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“Friendly visit, great variety ”
Review of Hosmer Winery

Hosmer Winery
Ranked #5 of 12 things to do in Ovid
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Here at Hosmer Winery, we try and keep tradition alive. Each bottle of wine starts from the ground up, literally. We use our breathtaking surroundings not only as inspiration but for a reason to do what we do. As one of the original wineries on Cayuga Lake we proudly represent some of the oldest vinifera in the Finger Lakes. We are a fully functioning estate winery; everything from growing, to picking, to pressing, to bottling is done on site. As a farm, we cultivate over 60 acres of grapes with over 10 varieties and growing. Our belief in winemaking and grape growing are parallel and continuing, we strive to maintain preservation of the land and the fruit form vine to table. Our passion for what we do is exemplified through the creation of our memorable wines.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

One of the favorite spots we visited on our recent trip. Our host (John) was incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable regarding the various wines offered. I prefer drier full bodied wines while my spouse enjoys sweeter varieties, and we each found several that we really enjoyed. Estate red and first spoke Riesling were favorites on the dry end of the spectrum. Sangria and fireside red were favorites on the sweeter side. The day we visited (Saturday) there was a great band on site playing music and a BBQ truck serving excellent smoked meats. All around wonderful visit.

Thank JEL1975
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HosmerWinery, Public Relations Manager at Hosmer Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2016

It is great to hear that you and your spouse were both able to find a variety of wines that you enjoyed. It is important to us at Hosmer Winery to make exceptional quality wine for every palate. Thank you for stopping by Hosmer, we will see you next time you are in the area!

Cheers

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

we had a very nice tasting.they were not busy and when we said we were from MN they said the winemaker was also..they went and got her..we had a nice chat, talked about MN grape varities and how several NY growers are trying them and seeing if they can make desired wine from them - Marquett is the one they are the most interested in. we talked about Cornell grapes and tried some of the wine made from them.. Definatly a 5 star experience or us..perhaps not if you are not fromm MN.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our wine tasting experience was professional, thorough and enjoyable. The tastings included 5 wines for $5.00 per person. The tasting room had the typical items and goodies for sale. Our tasting representative was knowledgeable and friendly. We were camping nearby and enjoyed our visit. Clean, ample parking and personal. Area available to have a picnic and hang out. Thank You.

Thank Travelpapi153
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Katie R, Public Relations Manager at Hosmer Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Sounds like enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer on your trip to the Finger Lakes! That sure makes the crew at Hosmer Winery happy. We hope you will visit us again!

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Hosmer was a nice visit. Most of wine is not bad (too sweet for us) and the staff was fun and engaging. A few of the wines were well worth trying.

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Katie R, Public Relations Manager at Hosmer Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Very good to hear you enjoyed your visit and you found some wines you like! I hope you continued to enjoy your travels through the Finger Lakes!

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

What a Challenge!
Living in the midst of the Wine Trail region of the Finger Lakes, you would think it would be easy to please yourself!
Well, it IS easy to join the search for good wine, and the space between opportunities is not far. The joy of the search does not escape us either.
However, keeping the focus on finding a stable and affordable 'everyday wine' is where the effort begins! There is no lack of places making delicious and varied wines available to experience.
It is that particular blend of delicious and affordable we found in the Hosmer Estate Red.
It was a particular bonus to us that they know how to make the discovery process enjoyable as well as rewarding.
Our visit was scheduled around one of their many 'events', this one including music suitable for dancing and certainly recognizable tunes...
Wine tastings have a broad variety of 'atmospheres'... from the serious to the seriously fun. We have begun to realize that we want to buy wines from an 'environment' that parallels the one we host in our home. Hosmer was exactly that for us.

Thank Journeyman51
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HosmerWinery, Public Relations Manager at Hosmer Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Wow, what beautiful words! We thank you for your appreciation and we are thrilled you found an event, atmosphere and, most of all, a wine that you enjoyed on your journey through the Finger Lakes. It is indeed our mission to make high quality of wine at an affordable price... something for everyone! Hope to see you again on your next trip to area. Cheers!

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