Dr Konstantin Frank

Since 1962

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Huffington Post
Malerie Yolen-Cohen, writer for Gateway Mavens and the Huffington Post, recently traveled throughout the Finger Lakes and came up with a list of what she considers to be must visit destinations in the Finger Lakes. Dr. Frank topped the list of her 12 favorite Finger Lakes destinations.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Chicago Tribune
In an article titled, "Gewürztraminer: A Grape Like No Other", the Chicago Tribune recommended the Dr. Frank Gewürztraminer, describing it as having "White peach and litchi to the fore," and "great acidity" that "focuses the lush fruit". The Dr. Frank Gewürztraminer is featured among top Gewürztraminers from Alto Adigie, Alsace, Germany and California.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Daily Meal
The Daily Meal conducted a survey among sommeliers, wine writers and restaurateurs about what they considered to be the best wineries in the United States. The verdict is in! Dr. Frank's is #29 on the list and is featured among some of the most prestigious wine names in the country.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Democrat and Chronicle
Holly Howell, wine columnist for the Rochester and Democrat and Chronicle discusses the versatility of Grüner Veltliner as a summer grilling wine and points out that the grape variety can be enjoyed from Finger Lakes wine producers. Howell suggests the Dr. Frank Grüner Veltliner as a great example of this wine.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Edible Finger Lakes
In the June issue of Edible Finger Lakes, the magazine explores Dry Rosé, what it considers to be an up and coming style in the Finger Lakes region. The magazine conducted a taste of Rosés from top producers in the region and listed Dr. Frank's dry Rosé among their favorites.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Life in the Finger Lakes
Life in the Finger Lakes explores some of what they call "Mad Scientists" in the region, wineries that produce unique varieties and styles of wine. Dr. Frank's Rkatsiteli is one of the most popular "unique" varieties produced in the region. As winery president Fred Frank says, the wine has achieved a "cult-like following".
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Finger Lakes Wine Symposium
The Dr. Frank 2012 Riesling Reserve received a "Best Sweet Wine" honor at this year's Finger Lakes Wine Symposium. Dr. Frank's was one of only a few wineries to receive top honors at this event held Geneva which attracted top sommeliers, writers and wine enthusiasts.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Stuart Pigott
Dr. Frank's was given a nice write-up in Stuart Pigott's new book, "The Riesling Story: Best White Wine on Earth". Stuart Pigott is one of the world's foremost Riesling experts. Pigott also included our Riesling Reserve in his book, listing it among what he considers the "Top 20 Medium Sweet Rieslings" in the world.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Imbibe Magazine
An impressive spread is devoted to our winery in the July/August issue of Imbibe Magazine. The article notes that, "The winery that Dr. Frank founded in 1962 continues to produce unique expressions of Grüner Veltliner, Rkatsiteli and Lemberger - as well as its signature Rieslings in particular garnering high ratings and rankings among the wine press and professionals."
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Wine & Spirits Magazine
The Dr. Frank 2012 Riesling Reserve, by far the most award-winning wine in the Dr. Frank portfolio, received a "92 Point" rating in the August issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine. Chateau Frank Célèbre was rated "90 points" in the same issue and listed among the "Year's Best Summer Sparkling Wines".
Sunday, June 1, 2014
New York Daily News
Dr. Frank's was included among the top wineries to visit in the Finger Lakes region in the New York Daily News. The publication also calls the Finger Lakes a "perfectly relaxing and delicious" vacation destination. The article goes into depth on many other locations to visit within the region as well.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Los Angeles Times
British wine writer, Stuart Pigott touts the Dr. Frank Dry Riesling as one of the top five Rieslings produced in the U.S. Dr. Frank's Dry Riesling is the only Finger Lakes Riesling mentioned. Pigott describes the wine as "sleek" with "lemon and floral aromas", "a pronounced mineral character and great balance".
