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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. Americans spent over $20 billion on Valentine's Day gifts in 2019 and were expected to spend a record-breaking $27.4 billion in 2020 according to the National Retail Foundation. 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,

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

cheese platter

When you’re shopping for a great wine and cheese pairing, the quest to match the right bottle with the right wheel to enjoy together can feel like a guessing game.

Sure, there are a few standard guidelines you can follow—like serving wines and cheeses with similar intensities together. A light, crisp pour of Pinot Grigio and a fresh, citrusy goat’s cheese complement each other well, and a brawny blue wedge may need a bigger-bodied red to match its pungency, for example.

Sometimes, opposite

5 FLX Fortified Wine Cocktail Recipes

Thursday, December 21, 2023 9:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Fortified Wine Cocktail Still

Looking for some new unique cocktail recipes to try? Here are five FLX fortified wine cocktail recipes to try at home using some of our favorite fortified wines from Finger Lakes Wine Country.

What’s a fortified wine? Fortified wine is when winemakers add a distilled spirit, like brandy, to the wine. They are typically higher in alcohol content and often considered dessert wines. For these recipes we are going to use two of the most popular fortified wines; sherry and port.

Below are the types

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

Sparkler - Pomegranate Mimosa - Wagner Sparkling Riesling - Holiday Cocktails

Perfect for the holidays or any special celebration are these 5 Easy FLX Sparkling Celebration Cocktails using the finest sparkling wines from Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Try any of these simple recipes using the region’s finest bubbly to celebrate!

Cheers!

Sparkly Raspberry

Fill your champagne glass or martini glass 3/4 full with your chilled J.R. Dill Winery

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