Monday, November 14, 2005

A Few Of My Favorite Finger Lakes Places

Over the next few posts, I'd like to talk about some of the Finger Lakes wineries that have something unique about them, besides having good wine. These are wineries that we always take visitors to. I'll start with Bully Hill.

Bully Hill Vineyards- Hammondsport NY (west side of Keuka Lake) Bully Hill is all about putting fun into the wine tasting experience. The wine servers are as much comedians as wine educators, with a well choregraphed monologue to add laughs as you taste the wine. With 40 wines to choose from, there is something here for everyone. In addition to the beautiful wine tasting room with a spectacular view of Keuka Lake, there is a museum, a restaurant, and 3 gift shops. Here are tasting notes from our visit to Bully Hill last weekend:
Seyval Blanc- $7.49 Clean, crisp and dry with tastes of green apple, Meat Market Red- $7.49 A dry red wine with an excellent balance of fruit and oak, Goat White - $7.49 A semi-sweet blend of Seyval, Vidal, & Aurora. A tangy start with hints of pineapple and citrus into a smooth, clean finish. Pink Catawba - Intense Orange, Grapefruit, & Strawberry linger into a slightly sweet finish. Growers Red - $9.49 Mostly Concord blended with other native grapes with a slightly sweet start with grape and strawberry flavors into a slightly dry finish.

Bully Hill Visitors Center

Bully Hill has 40 different wines - So much wine, So little time.

View of Keuka Lake from Bully Hill

Happy Phil - Our Server/Comedian. Thanks Phil, for the wine and the laughs.

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