Keuka Lake Wine Trail
For the broadest range of wines in the Finger Lakes, tour the Keuka lake wine trail. Keuka lake wines can be dry or sweet, fruity or austere; the vintages of Vinifera, Hybrid and Native wines have something for everyone. The cellars are cozy and friendly. And it is not unusual to meet the winemakers and owners. Celebrating their world wide acclaim, the Keuka Lake wine trails host a new event almost every month. Visit www.keukawinetrail.com for dates and info on various events.
Buzzard Crest Vineyards
Contact: Ken and Eileen Farnan
2690 Gray Road, Penn Yan, New York 14527-9554
8 miles south of Penn Yan, 1/4 mile east of State Route 54
Telephone: 315-531-8923; if no answer please call 315-536-9686
Hours: Daily 11am - 5:30 pm, Sundays: 12PM - 5:30PM
April 1 - Memorial Day: weekends only
Memorial Day - November 1st: daily
November 1st - Xmas: weekends only
December 25th - April 1st: Saturdays Only
Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars & Chateau Frank
9749 Middle Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
(Take Route 54A north to Route 76)
Fax: (607) 868-4888
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM, Sunday Noon to 5 PM (year round)
Visit the winery founded by the legendary Dr. Konstantin Frank, pioneer grower of European wine grape varieties in the eastern United States. Founded in 1962, Vinifera Wine Cellars was the first Finger Lakes winery to produce truly world-class table wines. To this day, Vinifera Wine Cellars - now in the capable hands of Dr. Frank's son Willy and grandson Fred - is regarded as the pillar of the area's fine wine industry.
Its sister winery Chateau Frank is dedicated to producing outstanding sparkling wines. Chateau Frank's flagship Brut Champagne has received countless accolades and has caught the attention of the wine experts from coast to coast.
"The winery is renowned for its Pinot Noir, which is one of the best red wines I've ever had." Susan Kroiter, The Boston Globe
"Chateau Frank's Brut Champagne enjoys a reputation as being among the top ten sparkling wines in the nation." American Wine Review
"Extraordinary Wines!" Frank Prial, The New York Times
Heron Hill Winery
9249 County Route 76
Hammondsport, NY 14840
Toll Free: 800-441-4241
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10-5, Sun: Noon-5
You'll experience award-winning wines, a breath-taking view of Keuka Lake, a gourmet deli, live tunes (under the tent and on the terrace), wonderful hospitality, gourmet foods and gifts in our wine and gift shop, and more at Heron Hill Winery.
Hunt Country Vineyards
4021 Italy Hill Road
Branchport, NY 14418
Toll Free: 1-800-946-3289
Taste the Tradition!
Fine wines are our business, but not our only business. The same hands and care afforded our grapes and wines is passed on to our visitors too, making a visit to our winery on Keuka Lake one of the most informative, and enjoyable experiences in New York Wine Country.
Keuka Spring Vineyards
273 East Lake Rd. (Rt. 54)
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Telephone: (315) 536-3147 or (585) 621-4850
Hours: June- Nov 15th: daily, April - May: Friday- Monday
Mon.- Sat: 10:00am- 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am- 5:00pm
Picture yourself driving along a narrow, long, beautiful lake carved by glaciers over 10,000 years ago. The lake winds among gentle sloped hillsides that drop to the lake. The sign of a boutique winery comes into view. As you enter the winery you immediately sense by the decor and welcome that this is a special place.
Your visit is a true highlight. The wines are of exceptional quality, deserving the earned reputation of consistently winning medals, including the coveted Governor's Cup.
You talk with the owner and the knowledgeable staff. It is striking how the staff is there for you- personal, attentive and interested in your tastes and likes in wine.
It is also enjoyable to hear more about the winery's history as well as its goals, dreams and values. You leave confidant that each bottle will add the perfect touch to a special meal or get together with friends. You realize that you have discovered one of the best kept secret in the Finger Lakes- Keuka Spring Vineyards. This is a place you will return to and share with friends.
McGregor Vineyard Winery
5503 Dutch St.
Dundee, New York 14837
Telephone: (607) 292-3999
FAX: (607) 292-6929
Hours: Open Year Round: Jan-March daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
April-December daily 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: East side of Keuka Lake, NY off Route 54
12 miles south of Penn Yan, NY and 9 miles north of Hammondsport, NY.
To place an order: 1-800-272-0192
". . . among the finest wines in the Finger Lakes Region"
-- Leon Adams, The Wines of America
McGregor's commitment to premium plantings and meticulous vineyard management results in a spectacular production of estate bottled wines. Combined with a spectacular view and a commitment to customer satisfaction, McGregor represents a true find for both the sophisticated wine enthusiast and those experiencing the joy of wine for the first time.
The McGregor family established the winery in 1980. Since its inception, the Winery has followed the European philosophy of winemaking. Each year's production is a reflection of the "voice of the grapes," the skill of the vineyard manager and the art of the winemaker.
McGregor wines delight a broad spectrum of tastes and include various styles of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Late Harvest Vignoles, Black Russian, Sparkling Riesling, Blanc de Blanc, Blanc de Noir, Cayuga White, and white, blush and red table wines. The styles vary from dry to semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet.
Chateau Renaissance Wine Cellars
Contact: Domenic Carisetti and Patrice Demay
7494 Hatchery Road, just off State Route 54
between Bath and Hammondsport (see sketch)
PO Box 789, Hammondsport NY 14840
Toll Free: 1-866-4-CORKIE
Hours: 10:00AM-6:00PM Monday through Saturday. Noon-6PM on Sunday. Extended evening hours to 7:00PM from July I through October 31.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Novus cards welcomed.
Weekend events offered throughout the year featuring regional musicians, food and wine pairings. Call us for details on upcoming events.
Chateau Renaissance Wine Cellars opened in December 2000 and is the most recent member of the Keuka Wine Trail. The winery is a Normandy/Tuscany design with chandeliers and tile floors in the tasting room offering a gorgeous view of surrounding hillside vineyards. Bottle-fermented white, blush, red, and fruit flavored New York State champagnes are handcrafted in the classic French tradition using a 500 year-old family recipe. Table wines include vinifera - Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Merlot and wines from local grapes - Niagara, Catawba, Steuben, and Concord. 100% fruit wines- cranberry, plum, apple, pear, and dandelion to name a few, are also featured.
Rooster Hill Vineyards
489 Route 54 South, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Hours: Open spring, summer and fall Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM
Located in Penn Yan, Rooster Hill Vineyards fuses sun, soil and local winemaking traditions on slopes along the east side of Keuka Lake, just south of the town's center, into ultra-premium vinifera wines. Our philosophy stems from Italian heritage: a way of life that radiates a feeling of relaxation, simplicity and enjoyment. Our goal is for you to recall a pleasant memory of your wine tasting experience whenever you open a bottle of wine. Each time you visit Rooster Hill we want you to be immediately overwhelmed with smells, tastes, sights and sounds that make your experience utterly unforgettable; for you to put the intensity of your senses into our hands and to delve headfirst into the experience.
You can drive to the wineries or rent a limousine, minivan or car. The choice is yours.
Finger Lakes Limousine & Coach http://www.fingerlakeslimo.com 888-252-1768
Corporate sedans, 10 passenger limousines, transport vans and a limo coach. Offering quality transportation for weddings, wine tours, casino trips, dinner packages, day trips, football games and concerts.