Wagner Vineyards

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Wagner Vineyards
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards • Breweries
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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 - 9:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visitors to this popular winery in the Finger Lakes area can experience great wine-tasting, fine dining and tasting this establishment's newest addition- micro-brewed beers.
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StowMomof2Boys
Stow, OH183 contributions
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We enjoyed our wine tasting and would recommend. Take note- tastings are reservations only and well worth $8 / person. Our bartender was extremely knowledgeable and tailored our tastings to what we seemed to enjoy. The view from winery was exceptional. After our tasting we hoped to eat a late lunch, early dinner, but it appeared the restaurant was about to close (I think they closed at 4:00.) so we had a few "snacks" after the tasting and the menu at the brewery side was very limited. Overall we had a good experience, I just recommend eating before you go there. That’s why I gave it four stars.
Written July 25, 2021
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Carly K
Arlington, VA46 contributions
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We had the best tasting experience in the Finger Lakes at Wagner with John Pulos!!! John was so knowledgeable and shared so many interesting details and stories about the wine, grapes and more. The world's most interesting man and great wines to top! We capped our afternoon with lunch at Wagner's Cafe, Ginny Lee that offers great views of the lake. Wagner is at the top of our list of wineries in the Finger Lakes and we visited more than 20 during our trip. And highly recommend purchasing a copy of John's book, for sale at the winery.
Written September 6, 2021
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Kurt R
Pittsburgh, PA598 contributions
We chose Wagner because of the many glowing reviews, and after visiting it was easy to understand why there are so many. The property is large and offers a good deal of space inside and out. We had made a reservation for a tasting and the man who poured for us made our experience even more special. He took the time to teach us what we were tasting and explained all of what were were enjoying. We ended up spending nearly an hour with him tasting and chatting. On top of all of that, we enjoyed the wine very much and had no trouble finding a few bottles to take home!
We would recommend Wagner to anyone looking to visit wineries in the Finger Lakes.
Written July 15, 2020
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Joe B
Kingsley, PA4 contributions
Stopped for a tasting in mid September. So glad to see that Wagner's is adhering to all of the new protocols in this new era. We were fortunate enough to have a tasting with John. Certainly not your average tasting. We were treated to one of the most enjoyable hours we have spent in the Finger Lakes. We were educated not only on the origins of the winery, but the origins of the grapes themselves. This man really has a passion for the area and the entire industry. On top of that, the wines were really excellent. We are more into the dry reds, which were all great, but the whites were equally impressive. My personal favorite was the Caywood East dry Reisling, The beers are also very good, If time allows, we recommend a lunch stop at the Ginny Lee Cafe. Great food, wonderful views of the winery and vineyards, and a great drink menu featuring Wagner beers and wines by the glass or bottle .This place really has something for everyone.
Keep up the great work John and Wagner's
Joe and Lori Brennan
Written October 8, 2020
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Elizabeth V
Annandale17 contributions
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We made a reservation for an indoor wine tasting figuring it was a nice way to spend a little time on a rainy day and it was way more than that. Our guide was John and his knowledge of the history of wine and the region was phenomenal. He took us each on our own personal wine tasting based on our likes and we each found our tastings perfect. I really liked how he gave us the background and info about the wine before we tasted and let us determine what we found. We are no wine experts despite enjoying wine and visiting wineries and I never felt intimidated which was nice. Plus I learned why I most likely get such headaches from red wine and it’s not the sulfites as I once thought! He definitely went above and beyond and never rushed us which made it a really wonderful afternoon for the two of us. We each found a bottle or two to purchase for home upon leaving. Definitely recommend this experience.
Written August 4, 2020
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Fernanda B
West New York, NJ33 contributions
Beautiful location and the restaurant in the winery is delicious! The tasting experience was good. Wines were delicious and we felt safe regarding covid. It was just kinda difficult to listen to the person who served us the tasting because of the face mask, glass and loud music. We would recommend to lower the volume of the music inside.
Written July 12, 2020
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dese2
Auburn, NY2,377 contributions
We have gone to plenty of Finger Lakes Wineries for the past few years. For what ever reason this was our first stop at Wagner. And, our first outing this year due to COVID. We made reservations for a tasting online before we arrived. Our tasting was inside and we were well protected. Seating was well spaced and there was a plexiglass shield between us and the server. Glasses were carefully placed to protect us and the server.
Our server, "wine guide", was very knowledgeable and made the experience worth while.
The winery has a nice shop with lots of interesting items for sale in addition to the wines.
The winery offers the pre-arranged tastings and there were others who were ordering flights and sitting outside; had not made prior arrangements.
The grounds overlook Seneca Lake so a beautiful setting. There is a large gravel parking lot.
They have a restaurant on site. We didn't eat there.
Written August 23, 2020
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raymond r
Pompton Lakes, NJ3 contributions
I was very disappointed in this winery visit. We arrived 30 minutes prior to closing add the staff was QUITE rude, obviously miffed that we wanted to still have a flight of their wine.

We have been touring the Finger Lakes region for two days and prior to our visit to Wagner we had already purchased several cases of wine, so we are not casual wine drinkers who arrive for a tasting and spend 12-15 dollars and leave,

The staff ruined the visit and we will NEVER visir Wagner again, nor will we drink their wine that is available in our local wine store.
Written April 19, 2021
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Mark_C02
Pittsburgh, PA18 contributions
This is by far my favorite Finger Lakes winery. They produce several very good wines at a reasonable price. The tasting experience was great. Lunch at the Ginny Lee restaurant (part of the winery) was also very good. The view from the patio is great. They also have a brewery on site for those who would rather have beer. All is all, a great experience!
Written August 28, 2021
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David D
Howell, MI6 contributions
If you stop at only one winery in the Finger Lakes, stop at Wagner!

We knew we were in the right place when, as the first customers of the day, we were escorted to the tasting room where loud rock music was playing (kids might call it "classic" rock, but it was just plain old rock) and the gentleman behind the bar (who some might also call "classic") turned the music down, and then back up saying that we could rock together. Not a bad start!

John turned out to be hands-down the most informed and informative wine-tasting guide that we have ever met... and we have tasted a glass or two of wine over the years!

John presented us with a selection of wines that was nothing short of fantastic, and educated us on the history of each grape as we went. Knowing a fair bit about wine and grapes, not to mention being the owner of a small vineyard (I didn't mention that part, John :) ), I was nothing less than amazed by the amount of research and knowledge that resided in John's mind that was presented to us in a manner that was easily digested.

Never were we coached on what we would be tasting (e.g. "notes of plums and minerals...") but rather given information with which we could enjoy the wine for what it is and the craftsmanship that went into it.

As the first stop of the day, John mentioned that it would be all downhill from there, and indeed it was. While we tasted some great wines during the remainder of our trip, the Wagner selections stood out as excellent, and the other tasting experiences paled in comparison. We departed after a brief 90 minutes, better for the experience, and looking forward to our next visit.

We'll return to the Finger Lakes at some point, and Wagner will be a mandatory stop.
Written August 3, 2020
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Wagner Vineyards is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM