Finger Lakes Wine Guide

About the Finger Lakes Wine Country

The 11 lakes that make up the Finger Lakes area were formed over two million years ago by receding glaciers and they resemble the fingers of a hand since they are long and narrow, generally running on a north-south axis. Hence the name, Finger Lakes. While the lakes themselves are huge draws, the Finger Lakes region is also New York State’s largest wine producing region, with the riesling grape being dominant. The wines and scenery of the Finger Lakes rival that of California’s wine regions. The scenery is really quite spectacular, filled with wonders like gorges and waterfalls created by the receding glaciers as well as having a perfect climate for growing grapes.

Named by Wine Enthusiast as one of the Top 10 Worldwide Wine Destination, along with numerous other accolades, the Finger Lakes wine country isn’t just growing grapes. Today, it’s growing in popularity as an affordable and beautiful wine country destination. A region that wine lovers and those who simply like to sip their way through the weekend should not miss.

 

Finger Lakes Wine Resources

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Where to Sip in the Finger Lakes

With more than 120 wineries to visit in the Finger Lakes wine country, narrowing it down can be a challenge. No need to stress, we’re here to help.

Finger Lakes Wineries Not to Miss

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Wine Trails in the Finger Lakes

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Where to Stay in the Finger Lakes

The Perfect Pairings: Where to Sip Wine & Stay in Finger Lakes Wine Country

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Finger Lakes Winemakers

Every wine has a story, and it’s so much more than what’s in the bottle. Meet the makers of your favorite wines in the Finger Lakes, those shaping and creating today’s wine regions. And, get their tips on what to see and do on your next wine getaway. See the entire series.

 

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