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Where History Was Planted

EST 1962 

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WELCOME TO

The Finger Lakes Pioneer Since 1962

Dr. Konstantin Frank earned his Ph.D. in Viticulture from Odessa, Ukraine in 1930 and became a leading expert in his field throughout Eastern Europe. Having survived through two World Wars and the Russian Revolution, Dr. Frank immigrated to New York in 1951 at the age of 52-years-old, with empty pockets and no knowledge of English, in the hope of creating a brighter future for his family.

Dr. Konstantin Frank knew from his experience growing grapes in very cold climates that high quality vinifera wines could be made in New York. With plenty of opposition, Dr. Konstantin Frank pushed forward and made his own way. No one believed him. His techniques and innovations began a revolution in the Finger Lakes that would forever change the region. The proof is in our wines.

Bottles of 1964 Johannisberg Riesling, 2020 Dry Riesling, and 1963 Gewurztraminer

The Collection

We offer over 40 different wines to discover ranging from sparkling to still, traditional to unique, and bone-dry to sweet. Our Estate vineyards are home to some of the oldest vines in America dating back to 1958.

Méthode Champenoise

Since 1985 our Méthode Champenoise wines recieve the utmost care from hand harvesting to a minimum of four years aging in bottle in our historic underground cellar.

Classic Wines

Our Classic wines express the purest form of our winemaking style, the terroir of the Finger lakes, and the range of grape varieties grown. 

Reserve Wines

Our Reserve wines emphasize their uniqueness featuring superior vineyard sites, distinct winemaking techniques, and diverse grape varieties. 

Helm Series

Named after the women of our generations, our Helm Series is our most distinctive wines focusing on originality made from exceedingly old vineyard sites and wines chosen from our highest quality barrels. 

Dr Konstantin Frank 2017 Blanc de Noirs

Blanc de Noirs 2017

Dr Konstantin Frank 2020 Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris 2020

Dr Konstantin Frank 2020 Reserve Riesling

Reserve Riesling 2020

Dr Konstantin Frank 2019 Eugenia Dry Riesling

Eugenia Dry Riesling 2019

VISITING US

Our Experiences

Our wine purchases are contact-less. Our staff will guide you through a menu of our current selections and answer any questions you may have. We will package the wines for you and deliver them to our curbside pickup location.

7 Days a Week | 10 am - 5 pm

Perfect for those new to the Finger Lakes or new to the Dr. Konstantin Frank Story. The Progressive Tasting Experience brings a vineyard and cellar tour to you. You will travel to four different stations set up throughout our tasting rooms. Each station offers an educational theme relating to the history of our winery.

May - October | 7 Days a Week | $10 pp | Reservations Only

New for 2021, we’ve recreated an outside area originally used by Eugenia for her flower and vegetable gardens. Eugenia’s Garden is available for casual enjoyment of our wines either by the glass or by the bottle paired with ala carte seasonal local cheeses. Eugenia’s Garden is outside, weather permitting. 

May - October | 7 Days a Week | $12 - $18 Flights | Walk-Ins Only

Our most in-depth experience. The 1886 Food & Wine Experience caters to those with a deeper interest in the Dr. Frank winemaking and viticultural program. Visits are available by reservation only and include an in-depth viticultural or cellar experience, followed by a seated educational wine flight paired with creative, small foods.

May - October | Thursday - Sunday | $50 pp | Reservations Only
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ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

You Deserve Only Excellent

“Ladies and Gentlemen. Good grapes varieties are not good enough for Americans. You Americans deserve only excellent,” Dr. Konstantin Frank stated when presenting his first wines. 

 “This is my duty, as scientist, and this is my duty, as an American patriot,” he continued. 

At the age of 63, when most Americans would be thinking of retirement at that age, he was building a winery from the ground up. He introduced grapes to the Finger Lakes from all over the world – Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, and so on. 

“These grapes are excellent. This is the future of America.”

He was right. 

Accolades

Top 25 Sparkling Brands From A Decade of Tastings

Wine & Spirits Magazine

Top 100 Winery of 2019

Wine & Spirits Magazine

10 Best Tasting Room in America

USA Today

Four Stars

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book

Value All Star 2019

Wine & Spirits Magazine

All Star Brand 2018

Wine & Spirits Magazine

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Eugenia Dry Riesling 2019

Reserve Riesling 2020

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Semi-Dry Riesling 2019

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INTRODUCING OUR

Helm Series Wines

Meaghan Frank, great granddaughter of Dr. Konstantin Frank, created the Helm Series as a way to honor the women in the family who worked behind the scenes to contribute to the winery’s legacy: Eugenia Dry Riesling is named after Eugenia Frank (wife of Dr. Konstantin Frank), the Margrit Dry Riesling is named after Margrit Frank (wife of Willy Frank), the Hilda Chardonnay is named after Hilda Volz (daughter of Dr. Konstantin Frank), and the Lena Reserve Red named after Lena Frank (daughter of Dr. Konstantin Frank).

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