Old world look charm of a new world taste. Sandy & staff were exceptionally great all around! Great gifts delicious wines (my fave was the Cabernet Franc! All were great) beautiful view of a well maintained garden with a frog chorus among the lily pads. Owner was gracious host. Oh & the wine slushies are refreshing! Highly recommended! You'll keep going back
Loved the gift shop. The wine tasting overall experience was good. The tasting is paired with cheeses, and those cheeses were delicious.
10/10 would recommend. You come to the Finger Lakes for more than just wine, you come for the experience. Dan did our tasting and he was incredible. It felt like he truly cared what we thought of the wines. And honestly the wines are all spectacular. I could have left with a bottle of all the wines from the tasting, they were that good.
We pulled into this impressive-looking winery on Friday 7/29 hoping for a great tasting and were sadly disappointed. Inside, the space has a nice shopping area, with lots of local spices, cheeses, and condiments, gimmicky t-shirts, aprons, coasters and kitchen towels, as well as lots of wine accessories and the like. Great for picking up trinkets and gifts to take home! However, the wine itself was quite disappointing. We're requested a couple of glasses of their dry whites to taste. The young woman serving us, while perfectly pleasant, was not yet 21 and therefore had neither tasted the wines, nor could describe them to us which was surprising (there was an older woman working on restocking the retail area while we were there... it would have made more sense to have her doing the tastings and the younger woman doing the restocking and tidying so that guests could learn about the wines from someone old enough to drink it). It didn't particularly matter as the wines were basically undrinkable (just bland, tasteless, and lacking any character), but it would have helped to at least hear about the wines and how they were made. The winery seems to want to be something for everyone and also has a bar where they do whiskey/bourbon tastings, bloody Mary's, and other mixed drinks. Perhaps the focus has strayed from making wine and into being more of a tourist trap and the wine has suffered as a result. Again, staff were perfectly nice, the space itself is impressive, but the wines were just not good.
When we first arrived it felt chaotic and like we were secondary. They sent us to the “cafe” for a tasting at the end of the hall. We didn’t have a reservation or book a room so our experience might be different but it was uncomfortable until the tasting started. The gentleman who helped us was fantastic, personable, and all around a pleasure to interact with. The cheese was out of this world with quality wines to pair. If it wasn’t for the gentleman’s service this review would’ve scored a lot lower. I wish I would’ve asked for his name because he saved the experience. I’d recommend Magnus for tastings but be prepared to feel relegated to the back while the pre-booked tastings get the initial full attention. Edit: Matt was the gentleman’s name! One of the owners and one of the best people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
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