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Thirsty Owl Wine Company

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Address: 6861 State Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521-9599
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+1 866-869-5805
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Great Fall Stop

Driving along Cayuga Lake we decided to stop Thirsty Owl for lunch. First thing you note is the great location in the middle of the vineyard and overlooking Cayuga lake... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
Owego, NY
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Owego, NY
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Driving along Cayuga Lake we decided to stop Thirsty Owl for lunch. First thing you note is the great location in the middle of the vineyard and overlooking Cayuga lake. Beautiful location and views. Did a wine tasting with a super young man (Cornell grad) who gave helpful info and guided us to several wines which we greatly enjoyed! Lunch... More 

Thank upstatedoc
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The thirsty owl was the 3rd stop on our wine tour. They were extremely busy and we felt very rushed to taste the wine and get out! Wine pouring the wine, they told us the same thing about the wine that was on the wine list (same description) like it had been memorized and recited, adding no additional information.

Thank djp1000
Lakeville, Minnesota
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637 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

this is where we got my Favorite bottle of my ( New) favorite NY wine Gewrriztraminer I had only tried this one time before and it was from Germany and I didn't like it..I found out in NY that there is a great Varaition among the wineries in this wine. we also got a Pinot Gris that my wife found... More 

Thank MinnScooter
Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Finally stopped here for a tasting after being in the area for two weeks. The wine selection is remarkable, and we enjoyed all of the tastings. We ended up buying an entire case of wine! We stopped into the Bistro for a snack. Wish we were there for dinner -- the options sounded delicious! We ended up ordering a bottle... More 

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128 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We found a few very robust whites at the Thirsty owl (and since it was our first stop, we feel like our judgement would have been good!) Love the environment and the view and we saw an AMAZING LOOKING SANDWICH! You can take a boat to this winery on Cayuga Lake

Thank alison n
South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The Thirsty Owl was a nice stop on our Wine Trail trek. The building is well positioned for wonderful views. The wines tend to be sweet and the port, sherry and icewine were nice for after meal beverages. We picked up a few to take home. The restaurant had great views and the menu looked really good. We did not... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I'll give credit where credit is due. The tasting room is clean, and view of Cayuga Lake is second to none from the winery. We went only for a tasting, but it was quite crowded on the Saturday we went with families and couples enjoying the food with some live music playing. They wanted the tasting money up front and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We tasted 5 wines for $3 with a $2 coupon off any wine we bought. The wines were tasty and the gal pouring our samples described each type of wine as she filled our glasses. We had lunch in the bistro and took advantage of the specials - lobster tail and a scallops dish. The food was excellent and the... More 

Thank Melodycthomas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Stopped here while on a tour of the area while visiting family. Very scenic view of the lake from outside and a very nice selection of wine in. We tasted 5 wines and were given an explanation of each. Would surely stop here again when in the area.

Thank CDEW
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We love dry Riesling, and Thirsty Owl makes excellent ones. Pleasant tasting room with efficien servers. Don't pass it by on your finger lakes wine tasting trip.

Thank mmcgannon

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