Dr Konstantin Frank

Top choice in Finger Lakes

Four generations of the Frank family have run this multi-award–winning winery since 1962. The verandah of the tasting room offers spectacular views of Keuka Lake; make sure you sample the Rkatsiteli, an acidic and floral white that has a cult following.

Dr Frank was a Ukrainian immigrant who revolutionized the wine industry in the Finger Lakes by finding a way to grow a wider range of grape varietals.

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1. Keuka Lake Vineyards

2.97 MILES

Specializes in riesling, vignoles, cabernet franc and Léon Millot. The grapes are grown in a sustainable way without the use of herbicides or pesticides.

2. Barrington Cellars

7.11 MILES

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3. Stever Hill Vineyards

7.61 MILES

Stever Hill has its tasting room in a restored old barn. Chocolate and cheese pairings ($10) can also be had alongside the wines.

4. Hunt Country Vineyards

8.63 MILES

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5. Rooster Hill Vineyards

9.93 MILES

Offers tours and tastings with a deck area overlooking the northeast end of Keuka Lake. Its riesling, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc have won…

6. Keuka Spring Vineyards

12.15 MILES

Just south of Penn Yan, this is a local favorite in a pastoral setting. Keuka Spring has won many awards for its oaky cabernet franc.

7. Hermann J Wiemer Vineyard

14.79 MILES

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8. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

15.94 MILES

Named after the farmer who founded the original orchards and vineyards here in 1852, this wine-making operation has been in business since 1985 and has…