Bully Hill Vineyards Winery

Bully Hill Vineyards Winery, Hammondsport: Hours, Address, Bully Hill Vineyards Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Bully Hill Vineyards Winery

Bully Hill Vineyards Winery
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
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country, this family-owned winery is popular for its humorous tours, spectacular scenery and artsy wine labels.
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budv
East Berlin, PA327 contributions
Great visit
Jun 2021
Great Winery. We enjoyed the great view. They have a restaurant overlooking the lake. Staff in the winery were very helpful. Good place to stop if in the area.
Written June 10, 2021
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fallen_angel999
United States61 contributions
Great view, great wine
Nov 2020
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.
Written November 3, 2020
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ImaBlueman
Owego, NY127 contributions
entertaining wine tasting experience
Oct 2020
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.
Written October 29, 2020
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Rnkgraf
56 contributions
Great wine, beautiful views
Oct 2020 • Couples
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.
Written October 6, 2020
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smilez711
Landgraaf, The Netherlands38 contributions
Worth the trip
Aug 2020
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.
Written August 29, 2020
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Ike
Hawthorne, NJ8 contributions
Hurried, regimented, rude, too commercial
Aug 2020
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.
Written August 17, 2020
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NorthernNJTraveller
Hillsdale, NJ204 contributions
The Gold Standard on Keuka Lake
Jul 2020
We have been coming here since the 80's when the split from Taylor was still a big thing and to be honest when Taylor was still a big thing. The place was not much to look at then but now it sure is. They were known for their (since copied) crazy labels. The wine is good but the setting is phenomenal and you would be making a mistake if you missed the jewel of the lake.
Written July 29, 2020
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Pattycakes15
Hackensack, NJ235 contributions
Worth a Visit
Jul 2020
What a great time we had, beautiful views, great set up and a delicious lunch overlooking the vineyard and lake. If you are hungry, definitely eat here, it was one of the best lunches we had all week.
Written July 15, 2020
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Pete H
16 contributions
Wine tasting
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great atmosphere, staff welcoming and very knowledgable. Able to try as many wines as like and no pressure to make you but any, samples were dollar a glass so very affordable. We did but after many samples and are now home enjoying our purchase. Would visit again.
Written February 18, 2020
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Bruce M
Selinsgrove, PA98 contributions
Wonderful, fantastic view, great wine
Dec 2019
First visit to the Finger Lakes wine region and this was a great first stop. The winery sits high up the mountain with a beautiful view of Keuka Lake. Today they were putting some finishing touches on the new location but stopped to help serve us and did so pleasantly. There is good selection of wines from dry to sweet and the prices reasonable. This is one of the stops that you should plan on a little extra time to enjoy.
Written December 30, 2019
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