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Riverside International Wine Competition
The Chateau Frank 2008 Blanc de Blanc won the top award for a sparkling wine at the prestigious Riverside International Wine Competition in California. Just a couple weeks prior, the same wine won "Best Sparkling Wine" at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. The chances of a wine winning two top awards at two prestigious west coast wine competitions back to back is impressive.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
We received notice from Wine Enthusiast Magazine that three of our wines received 90 Point ratings in the upcoming July issue. The Dr. Frank 2012 Semi- Dry Riesling, Dr. Frank 2012 Riesling Reserve and Dr. Frank 2013 Pinot Noir Dry Rosé all received 90 Point ratings. The rating for the 2013 Pinot Noir Dry Rosé was especially exciting as ratings like this are rare for Finger Lakes Rosés.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Eastern Winery Exposition
Fred Frank recently accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the Eastern Winery Exposition on behalf of the four generation of Frank family members that have run Dr. Frank's winery since 1962. In announcing the award, EWE program director, Richard Leahy acknowledged that for the first time, the award was being presented "not to a person, but to an institution."
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Hugh Johnson
The 2014 Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book, the number one best-selling wine guide in the world, gave Dr. Frank's its highest rating, "Four Stars". The book notes that the winery "remains a leader" in the east, with "excellent Riesling".
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Wine Business Monthly
Dr. Frank's is noted as one of the most "iconic" Riesling producers in the Finger Lakes in the article "Varietal Focus: Riesling". The article also discusses the techniques of our winermaker, Peter Weis as well as our Dr. Frank 2012 Dry Riesling.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Wine & Spirits Magazine
The Chateau Frank Célèbre was chosen as one of the "Year's Best US Sparkling Wines" and also received a 90 Point rating in the December 2013 issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine
Sunday, October 20, 2013
New York Times
Times wine writer, Eric Asimov listed the Dr. Frank 2012 Dry Riesling as the top Riesling in the Finger Lakes region after tasting Rieslings from top producers in the area.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Frank Family Legacy Continues into 4th Generation
4th generation family member, Meaghan Frank recently joined the family business. Meaghan is the daughter of Fred Frank, granddaughter of Willy Frank and great granddaughter of Konstantin Frank and will carry on the family legacy.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Wine Enthusiast
In the August 2013 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, sommeliers from some of New York's top dining establishments explain why Finger Lakes wines are their "go to" wines. Juliette Pope, sommelier of famed New York restaurant, the Gramercy Tavern lists the Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli as one of the wines she's currently pouring at the restaurant.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Writer, Katie Kelly Bell notes in an article titled, "Get Fresh with New York Riesling", that "Some of the world's finest Riesling wines hail from New York State." Bell recommends the Dr. Frank 2012 Riesling saying, "the family winery still produces some of the finest in the state. This entry level wine charms with orange zest, citrus notes and a refreshingly brisk acidity."
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Riverside International Wine Competition
The Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Dry Riesling won an International Riesling Trophy at the Riverside International Wine Competition. The trophy was given to this wine after judges at the competition unanimously voted the Dr. Frank 2012 Dry Riesling to be of the highest quality in the Dry Riesling category.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Beverage Dynamics Magazine
Beverage Dynamics Magazine describes our Dr. Frank Chardonnay as having, "a bit of tree and stone fruit notes, with hints of spice provided by time in barrel; the finish is long, balanced and elegant."
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Dr. Frank’s listed as one of the “consistent, high-quality producers in the region” that have “led the way”.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Time Magazine
Finger Lakes wine is trending and Dr. Frank’s is a great example of a winery to seek out. “Dr. Konstantin Frank produces world class Rieslings as well as Gewürztraminer, and was named the 2012 Winery of the Year from the NY Wine & Food classic.”
Friday, March 1, 2013
“American Wine” by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy
The book calls our winery a “Trailblazer” and “Superstar” and praises winery president, Fred Frank, saying, “His Rieslings, Gewürztraminers and brut sparkling wines win more than their share of competition medals, and his Rkatsiteli is a spicy and refreshing white wine whose roots are in the Republic of Georgia.”
