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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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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.

The Finger Lakes Pioneer

Dr. Konstantin 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. 

Armed with a Ph.D. in Viticulture and decades of experience managing vineyards, Dr. Konstantin Frank knew from his experience growing grapes in very cold climates that high quality wines could be made in New York. With plenty of opposition, Dr. Konstantin Frank pushed forward and planted the first Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir vines in the Finger Lakes revolutioning the Eastern United States. 

60-plus years and Four Generations strong, we continue the pioneering spirit of our founder.

Join Our Family

For over Four Generations we have kept our commitment to our lifetime loyal fans. Our wine club is a great way to enjoy special perks and meet new friends with shared interests.

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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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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