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Heron Hill Winery

9301 County Route 76, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9685
+1 607-868-4241
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Relaxing Afternoon

I had a free afternoon during my work travels and was recommended to visit Heron Hill. It was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kwelsh14
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Winchester, Virginia
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Spring Wine Trip 2017

We thought this was a pretty decent winery. It certainly has a gorgeous location with its views... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
Jon H
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Columbus, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting room” (56 reviews)
“keuka lake” (41 reviews)
“wine tasting” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
9301 County Route 76, Hammondsport, NY 14840-9685
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+1 607-868-4241
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"views are amazing"
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"nice view"
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"great wine"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a free afternoon during my work travels and was recommended to visit Heron Hill. It was a slow day in the middle of winter, but Nikki was there to happily pour my tasting. Because it was just the two of us, we were...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We thought this was a pretty decent winery. It certainly has a gorgeous location with its views. We opted not to sample because of all the sampling we had done previously. We did purchase a few bottles to take home and very much enjoyed them....More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The day before Thanksgiving is the time to visit because we had the place to ourselves - all of the fall crowds were gone! No elbowing our way up to the tasting bar. The staff could not have been friendlier or more welcoming. Though the...More

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HeronHillWinery, Manager at Heron Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hi there - thanks for the review and visiting us during the Thanksgiving holiday. It definitely does slow down in the wineries this time of year, and we really love that we can spend more time with those who come in. It gives us more...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

My wife and I stopped in here based on the recommendation of a guest at my winery in Niagara. The winery is in a very impressive building with a view of the surrounding area. Entering the tasting room, we were greeted by an employee who...More

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HeronHillWinery, Manager at Heron Hill Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hello, Thank you for making Heron Hill a stop on your visit to the Finger Lakes. We are very saddened to hear that this is the impression you have of us. I do want to clear up that we absolutely do not give special treatment...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The tasting room overlooks the Keuka Lake with a spectacular view. Our server focused on our dry red tastes and offered a couple of extra wine tastes that really matched our palette (which we subsequently bought). I wish they would produce an oaked Chardonnay, because...More

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

Thanks so much for giving us a 5 star review! We pride ourselves in providing an array of wines for different palates as well as an educational and fun tasting experience. We actually do make an oaked Chardonnay called "Macri Vineyards" Chardonnay. We unfortunately sold...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Very crowded and busy place. You have to jockey for position at the bar and they charge $5.00 for tastings. The server was friendly but uninformative. The wines were good but not excellent.More

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

Hello - thanks for taking some time to write a review based on your experience. It seems like we really missed the mark here for you. It is indeed very busy at this time of the year, and the tasting rooms can get quite crowded,...More

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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...More

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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...More

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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...More

Thank Navygirl0520
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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...More

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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?...More

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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...More

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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.More

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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...More

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