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Valentine 2023

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 for 2020 according to the National Retail Foundation. But who needs jewelry or chocolate when you can create memories that last a lifetime?

We previously shared a great list of Romantic Gift Ideas in Finger Lakes Wine Country. From

Winter Instagramming

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

Fall in Wine Country

From grape growing to production, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is one of the largest cohesive wine trails in North America. When you visit the 27-member wineries you are guaranteed to be tasting and purchasing wine made from grapes grown in the favorable conditions surrounding Seneca Lake.

Seneca Lake is not only the largest of the glacially-formed Finger Lakes but is also the deepest lake within New York State. At 630 feet in depth, the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake make up 50% of the water in

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Friday, November 18, 2022 1:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year. With a spread of family favorites, traditionally focused around a beautifully roasted turkey, this meal isn't complete without wine. We're excited to share with you why Finger Lakes wine makes the perfect addition to your holiday meals.

The Finger Lakes is a cool climate wine region. This means that our wines are bright with balanced acidity making them perfect for pairing with most any food. They tend to be lighter in body,

Santa Visit in Corning's Gaffer District

The holiday season is one of the most festive and exciting times to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country. As the weather cools and the days become shorter, the holiday spirit fills the air and the region transforms into the set of a Hallmark holiday movie.

From Santa sightings and dazzling light displays to shopping events and holiday performances, we’ve created this guide to help you enjoy the best of the holidays in Finger Lakes Wine Country. We’ve included family-friendly festivities, adult-only

Fall Romance

When the summer heat fades to cozy cuddle weather, a romantic fall getaway in Finger Lakes Wine Country is the perfect mix of pampering and adventure. From pumpkin-infused spa treatments and fireside wine tasting to fairy-tale castles and waterfall chasing.

The leaf peeping and long walks remind you of the things that make fall magical. A picturesque getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country will allow you and your partner to take a break, create new experiences together, and turn up the heat on

kids trick or treating

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

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