These pages about Wineries are still under construction. We hope to have things more permanent by the summer of 2022.
While the lakes themselves are the identity of the Finger Lakes as a region, it’s the wine industry that is the foundation of the modern Finger Lakes tourism business. With well over 100 wine making venues in this famed grape growing region, wineries lead the way in our discussion of Where to Drink in the Finger Lakes.
THE GOLD LIST – The Best of the Best Wines
This is it. This is the list that all significant wineries in the Finger Lakes region are hoping to be included on. If you came to taste the best wines of the Finger Lakes, you need to read this list, first.
THE BEST VIEWS
Like your wine with a gorgeous view? To be honest, it’s hard to find a winery in the Finger Lakes without a tremendous view, especially as so many are located above these beautiful lakes. But here is our list of those (not listed under another category) with the absolute best vistas.
BEST WITH FOOD OFFERINGS
Sometimes, we want a nice meal with our wine tasting. And we’re not talking a charcutier style offering, no matter how delicious it may be – we mean a full meal, either full service experience, or an order and pick up for your table option. Here is our list of great wineries with outstanding meal options.
BEST FOR A GROUP TASTING
Want to enjoy a wine tasting with a large(ish) group of your friends? If so, you want to make sure to look this list over in order to be sure your group will be welcome. It’s a dirty little secret that some wineries, to be quite honest, are not terribly fond of large groups arriving at their establishment. But, these venues are waiting for group!
BEST NEW WINERIES
There are some brand new wineries in the Finger Lakes, that you may have never heard of yet, that are already making outstanding wine. Be some of the first visitors to discover these wineries that local experts are already talking about.