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.
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A good way to start your vineyard touring is at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery on the western banks.
This is where the Finger Lakes went through a “vinifera revolution” as they call it. In 1957 that Dr. Frank, a Ph.D. in plant sciences, planted the European varieties (Vitis vinifera) against nearly everyone’s advice.
His first wines, a Riesling and Pinot Noir, was a game-changer on the way things were done in the Finger Lakes.
Established in 1962 and fourth-generation family owned, Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines features over 40 bottles, including chardonnay riesling, pinot gris, brut rosé, and grüner veltliner, with new varietals planted over the years by generations of the Frank family.
As one of the most historic vineyards in the eastern United States, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery offers a perfect date destination for couples. For its romantic setting and high-quality wines that allow couples to connect and relax, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery has earned our Editor’s Choice Award.
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.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Collaborates with V is for Vino Bringing Worldwide Attention to the Finger Lakes
I knew this was must-visit wine tour during our Finger Lakes getaway. With beautiful views of Keuka Lake, this progressive tasting will take you through the history of the winery, explore their current innovations with winemaking, and spotlight the women the of the Frank family.