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Finger Lakes Wineries

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Finger Lakes Wine Tours - Your Trip Starts Here

There are so many wineries in the Finger Lakes - where's the best place to start, and which ones go well together? We've gone through and done the hard work for you. Choose your own adventure in the Finger Lakes with a self-guided wine tour on one of these tried-and-true routes: The Scenic Tour, The Lakeside Tour, and The Celebration Tour. 

Scenic Tour
Sip with a view.

Do you like the finer things in life, like enjoying a glass of wine in a room with a view of a glittering lake? Take this self-guided tour to three scenic vineyards where you'll be treated to small batch, aged and seasonal wines, including some of the finest Rieslings and Icewines the Finger Lakes Region has to offer.

In the summertime, you'll find food on this self-guided tour, but if you're visiting in late fall or winter, you'll want to come prepared with snacks to last you through the day.

10 a.m.
Deep Root Vineyards 10391 Cross St, Hammondsport, NY 14840
Address: 10391 Cross St, Hammondsport, NY 14840
Start your day off building from small to large. Deep Root Vineyards fills and corks every bottle by hand – putting their passion into every single product. If the season's right, try the Moonflower, a white vintage that has developed a cult following. If you're visiting in the winter, make an appointment to visit the tasting room beforehand. Either way, take in the rustic farmhouse setting and enjoy the view!

12 p.m.
Point of the Bluff Vineyards [4 minute drive from Deep Root Vineyards]
Address: 10489 County Rd. 76 South Pulteney, NY 14840
Talk about breathtaking. Perched on a rolling hill, you get incredible views of Keuka Lake while exploring creative wines made from seasonal ingredients. With two types of Rieslings (dry and semi-dry) a Syrah grown in California but aged & bottled in the Finger Lakes, and a 2012 Icewine with hints of apricot, peach, and orange peel, you'll get to taste – and see – the originality of this vineyard.

2 p.m.
Heron Hill [6 minute drive from Point of the Bluff]
Address: 9301 Country Road 76, Hammondsport, NY
Set on a bucolic lakeside hill, you can see almost the entire length of Keuka Lake from this picturesque vineyard. If you stop by in the summer, there's a good chance you'll catch live music on the terrace, which you won't want to miss, and you can grab a bite to eat at the Blue Heron Café. Specializing in Riesling, you can try six different varieties from semi-dry to semi-sweet to Icewine, along with elegant blancs, vintage reds, and a few interesting blends.

Notes: Groups of ten or more should call ahead to each winery, and many have alternate Sunday hours or wintertime hours. This self-guided tour is best for Monday – Saturday. Driving is necessary, so please plan ahead with a designated driver.

Lakeside Tour
Europe meets New York-style wines.

Follow the water on this self-guided Finger Lakes tour to four lakeside vineyards where you'll find European-style wines, classic New York-style Rieslings, handmade art, and of course, stunning views of sparkling Keuka Lake.

Pre-10 a.m.
Grab a yummy brunch in Hammondsport – something that will carry you through the day. In the summertime, you can picnic at Lime Berry Winery, or grab a farm-to-table lunch at Ravines Wine Cellars, but in the winter, plan to stop at a nearby restaurant along the way.

10 a.m.
Keuka Lake Vineyards
Address: 8882 Country Rd 76, Hammondsport, NY 14840
Start your day off sampling small-batch Riesling and Vignoles made in a dry style. At Keuka Lake, they are big on a minimal intervention process; their motto is "the wine seemingly makes itself." Try their KLV Red blend for something bright, fun and lively, or the KLV White, which is a blend of their signature Vignoles and Riesling.

11:30 a.m.
Domaine Leseurre Winery [15 minute drive from Keuka Lake]
Address: 13920 NY-54, Hammondsport, NY 14840
This one is for the Francophiles. The Leseurres have been hand-crafting Finger Lakes wine for six generations, and all of their wines are aged in 100% French oak barrels. With beautiful windows and a large deck, you can take in stunning lake views while you sip on aged Chardonnays, dry, semi-dry or sweet Rieslings, rosé, or darker options such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. If you know a little French, don't hesitate to parler.

1:30 p.m.Summer stop only
Lime Berry Winery [1 minute drive or 4 minute walk from Domaine Leseurre]
Address: 10014 Day Rd., Hammondsport, NY
If you ever wanted to learn about wines in a little red schoolhouse built in the 1880s – Lime Berry Winery is your heaven. With bottles of wine and handmade artwork from around the world lining the inside, and a lovely wine garden overlooking Keuka Lake outside, it's the perfect place for a picnic. Try their many varieties of Rieslings and Chardonnay, and don't forget to sample the Bunny Bunny Blush. In the wintertime, when Lime Berry is closed for the season, stop instead at The Switzerland Inn restaurant for a delicious, lakeside meal.

