Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Finger Lakes Wineries...

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The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail abundant in breathtaking views is America’s first organized and longest running wine trail in the country established in 1983. The trail is comprised of 16 members including 15 wineries, four distilleries, one cidery, and a meadery offering something for everyone. Step inside the warmth of family owned and operated boutique wineries and explore the tastes, aromas and sights unique to the Finger Lakes. These wineries have won over 5,400 national and international medals over the years. Among these awards are six Governor’s Cups and Winery of the Year three years in a row. A tasteful reason to visit!

Americana Vineyards & Cafe
Winery Specialties - Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Sweet White, Sweet Red, Dry White, Dry Red, Rose/Blush
4367 East Covert Road
Interlaken, NY 14847-9720
607.387.6801
http://www.americanavineyards.com

OPEN Monday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm and Sunday 11 am-6 pm Cafe has extended hours Thursday-Sunday until 8 pm

With just one visit, you will experience our esteemed tradition. For over 20 years, visitors and guests have been tasting and enjoying the many delicious flavors of Americana wines. Located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, we craft our wines through a heritage of over 5,000 years of wine making. Americana Winery is nestled in Cayuga Lake's picturesque hillsides, a fertile landscape carved out by prehistoric glaciers. Americana Vineyards is located just a short ride up the hill from the beauty of Taughannock Falls State Park. There is no time like the present to experience the truly unique taste of Americana Vineyards.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Bellwether Hard Cider
Winery Specialties - Hard Cider
9070 Route 89
Trumansburg, NY 14886
607.387.9464
888.862.4337
http://www.cidery.com

Bellwether Hard Cider is owned and operated by Cheryl and Bill Barton. We started the business in 1999, inspired by travels through the cider regions of France and after years of “research and development” as home cidermakers. We started our business with the simple goals of making fine artisanal ciders and to lead the revival of a great American tradition.

We started operations in an old Babcock chicken hatchery building on Route 96 in Ithaca, New York. In 2003 we built a new building on Route 89 in Trumansburg, New York, and planted an orchard of European cider varieties. We have been an active member of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for over 5 years.
At present, we produce around 10 varieties of hard ciders, ranging from very dry to semi-sweet, some with carbonation and some still.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Buttonwood Grove Winery
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc
5986 State Route 89
Romulus, NY 14541
607.869.9760
http://www.buttonwoodgrove.com

We are open April-December Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 5:30 PM, Sun: 11 AM - 5:30 PM. Jan - Mar: Mon, Thurs - Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM, Closed Tues and Wed.

Nestled among the vineyard dotted hills of Cayuga Lake; Buttonwood Grove Winery offers visitors a unique experience for wine connoisseurs and novices alike. We invite you to join us for a wine tasting and let your journey through wine country become an experience not soon forgotten!

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Sparkling
6800 State Route 89
Elm Beach
Ovid, NY 14521-9569
607.869.5158
800.598.9463
http://www.cayugaridgewinery.com

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery is a family owned and operated winery located within the picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York State. Please stop by and enjoy our expertly crafted wines. Attractive gift shop, picnic area, snack foods. Art, antiques and neat stuff!

Hours 11 am to 5 pm daily, tours at 2:30 pm
November 15 - May 15: Fri., Sat., Sun. only
Closed Easter, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Cobblestone Farm Winery and Vineyard
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
5102 State Route 89
Romulus, NY 14541
315.549.8797
http://www.cobblestonefarmwinery.com

Cobblestone Farm Winery & Vineyard is located on the northwest shore of Cayuga Lake. It is a 148 acre farm that traces its roots to January 7, 1811, “the 35th year of our independence”. You can enjoy our award winning wines while overlooking the vineyard, the cherry orchard and Cayuga Lake. Sample jellies, preserves, butters, hot sauces, mustards, and salsas. You are invited to relax and stay a while on our grounds; linger in our rocking chairs on our front porch, or picnic on our grounds. In June and July, you may also pick sweet and tart cherries from our orchard.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Goose Watch Winery
Winery Specialties - Merlot, Sweet White, Sweet Red, Sparkling
5480 State Route 89
Romulus, NY 14541
315.549.2599
http://www.goosewatch.com

Opening in 1997, Goose Watch is noted as one of New York's most unique wineries for its setting as well as its wines. First, you'll take in one of the loveliest views of Cayuga Lake from our tasting room, situated in a beautifully restored century-old barn nestled within one of the area's only commercial chestnut groves. You are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on our deck, or snack on local cheese and other great delicacies available in our tasting room, including smoked trout.

Goose Watch specializes in truly unique premium wines, with a selection unlike any you will find anywhere in the world. Our exciting new wines are produced from classic European grape varieties such as Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Lemberger and Merlot. Don't miss our Pinot Noir Brut Rosé Champagne.

