Wine Trails of the Finger Lakes
Posted: Jun 29, 2015
It is said that "If you haven't tried a wine from the Finger Lakes, you are really missing out". The Finger Lakes is the most acclaimed, largest and most popular winemaking region of the Eastern United States. The lakes are the major factor for such a success that Finger Lakes has achieved. Steep slopes surround the lakes and provide a great means for air and rainwater drainage during the spring and summer growing season while the lake depths moderate the autumns with warming, gentle fog to extend the season. A large number of local wineries located in the region produce variety of wines but Riesling, the cool climate grape has emerged as the signature varietal wine of Finger Lakes known over the globe.
Popular Wine Trails
Finger Lakes Wine Country hosts three distinct yet attractive wine trails, each with its own unique set of exciting food and wine pairing events all through the year. These events have different themes ranging from cheese, chocolate, barbeque, herb, holiday and harvest and are all unique, affordable and fun. They mainly consist of:
- Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
The longest running and first organized wine trail of America, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail was established in 1983 and consists of 17 winery members including a meadery, a cidery and four distilleries. With such a wide variety, it has something to offer to everyone. Here, you get a chance to enter and enjoy the warmth of family owned and run wineries, exploring the aromas, sights and tastes unique to the beautiful Finger Lakes. The wineries of Finger Lakes have won more than 5900 medals, national and international, in recent years.
- Keuka Lake Wine Trail
The Keuka Lake area hosts the ultimate elements of the wine history. The first ever bonded winery was established here in 1860. Moreover, the first Vinifera wines were also planted here, revolutionizing the winemaking industry. What makes Keuka Lake the perfect wine holiday destination is the most varied group of wineries in the Finger Lakes. Each winery has its own character, lodging, restaurants and shops and offers an outstanding combination of scenic waterfalls, award winning wines and gourmet eateries.
- Seneca Lake Wine Trail
This wine trail was formed in 1986 in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country in the United States to attract visitors and let them experience the beauty, rich history and production of wines. In today's times, Seneca Lake is the most active and largest wine trail in the US with a community of 35 member wineries, two ciders, a distillery, a meadery and two breweries.
Variety of Wines
Finger Lakes wineries have won lots of national as well as international medals and is renowned as world-class producers in Pinot Gris, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Honey Wines and Gewurztraminer. The natural combination of sloping hillsides and deep water offer the perfect micro-climate for growing grapes and this is why the area is rich in a wide variety of wines. Whatever be your taste, sweet or dry, austere or fruity, the vintages of Hybrid, Native and Vinifera are sure to make you happy
Perfect Place for Winery Tours
Finger Lakes Wine Trails are a must visit for any wine fascinate!Winery Tours at Finger Lakes would prove to be the most fun and knowledgeable with the wide variety of wine tasting, each of these wineries offer. The wines are most popular for the lovely balance and vibrant flavors they feature, complimenting the wide range of fine cuisine. Get to explore the history and geography of the Finger Lakes area and amaze yourself with the impressive wine production at these wine trails!
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