The marriage of tradition and innovation – original (O.G.) alongside the new (progeny) – is what has always defined Keuka Lake. Join us on this tour as we unfold the history of Finger Lakes winemaking, taste the present state of a diversity of fine wines being produced along Keuka lake, and get a peak into what’s in store for the region as it re-emerges as an international winemaking destination. This tour is like no other: four wineries representing a lineage of four different countries share their culture and history with each sip of the glass.
The tour begins at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a wine tasting in their 1962 Reserve Tasting roomwhere you will experience some of the very best wines in the Dr. Konstantin Frank portfolio. As you taste the wine, your server will share stories that unfold half a century and four generations of wine making in the Frank family.
The next stop is Heron Hill Winery where John and Jo Ingle have been producing quality Rieslings, Cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals since 1977. Enjoy a private tasting, followed by lunch in the Blue Heron Cafe featuring locally grown ingredients.
After lunch, we make our way to the east side of the lake, to experience the the progeny of European winemaking heritage and Finger Lakes training, that are establishing their own vision for quality wine making in the region.
At Weis Vineyards, Peter Weis, originally from Mosel, Germany creates wines in the Finger Lakes that are inspired by the similar climate and minerality of his native land. With either Peter, or his wife Ashlee, you will experience wines of distinctive character such as their Grüner Veltliner, Gewürtztraminer, and house speciality, Heart of the Lake, in their converted tasting in barn.
Price: $115.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This tour is a public tour and requires a minimum of 5 total guests in order to run the tour at the listed price. Alternate touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.
This tour, or the full day lunch tour version, is also available for groups of 5+ guests Sunday-Friday upon request. Please call 607-233-4818 if you are interested in this tour for your party.
A 12% service charge will be added to reservations with 8 or more guests. If you book online, you will receive an updated confirmation email containing that extra charge within 2 business days. If you have any questions you can reach our office at 607-233-4818, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM.
Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 12pm-6pm – please note the time the tour starts depends on your pick-up time). Ithaca pick-ups available upon request. Please call at 607-233-4818 to request an Ithaca pick-up.
- Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY 14891
- Best Western Plus The Hammondsport Hotel, 8440 NY-54, Hammondsport, NY 14840
**Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Experience! The Finger Lakes and our partners will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions; however, there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all food intolerances/special diets due to the special food pairings we provide with the tastings. It is the guest’s responsibility to let Experience! The Finger Lakes know if they have any food allergies or restrictions when they book a tour. In some cases, we may be able to switch out food selections for you.**