Wineries are one of the Finger Lakes biggest claims' to fame and we're serious about our wines. Home to the aclaimed Cornell University with its viticulture and eunology program. Cornell has been instrumental in the wine grapes research and educates new winemakers each year. In the heart of the largest vineyards in the country, you'll find award winning wineries offering wine tasting, wine tours, culinary delights and spectacular views. Our Finger Lakes wine country is also home to great micro breweries & distilleries.
Enjoy a road trip around the wine trails and celebrate with an award winning Riesling or Cabernet. Vintners at many of the family-owned wineries will share some of their secrets to the wine making process. You can try a wine tasting session, learn about foods that pair well with your favorite wine, browse winery gift shops, or simply savor a meal with some Finger Lakes wine at a local café or restaurant.
To learn even more about the foods and wines of the region, visit the New York Wine & Culinary Center in Canandaigua– offering tours, hands-on classes and lectures by local and national chefs, as well as a restaurant featuring foods of New York State or plan a trip around The Finger Lakes wine trails, Canandaigua, Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca Lake Wine Trails. Check out our Events calendar for upcoming Finger Lakes winery events through out the year.
For the ultimate in enjoyment, take advantage of the chauffeured winery tours offered throughout the region. listed below on the Finger Lakes Tours and Transportation section. Options range from fun-loving party buses to private luxury limousines, from pre-packaged itineraries to individually customized tours. But regardless of how you travel, you’ll find Finger Lakes wine touring unforgettable. Cheers !