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When the bewitching season begins and harvest is complete and it’s time to celebrate in Finger Lakes Wine Country. If the leaf-peeping or delicious fall flavors don’t pull you in, the holiday festivities will. We’ve rounded up fun Halloween events in Finger Lakes Wine Country this fall.

The more mature crowd will enjoy doing the Time Warp again at Rocky Horror Picture Show or exploring the Haunted Wine Walk at Hosmer Winery. Those looking for a fright will enjoy Phantom PhrightNights. While

Mushroom and Kale Risotto with Cider

Friday, September 23, 2022 8:00 AM by Sara May

Mushroom and Kale Risotto with Cider

Mushroom and Kale Risotto with Albee Hill Still Dry Cider

As the golden light of September illuminates the fields and lakes with its warm glow, the harvest celebration in the Finger Lakes begins. A simple and satisfying risotto for dinner helps calm the busyness of early autumn. Earthy mushrooms and kale compliment the creaminess of the rice, and Eve’s Cidery Albee Hill still dry cider lends the dish a gentle, apple-y sweetness. Raise a glass of cider to celebrate the enormous bounty of the

FLX Family-Friendly Fall Travel Guide

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

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A fall trip to Finger Lakes Wine Country is ideal for families who enjoy amazing hikes, hands-on activities, and stunning lakeside views. This Finger Lakes Wine Country family-friendly fall travel guide will help you plan your next visit and create fun family memories.

There’s a chill in the air as trees start bursting with colors, and the fall foliage brings leaf-peepers and photographers. From chasing waterfalls to picking pumpkins, grapes, and apples, get ready for an active exploration of

Apple Picking at Apple Barrel Orchards

We’ve already shared what to do and where to go in our 3-Day Fall Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary. Now we’re sharing how to experience the incredible fall flavors Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

From apple cinnamon, apple cider, caramel apples, and candy apples the fall flavor profiles are endless and we haven’t even mentioned pumpkin. Locally harvested produce is one of the main attractions during fall in Finger Lakes Wine Country and the reason for many of your favorite flavors.

aerial view of the fall foliage driving around Keuka Lake in Finger Lakes Wine CountryFall is the most popular time of year to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country for many reasons. Conveniently located 6 hours from Washington DC., 5 hours from New York City, and only 3.5 hours from Philadelphia, it's the perfect place to escape the big city buzz and ease into casual country living. This 3-day fall itinerary for Finger Lakes Wine Country allows you to taste the flavors of the region during harvest and explore the beauty of nature.

You can smell the grapes in the air as harvest season

Family Hiking

There are so many reasons to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country, including the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. We’ve shared tiny houses, glamping, B & B’s, and unique vacation rentals in the area. Now we’re showing you where to camp and hike on Seneca Lake. Including cabins, cottages, campsites, RV sites, and more.

Not only will you get a taste of local vintages on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. You can experience the thrills and excitement of Watkins Glen International raceway at one of the oldest lodging

The FLX Glamping Guide

Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Glamping

There are plenty of Amazing Vacation Rentals in Finger Lakes Wine Country however, for those who want the chance to connect with nature without having to pitch a tent in the dark there’s glamping. This glamorous style of camping often includes a bed, linens, a bathroom, and breakfast. Here are some of the luxurious glamping options Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer.

Glamping

There are so many enriching outdoor activities to do in Finger Lakes Wine Country during the summer. Glamping has

ice cream

Finger Lakes Wine Country has a long list of creameries that will delight ice cream and cheese lovers. A hot summer’s day and ice cream are best friends and what would a cheese-lover love more than learning how to milk a goat by hand?

We’ve got the scoop on the best places to get your frozen fix. Along with where to shop for artisan cheeses. From cow cuddling to cheese and ice cream flights this guide will give you a sweet look at wine-and-cheese country. We’ve also included locations with

Summer Hot Dog Pairings with FLX Beer & Wine

Friday, June 24, 2022 9:00 AM by Sara May

Overhead Shot Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs with Grilled Mustard Slaw, paired with Lucky Hare’s Conan the Bavarian German-Style Hefeweizen

Slaw gets a major upgrade when it shares the grill with hot dogs. If you haven’t yet tried grilling cabbage, you’re in for a real treat! The smoky char from the grill softens and sweetens cabbage, and in this recipe we take it one step further by simmering the grilled cabbage in Lucky Hare’s Conan the Bavarian German-Style Hefeweizen. The aromatic clove notes in this refreshing brew

Brewery Selfie

While Finger Lakes Wine Country is renowned for its award-winning wines there are many breweries, cideries, and distilleries in the region worth bragging about. This is why we created the Finger Lakes Wine Country Breweries, Cideries, and Distilleries Guide.

Craft brewing has exploded so much in the region in the last decade that there are a variety of breweries offering an array of experiences. Some of our breweries even offer lodging. One of them even has a pet-friendly suite. In this guide