Taste Date:
Wine Trails

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Featured Offer:

Celebrating 30 years as a Wine Trail! Visit member wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail on the 30th of each month throughout 2013 for great offers. Learn more► 


America's First Wine Trail | Brochure | Events | Wine Trail Events | Harvest | Vino Visa


America’s First Wine Trail

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail abundant in breathtaking views is America’s first organized and longest running wine trail in the country established in 1983. The trail is comprised of 15 member wineries, one cidery, and a meadery offering something for everyone. Step inside the warmth of family owned and operated boutique wineries and explore the tastes, aromas and sights unique to the Finger Lakes. These wineries have won over 5,400 national and international medals over the years. Among these awards are six Governor’s Cups and Winery of the Year three years in a row. A tasteful reason to visitLearn more.

Wine Trail Brochure





 Winter Events

Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for winery eventsconcerts and specialty wine dinners.  All the wineries throughout the year offer their own unique winery events including Americana Vineyards with their winter concert series, Cayuga Ridge Winery's wine and food events, and Knapp Winery and Swedish Hill special sale events.

Wine Trail Events

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail hosts four wine and food pairing events in a given year. A year-after-year favorite for many is the Holiday Shopping Spree, held in November and December. Receive a grapevine wreathm ornaments, wine glass, wine and food pairings, and recipes.  Other events include a Mardi Gras event in February where it is all about the beads, a Say Cheese event that’s the cheesiest and the very popular Wine & Herb event for all the garden lovers. See a preview of next year’s dates.


Harvest has to be one of the most beautiful times to visit the Finger Lakes with its rustic charm, crisp warm  sunny days, beautiful blue skies and shimmering austere lakes.  Here one will muster through the vineyards on a hay ride, feel the grapes between her toes but also taste the juice before it becomes the wine. Harvest is a  special time on the trail for all the wineries take part in some type of Harvest event during the months of September and October.  Here is the Harvest Hoopla list of events.

Sampler Case

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail offers two specialty Sampler Cases of wine for easy ordering online; an assorted case of dry and sweet wines and a Riesling case, the signature grape of the Finger Lakes. 

Vino Visa

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Vino Visa Coupon Book is a great offer that entitles you to free wine tastings discounts and special offers from sixteen wineries and other local area businesses. You can purchase these books online or at any winery along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for $15.00 retail (valued at over $250.00.)   A sampling of the deals:

  • Hosmer Winery --$5.00 off a $30.00 or more wine purchase
  • Lucas Vineyards -- Free tasting for two plus 10% off a wine purchase of 3 bottles or more ($10.00 value)
  • Driftwood Inn --10% off your stay, 2 night minimum Sunday thru Thursday .