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“Generous tasting, great wines”

Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Dr. Konstantin Frank pioneered the introduction of vinifera wines to the Finger Lakes region of New York. Our winery was found in 1962 and is one of the most award-winning and historic in New York.
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We brought home a case of Dr. Frank wines from our annual visit last week. We were again impressed by the generous tasting, in which the expert host described the wines and mentioned foods that go well with each. The host had a sequence of wines in mind, but she also brought out the wines we had enjoyed before. Kudos on the 2012 Dry Riesling! We also liked the sauvignon blanc, pinot blanc and Salmon Run chardonnay (unoaked).

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is the winery that started the finger lakes wine area.
A must visit, great history, really nice wines, it is certainly off the beaten path, but it has a wonderful setting and great people working there.what a gem.
Can't wait to get my Riesling shipped.
Look forward to my next trip

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

The tasting here is set up differently than other places, but it works well. They know what they're doing.
The wines are some of the best in the Finger Lakes, hands down.
And on top of all that, the view is to die for. You taste fantastic wines while looking out right to the lake.
This place is really hard to beat.
Very knowledgable staff as well, and very friendly.

Thank Virginia C
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This winery has absolutely beautiful views of the lake and their vineyards. When you go someone will greet you and be your server. We had a very nice gentleman who answered our questions with ease. I especially liked that they had plenty of room and servers for us to have our own server to ourselves. The tastings are free and the wines are good.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

First line up ten people, give each a glass, then pour 2 kinds of wine (one for wife, one for husband) talk very fast and get them the heck out before the next bunch walk in. That is not wine tasting, not sure what it is, but it is not "wine tasting". The wine however is worth tasting, worth spending time with and on, so buy a bottle or two and enjoy it leisurely by the lake or with dinner.

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Erin F, Public Relations Manager at Dr. Konstantin Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your tasting! We really appreciate all your feedback because it helps us to continue to improve how we serve our customers. I’d like to assure you that your experience is not typical for our tastings and we are very sorry to hear that you had such a negative impression. The way we control visitor traffic is meant to ensure a more personal tasting experience, as well as enable our tasters to focus their time and efforts equally on each party of people, despite busy days. We apologize that this was not the experience that you had and that you felt rushed during your tasting. We are very glad to hear that despite your negative experience, you were able to enjoy some of our wines themselves, and we hope that you might come visit the winery again in the future for what will hopefully be a better tasting experience. Thank you again for sharing!

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