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Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, NY
607-868-4884
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Hammondsport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Dr. Konstantin Frank pioneered the introduction of vinifera wines to the Finger Lakes region of New York. Our winery was found in 1962 and is one of... more » Owner description: Dr. Konstantin Frank pioneered the introduction of vinifera wines to the Finger Lakes region of New York. Our winery was found in 1962 and is one of the most award-winning and historic in New York. « less
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BUFFALO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I saw a previous review of this winery that stated $5 per tasting. I'm not sure if there was an error with our group of 4 but we were never charged for our tasting last weekend. The wines we sampled were above average. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable,so much so that the woman who was running the tasting... More

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Erin F, Public Relations Manager at Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Just to clarify for other visitors: we do not charge for tastings for groups under 8. There is, however, a $5 fee for groups over 8, which includes a glass. I saw some previous comments expressing confusion over our tasting fees. Hope this explains! More

Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

$5 per tasting is steep, but no other winery we visited was near as generous with their portions. This included 6 (or was it 7) wines, including lots of Reislings for which the region is known. Franks has won many awards and is definitely worth the visit.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Dr. K-Frank's is well known in the area as one of the better wineries. They are so well known that they have two wine tasting rooms to handle the volume. Perhaps the best thing about this winery is that they believe in their wine. They do not charge for tastings. Now some folks complained to me prior to my visit... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been vacationing in the Finger Lake Region for many years on Keuka Lake and every year we make the pilgrimage to Dr. Frank 's Vinifera Winery and have never been disappointed. The excellence of the venue which offers stunning views of Keuka Lake is the perfect setting for the perfect wine. Dr. Frank pioneered the... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had great fun with our wine tasting. We learned a lot and the server put on a "show!" The wines were excellent and the view stunning.

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Coopersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were greeted by a stream of friendly staff who guided us to a tasting station. Renée was lovely, fun, and knowledgeable. She gave a great steady stream of interesting info on local grapes, the wines, etc. We especially liked how she "read" us as we moved along in our tasting, having a gift for directing us towards wines we... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We arrived at 4:45 not knowing that the tasting room closes at 5:00, Alan could not have been more friendly and welcomed us to stay and try several wines. I was highly impressed by their Chardonnay, I usually drink California and French Chardonnay. I was so surprised by the depth and nuances of theirs that I bought several to take... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a wonderful wine tasting. The woman who served us must have taken a liking to us because she gave us a few extra wines to taste. YUM! As a result, we ended up joining the wine club. We really liked every single wine we tasted at Dr. Frank's.

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Bath, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

wonderful view of keuka lake ...new addition...have known this nice winery for years as hubby was in the business .Love the old fashion way of making their sparkiling..staff is great!

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Round Hill, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

First - you can't go wrong with free tastings. Second - friendly staff that knows their wines. Third - generous pours of great tasting wines. I found their wines were more unique than the same-old/same-old offerings at so many other wineries. We visited this winery the first day there - and proceeded to visit about 9 others. We did NOT... More

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