Or try our true Finger Lakes specialties: Traminette and Melody, newer grape varieties developed by Cornell University. Then take a step back in time and try our Diamond and Rosé of Isabella, two of the original grape varieties planted in the 1800's in the Finger Lakes Region. Top it all off with our dessert wines, Classic Cream Sherry or our unique Finalé White Port, one of the only premium white ports produced in North America.

Regular Season Hours (March-December): Open Daily 10 am - 6 pm (closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day)

Winter Hours (January-February): Open Friday-Monday 10am - 6pm

Reservations: Goose Watch only requires reservations for groups of 15 people or more. Reserve your group tasting today at 315-549-8326 or info@goosewatch.com. We look forward to serving your group at your next visit!

Goose Watch is located on the Cayuga Wine Trail, just 40 minutes north of Ithaca, or 15 minutes south of Seneca Falls. From Rochester or Syracuse, take the NYS Thruway (I-90) to Exit 41. Just follow Route 414 south to Ogden Road-County Road 124, then take Route 89 south 2½ miles south.
By Boat: ½ mile north of Dean's Cove, docking available at the winery.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Hosmer Winery
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Sweet White, Dry Red, Sparkling
6999 State Route 89
Ovid, NY 14521-9569
607.869.3393
888.467.9463
http://www.hosmerwinery.com

Hosmer Winery is founded on the principle that great wine starts in the vineyard. The first vines were planted on the family farm in the early 1970’s. Cameron and Maren Hosmer established the winery in 1985, and were among the pioneers in the blossoming industry. Our 60 acres of vineyards include European and European-American hybrid grapes and are producing some of the finest fruit in the Finger Lakes region. Cameron works closely with his vineyard staff to assure the excellence of the entire wine making process, from the basic fruit to the final product, consistent quality Estate Grown wines in the European tradition.

Hosmer wines have consistently earned prestigious medals from both regional and international wine competitions. Most notably, in 2002, Hosmer Winery received the elegant Governor’s Cup which recognizes the “Best of Show” or top prize of all entries in the New York Wine and Food Classic. The same 2001 Dry Riesling was voted “Best White Wine” and “Best Riesling” on its way to the ultimate award amongst over 500 entries.

Since then, we have earned "best of" honors for several of our wines at the prestigious New York Wine and Food Classic Competition, including:
August 2008: "Best Riesling" for our 2007 Riesling
In 2005: “Best of Class”: Hybrid Sparkling and "Best of Category” for NV Sparkling Wine
In 2003: "Best Cayuga" for our 2001 Cayuga White
In 2003: "Best Cabernet Franc", and "Best Red Wine" for our 2001 Cabernet Franc
In 2002: “Governors Cup Winner", "Best Riesling", and "Best White Wine" for our 2001 Dry Riesling

Open Daily for Sales and Wine Tasting:
May-October:
Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 5:30 and Sunday 12 - 5

November - April:
Monday - Saturday 11 - 5 and Sunday 12 - 5

Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the first week in January 2008

Groups of 15 or more, please call ahead for reservations & tasting fees.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

King Ferry Winery
Winery Specialties - Dry Red, Riesling, Chardonnay
658 Lake Road
King Ferry, NY 13081
315.364.8078
800.439.5271
http://www.treleavenwines.com

OPEN daily May-December 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and until 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Closed in January. February Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March-April Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

In the heart of the Finger Lakes a short drive North from Ithaca, New York, there is a small vineyard and winery on the east side of Cayuga Lake that produces fine wines using many time-honored European techniques. Here, delicate vinifera grapes are hand-tended and selectively picked to produce premium wines under the Treleaven label.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Knapp Vineyard Winery & Restaurant
Winery Specialties - Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Ice Wine/Late Harvest, Fruit Wines, Sweet White, Sweet Red, Dry White, Dry Red, Sparkling, Rose/Blush, Other
2770 County Road 128
Ernsberger Road
Romulus, NY 14541
607.869.9271
800.869.9271
www.knappwine.com

In 1977, Doug and Suzie Knapp purchased the property where Knapp Vineyards Winery and Restaurant is now located. During the next five years, 1978-1982, new vineyards of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and Pinot Noir were planted, some of the first vinifera grapes along the shores of Cayuga Lake. Concurrently, they began their study of wine making culminating in the establishment of Knapp Winery in 1982 selling their first estate grown wines in the spring of 1984. Knapp was the first winery in the Finger Lakes Appellation to plant and vinify the grape variety Cabernet Franc. In 1992 the Knapp’s opened a restaurant in conjunction with their winery retail shop- the first winery restaurant on Cayuga Lake. Always the pioneers, in 1995, Knapp became the first winery on the East coast to operate an Alembic Pot Still for the production of Brandy. Knapp Vineyards Winery and Restaurant was purchased by Gene Pierce and Scott Welliver in 2000. In 2007 Knapp produced 13,000 cases, consisting of 30 wine products and six distillate products.

