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Wild Brute Winery

8629 Oak Hill Road

Arkport, NY 14807


  • Family Friendly:
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General Info
General Info
  • Months of Operation:
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
  • Open Seasonally:


Wild Brute Winery tends to break away from what might be expected. After apprenticing at Chateau Frank and studying at Cornell, Justin Recktenwald returned to his roots among the farms of Arkport to start an artisanal farm-winery focusing on the production of wild-fermented Finger Lakes Wines. Wild Brute offers guests a rural tasting experience of uniquely-styled vintages like his popular unfiltered Cab Franc. 

Special Note:

You can also enjoy Wild Brute wines, as well as other wines and craft beverages from around the region, at The Brute: A Finger Lakes Focused Wine Bar in nearby Hornell.  

*seasonal, open limited days and hours — check website for hours 


Outdoor tastings, outdoor seating 


Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Concord, sometimes Riesling  

Most Popular Wines:

Unfiltered Cabernet Franc 

Unique Vintages:

Wild Brute has produced a number of exotic and experimental wines including dry-style Concords & CatawbasPét Nat (aka Pétillant Naturel)Cider-Wine collaborations,Orange WinesandFruited Wines