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Today Show
The Chateau Frank 2007 Blanc de Blancs was noted as being a great wine from the region.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The New York Wine and Grape Foundation
The New York Wine & Grape Foundation presented Dr. Frank’s with the “Winery Award” at their annual “Unity Banquet”.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
NPR highlights the methode champenoise used at Chateau Frank.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Food & Wine Magazine
Dr. Frank’s highlighted in Food & Wine Magazine’s 2013 Wine Guide
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The World of Fine Wine Magazine
This prestigious magazine dedicated a large layout to Dr. Frank’s, noting the contributions of Dr. Konstantin Frank to the Finger Lakes region.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Saveur Magazine
The Chateau Frank Blanc de Noirs is highlighted.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
“Winery of the Year” & “Governor’s Cup”
Dr. Frank's won "Winery of the Year" & "Governor's Cup" at the New York Wine & Food Classic Competition.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Dr. Frank 2010 Rkatsiteli Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Dr. Frank 2010 Rkatsiteli Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 30, 2012
Dr. Frank Wine Cellars Featured in July/August 2012 Issue of Budget Travel Magazine
Dr. Frank Wine Cellars Featured in July/August 2012 Issue of Budget Travel Magazine
Friday, July 20, 2012
Dr. Frank Wine Cellars Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Grand Style
Dr. Frank Wine Cellars Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Grand Style
Friday, June 15, 2012
Dr. Frank Grüner Veltliner Featured by the Today Show
Dr. Frank Grüner Veltliner Featured by the Today Show
Friday, June 1, 2012
Dr. Frank Riesling Featured as Top Example of North American Riesling
Dr. Frank Riesling Featured as Top Example of North American Riesling
Monday, March 12, 2012
50th Anniversary Press Release
50th Anniversary Press Release
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Press Release
Chateau Frank 2006 Blanc de Noirs Wins Top Honor at New World International Wine Competition
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Press Release
Dr. Frank 2010 Gewürztraminer Reserve Wins "Best White Wine" at San Francisco Chronicle Competition
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Today Show
Dr. Frank 2010 Dry Riesling was featured on a December 29, 2011 episode of the Today Show
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Press Release
Chateau Frank Sparkling Wines Rack Up Accolades
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Gayot Guide to the Good Life
Chateau Frank 2006 Blanc de Noirs Chosen as One of the "Top Ten American Sparkling Wines"
Monday, December 5, 2011
Beverage Media Magazine
Beyond Riesling: Four Go-To Wines From the Finger Lakes (featuring Dr. Frank Gewürztraminer)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Washingtonian Magazine
Dr. Frank 2010 Dry Riesling Chosen as a Top Wine Pick for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Real Simple Magazine
Salmon Run 2010 Riesling Recommended as a Thanksgiving Wine.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Rochester City Newspaper
Dr. Frank Wine Cellars Chosen as the 2011 "Best Regional Winery" in Rochester City Newspaper.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hugh Johnson's Wine Book
Four Star Rating from the #1 Best-selling wine book.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
1,000 Places to See Before You Die
The Finger Lakes Region is included. Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars is listed as a top Finger Lakes site to visit.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Press Release
Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars Featured in Fall 2011 Issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine
Friday, August 5, 2011
Press Release
Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars Featured at Cool Climate Chardonnay Event
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Press Release
Chateau Frank 2006 Blanc de Blancs Receives a "90 Point" Rating in Wine and Spirits Magazine
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Press Release
Dr. Frank Wines Featured at State Luncheon in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Press Release
Chateau Frank 2006 Blanc de Blancs Wins "Best of Class" Award at Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Press Release
Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Semi Dry earns 93 Points at Beverage Testing Institute Competition
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wine Enthusiast
Finger Lakes for the Wine Geek
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Press Release
Bunch Select Late Harvest 9 Liter bottle earns $35,000 in Texas Auction
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Beverage Media New York
Frankly Wonderful
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Wine Enthusiast
Dr. Konstantin Frank Bunch Select Late Harvest awarded 92 Point Rating
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Vineyard & Winery Management
Georgia on Their Minds
Monday, November 22, 2010
Drink to a Feud-Free Thanksgiving with Riesling, Pinot, Port
Friday, October 15, 2010
Budget Travel
Readers Choice: The Most Beautiful Wine Region in the World
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Democrat and Chronicle
Storied Finger Lakes winery thrives under third generation
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Shermans Travel
Top 10 Off-the-path Wine Regions
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Washington Post
New York's growing empire
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Salon.com Magazine
One of the best white wines in the world comes from... New York?
