Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
America's First Wine Trail
The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, abundant in breathtaking views, is America’s first organized and longest running wine trail - established in 1983. The trail is comprised of 16 dog-friendly member wineries that also include cideries, a meadery, four distilleries and a taproom, offering something for everyone. Step inside the warmth of boutique wineries and explore the tastes, aromas and sights unique to the Finger Lakes. These wineries have won over 6,500 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. America’s First Wine Trail – Taste a bit of history!
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Many of the wineries host individual events year-round. Check out the full event calendar!
Wine Trail Events
During the off-season, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail hosts 4 trail-wide events featuring food and wine pairings. Winter begins with the Holiday Shopping Spree, held in November and December. Then February and March bring Mardi Gras and Bacon on the Lakein. Trail events conclude early spring with the very popular Wine & Herb Festival for all the garden lovers. Get your tickets now!
The Finger Lakes region is probably best known for award-winning wines, and for good reason. Natural setting and the growing experience of in-region winemakers is making for extremely high quality red and white wines. The world class wines are not all the Finger Lakes get to boast about either. Other craft beverages have been making a name for themselves in this region. Craft breweries, cideries and distilleries have been opening up throughout the Finger Lakes.
The Finger Lakes embraces its wine culture, providing everyone (well, everyone 21 or older) with the chance to experience and learn about wine. Find out how to pair your favorite wine with dinner, learn about the winemaking and production process, and ask your burning questions about wine or grapes at the different winery tours and events held throughout the year.
The different Finger Lakes wine trails provide a connection easily navigable way to travel through the area while letting you taste what each has to offer. The Canandaigua Wine Trail takes you from just northeast of the city of Canandaigua all the way down the west side of Canandaigua Lake until you're just south of Naples; this route takes you to six wineries and four breweries. The other three wine trails, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, take you around the lakes that give them their respective names.