Posted on 4/16/2023

The Finger Lakes Wine Region and What You Need to Know

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The Finger Lakes Wine Region and What You Need to Know

Explore the incredible Finger Lakes wine region! Whether you?re an expert wine taster or simply enjoy a cold glass of Riesling in the evening, you?ll love touring the local vineyards and sampling the incredible wines. There are over 100 wineries in the region so you might need assistance narrowing them down to the best. We can help! Get the inside scoop on the local wine trails, as well as how to find the best Finger Lakes wine tour packages.

With so many wonderful things to do and see in the Finger Lakes wine region, we can?t possibly put it in just one blog. Download our free Vacation Guide to get a full list of local recommendations. From the best area restaurants to beautiful hiking trails, you?ll find everything you need to plan the ultimate Finger Lakes vacation! You?ll even get more recommendations for the best Finger Lakes wineries. Download it today to get started!

Explore the Finger Lakes Wine Region

If you?re feeling overwhelmed by the many wineries in the Finger Lakes, there?s an easy solution. Visit the wineries on a Finger Lakes wine trail! Cayuga, Keuka, and Seneca Lake all have their own wine trails.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Explore the largest wine trail in the state of New York! Seneca Lake Wine Trail, formed in 1986, features 35 wineries, a distillery, two cider producers, two breweries, and a meadery on its path. This trail is known for its hearty grapes, though the wineries on the list have won plenty of awards for the delicate Rieslings.

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has the honor of being the first-organized and longest-running wine trail in the country! It was first established in 1983 and includes 16 dog-friendly member wineries, as well as cideries, a meadery, four distilleries, and a taproom.

Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Last, but certainly not least, is Keuka Lake Wine Trail. While this trail may not be the longest running, Keuka Lake was home to the first bonded winery. This region specializes in Vinifera wines, as this area was where they were first planted.

Finger Lakes Wine Tour Packages

Are you ready to plan your very own wine tour? We can help! Finger Lakes Premier Properties has teamed up with S&S Limo to get you going. S&S can accommodate up to 45 passengers in a single limo, so you?ll be able to fit your party with no trouble. If you need some help planning your route, consider using our handy map! Get a visual on where all the best wineries, breweries and distilleries, and restaurants are in the region.

Winery Restaurants

F.L.X. Table / Element Winery ? Geneva, N.Y.

As the leading restaurant in the Finger Lakes, F.L.X. Table at Element Winery provides an intimate and interactive dining experience. With only fourteen seats available, slots fill quickly. So plan ahead and make your reservation early.

Fox Run Cafe at Fox Run Vineyards ? Penn Yan, N.Y.

Careful to serve high-quality foods that are in season, the Fox Run Caf? strives to represent the Finger Lakes region whenever they can. With several menu items, Fox Run staff pair wines with each menu item, carefully focusing on how the flavors complement each other. The caf? is open seasonally April-December.

Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Wine Cellars ? Dundee, N.Y.

At Veraisons, everything is made from scratch and sourced locally. From the meats, cheese, fruits, vegetables, sauces, bread, and desserts?everything is homegrown in the Finger Lakes region. Veraisons also pays particular attention to diners with food allergies and dietary restrictions, serving vegan and gluten-free dishes.

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties

After exploring the Finger Lakes wine region, return to one of the most stunning homes in the area. Finger Lakes Premier Properties has the best selection of top-notch homes. We have vacation rentals on seven of the 11 lakes, including Cayuga, Keuka, and Seneca Lake. Plus, with our 24/7 customer service, you can rest knowing that you will be well taken care of!

Take a look at our full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.

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