Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Penn Yan: Hours, Address, Keuka Lake Wine Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Keuka Lake Wine Trail
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Covid-19 Update for Winery Tasting Rooms: First in Wine, First in Beauty. We look forward to welcoming you to the jewel of the Finger Lakes! The Finger Lakes of New York is the largest and most celebrated wine producing region in the Eastern United States. At its heart lies Keuka Lake, whose spectacular beauty and glacially- deposited soils inspired early grape cultivation and the birth of America’s wine industry in 1860. Our wineries craft some of the world’s most beautifully balanced and vibrant wines, and we take equal pride in the warmth of our hospitality. Experience a truly memorable getaway. Visit us anytime – many wineries are open daily, year round – or join us for one of our signature events.
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Paul C
White Plains, NY795 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We took a ride to the Finger Lakes and thought we would just see some nice scenery and relax.
I knew there were a few wineries up there but I wasn’t very hopeful about the wine after having wine in Dutchess County and Long Island.
We were shocked that there are about 70 wineries there some of which have really nice facilities.
The wine was actually better than expected. It’s not full bodied. If you want or need that you have to go to California but they make some nice reasonably priced drinkable wines.
Written September 9, 2020
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Thank you for visiting! The scenery is definitely a great reason to visit, but we're delighted to hear the wineries exceeded your expectations. Cheers!
Written September 25, 2020
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Mark S
Pittsburgh, PA48 contributions
Oct 2019
The Keuka Lake Wine Trail and its passport is an excellent way to taste your way around this beautiful lake. Excellent bargains await as you visit. Save room in the car as you will likely pick up a bottle or two or dozen, along the way.
Written February 24, 2020
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Donald M
East Amherst, NY20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Keuka Lake is the most scenic of the no Finger Lakes. With a cold front and new snow it's prettier than ever. We came to Hammondsport to eat, but the wineries beckoned first. There are numerous wineries with different wines. Keuka Lake Winery is rustic, but a delightful visit. Dr. Frank's should not be skipped. Domaine Leseure is French through and through while Weiss is German. McGreggors should be visited every time. The others are also good with varying choices. Despite the chill, this is a great place in the heart of Winter.
Written February 14, 2020
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Rochester, NY50 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
I have hit the seneca lake wine trail many times and love the Keuka wine trail also. Lots of little wineries are not listed but so worth hitting, my favorite being Crooked Lake . The best Diamond i have had, calls it a Keuka White. Fun to be had at Bully Hill with lots to do there and Heron Hill and Dr Frank's have such good rieslings!!!! Food and fun all along the way to great wine destinations.
Written June 22, 2013
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Worcester, MA308 contributions
My list for this lake would be : Hunts County (do the chocolate and wine pairings, they are known for their dessert wines but they make wines that will appeal to this of us that like it sry not sweet). Next stop should be Dr. Franks, they are of course known for their Rieslings but let your server guide you thru some of their more obscure wine and you will not be disappointed. Winery 3 should be Herron Hill. Try to be tasting at Herron for lunch time so after the tasting you can take a break at the Blue Herron Cafe - simple menu, pretty patio dining with a view. I would end my day with Ravines Winery. I was not as impressed with their cheese & chocolate pairings but great wine with the Wine Spectator Scores to prove it.
Written September 18, 2011
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Rochester, NY85 contributions
May 2012 • Friends
I decided to write this because it worked out really well for us. We were looking to do some wine tasting, but also throw in a picnic lunch in between. The only thing we actually packed was a cooler full of water. We began our wine tasting adventure at Hunt Country located about a mile west of Branchport (north end of the west branch of Keuka Lake) at around 10:30 am. They have a large parking lot, a great selection of wines, and an interesting selection of items in the gift shop. Then we drove the mile to the main intersection in Branchport and stopped at the Crooked Lake Mercantile grocery store. They also have an interesting selection of tourist items, but the main attraction for us was the incredibly delicious sandwiches on a selection of home baked breads. They sell full or half sandwiches. Most appetites will be satisfied with the half sandwich. You would need to be starving to put down a full sandwich. We also picked up some chips and a container of pasta salad. We mentioned we were trying to have a small picnic and they supplied the plastic utensils and napkins. We then drove east, around the north end of the lake through Penn Yan, then on to Keuka Spring Vineyards located about 2 miles south of Penn Yan on the east side of the east branch of Keuka Lake. Once again another fine selection of wines, and additionally picnic tables (with umbrellas for shade). After attending their tasting we selected a wine for lunch from their cooler and had an incredible picnic lunch with a fantastic view of the lake. From here we drove around the south end of the lake and back to the west side. We then stopped at Bully Hill, Heron Hill, and Dr Frank wineries. I strongly recommend you have a designated driver for this full tour as can involve quite a bit of wine. If you prefer eating inside, both Bully Hill and Heron Hill have a restaurant.
Written May 29, 2012
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scranton, pa7 contributions
Oct 2011 • Couples
My wife and I took the Seneca wine trail on one day and the Keuka lake wine trail the next. Keuka was so much nicer. The scenery as you drive from vineyard to vineyard is stunning. The wineries seemed friendlier at Keuka and more personal. Keuka is much smaller and cozier. Seneca was more about selling you wine, Keuka waqs more about talking about wine. If you go, do not miss the wine tour at Pleasant Valley winery, also known as Great Western winery. It is away from the lake in Hammondsport and a little hard to find, but that tour alone made the trip worthwhile. The buildings are over 200 years old. And now I know how champgne is made.
Written October 14, 2011
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Rockaway Park, NY1,318 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
My wife and I spent parts of two days on the trail, but some wineries were much better than others.

