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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. Did we mention the annual Finger Lakes Beer Festival and Boos and Brews events? October 28-29, 2022 over 40 featured New York State breweries, distilleries, and cideries will return to the garages at Watkins Glen International.

Craft

dog in Vineyard

In Finger Lakes Wine Country four-legged visitors are catered to as much as two-legged guests. This Dog-Friendly Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary introduces you to dog-friendly hotels, activities, wineries, and restaurants. It also allows you to take advantage of the stunning scenic hiking trails and outdoor areas that are dog friendly!

Your four-legged, furry friend loves to get out as much as you do. Grab that collar and leash, and take your pooch for some Finger Lakes Wine Country fun!

Waterfall Hole

Finger Lake Wine Country is known for more than just its award-winning wineries and farm-to-table lifestyle. We created this Finger Lakes Wine Country Waterfall Guide because the region has a reputation for being GORGE-ous and having over 50 waterfalls!

It can be such a letdown to arrive at a waterfall just to be underwhelmed by the lack of water. We created this Finger Lakes Wine Country Waterfall Guide to help you plan your waterfall visits while they’re gushing. From picturesque potholes to

Women Supporting Women, credit Alexander Suhorucov, Pexels

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we want to remind you of and introduce you to female tastemakers, women-owned businesses, female chefs, and of course women making history in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Especially after you’ve learned about the female wine makers in the region.

The theme for International Women's Day 2022 was Break the Bias. The women featured are doing just that. Gender equality is a struggle on all fronts including farming, business, hospitality, art, education, and

Unapologetically Female

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:00 PM by Maiah Johnson Dunn

Ann Rafetto of Wagner Vineyards

When Ann Raffetto accepted the job as co-winemaker at Wagner Vineyards, she didn’t think about the legacy she’d leave behind. “We were just trying to work with what equipment we had and trying to make the best wine that we could,” she smiles.

“I always get a little hesitant when people say ‘first woman winemaker’,” notes Ann as she highlights her colleagues working behind the scenes. “Maybe not technically in a winemaker role, but [women] were certainly in every other aspect doing whatever

spring blooms in the vineyards in Finger Lakes Wine Country

Spring in Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the seasons most underrated by travelers looking for an escape. But this spring, like its autumn counterpart, is abuzz with movement. The vineyards are busily being groomed and pruned, gardens are spruced up and prepped for new growth, and visitors and wine-lovers start to get a sense of what newly released wines will be available to taste and take home. Off the vineyard, as the snow melts and we welcome warmer weather, there are many great

Postcard

There are so many reasons why we love Finger Lakes Wine Country and even more reasons to visit. Here are 20 reasons you should put this perfect road trip destination at the top of your travel list this year.

  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, meet friendly and welcoming locals, relax, breathe, raise a glass, and repeat. Slow your pace and enjoy.
  1. It's the perfect road trip destination.

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 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

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Did you have an amazing experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country? Have itinerary ideas or must-see stops to suggest? Share YOUR story of the region with us and it might be featured on our blog! Submit your story >>

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