Hunt Country Vineyards
April 2, 2020 | Hunt Country Vineyards

Wine tasting at home, with Karsten and Nishant

Normally, "going wine tasting" would mean getting together with a bunch of your friends and hitting a wine trail or visiting your favorite winery. But since this isn't currently possible, we want to offer you a similar experience – a brand new experience – in your own home.

For a limited time, during the month of April, we are making our Wine Tasting series of videos available to you! These are the videos we created in partnership with Keuka College for our Wine of the Finger Lakes online course. They feature Karsten König, our tasting room manager, and Nishant Ceyyur, one of our stellar employees, giving you a personal wine tasting with all of the knowledge they have to offer. Both Karsten and Nishant hold a Level 3 Certification from the Wine & Spirit Educational Trust.

The first video in the five-part series is available for free! Grab a bottle of Riesling and taste along with Karsten and Nishant. The other videos in the series focus specifically on tasting Reds, Whites, Sparkling wines and Rosés, and Dessert wines.

To get access to these four other videos, simply purchase the special Wine Tasting Bundle we've put together with all of the wines featured in the series.

Normally, these videos are part of a $400 course, plus the cost of wine. But since social distancing is requiring all of us to do things differently, we've decided to change things up.

It's another small thing we and our partners at Keuka College can to do bring some fun into the adjustments we're all having to make these days.

The Fine Print

These wine tasting videos and the Wine Tasting Bundle will be available April 2 through April 30, 2020.

The first video (Wine Tasting - An Introduction) is free to access and taste along with. Grab a bottle of Riesling and taste along right now!

Access to the remaining four (4) tasting videos will be provided with the purchase of our Wine Tasting Bundle. Important note: Due to rules and regulations beyond our control, this specific bundle of wines cannot be sent to all states. Please phone the winery to see how we can adjust the bundle for you.

Links and passwords to the remaining four wine tasting videos will be included with the Wine Tasting Bundle when it ships to you.

The videos are hosted on a third-party platform, Vimeo.

TECH REQUIREMENTS: Viewing the videos should be pretty straight forward. You just need a computer or mobile device that can play web-based videos. Make sure you can play the introductory tasting video. Where you able to see everything okay? Were you able to hear everything okay? Then you should be all set, technology-wise.

ACCESSIBILITY: The videos are not yet closed captioned. However, we have complete transcripts available. If a transcript would be helpful to you, just let us know when you order your Wine Tasting Bundle. We'll get you the transcripts at the same time we send the links and passwords. We'd also love to know how we can make these videos even more accessible in future iterations.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with us by phone (315-595-2812) or email (

Time Posted: Apr 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM Permalink to Wine tasting at home, with Karsten and Nishant Permalink
Hunt Country Vineyards
December 10, 2019 | Hunt Country Vineyards

Our new online course about Finger Lakes wine!


We are thrilled to announce that we're partnering with Keuka College to offer a fully online certificate program about the art, science, history and tradition of wine and winemaking in the Finger Lakes!

The instructors for the program include some of your favorite members of the Hunt Country family and team: Art Hunt, Suzanne Hunt, Karsten König (tasting room manager), and Craig Hosbach (winemaker).

The ten lessons involve wine tasting, video instruction, curated reading materials, and online discussions with classmates and instructor. The program content is original and produced right in our own vineyards and winery. The wines you'll be tasting as part of the instruction can be shipped directly to your doorstep.

And upon completion of the program, Keuka College will award you a Wines of the Finger Lakes certificate!
The Wines of the Finger Lakes program begins Feb. 3, 2020.
Click here to learn more and register. (It might just make an excellent gift for that particular wine lover on your holiday list.)


Time Posted: Dec 10, 2019 at 11:50 AM Permalink to Our new online course about Finger Lakes wine! Permalink