While attending the Wine Festival we had the opportunity to meet Fredrick Frank President of Dr. Konstantin Frank and taste some award winning wines. Founded in 1962, Vinifera Wine Cellars was the first Finger Lakes winery to produce truly world-class wines. They include: Dry and Semi-Dry Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Rkatsiteli, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and many others. To this day, Dr Frank’s wines are known to be world class. Elaine and I really enjoyed the 2006 Rkatsiteli. I had never heard of this varietal until now. It is most widely planted in Russia ,Georgia and Bulgaria and a very small area of New York by Dr Frank

This Varietal produces good-quality wine with high acidity and good sugar levels. We found it to be very floral and had some spice on the nose . We enjoyed this wine so much we brought two bottles back in our suit case.

Dr Frank’s Rieslings are highly rated by Robert Parker and Wine Spectator and have won many awards all over the world and in California.