Barrel Series Experience
- Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
- 9749 Middle Road
- Hammondsport, NY 14840
- October 5, 2018 to October 28, 2018
- $35, reservations must be made in advance.
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM in October!
Tour the historic Dr. Konstantin Frank barrel cellar followed by a seated flight of red and white barrel fermented wines paired with hearty small foods. $35 per person.?
The "1886" Reserve Room caters to those with a deeper interest in the Dr. Frank winemaking and viticultural program. Visits are available by reservation only and include a 30 minute in depth viticultural or cellar experience, followed by a seated educational wine flight paired with creative, small foods. Wine flights often include older vintages from the winery's esteemed private library. Wines, foods and experiential components are rotated monthly to ensure continued customer education.
The "1886" Room is located at 9683 Middle Rd Hammondsport, NY directly above the Dr. Konstantin Frank sparkling wine cellar. The name for the room was inspired by the age of the building. Built in 1886 by Philip Argus, a German immigrant, the building was once the Western New York Wine Company. Like many Hammondsport area wineries, the Western New York Wine Company went out of business during prohibition. In 1980, Willy Frank, son of Dr. Konstantin Frank, purchased the property with the intent to produce the region’s first ever méthode champenoise sparkling wines from vinifera. In 1985, Willy released his first méthode champenoise sparkling wines. Today, the Dr. Konstantin Frank sparkling wine cellar building is an architectural gem in the Keuka Lake area with its natural fieldstone walls and wine cellar that is perfect for the long term aging of sparkling wines.
The 1886 Reserve Tasting Room was featured in Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine's "Top 20 Most Admired Wine Tasting Rooms" as well as Zagat's "8 Reasons to Drive to the Finger Lakes". building for those who would like to try additional wines in the portfolio.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is one of the most prestigious and beloved wineries in the Finger Lakes. The winery's founder, Dr. Konstantin Frank introduced vinifera (classic European grape varieties) to the region starting a winemaking renaissance in the region. Without the contributions of Dr. Frank, the Finger Lakes wine region would not be where it is today. The winery was established in 1962 and is now in its fourth generation of Frank family ownership.
A Visit to the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
The Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is situated on the south western hills of Keuka Lake. It was here in 1957 that Dr. Konstantin Frank planted his first vinifera vines with the hopes of growing world class wines based on cool climate grape varieties like Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Rkatsiteli.
A visit to the Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is steeped with four generations of history and education. We offer several different tasting experiences to allow each guest to choose their preferred method of tasting. Combine our quality wines with spectacular views and one of the most knowledgeable tasting room staff in the Finger Lakes, and you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience!
If you would like to visit us with the intention of purchasing wine, our Retail Stores are open Year-Round, Monday through Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Our winery is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter.
Group Reservation Policy
Reservations are required for groups of 12 or more for a non-refundable fee of $5 each. Reservations may be cancelled up to a week in advance without fee. 3:00 PM is our last group reservation and we do not have the space to welcome parties of more than 24. Please call 800-320-0735 for reservations.
Our Tasting ExperiencesOnce arriving to Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery guests will be greeted by one of our hosts who will explain our several tasting experiences which allow each guest the best possible tasting of our world-class wines. A brief overview of each experience is listed here.