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The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars

It takes courage and a sense of adventure to be a trailblazer and Glenora Wine Cellars was the first winery on Seneca Lake. Gene Pierce, along with Eastman Beers, Edward Dalrymple, and Howard Kimball jumped at the opportunity to open the winery after the Farm Winery Act of 1976 was passed.

In 1987, the winery expanded its production facility, and retail sales area and added a restaurant, The Wine Garden Café. This was the first winery restaurant on the western shores of Seneca Lake. They

Keuka Lake Fall Landscape

The Hunt family started crafting wine in 1981 and has been farming west of Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region for seven generations. Hunt Country Vineyards is committed to responsible farming and caring for the land that gives us so much. They have reduced fossil fuel use by installing award-winning solar and geothermal systems. A portion of the vineyards are certified organic and several wines are made from organic grapes. Hunt Country Vineyard received the 2020 Sustainability Award

FLX Strawberry Basil Frosé

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 10:00 PM by Bethany Dixon

FLX Strawberry Basil Frosé

When late spring starts to feel like early summer, it’s indisputably rosé season. There’s nothing like the combination of full sunlight, endless green, and a chilly glass of perfectly dry, blush-colored rosé. It’s hard to imagine improving on this experience, but once upon a time, the genius idea of frosé was born. Its origin seems to trace back to NYC’s Bar Primi in the summer of 2016 when curious bartenders wondered what might happen if they poured rosé into a newly acquired slushie

Keuka+Lake+Vineyard+Summer

Keuka Lake is much more than just a summer destination. It’s an ideal getaway no matter what time of year. The Keuka Lake Wine Trail highlights family-owned and operated wineries that have been a part of the Finger Lakes Wine Country community for generations. Driving around Keuka Lake takes about an hour, not including stops, making it easy to plan a perfect day of exploring the breathtaking views along the way. We’ve created the perfect Keuka Lake Wine Trail itinerary with stops at the best

Wagner Vineyards

The wine industry has been criticized for its homogeneity since its inception. A space that has felt reserved for the white and wealthy is working to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Diversifying the wine industry includes creating an environment that's hospitable and enjoyable for all and Wagner Vineyards is a local changemaker working towards diversifying the wine industry.

Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery in Lodi, New York has been producing award-winning wine since 1979. For

Debra Bermingham, Bloomer Creek Vineyard

To celebrate Women's History Month, we asked wine writer and educator Maiah Johnson Dunn to do a follow-up on the Unapologetically Female piece she wrote last year. This time she focused on the women behind the scenes, the owners, marketers, vineyard managers, and cellar hands that make Finger Lakes Wine Country run.

Alana Ahouse, Knapp Winery

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Alana Ahouse in the vineyards. Photo provided.

“This is an exciting time to be in the Finger Lakes wine industry,” says Alana Ahouse. “It’s really