Cayuga Lake Wine Trail


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America’s First Wine Trail

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, abundant in breathtaking views, is America’s first organized and longest running wine trail - established in 1983. The trail is comprised of 16 member wineries, including one cidery, a meadery and four distilleries, 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 5,900 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 visit!  Learn more.

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Summer Events

Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for winery events, concerts 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. Learn more.

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 wreath ornaments, wine glass, wine and food pairings, and recipes. Other events include Mardi Gras in February where it is all about the beads, Bacon on the Lakein in March, and the very popular Wine & Herb event for all the garden lovers. See a preview of next year’s dates.

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 $300.00).   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)
  • Maxie’s Supper Club and Oyster Bar -- $10 off any bottle of wine
  • Hampton Inn (Seneca Falls and Ithaca) -- Receive 15% off your next stay!

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