Dr Konstantin Frank

Since 1962

Events

Dr. Konstantin Frank

Wine Club Events

Saturday, July 27, 2019 Summer BBQ Location: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Response was so amazing for last year's event that we decided to schedule an additional date so more of you could come. It's a cookout with wine and music. (In a slight change from last year, this event will be $25/person and will not count toward your free event.)
Sunday, July 28, 2019 Summer BBQ Location: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Response was so amazing for last year's event that we decided to schedule an additional date so more of you could come. It's a cookout with wine and music. (In a slight change from last year, this event will be $25/person and will not count toward your free event.)
Sunday, August 11, 2019 Heirloom August Location: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
It's time for some of the summer produce to start coming in, so we'll pair some of the bounty with interesting small bites.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Oktoberfest! Location: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
Just like it says - but with wine instead of beer. Feel free to pick up your September Wine Club package as well!
Sunday, November 3, 2019 Late Harvest Location: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
All produce doesn't come in early - some is later. Let's explore how that pairs with our wines.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 A Season to Sparkle Location: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
It's the holidays, and of course we all want sparkling wine. Feel free to pick up your December Wine Club package as well!

Dr. Konstantin Frank

1886 Wine & Food Experience

Méthode Champenoise Experience Time: May 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room
Available Saturdays at 2 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. May Weekends, and First Weekend of June

A behind-the-scenes look of our rich history of sparkling winemaking. The tour will begin with an explanation of our estate vineyards focusing on the classic Champagne grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The tour continues underground to our historic cellar built in 1886. Here you will learn the process of méthode Champenoise including bottling, aging, and disgorgment while tasting through several examples of our sparkling wines. At the conclusion of the tour, a seated flight of wines are paired with the chef’s seasonal bites where you taste our remaining sparkling wines and still wines produced by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Please arrive at our 1886 Reserve Tasting Room at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the event. Just south of the main winery and tasting rooms is the stone house named Chateau Frank. Once you pull into the driveway and park, walk towards the rear of the building and you will see stairs leading up to the 1886 Reserve Room. The event will feature some walking in our vineyards, so we suggest wearing suitable shoes.

Menu: ‘Rain’: Rainbow Vegetable Skewer, Cauliflower Cloud, Lemon Aioli
‘Sunshine’: Pork Belly Taco, Mango Salsa, Cilantro, Chili
‘Earth’: Mushrooms, Radish Greens, Watermelon Radish, Beet & Balsamic Vinaigrette
‘Flowers’: Strawberry, Sweet Biscuit, Lemon Curd, Orchid
Flowering in the Vineyard Experience Time: June 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room
Available Fridays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 11 AM and 2 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM.

Budbreak and flowering celebrates the new green beginning to the vintage. A wine educator will lead you through several vineyard sites where you will learn the innovative grafting technique that our founder brought to the Finger Lakes, the parts of the vine, what happens during budbreak, and why flowering is so important. At each vineyard site you will taste its respective wine. At the conclusion of the tour, a seated flight of wines are paired with the chef’s seasonal creative bites.

Please arrive at our 1886 Reserve Tasting Room at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the event. Just south of the main winery and tasting rooms is the stone house named Chateau Frank. Once you pull into the driveway and park, walk towards the rear of the building and you will see stairs leading up to the 1886 Reserve Room. The event will feature some walking in our vineyards, so we suggest wearing suitable shoes.

June's Food and Wine Pairings:
2017 Sauvignon Blanc: Beet dyed egg, charred leek, asparagus, dill, preserved lemon, Dijon emulsion.
2017 Muscat: Shaved rhubarb & roast fennel tart, mulberry reduction.
2018 Dry Rose of Blaufrankisch: Brioche, tarragon whipped ricotta, jamon serrano, green peas, sherry scented honey.
2016 Cabernet Franc: Stout cake, brandy soaked currants, caramel butter, smoke, chocolate, sea salt.
Méthode Champenoise Experience Time: July 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room
Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11 AM and 2 PM.