3 p.m.
Ravines Wine Cellars [2 minute drive from Lime Berry Winery]
14640 NY-54, Hammondsport, NY
Styled like a French Bistro, Ravines Wine Cellars' Keuka Lake Tasting Room allows you to sip on European-style dry wines with a beautiful view. Their award-winning vintage Dry Riesling, with apple, heather, white peach, and candied citrus notes, is a must-try. If you'd like a bit of bubbly, they offer two vintage brut varieties, one rosé and one blend made in the traditional Methode Champenoise.The winery hosts a wine-centric farm-to table restaurant, Ravinous Kitchen, open only in the summertime, and year-round, offers artisan cheese and chocolate wine pairings.

Notes: Groups of ten or more should call ahead to each winery, and many have alternate Sunday hours or wintertime hours. This self-guided tour is best for Monday – Saturday. Driving is necessary, so please plan ahead with a designated driver.

Celebration Tour
The finest champagne in NY.

Are you celebrating a special event? Stay classy with this self-guided tour to four lovely Finger Lakes vineyards that all offer sparkling options, including some dry, some fruity, some Brut, and many varieties of other locally produced, high-quality wines. 

Pre-10 a.m.
Fuel up with brunch in Hammondsport. Try the Keuka Artisan Bakery & Deli, or Aroma Coffee Art Gallery.

10 a.m.
Chateau Renaissance [5 minute drive from Hammondsport]
Address: 7494 Fish Hatchery Rd., Hammondsport, NY
Start when the vineyard opens at a charming, French-inspired winery famous for their award-winning champagne, which is based on the grapes and style of the Loire Valley. Rosé de May Doux, is a sparkling, medium sweet rosé with a smooth finish made using the Méthode Champenoise, and the New York State Champagne Rouge is a 400-year old family tradition from France. Their motto: "Wine does not have to come from Europe to be good!" How about you be the judge?

11:30 a.m.
Pleasant Valley Wine Company [3 minute drive from Chateau Renaissance]
Address: 8260 Pleasant Valley Rd., Hammondsport, NY 14840
At Pleasant Valley Wine Company, you'll find a historic winery on the original "Champagne Trail," home to eight remarkable stone buildings listed on the Nationals Register of Historic Places. Sip on sparkling wine in historic caves carved deep into the valley's hillside. Pop into a 45-minute guided winery tour to learn more, or take a self-guided tour through winemaking displays and a theater – built in a wine tank.

1 p.m.
Bully Hill [7 minute drive from Pleasant Valley]
Address: 8843 Greyton H. Taylor Mem. Dr., Hammondsport, NY
It's time to refuel – and continue to sample more Finger Lakes wine. Bully Hill offers a full-service restaurant with seasonally inspired lunch fare, and runs a tasting routine at their main bar on a 20-minute schedule. With close to 50 wines produced here, you can pick between rosé and blush wines, dry reds, subtly-oaked chardonnay, Rieslings, blancs and sparkling wine with hints of green apple.

3 p.m.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellar [7 minute drive from Bully Hill]
Address: 9749 Middle Rd., Hammondsport, NY 14840
Finish out your day at Dr. Frank Winery, overlooking the crystal waters of Keuka Lake. Yes, Dr. Frank was a real person, and he is credited with the original research that helped to grow the delicate European grape varieties needed for quality wines in colder climates. With six different options of sparkling wine, all produced in the classic Method Champenoise, you'll have to take special care not to lose sight of the other reds and whites available to sample, too.

Notes: Groups of ten or more should call ahead to each winery, and many have alternate Sunday hours. This self-guided tour is best for Monday – Saturday. Driving is necessary, so please plan ahead with a designated driver.

Wine Quiz - Find your Winery

The ultimate quiz to help you determine where to start your Finger Lakes wine tour! Find the perfect place to kick off a day of wine tasting with 11 possible outcomes. Get going – it's almost wine o'clock!

Wine Fun Packages

Looking to tour the vineyards and wineries of the Finger Lakes? Book a getaway package with a hotel or winery and save some money during your trip!

Featured Events
Feb 13, 2016
The 2nd Annual Hammondsport Winter Stoll invites you to sip, stroll, and experience the charm of Hammondsport and Keuka Lake this winter. Participating Hammondsport merchants and businesses, in partnership with local wineries and breweries, have planned a...
Feb 18, 2016
At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public.
Mar 11, 2016
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