Rated "#1 Winery in the Northeast". An impressive rating by Wine Report for five years in a row! Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, Ltd., helped put the Finger Lakes on the map for best wine regions. Dr. Frank ignited the "Vinifera Revolution," which permanently altered the course of grape growing in the Finger Lakes and in the United States. At one time, Dr. Frank was growing 60 different types of grapes found throughout the world, in an effort to achieve his dream of "assembling the world's greatest wine grapes." Dr. Frank proved to the world that European Vines, called Vitis Vinifera, could be grown in the Finger Lakes Region. He founded his winery in 1962, merely a decade after immigrating to the United States from the Ukraine.