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Bully Hill Vineyards Winery

409 Reviews

Bully Hill Vineyards Winery

409 Reviews
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Keuka Lake Winery Tour
$167.07 per adult
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fallen_angel999 wrote a review Nov 2020
United States62 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our first stop at Keuka Lake. We were there before 11am and had to wait until the first tasting. They are done on the hour. The tasting was $12 pp and it included 5 wines and you could pick from ten. They had a choice of a dry and a sweet for each tasting. This also included a take home glass and some crackers with either cheese spread or hummus. Kurt was doing the pours and was very friendly and knowledgeable telling the story about Walter and the adventures that brought the winery to what it is today. He had some great facts about the history and really explained the wine. We even bought a wine we normally would not have tried if he had not explained and recommended it for our taste. They ask that you make a reservation but at the time. We were the only people there.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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ImaBlueman wrote a review Oct 2020
Owego, New York113 contributions19 helpful votes
due to Covid, Bully Hill has adjusted their wine tasting to start at the top or each hour. (reservations required). They then take whoever has signed up into a decent size room, where you have your own table distanced from others. What is great about the wine tasting, is you are entertained while doing your tasting! They cover a fascinating story of the founder Mr Taylor, his lawsuit fights, various stories of events that happened throughout all of this, local support and of course the story of the goat! Much more than just a tasting, good history , humorous stories and the tales behind the "david vs goliath" battle mr taylor went through.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rnkgraf wrote a review Oct 2020
50 contributions6 helpful votes
We stopped at Bully Hill to grab lunch and do some wine tasting. We were very happy to be able to enjoy our lunch on the outdoor deck overlooking the vineyard. After lunch, we headed over to the tasting room. We enjoyed each wine we chose for each of the five rounds of tasting. The price was reasonable-$12PP for 5 tastings (choice of 10 wines) and a small serving of crackers with either hummus or cheese. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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smilez711 wrote a review Aug 2020
Landgraaf, The Netherlands38 contributions2 helpful votes
Really want to say very good because the tasting itself was good. Tastings are every hour on the hour, so we signed up and waited for 15 minutes. Got in line to go inside and realized I needed to know our parties table numbers. Had to go back outside for the information. So with that said, I found the getting in and seated a little disorganized. The tasting itself was fine as the host know his information and did walk around to see how everyone was doing. Worth the trip and the price was just right.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ike wrote a review Aug 2020
Hawthorne, New Jersey8 contributions
The way it worked was you had a list in front of you of 5 categories of wines, each had two wines, and you had to pick one from each category. So right off the bat, it was a little annoying to not really be able to pick what you wanted to try: if you didn't like either wine in one of the categories, too bad. Worse was that you all get sit down at the top of the hour, if you're more than five minutes late, they will literally just tell you to leave. We know, because we watched it happen to a couple who walked in late. The woman running the tasting seemed to know a decent amount, but treated the tasters like children in a preschool class: one group was talking quietly and she turned to them and said "can I start with the [insert name of the wine here]?" I tried not to guffaw aloud at the audacity of the way she scolded them, but I digress. The wines were decent, but the experience is hurried, strict, and commercialized, down to the way they ensure you leave through the gift shop. We bought something from literally every place we went, even when we didn't like anything particularly well, except that place. Where we breezed through the gift shop like "yeah ok bye." Oh, and the staff at the restaurant was rude.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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