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Penguin Bay Winery

6075 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841
607-546-5115
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Hector
Type: Wineries
Owner description: You'll fall in love with the fun and unique wines at Penguin Bay that range from dry to semi-sweet. What is more to love is the fact that a portion of... more » Owner description: You'll fall in love with the fun and unique wines at Penguin Bay that range from dry to semi-sweet. What is more to love is the fact that a portion of all wine proceeds go to the endangered Humboldt penguins at the Syracuse Rosamond Gifford Zoo. So stop into our tasting room and pick a favorite wine to savor while you enjoy our lake view picnic facilities. « less
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Helped me find exactly what I was looking for! Their wine was delicious and the girl was very knowledgable and friendly!

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Trumansburg
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I live in this region and I know most of the wineries well. I also know how obnoxious some taster/tourists can be, and dealing with them must be exhausting. That being said, this is the saddest winery I visited. The atmosphere - and employees - are "uninspired", to say the least. It felt like the hot-spot for drunken frats and... More

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Buffalo, New York
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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I can't say I was overly impressed with their wines, but for the sweeter palate, they do have a good grape flavor that isn't overpowered by sugar. The highlight was the muscato.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were going to skip this winery but I'm glad we didn't! My husband liked some of the wines better than I did, but the woman who served us was so friendly and knowledgeable! The tasting room was large and they have a fun gift shop.

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Clifford, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stopped at Penguin Bay while we were making our way along the wine trail. The view of the vineyards and lake is absolutely beautiful! We did a tasting and although we weren't huge fans of the wine, we thought that the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I actually really liked this winery. It was not as sophisticated as some on our tour, but the staff was really nice, and I liked their wines. It was a nice stop on our tour, and I left with a couple of souvenir bottles.

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SwedishHillWinery, Public Relations Manager at Penguin Bay Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on your recent visit to our tasting room! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed our selection of wines and hope that you tried a variety of our dry to sweet wines including some of our Sparkling wines! We hope that you'll visit us again soon to try some more! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The tasting and wine prices are one of the best values on the tour. The guy who served us was very friendly and knowledgable and generous with the portions you get to sample. I recommend the reisling here!

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SwedishHillWinery, Public Relations Manager at Penguin Bay Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our tasting room and for taking the time to post a review of your experience! Our staff thoroughly enjoys sharing their wine knowledge with our visitors, and we are very appreciative of them! The Riesling you sampled has become one of our top award-winning wines thus far, and we're excited to see what the new 2012... More

Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is one of our favorite wineries. The wines are excellent especially the reisling . we go to the Finger lakes every year and we buy alot of our wine from Penguin bay. The staff is excellent and very information about the wines. very friendly staff If ever in the Finger lakes I would recommend to stop and taste their... More

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We learned an incredible amount about wine, vineyards and grapes during our visit. The view is beautiful. Even though we did not buy any wine, we enjoyed the tastings. They had free grape fruit juice samples for our children.

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Newfield, New York
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I love Penguin bay Winery not only is the wine good it is very reasonable to purchase. I Have been here several times and am planning a bachelorrette Party for one of my best friends including Penguin Bay in the Line up. I really like the staff here and feel the facility is very clean as well. If you are... More

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