Hosmer Winery

(607) 869-3393 6999 State Route 89
Ovid, NY 14521
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Cameron Hosmer’s father, a Syracuse textile manufacturer, had envisioned growing grapes on the gentle slopes of Cayuga Lake at the family’s summer home. His vision took shape when Cameron and Maren started planting grapevines in the late 1970’s. Although Cameron’s father didn’t get to see full fruition of this dream, the farm has grown to over 60 acres of premium wine grapes. After fifteen years of selling their grapes to others, Cameron and Maren had their own vision of making and selling their own wine. With a degree in Pomology from Cornell University and a semester at California State University, Fresno (renowned for their world-class programs in viticulture and enology), Cameron had both the background and experience to get started in the budding industry. With their first vintage of 2,500 gallons in 1985, they opened a tasting room in their garage in the fall of 1986. In 1990, with increased production and growing recognition, the decision was made to renovate a barn across Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cayuga

    Specifically designed at Cornell University for the cold-climate conditions of New York State's Finger Lakes region, ...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • As a long-time resident of Philadelphia, trips to “Wine Country” for me consisted of a lengthy flight, usually in the neighborhood of 6-7 hours. I would either head west, to one of the many regions in California, Oregon, or Washington. Or, I would fly east, heading across the Atlantic to one of the countless wine regions in Europe.It was not unt... Read More

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  • I've moved my post from another thread discussing problems with a Virginian cabernet franc. Thought it would be better to have a dedicated discussion here, rather than burying the discussion in that ongoing thread that covers quite different subjects.Here it is...  To get a better feel for the grape and what it can and should do, you guys should... Read More

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  • Hosmer Riesling Dry 2012


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    Wine review by CageyT

  • Hosmer Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2011


    Nice Riesling. Lemony sour. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • Hosmer Pinot Noir Cayuga Lake 2009


    This is a nice representation of PN form Cayuga Lake... a beautiful wine with wild turkey or wild duck. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • Hosmer Pinot Noir Cayuga Lake 2008


    A bit thin, but nice and fresh. A good representative PN for the region. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • Drive four hours north and west of Manhattan and you’ll find yourself in ... ... handbag. In a good way. Hosmer Winery makes a tasty, grapey, mouthwatering sparkling wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Cayuga Ridge Winery is housed in a beautiful old barn with vaulted ceilings and employs young wine connoisseurs to pour a flight of d... Read More

    From the article Road Trip to the Finger Lakes

  • Hosmer Semi-Dry Riesling 2009


    very crisp and clean, summer in a bottle. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT

  • Hosmer Estate Red Finger Lakes NV


    Got a bottle of this when I visited the vineyard a couple of years ago. I liked it more than some of their pricier offerings. I see this is a blend (purchased in 2008), and I was happy with it. Slightly rubbery, tannic aroma. The flavor is quite good - jammy, with a touch of spice and tartness. Surprisingly good for the price, and one of th... Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream

  • Hosmer Red Blend Finger Lakes Rasberry Rhapsody NV


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    Wine review by Wyoba

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