Join us on this special full-day tour to discover top wine producers along the northwestern shores of Seneca Lake, explore their commitment to the wine-making process, and taste the end results.
- Duration: 8 hours
- Tour Time: 10 am – 6 pm
- All-inclusive, COVID-19 safe, private wine tour experience for 2-6 guests
- Transportation provided in either our well-appointed 14-passenger high-roof Ford Transit or our 6-passenger Mercedes Metris, depending on group size and desired shared or private option
- Progressive tasting experience at Dr. Konstantin Frank
- Exclusive tower tasting at Heron Hill
- Private tasting with one of the owners at Weis Vineyards
- Private, fully-curated, enhanced, tasting experiences at each winery
- An experiential food pairing bite at each winery
- Lunch at Bully Hill Vineyards Restaurant or Hammondsport Cafe (depending on the season)
- Added services including water and snacks on board your vehicle
- Full COVID-19 safety protocol with social distancing, PPE, and sanitizing in place and observed throughout the tour.
- Traditional and Premium Private Tours starting at $1035 per reservation. For full price list go to: https://experiencefingerlakes.com/standard-private-tours/
- Private Tours Only starting at For Parties of 2 -6 guests
Wine Traditions and Innovations on Keuka with Lunch Itinerary
This tour is available in two different options:
Traditional Private Tour: The high-quality experience you have come to expect in an E!FLX tour, now available as a private experience for 2-6 people. Comes with $20 of “Bottle Bucks” per person, that serves as cash towards wine purchases at all stops.
Premium Private Tour Upgrade: All the enhanced features of our traditional private tour (including “Bottle Bucks”) with upgraded premium tastings at each winery. Tastings will feature limited library and reserve wines not typically offered to the public. You can upgrade your Traditional Private Tour to a Premium Private Tour for an additional $50 per person.
Want to get even more out of your private tour? Private Tours offer the option to have a certified sommelier serve as your tour guide for the ultimate experience!
The marriage of tradition and innovation – original alongside the new – is what has always defined Keuka Lake. Join us on this tour as we unfold the history of Finger Lakes winemaking, taste the present state of a diversity of fine wines being produced along Keuka lake, and get a peek into what’s in store for the region as it re-emerges as an international winemaking destination. This tour is like no other: four wineries representing a lineage of four different countries share their culture and history with each sip of the glass.
The tour begins at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Wine Cellars, the igniter of the Vinifera wine revolution in the Finger Lakes. Enjoy a wine tasting in their 1962 Reserve Tasting room and experience some of the very best wines in the Dr. Konstantin Frank portfolio. As you taste the wine, your server shares stories that unfold half a century and four generations of winemaking in the Frank family.
The next stop is Heron Hill Winery where John and Jo Ingle have been producing quality Rieslings, Cabernets and other Finger Lakes varietals since 1977. Enjoy a private tasting in their exclusive tower featuring elevated wines and finishing with a wine and chocolate treat.
Next stop is lunch at Bully Hill Vineyards Restaurant featuring freshly prepared sandwiches and salads and their famous bbq from their smoker. View an example lunch menu here: Bully Hill Vineyards Restaurnt Sample Lunch Menu. (Seasonal through November). For tours in the winter, we will stop at one of the Village of Hammondsport quaint restaurants.
After lunch, we make our way to the east side of the lake to experience the progeny of European wine-making heritage and Finger Lakes training that are establishing their own vision for quality wine making in the region.
Our last stop will either be Keuka Lake Vineyards or Weis Vineyards. Keuka Lake Vineyards is a boutique winery with a cult following regarding their single vineyard Rieslings and fascinating grapes Vignoles and Leon Millot. At Weis Vineyards, Peter Weis, originally from Mosel, Germany creates wines in the Finger Lakes that are inspired by the similar climate and minerality of his native land. With either Peter, or his wife Ashlee, experience wines of distinctive character such as their Grüner Veltliner, Gewürtztraminer, and the house specialty, Heart of the Lake, in their converted tasting room barn.
This tour is currently only available as a private tour. On all private tours we provide custom pick-up and drop-off at your preferred location (additional fees may apply).
- Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations, and we will do our best to accommodate.
- All guests are required to verify they have read and understood our COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, sign an Assumption of Risk waiver and pass a Health and Safety Screening to ensure the safety to all on board.
- For more information about our Health and Safety Agreement and Screening, please CLICK HERE