Prejean Winery

+1 315 536-7524 2634 State Route 14
Penn Yan, NY 14527
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As often happens with a winery, someone starts with a dream, and for James and Elizabeth Prejean that dream began in California. Jim was born in Carencro, LA and ended up in California the hard way, wounded in a hospital. The USS Cushing, his previous home, was sunk in WWII in the Battle of Guadalcanal and he was severely wounded. After college, he began his career in labor relations. Jim and Elizabeth met on an airplane where Elizabeth worked as a flight attendant and Jim was traveling on business. They married not long after and lived in San Francisco. The short ride from San Francisco to wine country kindled the dream. Jim’s career with American Can took them far away from wine country and brought them eventually to Connecticut in 1974. Jim discovered the Finger Lakes wine industry during business trips to the Finger Lakes and the dream was rekindled. Jim and Elizabeth decided to “retire” to a winery. In 1978, they purchased 53 acres and planted the first 13 in 1979. Traveling from Connecticut Read more »

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  • Marechal Foch

    Marechal Foch (aka. Foch, Kuhlmann 188-2) is a vigorous, early-ripening variety, with good winter hardiness. It is we...

  • Vignoles

    Popular in northeastern and midwest regions of America, this white wine-producing hybrid produces an excellent desser...

  • Cayuga

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

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • So i just finished my first bottle of 100% Cabernet Franc. I have obvioulsy had this in blends before but never by itself. I dont want to base the verital on just this bottle.What are the distictive flavors/themes of this grape.I found it almost to be bitter Read More

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  • Prejean Winery Bird of Paradise NV

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  • Prejean Winery Red Blend Finger Lakes Proprietor's Red

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  • Prejean Winery Marechal Foch 2005

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    Not your typical wine. It has got strong berry flavors that just make you think GRAPE. Works well with Italian red sauces. Read More

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  • Prejean Semi-Dry Riesling 2002

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