Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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.