We had a wonderful time at Ravines, another beautiful Finger Lakes region winery. We called a day in advance, and easily secured a tasting. Completely understandable why they ask for reservations. The approach up to the property had an extra bonus of an apple orchard that was great photos. The property itself, what 100+ year old barn was beautiful to look at and a perfect spot for tasting. Our tasting guides were knowledgeable and friendly and we’re generous with the pores. We sample the number of wines and took a few home. Appreciated their thoughtfulness and care In describing the wines we selected. All in all a great experience. Do not let a few unhappy reviewers spoil your coming to this place. They are definitely worth your stop.
Pretty good wines. Nice atmosphere. A bit haphazard wine tasting. They did provide great explanations of the background of each wine we tasted. They also provided recommendations on options for tasting. Try the Maximilian. They have a cool large barn setting also in addition to the tasting room and seating tables. The road to get to the place is in horrid shape and take that into account.
Just showed up. There’s 9 of us. There are at most 4 customers inside. No one seated outdoors. We were turned away because we exceeded 6 people. We came in 2 separate cars…5 minutes apart. We said we can sit in 2 different tables outdoors away from each other but they said that since they already know there’s more than 6 of us, they can’t seat us. This is our 5th winery this week at the Fingerlakes and everyone has this policy but no one enforces it. In fact, there’s normally 11 of us total! It is too bad because we are celebrating our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and we wanted to try out their wine. We asked to have just 1 glass of wine for one of the members of our party to try and they wouldn’t accommodate us. It’s ok…plenty of wineries around. We can take our money and business elsewhere.
It was surprising to see how many negative reviews there were. We visited this past weekend and it was one of the most pleasant experiences of our trip. Simon helped us with our tasting (which we were able to easily reserve and pay for in advance online) and he was SO friendly and knowledgeable, offering selections that fit our tastes. It was unlike any other tasting we had this weekend. Keep up the good work, and best of luck to Simon in his future endeavors!
Excellent wines, some of the best I've had in the Finger Lakes. I did the "classic" tasting and my husband did the one with the Gewurztraminer. Both solid choices. I then had to get a separate tasting of the Argetsinger Riesling (the reason we were there!) and it was great! Friendly staff, beautiful winery, great wine, with food which is a plus!
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