Keuka Lake Vistas to Vineyards - 1 Day : 5 Stops
A short drive from picturesque Hammondsport, start at Point of the Bluff. Known for excellent ice wines, the dry and sensational Rosé will catch your attention. With soaring views and an awesome music venue, they also have a great canned series inspired by local aviation history, including Hangar 17.
Next stop, one of the more famous wineries on the east coast. Dr. Frank's is the perfect combination of exceptional vintages and breathtaking views. While Riesling is where it's at, try the Rkatsiteli. It might just be your new favorite. One that none of your friends has ever heard of.
With a restaurant offering panoramic views and delicious food, Bully Hill is a must. After lunch tasting at a winery built around the motto “wine with laughter” is an absolute blast. Focusing mostly on hybrid grapes, the wines range from sweet (yummy Ravat 51) to the much drier Seyval Blanc.
What Keuka Lake Vineyards lacks in size, it makes up for quality specializing in small batches of fine dry wines. Never would expect their wines to be in restaurants in NYC, DC, even Japan. Until you try them. You will especially love the Vignoles and Leon Millot.
With spectacular views of vineyards and the lake, a stunning tasting room, and a wine range of wonderful wines Heron Hill is a great spot to end your day. Focused on sustainability since they started almost 45 years ago, Heron Hill is a treat for the eyes and the palate.
After your day of wine tasting be sure to stop by the charming village of Hammondsport for some shopping and dinner to top of this amazing day.
Reservations are required at most tasting rooms. Please contact wineries directly in advance to secure your tasting time.