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“No idea what you're supposed to do here...”

Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Looking for something different in your wine tasting experience? Join us at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, where 35 acres of passion, pleasure, and adventure awaits you! Maximize your escape from the grind with one stop- three unique wineries and one fabulous brewery and tasting room on the property, all within walking distance of each other. From fine Estate Rieslings to our fun, blended sweet wines, you are sure to find something to please!
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We've visited wineries including most on the Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka, and Thousand Island Trails. For some reason (probably because it always seemed too "commercial") we had never stopped at Three Brothers. We scored a day off on New Year's Eve and looked up the hours and decided we'd give it a try. We arrived on at the property about 1:15 pm in a FRIGID blowing windchill off the lake. The parking lot was icy and so was the walkway. We had no idea where we were supposed to go and finally saw a wooden arrow sign pointing towards the building to our left. There was a sign telling you to go inside and purchase a passport (which didn't state a dollar amount but instead said the fee for the passport varied by season). Apparently, it must vary so much that they can't post the price. We decided it was the season of freezing your ears off in the wind so we hurried inside. We found a tasting room with the bar to the left, a cash register to the right of the door with a counter. A fire (gas log) was warming the room to the right with another room just beyond the fireplace. No one was there to greet you. There was a one person behind the tasting counter which was full of tasters. We looked around and stood there for maybe 10 minutes. No one came to sell you a passport or tell you where to go or if we were in the right place. To this moment, I'm still not sure how you taste at this place or what is up with all the buildings. For us, we'll stick to more intimate wineries where owners or workers greet you, talk to you, explain the wines, the bottle choices, the label choices and so much more to you. It appeared this was a one stop shop for the people that like to load up on tasting samples and really don't want info or knowledge from the experience. If you are looking for one stop, commercial foo foo then this is probably your place. If you are looking for someone to care and talk to you with their love for the business and not the love of your money, maybe not so much. We, needless to say, left and traveled on down the road to places we love and enjoy. I doubt we will ever come back.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were participating in our third "Deck the halls" wine event, and always enjoyed ending @ 3brothers for some fun. Being that there was 8 in our party we called ahead to insure that we would be able to get in. We called @ 10 am. When we arrived @ 4:15 45 mins before the event was scheduled to end, we were informed that we were not welcomed. As a businessman I can not comprehend why you would turn away potential sales. If you and your staff are more concerned about going home on time, what kind of care is put into the crafting of your wines. We were more then happy to drive down the road and make our purchase of 14 bottles from your competitor. We be attending" Deck the halls" next year, but most definitely not your establishment!

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NYWinesRoc, Owner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2013

On behalf of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, I would like to thank you for your repeat participation in Deck the Halls this year. I am sorry you had a negative experience with TBW. We received 2 limos, one at 4pm and one at 4:15pm, I do not recall turning away any limos within that time period. We, unfortunately, did have to turn away a limo that had called ahead to ask if they could get in around 4pm, but they didn't arrive until 5:05p, after the event had closed. I can understand your frustration with our policy, but as a businessman, I am sure you understand that we make policy based upon experiential data. I am thrilled that you were able to find some wonderful wines to purchase from our friends nearby and hope you continue to have great fun enjoying great wines and food pairings at future Deck the Halls! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Three Brothers Winery has something for everyone. The tasting passport was a great way to sample to your choice of taste. The best part was the walk to the 3rd building in the back, don't go back there unless you are prepared to laugh your head off and buy more wine and gifts :)

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NYWinesRoc, Owner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words! We feel our staff is the best and strive to make everyone's experience a pleasurable one. Much thought was put into our decor and wine labels- glad you "got it!" We hope to see you again at Three Brothers for more wine and fun soon! Happy holidays to you and yours!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Had a super time! We're coming back soon. We noticed everyone having fun. I am 55 and my wife is 46 and we fit in with all of the laughter of people enjoying the day. Don't change a thing …………………………………………WE'LL BE BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Erica P, Owner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2013

We want EVERYONE to have fun at Three Brothers! Thanks for stopping in and sharing your experience!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We have been here before and enjoyed it so much that we decided to go back. Staff is great and help everyone have a good time. If you can't find a wine you like here I don't know where else you can go. Get the "Tasting Passport" and have a good time!

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Erica P, Owner at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2013

We try really hard to make sure that there's something for everyone! Thanks for stopping in and sharing your experience!

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