Whether it's red, white, dry or sweet wine that you prefer, you'll find it at Knapp Winery! We have an extensive product line that we know you'll enjoy! Come visit our tasting room and try our wines and cordials. We also carry many unique gifts and gourmet food items in our retail shop. We are open daily except for major holidays. Daily 10:30am to 5:00 pm.

The Vineyard Restaurant offers you the perfect opportunity to enjoy mouth-watering eclectic cuisine. Enjoy fabulous gourmet cuisine on the vineyard trellised patio overlooking Knapp's beautifully landscaped gardens and vineyards. Savor your favorite meals with the Chef’s wine pairing from Knapp’s vast array of award winning wines.
The Vineyard Restaurant is the ideal setting for wedding or special occasion! Affordable elegance is our specialty at Knapp! The Vineyard Restaurant showcases year round events and is open seasonally from April through November.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Long Point Winery
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Dry White, Dry Red
1485 Lake Road
Aurora, NY 13026
315.364.6990
http://www.longpointwinery.com

Co-owner and winemaker Gary Barletta was introduced to the joy of winemaking by his grandfather at a young age. Although just an amateur, making wine out of his basement in Syracuse, New York, his grandfather left an indelible mark on Gary’s life. That mark is the reason that Long Point Winery exists today.

Gary and Rosemary are co-owners of a dream come true. Stop by for a tasting of their premium wines while you enjoy the spectacular view that the tasting room provides.
Long Point Winery is located on the east side of Cayuga Lake on scenic Route 90 in Aurora, New York. The winery sits on 72 acres of land overlooking beautiful Cayuga Lake. Guests are treated to a tasting of fine wines and the spectacular view that the tasting room provides.

Known for producing the finest dry red and white wines, Long Point Winery has collected numerous awards for wines such as, red Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dry Riesling.

Owners Gary and Rosemary Barletta invite you to join them in their love of wine tasting and to share the experience of Long Point Winery.Mon-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Lucas Vineyards
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Sweet White, Sweet Red, Dry White, Sparkling
3862 County Road 150
Interlaken, NY 14847
607.532.4825
800.682.9463
http://www.lucasvineyards.com

In 1974, the Lucas Family followed their dream and moved from the New York City borough of the Bronx to a farm in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

As pioneers in the boutique New York wine industry, the Lucas' nautical wines- Tug Boat Red, Tug Boat White, Dry Dock, Blues and Captain's Belle- kept the winery afloat in the early days. A lot has changed since then. Currently, Owner Ruth Lucas releases medal-winning Methodé Champenoise Champagnes, traditional European varieties including Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, as well as French American varietals in addition to the seven nautical wines.

Come Visit Us!
Tasting Room and Gift Shop - Open Daily Year Round

November – February:
Monday – Saturday 10:30 – 5:00pm, Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm.
March – October:
Monday – Saturday 10:30 – 5:30pm, Sunday 12:00 – 5:30pm.

Groups: Groups of 20 or more by reservation only.

Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Montezuma Winery
Winery Specialties - Fruit Wines, Other
2981 US Route 20
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
315.568.8190
http://www.montezumawinery.com

For more than thirty years, George Martin had been a beekeeper. George, along with wife, Virginia and son Ed, maintained and built a honey production and pollination business which contained two thousand hives and took place in Maine, New York, Florida and South Carolina.

Both Montezuma Winery and Martin’s Honey Farm and Meadery have been awarded numerous awards including Gold, Double Gold, Best of Class, Best Fruit wine, and Commercial Mead Champion. Our wine list offers a range from dry to sweet and include Riesling, Merlot, Blueberry, Rhubarb and our most popular, Cranberry Bog.

Always looking to expand our offerings, the distillery was added to feature premium liqueurs, plus vodka and brandy made with honey, apples, or other seasonal fruits. Custom-built in Germany, our 400-liter Christian Carl column pot still has 2 columns consisting of a 4-plate column for high end brandy production and a 21-plate column for premium vodka production. Being the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes region, we’re proud to be a pioneer in the field of artisan distilling in New York State. Each batch is a hands-on process and takes on a more artistic form producing high quality premium spirits.
The tasting room and gift shop are open Daily from 9am-6pm (Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day). Our wine tasting fee is $2.00/person or for $4.00/person you will receive our souvenir logo wine glass with your tasting. Spirits tasting fee is $1.00/sample or $5.00 for a Brandy Snifter glass including 1 sample. Please be prepared to show a valid form of I.D. Group Policy: Reservations are required for all groups of 12 or more.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Sheldrake Point Vineyard
7448 County Road 153
Ovid, NY 14521
607.532.9401
866.743.537
www.sheldrakepoint.com

We specialize in producing exceptional estate wines, including ourRiesling, Gewürztraminer, Dry Rosé, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay,Cabernet FrancandGamay Noir, along with our world-class dessert wines.

