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.

Interested in a wine making class? We’ve got you covered! We’re involved in a number of area Continuing Education programs (check out your local high school or town opportunities).

Alternatively, do you want something a little more intimate? Call and schedule a private wine making class. We can work with you to make your very own delectable wine.

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.

Where there is no wine there is no love.

— Euripides

Wine is bottled poetry.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.

— Benjamin Franklin

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.

— Louis Pasteur

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, and makes weariness forget his toil.

— Lord Byron

Age and glasses of wine should never be counted.

— Italian proverb

Wine and friends are a great blend.

— Ernest Hemingway

Men are like wine—some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

— Pope John XXIII

I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.

— W.C. Fields

My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink more wine.

— Ernest Hemingway

Beer is made by men, wine by God!

— Martin Luther

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.

— Ernest Hemingway

Life is too short to drink bad wine.

— Anonymous

Wine is life.

— Petronius

I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

— Oliver Goldsmith

Wine… the intellectual part of the meal.

— Alexandre Dumas

If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.

— Clifton Fadiman


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

Limited Release Wines

Are returning!
They’re here!

More of the limited releases have arrived.

VineCo Passport: (French Grenache, Italian Cab/Merlot)

Winexpert LE: (Petite Ruby Cabernet, Merlot, Milagro Blanco, Chardonnay Chenin Blanc)

RJS Craft Winemaking:
(Shiraz Viognier, Carménère, Tempranillo)

Note: We only have a limited supply, so reach out if you are interrested! Give us a call or reach out on our Contact Page.

And now for something completely different….

Space rental

Space rental

We’re opening up our space

We’re excited to announce that we’re making our space available for your team building and small group events.

2024 Wine Tasting Competition

2024 Wine Tasting Competition

It’s back!

The 2024 wine tasting event is on at Wines By Design! Bring in your own wine and be part of the judging! 

Bridal Party

Bridal Party

Looking for something to do with the bridal party?

Why not make some wine? (Or make it in advance and have a 'bottling' party?)



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.

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Good Things
Good Things

Good Things

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