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Penguin Bay Winery

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Address: 6075 Route 414, Hector, NY 14841
Phone Number: 16075465115
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

You'll fall in love with the fun and unique wines at Penguin Bay that range...

You'll fall in love with the fun and unique wines at Penguin Bay that range from dry to semi-sweet. What is more to love is the fact that a portion of all wine proceeds go to the endangered Humboldt penguins at the Syracuse Rosamond Gifford Zoo. So stop into our tasting room and pick a favorite wine to savor while you enjoy our lake view picnic facilities.

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Very nice winery. More stuff to buy then you can even look at. So many neat home decorations and great wine too.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alyssa K
South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
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South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice winery. More stuff to buy then you can even look at. So many neat home decorations and great wine too.

Thank Alyssa K
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Except for the tour bus traffic (busy weekend per the staff), this was our favorite winery. It has a great view of the lake and the staff is very friendly. Their tasting fee is higher than most, but the staff member was very knowledgeable about their wines and spent some time talking with us.

Thank JM17522
Lakeville, Minnesota
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601 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only ones there and there was a laid back young man who was very friendly it was " offically" 6 tastings for $5 but as we were only ones there he let us taste anything we wanted bought a couple bottles ..wine wasn't bad and labels were cute

Thank MinnScooter
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Good wine. Wine tastings were $5. Not bad for six tastings. From Tastings to wine selection and gift shop the staff was very nice. They have a larger tasting bar behind the front area. We saw a few bridal parties enjoying that space. Nice that they can accommodate larger parties. We asked a server to take our picture in the... More 

Thank Karen C
Auburn, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My visit to this winery for the first time was awesome! It certainly was a great experience, the staff was great explaining and supporting wines produced at winery. Had a wonderful experience and would recommend to others.

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Thank amyfE7593KN
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Their bubbly brut is delicious. No bar stools, so it was not a place I would linger in. However, they support animal charities, and the service was friendly. Looking forward to sharing their wines with friends.

Thank AmandaEhr
Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We visited Penguin Bay winery this past weekend. We went for the cute Penguins on the bottles and for the fun decor, however we were very impressed with the professional and knowledgeable staff and friendly environment as well as the wine. The guys were very factual and professional and we feel we got the full tasting experience! Although many of... More 

Thank timetowine2016
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Penguin Bay definitely stood out amongst the wineries we visited on the Finger Lakes. Very knowlegable staff, a fun penguin-filled environment, and of course, very good wine for quite reasonable prices. The rieslings were my favorites, while my friends preferred the reds. Not the largest selection to choose from, but what they have is very good. Definitely worth a visit,... More 

Thank Matthew W
Corning, New York
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We were touring the wineries for a birthday and made penguin bay a stop we wanted to make. Upon arrival we were treated like they did not want us there. The place was empty, our party was the only one in the building, the kid behind the counter asked if we had a reservation. We told him no, from there,... More 

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Lindsay B, Public Relations Manager at Penguin Bay Winery, responded to this review

We are very sorry about your bad experience. The owner would be glad to discuss this with you, our number is 1-888-549-WINE More 

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

I've been telling people for years that what you like in wine is a matter of individual taste. Penguin Bay wine is a prime example. We did the usual wine tasting (my wife and I shared the samples since we like the same kinds of wine.) We settled on purchasing a regular and a dry resiling and a cabernet franc... More 

Thank Ebes1320

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