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Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

9749 Middle Road, Hammondsport, NY
607-868-4884
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Hammondsport
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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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Piercefield
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went with a group of friends to Dr. Konstantin Frank's. The gentleman in the shop led us into the tasting room. While it seems odd to have to wait to go in the tasting room, it is key in keeping the number of people tasting to a manageable number, allowing the staff the ability to really be attentive to folks... More

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New York City, New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Recommended by our inn keeper, we visited between Christmas and New Years. Very knowledgable and friendly staff, large selection to taste, and a great view of the lake. We walked away with 7 bottles and can see why they are consistently rated so highly.

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Hammondsport, NY, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you don't know how great Finger Lakes dry rieslings can be, go do a tasting at Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars. You'll find out why they are consistently getting 90+ ratings. Great activity alone, as a couple or with a group of friends.

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Utica, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I visited Dr. Frank's towards the end of the Keuka Holidays wine tour and was the 6th of the 7 wineries visited that day. It did not disappoint and I did indeed buy a bottle of their semi-sweet Riesling which my friends highly recommended before I went on the trip. It was crowded due to the holiday event, but it... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Well worth the visit to one of the most established wineries in the Finger Lakes. Tastings are handled differently here as there is controlled access into the tasting area preventing overcrowding. (We visited on a weekend, maybe it’s different at other times.) Tastings were done in small groups using Riedel glasses! We had a knowledgeable, engaging and helpful server who... More

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

20 years and counting..... This was our 20th anniversary year visiting the Finger Lakes. We are six friends from Central Pennsylvania and North Carolina. It is always same time next year and what a blessing it is to visit this beautiful part of the US with your five best gal pals. We always save Dr Franks for the last day... More

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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We have been visiting the Finger Lakes and Dr Frank's winery for approximately 20 yrs. We usually take people to Frank's first to 'show off' their wonderful wines and hospitality early in our trip. We called ahead since there were 10 of us and arrived around 10 30AM to an empty tasting room and offered to become 2 small groups... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Classic wine tasting experience in the Finger Lakes at Dr. Konstantin Frank. The area has got to be serious about the white varietals, especially Rieslings, and this winery delivers. Beautiful setting, looking over Keuka Lake. Liked the Gruener Veltliner, Pinot Noir-- for the area-- not too bad.

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Bloomfield, NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were refused access as a group of 4 because of a coupon we were given by another winery. The employee was rude and unreasonable. No management with simple common sense to understand how much business they lost from 3 groups of 4. Do not waste your time at Dr. Franks. There are great, thumbs up wineries, Bully Hill, Finger... More

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

Fareena, I'm sorry if you felt your group was treated rudely. Unfortunately, we do require group reservations especially at this time of year (busiest time of year). It sounds like they did try to accommodate your group, just not in the way you'd hoped (4 at a time). They may have wanted to take you all at once--often easier at... More

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Nothing like Dr. Frank's wine - if you miss this one during a wine tasting tour, then you missed the very best the region has to offer.

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