Dr. Frank's Winery Hammondsport, New York

While traveling with the Road Scholars in NY I had the opportunity to see several wonderful wineries.  Among them was Dr. Frank's Winery.
(Quotes from their website will be in italics)

"Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States."

First off, what is Vinifera?  I consulted Google and found this definition...a common European grape (Vitis vinifera) that is the chief source of Old World wine and table grape varieties
"In 1962, merely a decade after arriving in America, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars. The winery quickly earned a reputation for spectacular Rieslings and its original planting of vines formed the backbone of New York’s world-class wines and champagnes."

The drive that day was lovely.  Blue skies and grape vines.  Nothing could make it better then a good glass of wine.  And believe me, I did indulge in a good glass of wine and was not disappointed:-)

"Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Keuka Lake, our winery offers breath-taking views year round. Situated in the former home of Dr. Konstantin Frank, our main tasting room is both cozy and welcoming."  

The tasting room was very nice.  We spent a lot of time learning about and tasting the wines.

Dr. Frank Wines
9749 Middle Road Hammondsport, NY 14840 
Phone: 800-320-0735

If you find yourself in the Finger Lakes region of NY I suggest you visit Dr. Franks.  
You will love it!
Happy Travels and Wine Tastings.


  1. That red flower! Beautiful!! So, how did the Riesling here compare to the one at Cloer Family Vineyards?

  2. Thanks for stopping by J.A. I would say it was a bit less sweet then the one here in NC. Both are wonderful in their own way:-)

  3. It looks like a beautiful area! I'm hoping to check out the Finger Lakes area soon; I'll have to look this up when I go!

    1. if you go be sure and go to Watkins Glenn Park and hike the gorge. Beautiful. The Great Western Winery is lovely be sure and go there too:-)


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