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Castel Grisch Winery

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3380 County Road 28, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
+1 607-535-9614
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: A gorgeous winery sitting in the hills of Seneca Lake. Customers can enjoy...
A gorgeous winery sitting in the hills of Seneca Lake. Customers can enjoy glasses of wine and small meals while enjoying the lake view on our deck. Wine tastings and a gift shop are also available to enjoy.
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  • 28
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, wine and view of Seneca Lake

I've been to the Grisch Brewery and Winery several times. The have great food from lunches to dinner, live music certain nights and sets on a site with one of the most beautiful views of Seneca lake you'll see. It's about 5 miles outside of Watkins Glen, NY on route 14.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Charles M
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Elmira, New York
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Elmira, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to the Grisch Brewery and Winery several times. The have great food from lunches to dinner, live music certain nights and sets on a site with one of the most beautiful views of Seneca lake you'll see. It's about 5 miles outside of Watkins Glen, NY on route 14.

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Thank Charles M
Whitney H, Manager at Castel Grisch Winery, responded to this review

Hi Charles! Thanks for the great review! But....I think you've reviewed the wrong place. Did you mean Grist Iron Brewery? Just that we're not a brewery, and we don't serve dinner or have live music last year. But we do have a great view of Seneca Lake, that's for sure :) I just wanted to make sure so that Grist... More 

Medford, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were several couples in our group, and we sampled their reds & whites. I liked the red blends, and when combined with their lunch selections made for a pleasant time....great views also!

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Thank Jeanne S
Corning, New York
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

While the Castel Grisch is undergoing several changes, please ask them to order off the menu and request the cheese fondue. It is like turning back the hands of time to the days of wonderful fondues (they offer two). Ask to sit next to the window for a wonderful view of the lake. This place has a great deal to... More 

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Thank paulag7592014
Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Stopped in for lunch during a drive around Seneca Lake. A bit off the beaten path by about a mile or so, but a pretty drive in the fall. Place was empty with the exception of the two ladies working. Quite outdated and slightly musty on the inside, but clean. Ordered the corned beef sandwich on rye for lunch, which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Beautiful location and scenery! There is a café to purchase sandwiches and food items in and the room overlooking the vineyard is stunning! Great wines and prices. Just a few dollars for a tasting and worth the trip!

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Thank Carol D
New Jersey
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251 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We cam here as part of the Lake Seneca wine tasting. Once you turn in from the main road, you drive down a gravel driveway, and eventually come up to the top of a hill where beautiful views of vineyards await you. There happened to be an outdoor wedding in progress when we showed up. For the wine tasting, you... More 

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Thank lone6star
Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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127 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was really looking forward to a lunch here from the German type menu, but was grossly disappointed to find that menu gone and replaced by a small menu containing mostly panini sandwiches. Two good things though, it was not expensive and the great view from the deck was still there. You order your food and you pick it up... More 

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1 Thank tank1050
Whitney H, Manager at Castel Grisch Winery, responded to this review

Hi Tank1050! I'm so sorry you had a disappointing experience. Many aspects of our winery have changed since we changed ownership a few years ago. Although our switch from a full service restaurant to a more cafe style menu was a recent change, we honestly haven't served a true German-style menu in quite a few years. Just as well, we... More 

Loudonville, New York, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Had our wedding and reception there this past May, the food was excellent, the staff friendly and so helpful, would not hesitate to eat here or have a wedding reception here. Views are also out of this world...

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Thank Robert T
Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We went here for lunch with family and did a wine tasting. The food was good--reasonably priced and delicious. Chips as a side for sandwiches with an extra charge for potato salad. We had a toddler with us and the staff got a high chair and a booster seat and was very accommodating overall, but it wasn't crowded either. The... More 

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Thank Sandi L
Syracuse
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We decided to stop here for lunch and a bottle of wine before going to Watkins Glen for a hike. Wine is excellent. View is excellent. Lunch was incredible. Highly recommend you stop for lunch with a view!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3380 County Road 28, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-9614

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A gorgeous winery sitting in the hills of Seneca Lake. Customers can enjoy glasses of wine and small meals while enjoying the lake view on our deck. Wine tastings and a gift shop are also available to enjoy.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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