|Address:||6800 NY-89, Ovid, NY 14521, USA|
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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, theyd have zero stars), but we tried to pair it with a bottle of wine and thats 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! Ive ordered sangria in New York City, LA, and DC where I live (not to mention several locations in Spain) and Ive 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. Im angry they didnt 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 its 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 theyll 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 its $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 Applebees 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 Applebees and outback steakhouse, as well as the other wineries around this lake, they would receive a higher rating.
The atmosphere of this winery is so different from all the others! Its in an old hay barn (I didnt 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 wasnt overly sweet. They also had the only gewurztraminer that we truly liked. We would have liked to eat at their restaurant, but it wasnt open for the season yet.
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Not counting the folks who have a hard time decifering that the entrance of this winery is the massive barn door adjacent to the parking area (yes, I am referring to a couple of other reviews), I am pretty sure that youll come away from your wine tasting at Cayuga Ridge certain that youve tasted a series of clean and well made red and white varietals. Honestly, I think they produce some of the best wine on both the Cayuga and Seneca wine trails.
Nice selection and variety. Nice people that were welcoming and knowledgable. But We were really there for the wine. The wine was not for us. We graded the wine lower than its peers and our rating reflects an average overall experience.
I felt like I was in France. The setting is stunningly beautiful. Quite serious about their choice of grapes, I was surprised to discover such expertise in NY.
Gorgeous setting, Super employees and some of the most creative food choices anywhere. Our experience was stellar.
One of my favorite wineries. Not fancy, just fine wines, scenic and I love the old barn.