Upcoming 1886 Events

May-Terroir Experience Available Every Saturday & Sunday in May at 1:00pm Enjoy an educational exploration of the Dr. Konstantin Frank vineyard terroir and how it influences ...
June- Prost! German Inspired Wine Experience Available every Friday-Sunday at 11:00am & 2:00pm in June Explore the German wine varieties produced at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery paired with small German i...
July - Méthode Champenoise Experience Available every Friday-Sunday at 11:00am & 2:00pm in July Enjoy a VIP tour of our historic sparkling wine cellar and learn all about the traditional méthode c...
August - Santé! French Inspired Wine Experience Available every Friday-Sunday at 11:00am & 2:00pm in August Explore the French wine varieties produced at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery paired with small French i...
September - Adventurous Wine Lover Experience Available every Friday- Sunday at 11:00am & 2:00pm in September Ignite your wine senses in an adventurous way! This experience includes an in depth tour of the most...
October Barrel Series Experience Available Every Friday-Sunday at 11:00am & 2:00pm in October Tour the historic Dr. Konstantin Frank barrel cellar followed by a seated flight of red and white ba...
Alsatian Wine & Food Experience Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 11:00am OR 2:00pm
Explore a flight of Alsatian wine varieties produced by Dr. Frank's paired with unique Alsatian food...

1886 Food & Wine Experience

Located at 9683 Middle Rd. Hammondsport, NY 14840. Open May: Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm, June- October: Every Friday-Sunday at 11:00am & 2:00pm.

The "1886" Reserve Room caters to those with a deeper interest in the Dr. Frank winemaking and viticultural program. Visits are available by reservation only and include a 30 minute in depth viticultural or cellar experience, followed by a seated educational wine flight paired with creative, small foods. Wine flights often include older vintages from the winery's esteemed private library. Wines, foods and experiential components are rotated monthly to ensure continued customer education.

The "1886" Room is located at 9683 Middle Rd Hammondsport, NY directly above the Dr. Konstantin Frank sparkling wine cellar. The name for the room was inspired by the age of the building. Built in 1886 by Philip Argus, a German immigrant, the building was once the Western New York Wine Company. Like many Hammondsport area wineries, the Western New York Wine Company went out of business during prohibition. In 1980, Willy Frank, son of Dr. Konstantin Frank, purchased the property with the intent to produce the region’s first ever méthode champenoise sparkling wines from vinifera. In 1985, Willy released his first méthode champenoise sparkling wines. Today, the Dr. Konstantin Frank sparkling wine cellar building is an architectural gem in the Keuka Lake area with its natural fieldstone walls and wine cellar that is perfect for the long term aging of sparkling wines.

The 1886 Reserve Tasting Room was featured in Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine's "Top 20 Most Admired Wine Tasting Rooms" as well as Zagat's "8 Reasons to Drive to the Finger Lakes". building for those who would like to try additional wines in the portfolio.