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“One of the best wineries we visiyed”
Review of Heron Hill Winery

Heron Hill Winery
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Heron Hill Winery, rated as one of the most spectacular tasting rooms in the world by Travel + Leisure, is nestled into a hillside overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in New York's Finger Lakes region. For over 40 years, our family-owned winery has won many awards for its distinctive, elegant wines and continues to be at the forefront of cool climate winemaking. Establishing our heritage among some of the first vinifera wineries in the Finger Lakes, John and Josephine Ingle founded Heron Hill Winery in 1977. Through perseverance and long-term dedication to excellence in winemaking, Heron Hill Winery has become a world-class destination for wine as well as a wedding event venue. For the Ingles, practicing sustainability is a way of life. Respect for the land in how we farm our estate vineyards, and respect for the consumer by offering wines with an authentic sense of place and by providing visitors with a friendly and informative experience.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Get here early on the weekend, as it is very popular and gets very crowded. . Hours are 10-5. We arrived at 11 AM and it was quite crowded. When we were finished with our tasting, there was a waiting line. The tasting includes 5 tastes of your choice for $5. We are apoiled, in that we travel a lot and have been to many vineyards in Europe. We are not wine experts, but are critical when it comes to Reislings. We enjoy halb dry reisling, and Heron Hill offers one very close to what we enjoyed in Colon. Our server was quite knowledgeable and honest. Yes, we did purchase the semi dry 2016 reisling.

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HeronHillWinery, Manager at Heron Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Wow! We're humbled to hear we were one of the best wineries you visited while here in the Finger Lakes, especially when there are so many wonderful wines to try. October is certainly a very busy time in the tasting room, but I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed our Riesling. We put a lot of passion and time into our Riesling program, as well as all our other wines, so it's rewarding to hear such nice reviews. We would love to have you back sometime. Cheers!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

One if my favorite wineries in the Finger Lakes. Not only is it a beautiful winery, the view of Keuka Lake is breath taking. I am not a fan if Chardonnay but their Friends of the Equicenter is quite delicious. It is a blend of Riesling & unoaked Chardonnay. I highly recommend giving it a try.

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HeronHillWinery, Manager at Heron Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hello Debbie,
Wow! What a nice comment. We're honored to be one of your favorite wineries. We agree the Chardonnay when blended with Riesling creates a really unique, delicious flavor! We will continue to produce the Riesling-Chardonnay blend every year, with a different organization every year that we raise funds for. We hope you continue to support our charity wine, as well as the winery.
Cheers!
Chelsea Guererri, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Heron Hill was, by far, our favorite of all the wineries we visited during our stay at Keuka Lake. The building itself is beautiful, the atomosphere is nice without being too party-ish or too stuffy. The wineslinger knew her stuff as well. And the wine? SUPER easy to drink (and I'm definitely not a wine connoisseur!). We will be returning to this place during our next trip up.

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HeronHillWinery, Manager at Heron Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi Jaime - thanks for the super kind words and raving review! It's humbling to hear that we were one of your favorite wineries among the fantastic lineup of wineries on the lake alone. I hope you were able to take some Heron Hill wine home with you to enjoy. We look forward to your return. Cheers!
Chelsea Guererri, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great winery to stop at for lunch. We enjoy the wine here, but nothing tops the view and it’s one of the few on the wine trail that offers food in addition to wine.

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HeronHillWinery, Manager at Heron Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi James,
Thanks so much for the great review! Great to hear you enjoy our wine as well as our café. We're all about creating good times shared with friends over a great wine or craft beverage and food to enjoy with it. And we have to agree, the view is always worth stopping for too :-)
Cheers!
Chelsea Guererri, Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Great view and friendly staff. Large variety of wines to pick from. Cafe available on site photo opportunity available

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HeronHillWinery, Manager at Heron Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi there - thanks for the great review, and visiting our winery. I hope you found some favorite wines and had a memorable experience! Please continue to support our business and the Finger Lakes Wine Industry.
Cheers!
Chelsea Guererri, Marketing Manager

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