In the years before baseball, Cooperstown was home to farmers and craftsmen making a living from the area’s rocky soil, hilly terrain and cold climate. Water powered mills lined the creeks and streams, providing everything from pitchforks to cider to oil pressed from local seeds.
Just north of Fly Creek, a shop making wooden pails lent the name “Pail Shop Corners” to the intersection of Goose Street and the north valley road.
Today, Pail Shop Vineyards draws on the spirit of the area’s early settlers, growing cold climate grape varietals and crafting wines that reflect the rocky soil of our hillside vineyard.
Open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.