Hosmer Winery

Hosmer Winery, Ovid: Hours, Address, Hosmer Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Hosmer Winery
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards • Wine Tours & Tastings
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11:00 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
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
Here at Hosmer Winery, we try and keep tradition alive. Each bottle of wine starts from the ground up, literally. We use our breathtaking surroundings not only as inspiration but for a reason to do what we do. As one of the original wineries on Cayuga Lake we proudly represent some of the oldest vinifera in the Finger Lakes. We are a fully functioning estate winery; everything from growing, to picking, to pressing, to bottling is done on site. As a farm, we cultivate over 70 acres of grapes with over 10 varieties and growing. Our belief in winemaking and grape growing are parallel and continuing, we strive to maintain preservation of the land and the fruit form vine to table. Our passion for what we do is exemplified through the creation of our memorable wines.
Ovid, New York
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Travelers' Choice
2022
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John L
Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
May 2022
Recently (Saturday 5/14/22) did a tasting here for a large group (20) of friends who were visiting the Finger Lakes with me for a few days. After contacting the winery, the staff said they couldn't take 20 at a time (particularly in the afternoon at the time I was looking for), but if we were to break up into two groups and have half the group visit a winery 3 minutes away, they could accommodate us. The first group, which I was a part of, had a good experience. The host was funny, knowledgeable, and put up with our shenanigans and the fact that this was our fifth stop of the day.

That said, upon arriving the manager who I had worked with via email had said that the second group may not be able to be seated if they didn't hurry up and get there by an specific time. Now, I understand that either by choice (or by law) that they close at a specific time. However, the second group was delayed because the winery THEY suggested we visit as part of the split does not take reservations, was clueless about our arrival even with me corresponding with them weeks and weeks ahead of time, and were busy that day - busier, in fact, then Hosmer who was celebrating their winery's anniversary. In the end, they did offer the second group a full glass of one wine, but considering I could have either chosen another winery for the groups to split to, or gone ahead and visited another winery if they were going to go against their word and their own suggestion, I felt like we could have been treated a little nicer.
Written May 17, 2022
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Jennifer G
16 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
We felt like being with family. It was so warm and inviting with a comfortable atmosphere. We could have chatted for hours.
Written March 22, 2022
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stevenwM4132BY
10 contributions
Sep 2021
Not a lot of customer interaction. We were given a list of wines, no explanation given, we picked our wine and were sent outside by ourselves with 5 shot glasses and a wine glass. That was it no more interaction. They were open until 5:30, we arrived at 5 and a couple walked in a couple of minutes after 5 and they were told they stopped tastings at 5 and were turned away.
Written September 24, 2021
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Hello there! Thank you for coming to visit us here at Hosmer! We appreciate your feedback and take all suggestions into consideration. Our tastings have been flight-style outside while the weather is still enjoyable as we currently do not have enough staff to accommodate indoor tastings on a daily basis. We would love for you to come back and do a guided tasting with one of our wine experts! The weekends typically allow for this as we do have the staff to operate our tasting bars. Reservations can be made in advance by visiting our website at www.hosmerwinery.com. Our policy is to end tastings 30 minutes prior to closing, however, we do still offer wine by the glass and bottle sales. Again, we hope you come back again!
Written October 15, 2021
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Bruce D
1 contribution
Aug 2021
One of the ladies in charge of Operations was very helpful and informative... Stephanie.
We would highly recommend a visit, a Tasting, and BUY SOME WINE!
Written August 12, 2021
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Hello! We are lucky to have Stephanie on our team! She brings a great deal of expertise to the winery and does a great job at sharing that with our customers. Please come back and visit us again! Cheers!
Written August 16, 2021
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Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ2,243 contributions
Aug 2021
I enjoyed a glass of 2019 Limited Release Riesling; very smooth and dry; very tasty.

My husband enjoyed a glass of 2017 Late Pick Riesling, a deliciously sweet dessert wine.

Great place to listen to live music. Two large tents to provide shade on a hot day. The musicians we heard today, Tribal Revival, were very much to our liking; relaxing music that I would characterize as "soft rock."

The winery is unpretentious and welcoming. Give me good wine, good service and good music and I don't need anything fqncier.
Written August 8, 2021
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Hi Cynthia, we're glad to hear you enjoyed the wine and your time while here at Hosmer. We agree- what more do you need than good wine, good service, and good music?! We're glad that we were able to provide that for you and hope to continue to do so for years to come! Cheers!
Written August 11, 2021
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MSM
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
The wines were uninspiring, the bartendress was unenthusiastic, and the physical setting is poor. Also, she poured the last drips from the bottle. The charcuterie plate was no charcuterie.. It was cheese and crackers.
Written July 20, 2021
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Hello! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience at Hosmer did not meet your expectations. We do appreciate your honesty and would love to have you visit us again for a second chance! I will send you a private message and we can chat further.
Written July 29, 2021
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1jlh1973
New Jersey48 contributions
Jul 2021
Charming winery and tasting in a restored barn, with a lot of history. The tasting was lovely as were our hostesses, lots of information about the wine and conversation as we were the only ones there at that time. We bought a few bottles as well as the tomato dip they served. Compared to some of the other tasting we had been to that weekend the pours were a little light and cheese/crackers not much more than a bite - but I guess that is the point to get you to buy more. If we go back to the Finger Lakes we would go again.
Written July 5, 2021
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Hello and thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you had a good time and will visit us again if you're in the area!! And that Cheeky Monkey sauce tends to go home with quite a few customers along with our wine- happy you enjoyed it! :)
Written July 19, 2021
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Anne S
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Our first wine tasting in the Finger Lakes in Hosmer was a great introduction to what the area has to offer. Great whites with reds that needed time to mature. Very enjoyable experience.
Written June 6, 2021
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Hello Anne! We're glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience here at Hosmer while visiting the area. Please come back and visit again, cheers!
Written June 7, 2021
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Mtsu2001
Nashville, TN1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
Great wine, great tasting experience and advice on pairings. The barn was a little cool the day we were there due to the forts to the outside being open.
Written May 30, 2021
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Thank you for coming to try our wines at Hosmer! We're so glad to hear that you have a great tasting experience. We hope that you come to visit us again, cheers!
Written May 31, 2021
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Cathy R
Houston, TX20 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
This was one of our favorite wineries in the finger lakes. Tasting was fun and informative. Wines were excellent. Loved the wine glass to keep as s souvenir.
Written May 29, 2021
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Hello Cathy! Thank you for coming to visit us and try our wine here at Hosmer! We hope you think of us when you enjoy wine at home with your Hosmer wine glass. Come visit again soon! Cheers!
Written May 31, 2021
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