This Week in Wine Country: Hillick & Hobbs Estate
BURDETT, NY (WENY) -- This week in wine country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, we visit Hillick & Hobbs Estate, the newest winery to open on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake.
The winery is the latest in the offering by famed winemaker Paul Hobbs. Hobbs was raised in Buffalo, New York, and his parents, whom the winery was named for, met at Cornell University. Hobbs founded the winery to focus specifically on Riesling, and showcase the terroir of the Finger Lakes. The first vines were planted on the property in 2014. The first vintage was harvested in 2019.
The winery opened in June of 2022, and offers vertical tastings of its two dry Riesling vintages, as well as wine by the glass or bottle. Guests can enjoy their wine with a curated cheese board, or grilled paninis, made from locally sourced ingredients.
Hillick & Hobbs is currently open Thursday through Monday, 11AM - 5PM. Reservations are not required.
Hillick & Hobbs
3539 State Route 79
Burdett, NY 14818