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Romantic Gift Ideas in FLWC

Sunday, January 2, 2022 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

Holiday Window

The holiday season in Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the most festive and exciting times in the region. As the weather cools and the days become shorter, the holiday spirit fills the air and the region bursts with merry surprises!

Here's the scoop on celebration-worthy wines, local arts and hand-crafted products perfect for gifting, and festive decorations and traditions. We've created this guide to help you enjoy the best of the holidays in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

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Festive Holiday Cookies with Bunny Lyons of Bunny Cakes

Few things are more fun than decorating holiday cookies and few are as talented and skilled as Bunny Lyons of Bunny Cakes, LLC in Berlin, N.J. Ms. Lyons has taken the cookie decorating scene by storm and creates the most beautiful cakes and cookies that at times, if only for a brief moment, you want to admire more than eat - a short lived struggle, of course!

Her craft has received plenty of accolades by everyone from local media to the Food Network, where she recently participated in their

Holiday Gazebo in Penn Yann NY

Tis’ the season for holiday movie binging! And if you are fans of holiday movies like we are, you might have noticed those Hallmark movies giving us the warm and fuzzy feels are set in charming small towns. These quaint villages are full of friendly faces and small town holiday cheer -- inevitably making your heart yearn for a white Christmas in a small town upstate.

Well, you are in luck! You can live out your holiday fantasies by visiting one of these Finger Lakes Wine Country picture-perfect

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

homemade fudge and holiday sign in Hammondsport during the Christmas seasonTis the season to be shopping and there’s no better time to shop small and shop local. Our Shop Small Holiday Gift Guide highlights some of the best local businesses and boutiques to shop in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Especially amid the supply chain crisis that’s currently happening. So we thought outside the boxes and included gift certificates, community memberships, and gift donations.

Looking for gifts for the Travel Lover on your holiday shopping list? How about some Romantic Gift

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.

Pumpkin Patch

Fall is the most spooktacular season to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country. There’s no shortage of pumpkin patches to pick from, but also there’s something spookier. This place has a long history of tales from beyond and as the sunny days are replaced by darker skies the creepier side of the region begins to show. Which makes Finger Lakes Wine Country the perfect place to celebrate Halloween.

The small cemeteries that dot the back roads seem haunted among the barren trees. Whose leaves slowly

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

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