Monday, July 12, 2010
Democrat and Chronicle
Dr. Frank's winery to reopen tasting room, release 2 wines
Monday, June 28, 2010
NBC's Today Show
Best Wines in America
Monday, June 21, 2010
New York Times
American Gewürztraminers
Monday, June 21, 2010
New York Post
Tasting the Finger Lakes
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Off the Beaten Path
The Finger Lakes & Dr. Frank's Winery (Author's Favorite)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Cooking Light Magazine
Healthy Living
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Town & Country Magazine
Great Whites for Your Salad Days
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Dr. Frank’s Riesling Earns Platinum Medal at San Diego International Wine Competition
Dr. Frank’s Riesling Earns Platinum Medal at San Diego International Wine Competition
Monday, March 15, 2010
Wall Street Journal Magazine
What to Drink with Shad Roe - Dr. Frank’s Rkatsiteli
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Democrat and Chronicle
92 Rating for 2008 Bunch Select Late Harvest Riesling
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
City Newspaper
"Best Regional Winery"
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wine Enthusiast
"American Winery of the Year" Nomination
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wine Enthusiast
Dr. Franks Gets Top NY Cabernet Franc & Gewurztraminer
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
24 Years of Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling
Friday, May 29, 2009
Democrat and Chronicle
Finger Lakes Wine Wins Gold in French Competition
Monday, May 25, 2009
Press Release
Dr. Franks is Peoples Choice for Best Riesling Producer
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
When a song tastes like a Riesling. Finger Lakes Riesling.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Press Release
Dr. Frank's Riesling Wins Best of Show Award at California Competition
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Democrat and Chronicle
High ratings from November's issue of Wine Spectator!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Press Release
Dr. Frank's Riesling Wins Best of Show Award
Monday, March 30, 2009
Press Release
Dr. Franks Wins Most Golds AND Most Double Golds at Best of Appellation Wine Competition
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Edible Manhattan
New York Rieslings lead the way for the East
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Press Release
Dr. Franks Wins Best Overall White at Beverage Testing Institute Competition
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wine Spectator
Tasting Highlights: Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris
Friday, November 21, 2008
Press Release
Dr. Frank's Riesling recommended for the Holidays by three national publications!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
NBC's Today Show
Dr. Frank's 2006 Cabernet Franc is one of the Best Bottles for Fall!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Central New York Magazine
Grapes of Frank
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Wine & Spirits Magazine
Dr. Frank's 2006 Dry Riesling scored 92 Points!
Friday, May 30, 2008
The Wall Street Journal
American Pinot Who?
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The Washington Post
Some Makers Can't Be Labeled
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Wine Enthusiast
Dr. Frank's Chardonnay tops the charts!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Democrat & Chronicle
Dr. Frank's Chardonnay gets top rating in April issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Friday, February 15, 2008
The New York Times
Finger Lakes Wines
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Limited Edition Magazine - England
Finger Lakes Vineyards - New York State
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Fine Cooking
All American Wines
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Wine Spectator
High ratings from November's issue of Wine Spectator!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
San Marcos Daily Record
Riesling wines are reaching a new generation
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
De Moines Register - Juice
Wine Guy's Pick of the Week: 2006 Dr. Konstantin Frank, Semi-Dry, New York Riesling