Dr. Konstantinos Franks was our favorite winery on the lake, Bully Hill has a great bistro overlooking the lake and both a small wine museum and art gallery. Both were on the southwest part of the lake.

Keuka Springs winery on the northeast part of the lake had good wines, and a very friendly tasting room staff. They had an outdoor seating area with one of the best views in the Finger Lakes.

Most of the other wineries we stopped at were disappointing. Some wineries advertise to be on the “trail” and offer discounts but we thought their wines were not worthy of visits after tasting their wine.
Written August 5, 2018
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Toronto, Canada23 contributions
May 2018
Last Thursday during our visit to Penn Yan we decided to do a wine tour. The front desk person at the Hampton Inn provided us with a brochure of the Finger Lakes that showed every brewery, vineyard and distillery around the lakes. We decided to stick close to home and just do the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Since we drove ourselves, only one of us could drink and so I was elected the official taster. There are 5 vineyards on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, starting with Keuka Lake, which I've already reviewed. We also stopped in at Rooster Hill which was right down the road, even though it wasn't on the official wine trail. All the vineyards visited were nicely located with wonderful views of Keuka Lake and the surrounding area. The tastings were generous and all the wines were wonderful. McGregor offered snack plates and we decided to have the warm brie with bread and fruit which was just enough to soak up all the wine I had tasted so far and fortify me for the next stops. Almost all of the places visited had places to sit outside to enjoy the views. Most of the tastings offered 5 tastes for $5. One was $3 for 5 and one was $7. At most places premium wines were $1 more for tastings. Heron Hill was the most spectacular location. An imposing structure high up on the hill with a breathtaking view. It also has a restaurant attached, which was closed at the time of our visit. From what I could see, every vineyard offered discounts when purchasing multiple bottles. I think pretty well everyone offered discounts to the military, and almost all of them did not charge for the tasting if wine was purchased. The entire trip around the lake took us approximately 3.5 hours and we did not rush. We decided that the next time we would hire a car and driver so both of us could be free to taste the wonderful wines of this region. We ended up purchasing a good selection of wines of which several would have been great to buy a case of, had we had the room. Definitely going back there and doing that trail again.
Written June 5, 2018
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Syracuse, NY58 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
A very nice pre-fall day was spent on the Keuka Wine trail attending their harvest festival. While there are only 7 wineries on the trail event, there are more along the way if you are so inclined. We stuck to the 7 this time as we went only on Sunday and didn't have a lot of extra time. Most of the food pairings were very good, McGregor getting the prize for food. One of the best views was Heron Hill and Ravines as the Ravines folks set out the bar in a tent so you were in the front overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake on a sunny crisp day. Doesn't get much better than that. Something for every palate at each winery and surprisingly some of the reds were very good at Ravines and McGregor. The fortified dessert wines at Hunt deserve some applause as well. If you are looking for a relaxing day with friendly people, go to a Keuka Wine Trail event. Well worth the drive.
Written September 16, 2014
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