The core of our 6,000 pound Le Panyol oven is made up of “Terre Blanche” (White Earth), a kaolinic clay that has been specially harvested in France since 1840 for the many special properties that make it ideal for wood fired cooking.
Born from a quarry amidst the vineyards of Crozes-Hermitage on the edge of Provence, The Copper Oven now lives at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery which is located on the Cayuga Wine Trail West in Ovid, New York.
To make a reservation, use the form below or call 607-220-8794. (Large parties are encouraged to call directly to make their reservation.)
Reservations are NOT required for parties of 10 or smaller.
Our oven is fired by wood. As a result, we do ALL of our cooking outside in the elements. Accordingly, our operation is somewhat weather dependent. If you’re planning on dining with us and the forecast is calling for thunderstorms, please call. If in doubt, please call. If you show up under such conditions and we’re closed and you’re hangry, ask for some crackers from the winery staff before calling.
House Rules For Large Parties
When making your reservation, please be prepared to present your credit card details. Upon arrival, seating is our choice. Upon checkout, we are able split checks on a per table basis only. Finally, if you are going to be late to your reservation, please understand that we will hold your table for up to 15 minutes. If you need further time, please call 607-220-8794. Finally, a 20% gratuity may be added to parties of 6 or more.
Takeout is available on a limited basis when we can handle it. Sometimes we are too busy with in-house dining to offer pizza, etc. to go. Please understand our first priority is to our diners eating in the restaurant.
We will be open the following Spring hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
Winner of Best New World Riesling competition in Rheinland-Pfalz Germany, Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery is the place that we call home. Before, during or after our wood fired pizza, the Challen family invites you to indulge in their award winning wines under the glow of gothic church lights in their rustic barn.