Visiting Pleasant Valley Wine Company is like stepping back in time, as it is the oldest bonded winery in the United States. Located south of Hammondsport on County Route 88 in scenic Pleasant Valley, the winery has survived through the Civil War, Prohibition, and several ownership changes. All the while, it has continued producing world-class Finger Lakes wines and champagne. The buildings of Pleasant Valley Wine Company that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The winery is the largest producer of bottle-fermented champagnes in the eastern United States. Great Western Champagnes have been the most-honored American Champagnes in European competitions for over a century, and have enhanced the wine lists of some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants in America.
The Visitor Center has a comprehensive wine museum with displays depicting how wine was made throughout the 1800s up to today. Pleasant Valley Wine Company was recently rated the "Best Winery Tour in New York" by Car & Driver magazine.