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Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery Reviews
Perhaps we were just unlucky, but both Chardonnays that we tried seemed to be oxidized. However, the Reds were outstanding. The vintner did an excellent job of blending different vintages, and we love... more »
Loved this winery! Great wines in the tasting and a comfortable rustic setting in a barn. Live band added to the wine tasting experience. Great spot! more »
The wine tasting takes place right in their barn. The barns rustic charm added to the tasting. Delicious wines. more »
Would give 0 stars if possible. Was ignored by hostess while standing in line, who served the people behind us first (who had no problem with that). Given a dirty glass for wine tasting, and then promptly ignored again, as it was a busy day. Finally tried several wines, all mediocre and none of which were my taste. Bartender gave no information about wines, and gave minimal explanations when asked questions. Was not able to take tour advertised on their site, as a large group (came on a bus) booked ahead of time. Would not recommend to a friend.
Went to the Copper Oven (the attached restaurant) and was deeply disappointed. It is cute, but the views are NOT lakeside...basically a field. We went for the wood fired pizza, which was delicious (if not, they'd have zero stars), but we tried to pair it with a bottle of wine and that's where we went wrong. First of all, they were out of Riesling. They were also out of Cayuga white, plus a few others...not that they told us any of this until after we had ordered. Then they suggested the sangria, so we ordered a pitcher. Only at the end of the meal did we find out that sangria is $45 a pitcher! I've ordered sangria in New York City, LA, and DC where I live (not to mention several locations in Spain) and I've NEVER paid $45. Adding insult to injury, the sangria was watered down because they loaded it with frozen fruit we had to break apart with a knife. I'm angry they didn't mention their (aggressively mediocre) sangria was $45 a pitcher when they suggested it, but I guess their main concern is profit margins. Bottom line: paid $81 before tip for a pitcher of terrible sangria and two small pizzas which are really just flatbreads...for LUNCH. My advice: for both food and wine, go up the street to Knapp Winery. If it's sangria you want, try Lucas.
Although it was somewhat scenic, the experience was poor from the beginning. I waited for about 10 minutes before someone even came up to me to tell they'll have me seated soon. Then, they were out of at least 3 types of wines, and, from over hearing another table out of some beers as well. But I decided to look past it and order a sangria per advice from an employee. To my shock at the end of the meal I find out that it's $45. Coming from other wineries earlier, and then going on to other wineries later, that price was outrageous (normally most would think $25). However all this aside, I then read how they responded to other reviews, and I am no longer surprised at this terrible experience. The fact that they responded by making childish comments and suggesting patrons go to, what in their view, are lesser establishments such as Applebee's or Outback steakhouse, tells me this winery has no idea how to treat customers. Last I checked, the customer is always right, maybe if the owner learned from successful businesses, such as Applebee's and outback steakhouse, as well as the other wineries around this lake, they would receive a higher rating.
Gorgeous setting, Super employee's and some of the most creative food choices anywhere. Our experience was stellar.
The atmosphere of this winery is so different from all the others! It's in an old hay barn (I didn't notice any smell, which other reviewers had complained about). The wines are good, but the atmosphere of it really makes it worth the visit. They had a nice selection of dry and semi-dry wines and a couple fruit wines. We usually prefer dry wines, but we ended up with a bottle of their cranberry wine, which wasn't overly sweet. They also had the only gewurztraminer that we truly liked. We would have liked to eat at their restaurant, but it wasn't open for the season yet.
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