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Parsnip Recipe

This gnocchi is very light in texture but robust in flavor – the parsnips’ sweetness is brought out further by roasting before incorporating it into the dough, and the tang of the goat cheddar sings cheerfully alongside the bay leaves and Meyer lemon punctuating the brown butter. The candied shallots are mellowed and deepened by caramelizing with maple sugar and rosemary, followed by a simmering bath in a cup of the Riesling. The bacon, which could easily steal the show, settles in comfortably

Cheers on Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Add these spring events in Finger Lakes Wine Country to your social calendar. Spring in the Finger Lakes is a sight to see! The flowers are blooming and the region is abuzz with exciting events for foodies, wine lovers, music lovers, and families.

Chemung Restaurant Week

When: Monday, April 1, 2024 - Monday, April 8, 2024

Time: Varies by restaurant.

Where: Participating restaurants in Chemung County will announce their specials throughout the week.

Cost: N/A

The 3rd Annual Chemung Restaurant

Southern Tier Balloon Tours

Spring Break is a great reason to escape to Finger Lakes Wine Country. The region is abuzz as the gardens begin to bloom and the vineyards are groomed and pruned. This Finger Lakes Spring Break Adventure Guide has great suggestions for your group gatherings and family trips. Including maple tastings, waterfall chasing, hot air balloon rides, bird watching, and more.

Finger Lakes Wine Country has so much to offer groups of all sizes and people of all ages. Including three distinct Wine Trails

Cheese

Calling all cheese lovers! In Finger Lakes Wine Country you can drink your way through our vineyards and taste your way through our dairy farm stands for a Cheese Lover's experience. Farm-to-table is the way of life here, so we’re highlighting the best creameries and dairy farms in the region. You can also visit Finger Lakes Farm Country, a local organization promoting agri-tourism within the region.

Agri-tourism is a travel trend that focuses on visiting farms, dairies, and ranches, to get a

Debra Bermingham, Bloomer Creek Vineyard

To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked wine writer and educator Maiah Johnson Dunn to do a follow-up on the Unapologetically Female piece she wrote previously. This time she focused on the women behind the scenes, the owners, marketers, vineyard managers, and cellar hands that make Finger Lakes Wine Country run.

Céline LeSeurre, Domaine LeSeurre Winery

Celine LeSeurre - Domaine LeSeurre Winery

Photos provided.

Wine is in Céline LeSeurre’s DNA. It only makes sense, having grown up around her grandparents’ vineyards in the

The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

It takes courage and a sense of adventure to be a trailblazer and Glenora Wine Cellars was the first winery on Seneca Lake. Gene Pierce, along with Eastman Beers, Edward Dalrymple, and Howard Kimball jumped at the opportunity to open the winery after the Farm Winery Act of 1976 was passed.

In 1987, the winery expanded its production facility, and retail sales area and added a restaurant, The Wine Garden Café. This was the first winery restaurant on the western shores of Seneca Lake. They

Winter Couple

Since the 1300s lovers and friends have exchanged little and not-so-little nothings on February 14th in celebration of Valentine’s Day. But who needs jewelry or chocolate when you can create memories that last a lifetime? From snowshoeing to couples massages this time we’re focusing on the incredible activities, eateries, and romantic places to stay in the region with your love that will help ignite the spark!

Events + Activities

Savoring Sweets

Savoring Sweets

The Keuka Lake Wine Trail brings you Savoring

Pub Night at Wagner Vineyards

Wondering what to do as a non-drinker in Finger Lakes Wine Country? There are many reasons why you might be searching for wine-free activities in the area. The two most common are; you simply want to explore the region or you want to know which wineries have non-alcoholic options when you visit with friends who both are and aren’t partaking. We’ve created your guide for an unforgettable day amongst the vines sans vino.

Sweet Trails
ice cream cones

Finger Lakes Wine Country is famous for its wine and the

Romantic Gift Ideas in FLWC

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 8:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Romantic Dinner

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 and 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 sugary confections for your significant other whether

Tanglewood Nature Center in winter Finger Lakes Wine Country

In the early months of the year, the region transforms into a beautiful winter wonderland. If you enjoy quieter settings and fewer crowds, or just want to escape the chaos of everyday life, you’ll enjoy a winter retreat in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Beat the winter blues with a breathtaking getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country. There are plenty of ways to escape, relax, and rejuvenate in this cozy winter wonderland. From indoor oases to outdoor escapes, we’ve rounded up some unforgettable