Visit the Finger Lakes winery founded by the legendary Dr. Konstantin Frank, pioneer grower of European wine grape varieties in the eastern United States, on Keuka Lake in New York State. Founded in 1962, Vinifera Wine Cellars was the first Finger Lakes winery to produce truly world-class wines. They include: Johannisberg Riesling-Dry and Semi-Dry, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Rkatsiteli, Fleur de Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and others. To this day, Vinifera Wine Cellars is regarded as a pillar of the area's fine wine industry.
Its sister winery, Chateau Frank, is dedicated to producing outstanding sparkling wines. Chateau Frank's flagship Brut Champagne has received countless accolades and has caught the attention of wine experts from coast to coast.
This winery’s map location has been determined using Geocoding Mapping Technology, based on winery address data. If you plan to visit Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars, please contact the winery to confirm location.
Visiting the Winery
From South: Take US Route 17 (I-86) to exit 38 in Bath and follow Highway 54 North to Route 54-A through Hammondsport. Follow North on 54-A 1/4 mile out of town and make the first left on County Route 76. Continue on Cty. Rte. 76 and follow the signs 6 miles to the winery.
From North: Take I-90 (N.Y.S. Thruway) to exit 42 and follow Route 14 South through Geneva and continue South 15 miles along Seneca Lake (Route 14). Take Route 54 West 4 miles to Penn Yan. In Penn Yan, take 54-A to Branchport and continue South (54-A) along Keuka Lake. Go about 9 miles and look for the Dr. Frank sign at Gibson Hill Road and make a right. Go up the hill, straight at the Yield sign and make the first left at Middle Road (white barns). Follow Middle Road for 2 miles to the winery.
Tasting Room Information:
The tasting room is open Monday-Saturday from 9-5, and Sunday from 12-5.
Group Policy: Reservations are required for ALL limousine, bus, and hired transport groups.
Groups of 8 or more will be charged with a non-refundable fee of $5.00 per person.
Please call 800-320-0735 for a reservation.