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Rose wine tasting by Maiah Johnson Dunn

Summer 2021, we have been waiting for you! 2020 was one for the books. From European tariffs impacting US wine distribution to the catastrophic California wildfires. And all within an industry grappling with racism and sexism during a time already fraught with the deadliest pandemic we’ve seen in recent history. It’s no wonder why, according to Wine Spectator, US wine sales have increased by 328.9 million cases while we quarantined our way through the last year.

“Given all the tumult this year,

summer views in Finger Lakes Wine Country

With its warmer temps and longer days, summertime in Finger Lakes Wine Country is a can’t-miss experience. Our lush countryside of rolling hills and sprawling vineyards offer picture-perfect greenspace to enjoy an array of outdoor adventures. Cool off in our pristine lakes, kayak on our winding rivers, or hike among waterfalls. Slow down with a sip of world-class wine or a locally crafted brew.

In the summer, there is no shortage of farm-fresh produce and local products available at our

Farmers Market produce

Finding the freshest produce of the season, handicrafts, baked goods, local ingredients and pantry items like meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, and seasonings is easy to do in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Our region boasts some of the best farmland in the state and with that comes food and handicraft products that are direct from the farmer or artisan to the customer, who can easily access these goods at our various farm stores and stands.

When planning a trip to our region, don’t miss out on

happy dog in a vineyardFinger Lakes Wine Country offers fun for the whole family including our four legged friends. From our wineries to outdoor adventures, attractions, and accommodation there are plenty of opportunities for pet friendly adventures in wine country.

This pet friendly guide to the region introduces just a sample of the varying businesses and activities that are available for well-behaved pets. We advise that you call before your visit to ensure all the activities you’re hoping to enjoy are pet friendly

spring blooms in the vineyards in Finger Lakes Wine Country

Spring in Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the seasons most underrated by travelers looking for an escape. But this spring, like its autumn counterpart, is abuzz with movement. The vineyards are busily being groomed and pruned, gardens are spruced up and prepped for new growth, and visitors and wine-lovers start to get a sense of what newly released wines will be available to taste and take home. Off the vineyard, as the snow melts and we welcome warmer weather, there are many great

Vax Up FLX - Orlando Rodriguez

Travel has looked a little different this past year and the Finger Lakes Wine Country community has been working hard to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It is our goal to safely welcome our visitors to enjoy everything our region has to offer from wine tasting, our quaint small towns, outdoor activities, and much more.

We have put together a helpful resource page for navigating a visit during this time as well as these Finger Lakes Wine Country travel tips below to help keep both our community

Early Owego Antique Center on Lake Street in Owego, New YorkAntique collecting has been around for ages and for some it's a newfound hobby or a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind object for your home or are a collector, the rush of finding something that speaks to you from the past is always exciting. Antique and vintage shopping is a modern-day version of treasure hunting and Finger Lakes Wine Country is teeming with antique centers and vintage shops for you to explore.

Collectors, historians, and those

Seneca Mills Waterfall in winter on the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail in Finger Lakes Wine Country New York

Finger Lakes Wine Country offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in New York State. The region is also a haven for waterfall chasing. One might assume that waterfall viewing is best done in the warmer months, but waterfalls truly come to life and are spectacular to see during the winter months. Enjoy sparkling snowy scenes when you visit these five magical waterfalls this winter.

For more ideas of how to spend this season in wine country read our guide to outdoor activities to enjoy in

Romantic Gift Ideas in FLWC

Monday, February 1, 2021 8:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Valentine's Day Romance

It’s the season of romance and what better way to show your affection, appreciation, and love to your sweetheart than shopping local this Valentine’s season gifting a slice of the Finger Lakes.

Whether you’re a classic romantic who buys flowers and chocolates or you’re looking for something a little more personalized or unique, we’ve recommended some ideas for gift giving this sweet time of year.

Sweet Treats

There’s no sweeter gift than a sugary confections for your significant other whether

Winter Waterway

Finger Lakes Wine Country is an all-season getaway, we even like to say that there are five seasons of fun here. Winter is easily one of the most underrated seasons to visit the region and one of the quietest, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Here are just a few of the incredible outdoor activities to enjoy in Finger Lakes Wine Country in the winter.

Snowshoe Rentals

A fun adventurous activity fit for the whole family in winter is

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