With so many wineries scattered across the Finger Lakes region, it can seem impossible to select just a few to visit. You could tour one of the local wine trails, or you could pick and choose to create your custom adventure. No matter which you choose, though, make sure that Fox Run Vineyards is part of your itinerary. This family-owned vineyard and winery is a cornerstone of the Finger Lakes wine region. Learn all about it below, as well as where to purchase a rental home to stay close to the action!
About Fox Run Vineyards
Fox Run Vineyards, situated on the western edge of Seneca Lake, is known for their high standards and immaculate attention to detail. Every process and product, from the way that they make their wines to the bottles themselves, has been examined and perfected to create excellent, award-winning wines. That’s why USA Today has recognized Fox Run as the third-best winery and seventh-best tasting room in the United States in 2018! The accolades don’t stop there. Take a look at the many winery awards listed on their website and prepared to be astounded!
Aside from their amazing wines, Fox Run is also known for sustainable farming practices. They are constructing a composting facility and use solar energy whenever possible. They also purchase ingredients for their wines and the food at the cafe from local farmers. This is a business that you can feel good about supporting.
The tasting room is open from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fox Run Vineyards is dog- and family-friendly!
Tour the Grounds
When you arrive, we suggest you purchase a ticket to the vineyard and winery tour right away. The tours are held every day of the week and leave on the hour, with the last one departing at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are just $5 per person and kids 15 and under are free. After the tour, head to their tasting room for some samples. There is a $5 tasting fee for all guests, and you’ll receive a coupon for $2 off a bottle of wine. Be sure to chat with their knowledgeable staff and ask them any questions you may have. If you really want to treat yourself, order something from their cafe menu. This seasonal restaurant offers everything from tacos to artisan cheese boards. Each item has been carefully paired with a wine, so you can sense how the flavors play off of each other.
Attend the Glorious Garlic Festival
If you love a pungent punch of produce in your food, you’ll love the Glorious Garlic Festival. It takes place every year during the first week of August at the Fox Run Vineyard. There’s live music, plenty of delicious garlicky food, and (of course) fantastic wines. You can shop among the over 15 different varieties of garlic at the festival (perfect for cooking or for planting) or watch some cooking demonstration to make something at home. Admission to the festival is free so don’t miss it!
Stay at Finger Lakes Premier Properties
Enjoy luxurious accommodations and a convenient location when you reserve a rental home from Finger Lakes Premier Properties. If you’re interested in visiting Fox Run Vineyards, consider booking Sunlit Shore. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is just a three-minute drive from the winery! Situated at the end of a private road, you’ll enjoy plenty of peace and quiet during your stay. Sip a glass of wine while sitting at the end of the lighted dock or near the fire pit. If you want to paddle around the lake, there’s a canoe available for the guests, as well as a gas grill to cook up any fish you might be able to catch.
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