Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York is home to more than 100 wineries, breweries and distilleries centered around Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes.  In addition, many of the beverage producers are also members of their respective wine and beers trails which host year-round wine and food weekend events.

The Finger Lakes is a world-class wine producing region that specializes in aromatic white varieties like Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The region is also finding exciting success with cool-climate reds like Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. The terroir of the Finger Lakes is special because of the microclimate created by the lakes – extreme cold weather in the winter is avoided and warm, breezy days during the summer help ripen the grapes. The lakes serve as a natural, air temperature-regulating system – the steady water temperature of the lakes helps prevent extreme air temperature swings in the surrounding hillside vineyards. This allows grapes to have a longer growing season and mitigates early frost exposure. 

What is the Finger Lakes wine tasting experience?

Wine tasting in Finger Lakes Wine Country is a world-class experience in a quaint and charming atmosphere. Wineries are open year-round and only close for major holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas). We suggest making a tasting reservation (many wineries have a reservation system on their website) to ensure the best experience at our wineries. If you're unsure of the hours at a specific winery or tasting experiences, just call ahead! It is always helpful to check ahead with the wineries you plan on visiting for special events and promotions.  

Discover Beer and Distilled Spirits

In the past few years there has been a strong surgence of micro-breweries and distillers opening in the Finger Lakes.  Discover more >