Fortissimo
R10Cabernet Sauvignon
W2Trinity White
W3Pinot Grigio
W6Gewürztraminer Riesling
Fruit / DessertF1Green Apple Riesling
F2Strawberry Riesling
F3Black Raspberry Merlot
F4Peach Chardonnay
D1Riesling Ice Wine
D2Coffee Port
D3Gewürztraminer Ice Wine
D4Chocolate Salted Caramel
D5Coffee Port
D6Toasted Caramel Port
D7Black Forest Dessert Wine
D8Coffe Port


1424 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Contact Us:
Business Hours:
Tue – Fri: 3:30p – 7:30p
Sat: 9:00a – 2:00p
Sun & Mon: CLOSED


Continuing Education

Looking for something to do? Got four nights free? How about joining one of classes, we’ll show you how to make your very own delicious wine!


Why not share your special day with all your guests? Let them take home part of your special day, a bottle of your very own wedding vintage.

A Night at Home

What’s better than a night by the fire, some artisan cheese and a bottle of terrific wine you’ve made yourself?

We heard many great things about you, so we decided to check you out for ourselves.

(BTW: They were right!)


We cannot say enough good things about Wines By Design. The quality of the wine is better than most bottles of wine you can buy at the store, plus you get to tell your friends and family you made it on your own!

Krista Hudson