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- Hours of Operation: Open Daily for Sales and Wine Tasting. MAY-OCT Mon-Sat 10:30 AM-5:30 PM, Sun Noon-5 PM; NOV- APR Mon-Sat 11 AM-5 PM, Sun Noon-5 PM
CAYUGA LAKE WINE TRAIL MEMBER Hosmer Winery is founded on the principle that great wine starts in the vineyard. The first vines were planted on the family farm in the early 1970’s. Cameron and Maren Hosmer established the winery in 1985, and were among the pioneers in the blossoming industry. Our 60 acres of vineyards include European and European-American hybrid grapes and are producing some of the finest fruit in the Finger Lakes region. Cameron works closely with his vineyard staff to assure the excellence of the entire wine making process, from the basic fruit to the final product, consistent quality Estate Grown wines in the European tradition. Hosmer wines have consistently earned prestigious medals from both regional and international wine competitions. Most notably, in 2002, Hosmer Winery received the elegant Governor’s Cup which recognizes the “Best of Show” or top prize of all entries in the New York Wine and Food Classic. The same 2001 Dry Riesling was voted “Best White Wine” and “Best Riesling” on its way to the ultimate award amongst over 500 entries. Since then, we have earned "best of" honors for several of our wines at the prestigious New York Wine and Food Classic Competition, including: August 2008: "Best Riesling" for our 2007 Riesling In 2005: “Best of Class”: Hybrid Sparkling and "Best of Category” for NV Sparkling Wine In 2003: "Best Cayuga" for our 2001 Cayuga White In 2003: "Best Cabernet Franc", and "Best Red Wine" for our 2001 Cabernet Franc In 2002: “Governors Cup Winner", "Best Riesling", and "Best White Wine" for our 2001 Dry Riesling Taste some of the “Best” Wines in the Finger Lakes! The Tasting and Retail facility is located on State Route 89, along the western shore of Cayuga Lake, just 20 miles north of Ithaca. The friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff introduces thousands of visitors a year to a memorable tasting experience. With cathedral ceilings and natural light, our gift shop features a unique variety of wine accessories and gourmet food items to complement our premium selection of wines. For your convenience, Hosmer wines are available in liquor stores and fine restaurants throughout New York State. We also ship our wines to most states. Some restrictions apply. See our case club page for details. Open Daily for Sales and Wine Tasting: May-October: Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 5:30 and Sunday 12 - 5 November - April: Monday - Saturday 11 - 5 and Sunday 12 - 5 Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the first week in January 2008 Groups of 15 or more, please call ahead for reservations & tasting fees.