We chose Geneva, NY because it is halfway between our two families and we both really love wine. Zugibe was on the top of my list from the beginning, but I was so happy that it was just as beautiful in person as it was in the photos. We had the whole venue to ourselves, which was so great. The views were spectacular, and we got to watch the sunset during dinner. The wine was delicious--we drank rose all night. Amy was so easy to work with and her staff were so on top of it. She was flexible with us doing our rehearsal two days early, and allowed us to drop things off at the venue well in advance, which was so helpful. There was not one thing I asked Amy that she did not find a way to make it work. We originally wanted to do the dancing outside in front of the pavilion (due to weather we ended up under the tent), but Amy was so helpful and willing to make that work. We had a perfect day at Zugibe.
My partner and I got married at Zugibe's. The location is stunning - beautiful views of their vineyard and Seneca Lake while in a rustic, refined backdrop. From beginning to end, they were an absolute pleasure to work with. All communication is directly with one of the owners, Amy, so she knows exactly what is feasible for her property. She was very flexible, calm, and organized. She kept our wedding day stress-free and quickly executed a Plan B when it rained at the exact time we were supposed to have our ceremony. It is a winery, so liquor options are limited for the open bar. However, they worked with us to pick a signature cocktail, wine, and beer options. Typically only 1 wedding is booked per weekend, so I did have access to the space for first-look pictures and wedding setup. I loved my experience and highly recommend Zugibe's.
Slow restaurant, If you are looking for food, go elsewhere.Ordered small meal for 2, 50 minute wait. Nice place of you are interested in drinking cheap so-so wines with great view of lake. If you are hungry, not so much.
From the moment you pull onto the property at Zugibe you're surrounded by beauty. Rows of magnificent grapes line the property as you turn onto the driveway headed towards the absolutely stunning and elegant yet very "Finger Lakes rustic" style main building. Parking just to the left of the entrance allows you to take in the expansive view of the property and the north - east end of Seneca Lake. As you enter the winery, the majestic double doors welcome you into an era and an experience you don't find in other FLX wineries. Attention to detail, in every aspect of the building is evident, from the vaulted ceilings to the French doors leading out to the main porch, facing the south west with breathtaking views of the grounds and lake below. Directly to the north west is an ample firepit that is utilized on appropriate occasions as well as the pavilion which houses live music as scheduled throughout the summer season. To the south east, you will often find wedding and event venue space occupied by a simple yet elegant event tent. Ample outdoor seating for both relaxing with a glass of the most perfect Pinot Gris found in all of the FLX (or in this reviewers opinion the US), or take up a table to enjoy some of the most mouthwatering authentic Lebanese cuisine north of New York City. Sit and enjoy the crooning of singers and musicians as the sun sets with perfect timing over hillsides enveloping the most mysterious and alluring of the famous Finger Lakes. With a very impressive and variety rich selection of wines, including hard-to-find-in-the-FLX, DRY wines there is something for every palate and every level of wine connoisseur as well as select offerings of local breweries. If wine's not your thing, but a juicy hazy IPA is more your style, grab a cold one, an order of the finger licking worthy Z-Fries, pull up chair on the veranda and enjoy the afternoon or evening. Five stars, as if that were enough.
Had an amazing experience at Zugibe! Scout and Sarah were the best! Both super friendly, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond to make our visit special. The wine and food were great. Highly recommend sitting on the patio with a bottle of wine for a relaxing afternoon!
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