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Hunt Country Vineyards
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Hunt family has been farming west of Branchport, NY, on Keuka Lake for seven generations and started the winery in 1981. Our 170-acre farm encompasses 43 acres of wine grapes. The varieties under our care include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, and Vignoles. We are the oldest continuous producer of genuine ice wine in the United States. Our wines have been served at the United Nations, ordered by the White House, featured in Food & Wine and on NBC's Today Show. We have nearly eliminated our fossil fuel use for heating, cooling and electricity by installing award-winning geothermal and solar systems. Our goal is to farm and make wine in ways that ensure the health of our land, water, and air for future generations.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and I were driving from Naples over to Union Springs when we stumbled on the Vineyard. We live in Texas but were originally from the Rochester area and still have friends in Union Springs. We do enjoy visiting the many wineries in the region and were so glad we decided to stop at Hunt Country. We tasted several of their wines and were extremely surprised on three. We do enjoy a dry merlot and found the Cabernet Franc-Merlot a very pleasing choice. I have tasted many of the lake country reds and find that some have a heavy pepper flavor that i do not prefer. This merlot had a hint of pepper and an excellent finish. The next surprise was the Moscato. Subtly sweet white that was our third favorite.
The best and first choice was the cream sherry. My wife and I enjoy Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry and discovered this to be so much better in our opinion. Delicious! I highly recommend stopping in and experiencing their wines. Exceptional

Thank simon2611
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HuntCountry, Public Relations Manager at Hunt Country Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for visiting the farm! We are big fans of the Cream Sherry, too. It’s a great dessert wine. But it also goes great with dinner food like corn chowder or acorn squash soup. If you give it a try, let us know what you think.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here because we had previously been given a bottle of their seyval blanc as a gift and we really liked it. We ended up doing a wine and cheese pairing tasting. They also do chocolate and wine pairings as well. They sell the cheese there from the tastings too. We liked the goat cheese and gouda so much that we bought some to take with us. The cheeses they serve are from a local creamery. We also purchased a bottle of the seyval blanc and the hunters red to take with us. Additionally they have an area where they serve lunch. This is a great vineyard and worth the stop. They have some nice gift shop items as well. The staff was also very nice and knowledgeable.

Thank wohdonkey
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HuntCountry, Public Relations Manager at Hunt Country Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

So glad you like the Seyval Blanc. It’s a hidden treasure with a loyal following.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Hunt Country for over 30 years and they have never disappointed. Lovely selections of wines, great cafe and what a view. Staff are friendly and knowledgable. Recently they have added local and musicians traveling through showcasing their talents in the tasting room at night. What an amazing addition. If your not on their events mailing list you should be. Great things are happening there.

Thank Marnie R
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HuntCountry, Public Relations Manager at Hunt Country Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for such a great review. We are humbled by your kind words. And thank you so much for supporting us for over 30 years!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a beautiful winery with a long tasting bar and several options including cheese and chocolate pairings. A country setting with very friendly staff and great wine. Put this on your wine trail list!

Thank Carol D
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HuntCountry, Public Relations Manager at Hunt Country Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Did you get a chance to eat at the Café while you were here?

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Note: This rating is not based on the wine since everyone has different tastes. I was impressed with the helpful, friendly staff. My friend and I began our tasting, but after just one wine, my friend realized she was in desperate need of a food break. We had some snacks out on the deck and enjoyed the view. After the break, we returned to the tasting area and they allowed us to continue where we left off. They were pretty busy, but still accommodating. I didn't end up buying any wine this time, but I would definitely go back again.

Thank Michelle G
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HuntCountry, Public Relations Manager at Hunt Country Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Yup, our staff are a pretty cool bunch. :-) So glad you had a good time during your visit. Come back and enjoy some wine on the deck anytime.

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