Born in Zell Mosel, Germany, Winemaker Hans Peter Weis grew up in the vineyards and cellar of his family’s winery. It is there that he gained his passion for wine. Continually learning and working with his family to learn the techniques and traditions of the Mosel. Once he was of age he furthered his education by receiving his degree in Winemaking, Business & Agriculture.
After university, he decided it was time to travel away from home and gain experience in different wine regions. This is how he ended up finding his way to the Finger Lakes region of New York just a few short years later.
It is here that he met his wife Ashlee, a native to the finger lakes. Ashlee grew up enjoying the beautiful area surrounding Keuka Lake and could not help but return after receiving her degree in business administration and marketing. She also began working within the wine industry shortly after returning to the area.
In the spring of 2016, they decided to take the leap and start their own winery, opening up Weis Vineyards.
The first harvest for Weis Vineyards was Fall of 2016. With the tasting room opening and the first vintage being released in the spring of 2017. For the first few years, Peter and Ashlee utilized a quaint one-room schoolhouse to provide personalized tasting to everyone that visited them.
Since then, Weis has expanded their tasting space with a beautiful new tasting room addition overlooking Keuka Lake, as well as renovating their beloved barn on the property. Peter and Ashlee work together to grow their dream while keeping their original vision in mind. Producing delicious wine meant for everyone to enjoy!
A selection of 5 wines from our list, which our wine educators pour one at a time and give brief descriptions and tasting notes on. We offer guided tastings inside at 4 different bars and we also offer wine by the glass or pre-selected flights outside at our picnic tables.
Tasting Price: $12
This winery is known for and popular with consumers for its Great Service and friendly staff.
This winery is known for its Great Views on the property.
This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.
There are areas to relax, eat and drink outside.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.