A behind-the-scenes look of our rich history of sparkling winemaking. The tour will begin with an explanation of our estate vineyards focusing on the classic Champagne grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The tour continues underground to our historic cellar built in 1886. Here you will learn the process of méthode Champenoise including bottling, aging, and disgorgment while tasting through several examples of our sparkling wines. At the conclusion of the tour, a seated flight of wines are paired with the chef’s seasonal bites where you taste our remaining sparkling wines and still wines produced by Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Please arrive at our 1886 Reserve Tasting Room at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the event. Just south of the main winery and tasting rooms is the stone house named Chateau Frank. Once you pull into the driveway and park, walk towards the rear of the building and you will see stairs leading up to the 1886 Reserve Room. The event will feature some walking in our vineyards, so we suggest wearing suitable shoes.
Barrel Series Experience Time: August 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room
Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11 AM and 2 PM.

The tour begins at the Dr. Konstantin Frank winery where we head underground to our barrel cellar. Here you will learn the process of barrel production, the different types of oak and where they originate from, and alternatives to barrel aging with amphora. We will taste two wines, one unoaked and one oaked, to explore the differences between them, and taste current vintage wines aging in barrel. At the conclusion of the tour, a seated flight of wines are paired with the chef’s seasonal bites where you taste wines that have aged in barrel of varying levels of new oak and time.

Please arrive at our 1886 Reserve Tasting Room at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the event. Just south of the main winery and tasting rooms is the stone house named Chateau Frank. Once you pull into the driveway and park, walk towards the rear of the building and you will see stairs leading up to the 1886 Reserve Room. The event will feature some walking in our vineyards, so we suggest wearing suitable shoes.
Veraison & Harvest Experience Time: September 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room
Available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11 AM and 2 PM.

Undoubtedly the most beautiful time in the vineyard where the green grapes change to shades of yellow and red. The tour begins with a hands-on grape sampling exercise where we figure out the ripeness of a vineyard block. A wine educator explains the internal changes of a grape during veraison and considerations leading up to the decision to start harvesting. We will explain the difference of hand-picking versus machine-picking and why technology plays a major part. Depending on the harvest timeline, a demonstration of hand-sorting and pressing may be possible. At the conclusion of the tour, a seated flight of wines are paired with the chef’s seasonal creative bites.

Please arrive at our 1886 Reserve Tasting Room at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the event. Just south of the main winery and tasting rooms is the stone house named Chateau Frank. Once you pull into the driveway and park, walk towards the rear of the building and you will see stairs leading up to the 1886 Reserve Room. The event will feature some walking in our vineyards, so we suggest wearing suitable shoes.
Barrel Series Experience Time: October 2019
Location: 1886 Reserve Room
Available Fridays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 11 AM and 2 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM.

The tour begins at the Dr. Konstantin Frank winery where we head underground to our barrel cellar. Here you will learn the process of barrel production, the different types of oak and where they originate from, and alternatives to barrel aging with amphora. We will taste two wines, one unoaked and one oaked, to explore the differences between them, and taste current vintage wines aging in barrel. At the conclusion of the tour, a seated flight of wines are paired with the chef’s seasonal bites where you taste wines that have aged in barrel of varying levels of new oak and time.

Please arrive at our 1886 Reserve Tasting Room at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the event. Just south of the main winery and tasting rooms is the stone house named Chateau Frank. Once you pull into the driveway and park, walk towards the rear of the building and you will see stairs leading up to the 1886 Reserve Room. The event will feature some walking in our vineyards, so we suggest wearing suitable shoes.

Dr. Konstantin Frank

Outside Tastings

Monday, November 11, 2019 Captivating Rhine River Cruise Location: Germany
Please join Fred Frank on this voyage up the Rhine River, visiting Amsterdam, Cologne, Rhine Gorge, Heidelberg, Rudesheim, Strasbourg and Basel. There is an optional 4-night tour of Switzerland visiting Lucerne and Zurich. Join us!
Friday, August 9, 2019 Dr. Frank Wine Pairing Dinner Time: 5 - 9 PM
Location: Raquette Lake Navigation Company
Dr. Frank Wine Pairing Dinner

Friday, August 9
Board 5pm, Sail 6-9
$75 pp

Course 1:
Cream of mushroom asiago soup
Wine: Dry Rose of Pinot Noir

Course 2:
Waldorf salad over mixed greens
Wine: Chardonnay

Course 3:
Seared sirloin with Chimichurri drizzle & garlic smashed potatoes
Wine: Cabernet Franc

Course 4:
Apple butterscotch crisp à la mode
Wine: Semi-dry Riesling

Contact Information
Raquette Lake Navigation Company
(315) 354-5532donna@raquettelakenavigation.com
254 Antlers Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436