Lake Keuka Wineries

If you’re a wine lover planning a trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York, a visit to Keuka Lake wineries is a must. And in this guide, I’m uncorking all the details you need.

This small lake has had a big impact on the U.S. wine industry. And it’s built a reputation as one of the top cool-climate wine-growing regions in North America.

Known as the “Father of Vinifera,” Dr. Frank had a passion for wine from a young age. Growing up in the Ukraine, his family grew grapes for winemaking. And by 15, he had already made his own wine!

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

For red wine lovers, don’t miss the delicious Cabernet Franc, with beautiful cherry and cranberry notes. And try the Blaufränkisch, with its smooth red berries and a touch of spice.

Weis Vineyards

Try the dry Riesling for a more fruit-forward profile. Or the Falling Man Riesling, grown on those dramatic slopes, strikes a beautiful balance with heightened acidity. 

Keuka Lake Vineyards

With Ravines Wine Cellars, Morten pioneered the bone-dry, mineral-style Riesling that has become a Finger Lakes favorite. In 2003, he even won Best Dry Riesling in the World Riesling Cup.

Ravines Wine Cellars

Everything at McGregor Vineyard is done by hand, from harvesting the grapes to crafting the wines. They’re all about quality and keeping yields low. 

McGregor Vineyard

While Domaine LeSeurre makes a variety of wines, I was partial to their red wines. Try the Reserve Special Blend, a delightful mix of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.

Domaine LeSeurre Winery

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