Hosmer Winery
Hosmer Winery
4.5
Wineries & VineyardsWine Tours & Tastings
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Here at Hosmer Winery, we try and keep tradition alive. Each bottle of wine starts from the ground up, literally. We use our breathtaking surroundings not only as inspiration but for a reason to do what we do. As one of the original wineries on Cayuga Lake we proudly represent some of the oldest vinifera in the Finger Lakes. We are a fully functioning estate winery; everything from growing, to picking, to pressing, to bottling is done on site. As a farm, we cultivate over 70 acres of grapes with over 10 varieties and growing. Our belief in winemaking and grape growing are parallel and continuing, we strive to maintain preservation of the land and the fruit form vine to table. Our passion for what we do is exemplified through the creation of our memorable wines.
Ovid, New York

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Rachel M
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Wonderful experience, glad we stopped! We have been to Cayuga lake several times now and visited many wineries but had not yet experienced Hosmer. This place was packed with cars the day before which did make us stay away but on the Sunday afternoon it was reasonable. We were taken upstairs for the tasting and loved the vibe of this space. Historic old space with so much character. Marijke served our wines and was delightful! She has been there many years and had lots of history to share. It was a fun tasting experience with good wine and great conversation. Highly recommend a visit especially if you are hosted by Marijke. We loved it so much we signed up to be wine club members.
Written August 11, 2023
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Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Rachel! We're glad you stopped in to give us a try and are so happy to have you in our wine club. Marijke really IS the best, and we love it when other people see how amazing she is, too! Hope to see you at one of our wine club events!
Written August 21, 2023
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jonquille63
Nashua, NH68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A great selection of wine.
Very pleasant tasting, and ejoyment of wines purchasef since.

The Zinfandel was exactly what I expected, and wanted.
Written March 23, 2023
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Thank you for the kind words, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you visit us again soon. Cheers!
Written June 5, 2023
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Greg B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My wife, my mother and I looked forward to a good wine tasting experience at Hosmer Winery. Our experience left a lot to be desired. Curtis, the winery representative, gave us his back for most of the time as he chatted with two other people who had finished their wine tasting. When he did occasionally turn to pour our wine, he mumbled at auctioneer speed. My 93 year old mother kindly asked him to speak slower so that she could understand what he was saying. This seemed to irritate Curtis, seeing that his service went from poor to offensively rude. It was obvious that he did not want to be there and he took it out on three elderly people.

While spending the majority of his time chatting with the other couple, he mentioned several times that he was a pilot and did a lot of flying. Being a retired Southwest Airlines captain and a navy pilot, I thought that I could engage him in conversation so that we could find some common ground. It was fruitless.

We spent a lot of time and money at other wineries. I just wish that the reviews of your winery were more accurate so that we could have spent more time where we were treated well.

