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Where History Was Planted

EST 1962 

Situated on the southwestern hills of Keuka Lake. It was here in 1958 that Dr. Konstantin Frank planted his first Vinifera vines and ignited the “Vinifera Revolution.” This movement would forever change the course of winemaking in the Finger Lakes and the Eastern United States.
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"You deserve only excellent"

DR. KONSTANTIN FRANK

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. Named Top 100 Winery of 2019, the proof is now in our wines.

 
Dr Frank standing with barrel


Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

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A Unique Experience

Named a Top 100 Winery in 2019 by Wine & Spirits Magazine and 10 Best Tasting Room in America by USA Today, we invite you to visit our winery steeped with Four Generations of history. Third and Fourth Generations Fred and Meaghan Frank continue the legacy of our founder.

March 1st, 2021 Update

We will be reopening for in-person tastings by reservation on Wednesday, March 24th!

We are open our normal hours, 7 days a week, 10 AM to 5 PM, for retail wine purchases. And we will continue offering Shipping Included on all online purchases of 6 or more bottles. 

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Old Vines Make Great Wine

With original vineyards dating back to 1958, our 60+ year old vines represent some of the oldest vines in the Finger Lakes and the 2nd oldest Pinot Noir in America. The older the vine, the more it pulls out of the Earth.

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Estate Grown Wines

For over sixty years and four generations we continue Konstantin’s legacy by producing the highest quality wines from the highest quality grapes.

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Sparkling Excellence

In 1985, Willy Frank stunned the wine industry by releasing the first méthode champenoise sparkling wine made from vinifera grape varieties in the Finger Lakes. 35 years later we continue our excellence in sparkling wines.  

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Latest News

See what others are saying about Dr. Konstantin Frank and the Finger Lakes. 

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Riesling Nature – The Best Sparkling Wines Under $50

In just a few decades, riesling has become the unofficial grape of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Since 1957, local winemaker Dr. Konstantin Frank (and the subsequent four generations of the Frank family) have been working wonders with the fruit at their winery on Keuka Lake.

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Saperavi: The Next “Cult” Grape

Folklore has it that Dr. Konstantin Frank brought Saperavi vines to the Finger Lakes when he immigrated from Europe. Fred Frank, President of Konstantin Frank Winery and grandson of Dr. Frank, explains, “Konstantin first introduced this variety to the Finger Lakes in his original plantings back in 1958. His first wines were produced in 1962.”

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Dry Riesling Featured In The WSJ

This Finger Lakes producer is credited with bringing Riesling to the region and turns out several examples of the grape including this brisk, easy-drinking lime and pear-inflected example.

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A celebration of Finger Lakes bubblies

One cannot talk about FLX sparklers without mentioning Dr. Frank. In 1985, Konstantin’s son Willy produced the first vinifera sparkler in the region. Meaghan Frank, Konstantin’s great granddaughter and the winery’s VP and general manager, continues the tradition.

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Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Frosting Recipe

Whichever way you decide to eat your cake, just don’t forget the bubbly. I’ve been a fan of Dr. Frank wines for about 15 years now. Their Blanc de Blancs is reminiscent of the finest champagnes and would be a wonderful way to ring in the New Year (who else is ready for 2020 to be over?!).

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