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Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Wins USA Today 10Best Awards for Best Winery Tour

Jul 24th, 2023

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery Wins USA Today 10Best Awards for Best Winery Tour with its Acclaimed 1886 Food and Wine Experience

[Hammondsport, NY] – Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, renowned for its rich history and excellence in the world of winemaking, is thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement: winning the prestigious USA Today 10Best Awards for Best Winery Tour. This esteemed recognition comes as a celebration of the winery's iconic 1886 Food and Wine Experience, which has captivated the hearts of visitors and connoisseurs for over 8 years.

The USA Today 10Best Awards are known for identifying the most exceptional destinations and experiences across America. Nominees in each category are selected by an expert panel in an editorial review and are then voted on by readers over the course of 4 weeks.

“When we started the 1886 Food and Wine Experience 8 years ago, we weren't sure what the reception would be. The idea of an educational and intimate food and wine pairing experience was rare if non-existent at the time in the region,” stated 4th Generation Vintner Meaghan Frank. “It is really validating to receive this award and it is a testament to our incredible team who works so hard to make this a great experience for our customers.”

At the heart of the 1886 Food and Wine Experience is an impeccably designed tasting menu that skillfully complements the winery's award-winning wines. Showcasing locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, each pairing is carefully crafted by Chefs Tyler La Croix and Steve Stopka from Lake Life Catering. Through carefully curated wine pairings, the flavors harmonize in symphony, creating an unforgettable gastronomic adventure.

The winery's commitment to exceptional service and dedication to creating a memorable journey for each guest has made the 1886 Food and Wine Experience an unrivaled success. Alongside guided vineyard and cellar tours led by knowledgeable wine educators, visitors leave with not only a deeper appreciation for the art of winemaking but also cherished memories that linger long after their visit.

It’s the second consecutive year that the winery won this prestigious award, both in 2022 and in 2023. The winery also won #3 Best Wine Tasting Room in America in the 2023 USA Today 10Best Awards.

“We are grateful to our many winery fans who voted for us in the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. We are delighted to have been named #1 Best Winery Tour and #3 Best Wine Tasting Room in the USA.,” stated 3rd Generation Owner Frederick Frank. “These awards are a testament to our great winery team and loyal fans.”

To experience the award-winning 1886 Food and Wine Experience at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, reservations can be made at or by contacting the winery directly at 1-800-320-0735. With limited availability, early booking is recommended to secure a spot for this extraordinary culinary experience.

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

About Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery:

Established in 1962, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery has been a trailblazer in the Finger Lakes wine region, crafting exceptional wines from European grape varieties. Embodying a profound passion for winemaking and an unwavering dedication to quality, the winery has earned global recognition and numerous awards for its commitment to excellence. Their vineyards on Keuka Lake are home to some of the oldest vines in the US with the 2nd oldest Pinot Noir vines in the country.

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