The vineyard provides a stunning vista and overlook of Cayuga Lake and is home to our 43-acres currently in cultivation. Each of our estate wines is crafted to take advantage of the flavor and character of the grapes grown on our site. Sheldrake's vineyard staff apply expert knowledge of each of our varietal blocks and the viticultural practices most appropriate in order to cultivate balanced vines that fully ripen the berries they bear. Those grapes are then meticulously hand-harvested to ensure that every berry is of the

Hours:

April-October
Daily 10am – 5:30pm

November-March
Daily 11am-5pm

CLOSED: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s day

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Six Mile Creek Vineyard
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Chardonnay, Dry Red
1551 Slaterville Road
Route 79 East
Ithaca, NY 14850
607.272.WINE
800.260.0612
http://www.sixmilecreek.com

OPEN daily or by appointment May-October 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with extended summer hours on Wednesday evenings June 3-August 26 until 9:00 p.m. November-April 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Located within minutes of Cornell University and Ithaca College, as well as the beautifully developed Downtown Ithaca area, our winery is a hub for local tourism.Since Six Mile Creek Vineyard first opened its doors to the public in 1987, Nancy and Roger Battistella have handled all aspects of the business as a family partnership, with additional support from a dedicated staff committed to making your visit enjoyable.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Swedish Hill Winery
Winery Specialties - Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Ice Wine/Late Harvest, Sweet White, Dry White, Dry Red, Sparkling, Rose/Blush
4565 State Route 414
Romulus, NY 14541
315.549.8326
888.549.9462
http://www.swedishhill.com

Family-owned and operated by Dick and Cindy Peterson, Swedish Hill is one of the largest wineries in the region. After 20 years of growing and selling grapes to area wineries, the Petersons crushed their first grapes in 1985 and opened Swedish Hill Winery in 1986. Just 1,300 cases were produced that year; this year we produced over 60,000 cases of award-winning wines and champagnes. Swedish Hill is recognized as one of the top award-winning wineries in New York State, having won state, national and international acclaim.

Tastings and Gift Shop
Wine tastings are offered daily at the winery. And in our gift shop we offer beautifully decorated gift baskets with wine or champagne, as well as personalized labels, wine racks, hand-painted glassware, wine jellies, gourmet mustards and dressings, and much more. To view the choices of personalized labels, and to order, see the personalized labels page.

We invite you to attend one of our many annual festivals, including: our "Scandinavian Festival" in June, our Champagne and Dessert Wine Festival in November, and Santa Lucia Day in December. Please see the Winery Events calendar for more information.

Tours offered Memorial Day through October. Weekdays 1 & 3 pm, Weekends 12, 2 and 4pm. Swedish Hill plays host to over 60,000 visitors annually to their upstate New York Winery. The winery is open daily (except Thanksgiving & Christmas Day) 9am-6pm. Visitors can take a guided tour into the art and science of the making of our wines. These informative tours are available Memorial Day-October, weekdays at 1:00 and 3:00 P.M., and weekends at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 P.M.

Reservations are only required for groups of 15 or more.

Price: Tasting Fee

 

Thirsty Owl Wine Company & Bistro
Winery Specialties - Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Sweet White
6861 State Route 89
Ovid, NY 14521
607.869.5805
866.869.5805
http://www.thirstyowl.com

The land that is now the Thirsty Owl Wine Company was part of a Revolutionary War grant awarded to Sgt. Florence Marony for his courageous service during the American Revolution. The land was then sold to a speculator, John Dunlap, shortly thereafter.

In 1828, 196 acres of the original lot was purchased and maintained by various owners until 1881. That year, the Ditmer family took ownership of the land and remained the sole proprietors for the next 83 years.

In 1964, Bob and Mary Plane bought the land as a summer home. Eight years later, on the advice of Cornell agriculturalists, the Planes began growing grapes to be sold on contract to the Great Western Wine Company. The Planes moved to California in 1980 to learn the wine business and returned later that year, producing six barrels of their first vintage.
 In 1982 Mary Plane started the Cayuga Wine trail and their winery eventually grew to an 8,000 case production.

In 2002, the Thirsty Owl Wine Company was formed by Jonathan Cupp. His family now carries on the rich tradition of grape growing and fine wine production.

Price: Tasting Fee


LIMOUSINE SERVICES

You can drive to the wineries or rent a limousine, minivan or car. The choice is yours.

Finger Lakes Limousine & Coach http://www.fingerlakeslimo.com 888-252-1768

Corporate sedans, 10 passenger limousines, transport vans and a limo coach. Offering quality transportation for weddings, wine tours, casino trips, dinner packages, day trips, football games and concerts.

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