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The Finger Lakes Pioneer

Open throughout the winter season, 7 days a week.

Celebrating 60 Years

Four generations strong, the Frank family has been leaders of grape growing and winemaking throughout the Finger Lakes. Our estate vineyards on Keuka Lake represent the oldest Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir vines in the Eastern United States. We are known for producing highly acclaimed traditional method sparkling wines, crisp and aromatic white wines, and rich red wines.

Vineyard overview of fall foliage.
A cluster of Pinot Noir grapes being cut off the vine.

A Taste of History

Uniquely located on the southwestern slopes of Keuka Lake, it was here in 1958 that Dr. Konstantin Frank planted the first vinifera vines and ignited the Vinifera Revolution. This movement would forever change the course of winemaking in the Finger Lakes. 

Signature Seated Tasting

$15 per person / Club Complimentary 

An educational and intimate tableside tasting by one of our Wine Educators. Wine selections are grouped into educational themes that tell the story of our winery. Cheese and charcuterie are available a la carte to accompany your tasting.

Duration: 45 mins – 1 hour

Eugenia's Garden

Prices range from $5 – $25

Eugenia’s Garden offers casual enjoyment of our wines in our outdoor setting. Guests have the option to order wines by the glass, flights, or by the bottle at our convenient walk-up bar. Cheese and charcuterie as well as seasonally focused, garden-style provisions are available. Eugenia’s Garden is open to all guests, no reservations are required.

Duration: Your Choice

1886 Wine Experience

$75 per person / Club $60 per person

Voted Best Winery Tour in 2022. 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Three bottles of Rkatseteli, Semi-Dry Riesling, and Cabernet Sauvignon sitting on a pile of hay.
A bottle of Reserve Riesling being poured into a glass.

Pioneering Legendary Wine

Dr. Konstantin Frank immigrated to America at the age of fifty-two years old with empty pockets and no knowledge of English, with the hope of creating a brighter future for his family. He proved to the world that high-quality wines could be made in New York. His techniques and innovations began a revolution in the Finger Lakes that would forever influence the region.

For over sixty years, we have been producing highly acclaimed traditional method sparkling wines, crisp and aromatic white wines, and rich red wines.

2020 Brut

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

2022 Dry Riesling

91 Points Best Buy Wine & Spirits Magazine

2021 Margrit Dry Riesling

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Bottles are being re-fermented in a riddling rack.
Meaghan Frank, Katherine Hynes, and Mark Veraguth sorting through Pinot Noir Grapes.

Our Mini Documentary

Our newly released mini-documentary “Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence” sets the stage to tell the intriguing story of Dr. Konstantin Frank’s successes, challenges, and determination of a family humbly beginning a new life in America.

The story continues through the generations highlighting notable achievements over the following 40 years including the beginnings of traditional method sparkling wines, the purchase and planting of a new Seneca Lake vineyard by Frederick Frank, and the joining of his daughter Meaghan Frank into the family business.

Latest News

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

A landscape of Dr. Frank's vineyards overlooking Keuka Lake.

Into the future of American wine

Back in the realms of vinifera, in 1985, the first successful commercial label of Saperavi was sold in the US. Dr Konstantin Frank introduced the vines to the region in the late 1950s, with 60 other varieties, during the vinifera revolution.

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