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Off the Beaten Wine Trail, Explore Finger Lakes Wineries Not on a Wine Trail

The Finger Lakes are known for producing excellent wine, particularly for world-renowned Rieslings. That being said, the Finger Lakes have so much more to offer. Though many wineries can be found through marketing associations such as wine trail organizations, not all wineries will be found along a wine trail. Explore these incredible wine producers while exploring the Finger Lakes region and getting off the standard beaten path that is a wine trail. Enjoy your excursions to some of these secret gems!


Other Finger Lakes Wineries

20 Deep Winery -- Mendon: Rooted in Mendon, NY, 20 Deep is a family-run winery with brewery vibes. We are obsessively devoted to craft and integrity; and focus on fun.

1911 Tasting Room at the Apple Hill Campus -- LaFayette: Featuring sparkling hard ciders and varietal apple wines. Have your apple a day in a new and delicious way! Stop by the winery for free wine tasting. Open Sept & Oct daily 10-5; Nov & Dec Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5; Jan-Aug seasonal (please call ahead).

Airy Acres Vineyard -- Interlaken: A family operation making award winning wines made solely from grapes grown on the farm that's been in the family over 100 years.

Anyela's Vineyards -- Skaneateles: The story of Anyela's Vineyards began three generations ago in Eastern Europe and continues today on the hillside high above Skaneateles Lake. The Nocek family combines its viticultural experience with the cooler climate patterns and fertile soil to grow our select grapes.

Deer Run Winery -- Geneseo: Deer Run Winery, the westernmost Finger Lake winery, is located on the north end of Conesus Lake. The father and son team of winemakers have over 50 years of combined experience and are committed to creating quality wine for the everyday occasion and every palate. 

Glen Park Winery -- Owego: Glen Park Vineyards is a NYS farm winery in beautiful Owego, NY. Established in 2014, it is family-operated, with wine and cider produced on premise.

Hillick & Hobbs - Burdett: Renown Winemaker Paul Hobbs is pushing the boundaries of modern viticulture, producing world-class Riesling from his estate vineyard. The tasting room boasts panoramic views of Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen.

Pleasant Valley Wine Company -- Hammondsport: The Great Western Winery Visitors Center (formerly Taylor Winery). U.S. Bonded Winery #1 established 1860, the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes Region.