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Thirsty Owl Wine Company

6861 State Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521-9599
+1 866-869-5805
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Tourist Trap

Although the view was beautiful the wines were average at best. It was like an assembly line and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan S
Predictably Good Whites

We really enjoy visiting Thirsty Owl when we are in the Finger Lakes Wine Tasting...it is one of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rebecca W
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6861 State Route 89, Ovid, NY 14521-9599
+1 866-869-5805
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the view was beautiful the wines were average at best. It was like an assembly line and the workers knowledge of their wines was nonexistent.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy visiting Thirsty Owl when we are in the Finger Lakes Wine Tasting...it is one of our must stops. We particularly enjoy the Dry Riesling, which seems to stay consistently great from year to year. There is also a lovely bistro that overlooks...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gewurtztraminer was dry, crisp and very characteristic of the grape. We also enjoyed the Chardonnay, and the Pinot noir. This winery is well organized, and has the friendliest dog. The dog is extremely well-behaved.

Thank cjkines1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first vineyard stop during our week at the Finger Lakes. The Traminette was probably my favorite in the tasting.. tasting was inexpensive and the bartender was pretty liberal about letting you test out the wines. Good service at the bar, informative and...More

Thank Baker-Mayy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thirsty Owl proved to be a mass location for busses and hordes of tourists. The vast tasting room is more an assembly line for wine tasting. Wine knowledge of the staff was, in our case, non-existent.

Thank rokkap
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were "wining" last week on beautiful Cayuga lake and had to go back to Thirsty Owl....a favorite for years. Mary and the rest of the staff are so friendly and the wines. (my favorite-PINOT NOIR) and views are GREAT !!!! We always recommend this...More

Thank dan m
Reviewed 25 August 2017

By far this winery had the best view of the lake. Nice wines and knowledgeable staff . they also have a bistro to enjoy your wine have a bite and look at the view. Well worth the stop

Thank debi513
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here as part of Captain Jim's Wine Cruise , we were greeted at the dock by a all terrain multi person vehicle , which takes you to the winery through the vineyard . The view is breathtaking , and our host for the ride...More

Thank Cowdoodi
Reviewed 3 August 2017

It has been a long time since we have been here. I recalled that I was impressed with their wines the last time, and I was hoping to have the same experience this time. I wasn't disappointed! Great views, and a very busy place. The...More

Thank BenGruda
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, in fact chose to stay for lunch. The tasting room staff member definitely made the experience best of the wineries we. visited. She guided us well on our selections pre-pour and then was helpful without being at all intrusive as we...More

Thank WV-Spindrift
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