|8843 Greyton H. Taylor Memorial Drive, Hammondsport, NY, 14840
|See Website for more info
|607 868 3210
On-site restaurant: Tasty. A lunch for two with wine will run $35 plus tip. The french fries are, for some odd reason, extremely good. Probably the goats.
The New York State Wine Museum of Greyton H. Taylor : A jaunt through the history of wine making in this region, and the vineyard in specific. Learn about how the Taylor Winery got around prohibition, why the Coca-Cola Company didn't get Walter's goat, and how the winery's labels are rife with sexual innuendo. Play count-the-phalluses in the art gallery.
Tour and Tasting: Free 30-minute tour, followed by a $1 30-minute tasting of 5 select wines. Rest assured that this winery realizes that you're drinking their product to get drunk. Free grape juice for the kids and designated drivers.
Store: $1 tastings of almost any wine they have, plus $7.50 bottles of most wines.
Gift shops: There's three of them.
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If you visit one winery in the Finger Lakes region, make it this one. The staff are friendly, casual, and quite familiar with the product. Take your out-of-town wine-snob friends just to watch them explode at the sacrilege.
2011-04-09 11:56:19 I find their wines to be a tad sulphuric but love the attitude of the winery. —BatGuano
2011-11-21 19:49:04 This is a review I originally posted on Yelp:
What can anybody say about Bully Hill that hasn't already been said? Everybody knows that they make cheap plonk for wine, but at least back when Walter was alive and running the place, he made the visit fun. Have some of the crappy wine with some barbecue, and it was almost palatable. In more recent times, though, they've resorted to having 'tasting cheerleaders' who try to convince you that the cheap crap they are serving you is actually decent, and that 'wine snobs' don't understand the beauty of the plonk they make. It's amusing, seeing how much lipstick they can put on the pig, but in the end, most people cant tell that Billy Goat Red is really nothing more than a $4 bottle of wine.
At the restaurant, however, they're trying to go 'upscale', and boy, are they missing the mark! They have a restaurant which has a strange menu featuring your basic 'diner fare', then, for dinner, they add 4 or 5 dinner entrees at full price. The entrees are well made, a bit pricey, though, but the service makes up for it. Unfortunately, the bistro-style metal round tables and uncomfortable chairs don't. And, probably the single biggest minus is that they only serve Bully Hill wines.