Hunt Country Vineyards

Hunt Country Vineyards, Branchport: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Hunt Country Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Hunt Country Vineyards
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Hunt family has been farming west of Branchport, NY, on Keuka Lake for seven generations and started the winery in 1981. Our 170-acre farm encompasses 43 acres of wine grapes. Recipients of the 2020 Sustainability Award from the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. We are the oldest continuous producer of genuine ice wine in the United States. Our wines have been served at the United Nations, ordered by the White House, featured in Food & Wine and on NBC's Today Show. We have nearly eliminated our fossil fuel use for heating, cooling and electricity by installing award-winning geothermal and solar systems. Our goal is to farm and make wine in ways that ensure the health of our land, water, and air for future generations.
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Kathleen D
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Fabulous food, wonderful wines, spectacular scenary!
Jul 2020
I've visited Hunt Country Vineyards more than any other vineyard in the Finger Lakes. The food is outstanding, the wines are sustainably produced and wonderful, the vineyard is gorgeous, they host a variety of interesting workshops (I took a primitive furniture building workshop there and missed out on a stone wall building class) and the family has lived and worked the land for seven generations. Their dedication to sustainable is visible from the solar panels to the geothermal technology. Wish there were more vineyards like this everywhere.
Written April 16, 2021
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neilbd
Rockland NY32 contributions
Sweet visit
Aug 2020 • Couples
Sought of out of the way from other wineries, no music, limited food, no lake view, good but expensive ice wine. Staff was friendly and professional. The ice wine is sold in a smaller bottle. I was Surprised that we were not given the glasses.

Written August 29, 2020
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Brian T
Holmdel, NJ15 contributions
Great tasting. Great views.
Jul 2020 • Couples
Stopped there for a tasting. Was the highlight of the the day. Worth a stop for sure. The white wines were great.
Written July 28, 2020
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Odyssey25208740903
7 contributions
Hunt Counttry Vineyards Experience
Jul 2020
Winemaker Craig Hosbach is a friend of ours, so we're prejudiced. Craig makes some absolutely wonderful wines, and he's experimenting with wines outside the normal scope of winemaking. We particularly enjoy Hunt Country's Cab Franc, Dry Rieslings, and Cab Franc Roses.

Spent some time talking with him (social-distanced of course) talking how CO-VID has affected the industry and what the future holds for the same. Really appreciate his insight on all matters affecting the industry.

The tasting room and outside seating areas are following CDC protocols. At the time we visited, the Cafe wasn't open. Knowing this we packed a picnic lunch and took advantage of the socially-distanced picnic tables on the property. We've visited when the Cafe was closed, but have it on good authority that it's one of the best places to eat on Keuka Lake.
Written July 14, 2020
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Henzj33
59 contributions
Tasting
Jul 2020 • Couples
Nice winery located close to Keuka Lake. They were attentive and had a few options for tastings. We choose the self guided tasting since it was early and we figured it would be nice to get outside before it got hot. The server was very nice and said that if we had any questions she could answer them. I liked how they were open at 10:30 as many in the area open later. We will visit again.
Written July 4, 2020
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HistoryBuff13
Rochester, NY85 contributions
Father's Day Weekend
Jun 2020
This was about as pleasant an experience as you could get for an afternoon lunch. We brought our own picnic food and signed up for the flight tasting. There were not many people there at the time and we easily found a vacant picnic table on their porch. We pulled out our food and the flight of wine arrived just as we were getting ready to eat. The wines themselves were quite good and we found ourselves liking nine out of the eleven samples (and of course we bought a case to take home). It was a beautiful summer day with a nice breeze. We enjoyed the scenic view of their vineyard and the distant surrounding hills while we ate. Servers were very attentive and polite. A perfect luncheon as far as we were concerned.
Written June 22, 2020
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Anthony M
6 contributions
Hunt Country WOWS Again!
Dec 2019
Not only is Hunt Country our FAVORITE winery ever, on Sunday December 8th my family and I were trying to descend down Italy Hill Road (the road the winery and house is on) during an especially dangerous freezing rain. The road has a considerable hill and we (along with a few other vehicles) pulled off the road to avoid an accident. The Hunt family came out to check on us in the driveway and offered up the tasting room and restrooms for us to wait until emergency crews and salt trucks could arrive and we could safely leave! What an amazing gesture but not a surprise from this Family! They are first class all the way! Thank you Hunt Family!
Written December 12, 2019
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Albert N
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Sweet Gus
Oct 2019 • Couples
We visited the Hunt Country wine tasting counter admittedly late on a Saturday afternoon. The Staff was so accomodating and were very patient with the four of us as we sampled six different wines of our choosing. They were very helpful in explaining our choices individually and gave us generous portions. My last choice was above and beyond all the rest, at least to my tastebuds..."Sweet Gus", named after a dearly missed past family dog. Now that we have relocated to South Carolina, we will have to make Hunt Country Vineyards a must stop on our visits to upstate NY.
Written December 10, 2019
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Heather R
Chesterland, OH951 contributions
Good wine and great views
Sep 2019
The first day we tried to go to this winery was on a weekend. The parking lot was quite crowded including small busses. We opted to return a couple of days later and were pleased we did. We got there right as they opened so there were only a few people there. The girl who did our tastings was very informative about the wines and their winery and history. We really liked the Alchemy and Hunter's Red. The Dry Riesling was also very good. Behind the tasting bar is a bank of windows overlooking the grounds and local scenery - very nice to have to look at while tasting the wines!
Written October 21, 2019
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sheflew
Boulder, CO339 contributions
Wine on a beautiful day!
Oct 2019 • Friends
Valvin Muscat 2016 aromatic white w white floral and long clean finish.

Valvin Muscat 2016 aromatic white w white floral and long clean finish.

Dolce di Moscato is sunshine in a bottle with melon and kiwi.

Dolce di Moscato is sunshine in a bottle with melon and kiwi.

Alchemy Rose was really peppery. Chardonnay 2017 was crisp and a little fruity.
Written October 13, 2019
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