Dating back before the Civil War, the property had been a Methodist Seminary with more than 3,000 students from 1850-1854, but burned to the ground in a suspected arson-related fire. Following the Civil War in 1867, it housed a hotel, and from 1875 to the 1950’s was used as farmland. To locals, it will always be known as Story House, the book bindery for Scholastic that operated there from the 1950’s until 1998.
After meticulously restoring it’s five buildings, Sauvage expanded from a 4,000 square-foot distillery in Oneonta, NY to the new 25,000 square-foot facility at Story House. We hope you’ll be able to visit us at the distillery soon, and in the meantime, please sign up to learn about the opening and special events in our tasting room, The Bindery.