What is most unfortunate about this winery is that the public relations person leads by making excuses for the poor attitudes and substandard performance of Hosmer employees. Her job should include actively listening to criticism. Being defensive and making excuses tells the story for the future of this winery. Clearly, it is one of hard working grandparents and parents building a good winery. Third generation, not so much as they wait to inherit what they did not create. This explains their ineptitude and poor attitudes toward the elderly.
Written October 25, 2022
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Mark F
150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were not blown away by this tasting experience ($12 for 5 wines) which seemed to be more about the server than the wines. He spoke quite rapidly, mumbling his spiel by rote rather than ensuring that we understood fully, and he was not particularly attentive. Still, the wines were pretty good, many tasting of rather exotic fruits (for wine) such as kiwi and mango, and we bought three bottles. The grounds were pleasant, and the shop was clean and bright. Worth stopping for the wine but not for the experience.
Written September 17, 2022
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Our staff can get too excited about explaining the wine - sometimes we need to be reminded to slow down! We're sorry you didn't particularly enjoy your tasting experience, but we're happy to hear you enjoyed our facility and our wines and even took some home with you. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future.
Written September 21, 2022
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MsMeter2018
Boston, MA39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Very friendly staff! Beautiful setting, delicious wines. Great start as our first stop in a day on the wine trail! We were a party of 8 and everyone found a number of wines they enjoyed.
Written August 13, 2022
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We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Hosmer Winery!
Written August 22, 2022
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Rebecca P
Pittsburgh, PA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Loved spending time at this winery! The tasting experience was a treat as we had an opportunity to ask questions and to try five wines of our choosing. Lovey wines and the staff were both personable and knowledgeable. Special treats for the kids and for the pup too! Worth making the journey. Pair with a stop at Lively Rin for a great afternoon.
Written July 18, 2022
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Rebecca, thank you for stopping in. We really do love to treat ALL of our customers, even the four-legged ones!! We agree that Lively Run is a great place to stop to top off a day of wine tasting. Cheers and we hope to see you soon!
Written August 8, 2022
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spdwain
Ellicott City, MD78 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Arrived at Hosmer on a Saturday afternoon during the Wine Festival weekend. It was not very busy. The first thing we noticed was workers swearing at each other and at people on the other side of the bar. They may have been other employees or friends I don’t know but the whole atmosphere was tainted. One guy behind the bar kept tossing up wine bottles into the air and spinning them around. We probably should have left but ordered a tasting flight. It was poured into little plastic cups and we were handed a wine glass and went outside to sit at a table. There was no interaction with a host at all. They continued on with their “show” inside.
As others have said, Hosmer is an older winery and doesn’t have a very picturesque location, but they are supposed to have some good wine. That’s why we stopped there. Our experience was one we would not repeat. We didn’t really enjoy our wines and even if we had, we wouldn’t have walked back into that building to purchase them. We get to the finger lakes a couple of times a year and usually purchase several cases of wine. Bottles of Hosmer were not included.
Written July 16, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. This is not the "Hosmer Experience" that we like to offer to our guests, and we are sorry to hear that your time with us was not one that you enjoyed. We do not condone that behavior in our staff or our tasting room. If you could provide us with some more information about your visit so we can address this, we would certainly appreciate it. Please email me at brooke@hosmerwinery.com so we can correct this matter.
Written August 8, 2022
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BuckeyeTravel Bug
Lakewood, OH375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The wine here was good and the staff was fun to talk to. It's on a farm, so you don't get the views of some of the other wineries in the area, but it's worth visiting. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Written July 7, 2022
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Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed our wines and chatting with staff. Cheers and we hope to see you again!
Written July 13, 2022
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John L
Philadelphia, PA10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Recently (Saturday 5/14/22) did a tasting here for a large group (20) of friends who were visiting the Finger Lakes with me for a few days. After contacting the winery, the staff said they couldn't take 20 at a time (particularly in the afternoon at the time I was looking for), but if we were to break up into two groups and have half the group visit a winery 3 minutes away, they could accommodate us. The first group, which I was a part of, had a good experience. The host was funny, knowledgeable, and put up with our shenanigans and the fact that this was our fifth stop of the day.

That said, upon arriving the manager who I had worked with via email had said that the second group may not be able to be seated if they didn't hurry up and get there by an specific time. Now, I understand that either by choice (or by law) that they close at a specific time. However, the second group was delayed because the winery THEY suggested we visit as part of the split does not take reservations, was clueless about our arrival even with me corresponding with them weeks and weeks ahead of time, and were busy that day - busier, in fact, then Hosmer who was celebrating their winery's anniversary. In the end, they did offer the second group a full glass of one wine, but considering I could have either chosen another winery for the groups to split to, or gone ahead and visited another winery if they were going to go against their word and their own suggestion, I felt like we could have been treated a little nicer.
Written May 17, 2022
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Hi John, I do apologize that your second group did not enjoy their experience. I really did try my best to be as accommodating as possible, as we started communicating way in advance of your arrival. I did stress, from the very beginning, that we do have a hard cutoff for tastings. I even made sure to wait 25 minutes past the second group's reservation before closing our tasting bar. Upon hearing that your second group was upset, I made sure to refund that group's tasting fees without hesitation. Being a small, family-owned business we take pride in everything and take reviews like this to the very heart. We hope you (and your friends!) will come back to Hosmer and give us another try.
Written June 27, 2022
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Jennifer G
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
We felt like being with family. It was so warm and inviting with a comfortable atmosphere. We could have chatted for hours.
Written March 22, 2022
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We're so glad Marijke made you feel at home here at Hosmer! This is the experience we hope to provide with all of our hosts and guests. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to write such a wonderful review.
Written June 27, 2022
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