Bully Hill can be a day in itself! Coming from Hammondsport it’s a long winding road up – and when you reach the top you’ll be impressed with the view overlooking the vineyards - you can see for miles to the north and south. (good picture spot!) Then as you enter the Bully Hill “campus” from the parking lot, look down on the path and you’ll see some goat footprints. Be sure to hear the story of Walter S. Taylor and the Goat. You’ll find that Walter was a bit outspoken and boisterous, but also a very creative and wise marketer. Hear more about why and how Walter managed to have the Taylor name taken off 72,000 bottles in 48 hours with the help of students from Ithaca College and some magic markers.
The “campus” consists of several buildings including a restaurant. Take time to explore the two gift shops, the self guided art museum and coopers shop, and of course the visitors center where you’ll get your tastings and be able to buy the wine. Tours take off from the visitors center. You’ll learn about the process of wine making starting in the vineyards, through pressing the grapes and bottling. So have some fun, get a bit of education and enjoy your stay!