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Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars

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Address: 9749 Middle Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9612
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+1 800-320-0735
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dr. Konstantin Frank pioneered the introduction of vinifera wines to the...

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.

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The very BEST of Finger Lakes wines

We had tasted the wines in NYC a couple month earlier to visit. This winery produces without a doubt the best wines of the region! He had the extraordinary pleasure to meet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had tasted the wines in NYC a couple month earlier to visit. This winery produces without a doubt the best wines of the region! He had the extraordinary pleasure to meet Meaghan Frank, who is such a joyful and kind woman and also the 4th generation manager of the winery. She explained all of their products and we had... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the premier winery in the Finger Lakes and the wine and staff reflect the quality and care that go into the process. We will definitely return and recommend it highly.

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Webster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to many wineries over the years, but Dr. Frank was one of the best. Every winery has its own culture, and Dr. Frank's does not disappoint. We tasted about five wines (because we know what we like) and the tastings were free. The server was knowledgable but also fun. The wine was wonderful and we bought several... More 

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alburtis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our last stop that day and all agreed that we wished we had started here. We have no complaints about the other places we stopped, but this is simply hands down better. Good staff, great wines.

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Piercefield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Wonderful winery with friendly, helpful staff. I visited on the day after Thanksgiving. Tastings are done in the new tasting room. Staff are very knowledgeable and happy to suggest, explain, and serve wines. Many choices to select from. Sweets, dries, sparklings. Always a winner in my mind.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

If you understand viticulture at all, you can appreciate what Frank has been doing for over 40 years. The wines were spectacular and the service and hospitality were also great. Thumbs Way Up!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

He was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He came to the United States in 1951. Speaking nine languages, English not being one of them, Konstantin was forced to take a job as a dishwasher in New York City. When he could save up enough, Konstantin moved with his family to the Cornell University Geneva Experiment Station in 1953. During the 1950s,... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We waited considerably longer here for a tasting than other wineries, but it's worth the wait. As many others have written, this is a destination winery, so it would be a mistake to be in the area and not come here. Dr. Frank's features high quality wines, personal service and no tasting fee. So buying a bottle here, after you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

When we arrived, the first thing that struck us was the lovely view. The tasting offered was pretty good, and we left with one or two bottles. I'm not sure I would come back though - there are many excellent wineries in the area. It's hard to compete.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This place provides an awesome wine-tasting experience! The tastings are free, and the whole tasting experience is very intimate. Our hostess, Jan, provided very detailed descriptions of the wines and offered generous tastings. I haven't been to Napa Valley, but I feel like it would be very similar to what you would experience at Dr. Frank's!

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