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Our cultural centers and museums are still closed but we thought it would be fun to provide you with a list of must-visits when the doors open up again. Finger Lakes Wine Country is proud to have some incredible museums that make for the perfect way to spend a rainy day!

Here are 5 amazing Finger Lakes Museums to visit on a rainy or gloomy day, or any day too, some of them even allow you to explore them virtually - which we have noted here as well!

Rockwell Museum

Copy of The Rockwell Museum

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During these unprecedented times we are all staying home and spending a lot more time indoors. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun or stop exploring the Finger Lakes Wine Country region all from inside your home.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to the region, we have a few fun ideas and suggestions of ways you stay occupied indoors as well as explore Finger Lakes Wine Country virtually or through activities that can be enjoyed inside your home with your immediate family.



During these unprecedented times it's important that we as a community are strong together.

Want to help out your community during these unprecedented and uncertain times but not sure how?

We have a few suggestions of ways you can help your favorite businesses and Finger Lakes Wine Country community through ordering online or reaching out to others virtually to show support during this unique time.

Whether you’re a regular visitor or a lifelong resident, one thing that is for certain is the


  • 2 large bunches fresh collard greens (or one 16 oz. bag)
  • 4 slices bacon, cut in 1” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons paprika Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup aromatic white Finger Lakes wine -Riesling or Gewürztraminer
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

If using fresh collard greens, remove tough stems and center

5 FLX Chilly Winter Ice Wine Cocktails

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Winter is coming to an end, so let us raise a glass to toast the season goodbye with some of Finger Lakes Wine Country region’s famous ice wines!

Celebrate the end of the season with these 5 chilly winter ice wine cocktails and drink recipes perfect for your next event or just for those lingering frosty Finger Lakes nights!

FLX Winter Ice Wine Martini

Shaken, not stirred! Served over ice and top it off with a frozen grape.

FLX winter Ice Wine Martini

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  • 1 oz Fulkerson Vidal Blanc Ice Wine
  • 2 oz Four
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and Finger Lakes Wine Country has you covered

Tis the season of love and all things romance and Finger Lakes Wine Country has you covered with some fantastic ideas and places to enjoy your next getaway.

Get Inspired 

Don’t save all romantic getaways for February, these wine country escapes are perfect for any time of the year. The region is full of charming bed & breakfast, inns, and romantic hotels worthy of checking out, or checking in as we should say!

Belva Lockwood Inn

Belva Lockwood Inn is more than a bed to sleep in at night, this restored 5 room home from 1872 offers a unique, historic, and romantic experience in the Finger Lakes region located in Owego.


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Belva Lockwood Inn is a preservation in process as they take careful detail into combining the historic elements of the property and Belva Lockwood herself into the experience of staying in one of their cozy rooms. Belva Lockwood Inn is more than a bed to sleep in at night, this restored 5 room home from 1872 offers a unique, historic, and romantic experience in the Finger Lakes region located in Owego.Each room is individually decorated with antiques and beautiful furnishings from clawfoot tubs in the bathrooms to soapstone fireplaces. If you’re a history enthusiast you can get a quick history lesson on the details in your room, the property, and the incredible woman this Inn is named after.

It’s that time of year when travelers start planning their trips for the year. We wanted to make that a bit easier to remind you why Finger Lakes Wine Country should be on the top of your 2020 travel list.

  1. Finger Lakes Wine Country isn’t just an “upstate” destination. It is a state of mind. This is where you come to immerse yourself in nature, surround yourself with friendly and welcoming locals, relax, breathe, raise a glass, and repeat. Slow your pace and enjoy.
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