SWaB (Spirits, Wine and Beer) Along Seneca Lake


As far as fermentable favorites go, The Finger Lakes is no longer just about wine. The region is also producing some of the best quality brews and spirits in New York State, and this tour is all about showing all of them off to you! On this five-hour tour, we will visit a distillery, two wineries, and a brewery, all of which focus on high quality craftsmanship to make the best of each of their genres.

The first stop will be Finger Lakes Distilling. One of the distillers will take you down into the distillery and go through the process of creating their unique and hand-crafted spirits. From boiling and fermenting, to distilling and aging, you will learn what it takes to make bourbons, whiskeys, clear spirits and liqueurs. After the tour, the group will get a private tasting with each person being able to choose their favorite spirit within flights featuring their clear spirits, whiskeys and liqueurs. Your guides will present you with a special local food pairing to feature with one of the items within the flights.

After the distillery, enjoy lunch at Stone Cat Cafe, where you will enjoy a regional lunch paired with a tasting of one of Stone Cat’s specialty “Garden to Glass” cocktails featuring Finger Lakes Distilling Spirits and Finger Lakes Wine.

Next, sample a wine tasting with custom food pairings at Damiani Wine Cellars. At Damiani, we will feature their wines paired with locally-made chocolates that were designed by the chocolatier specifically to go with Damiani’s fine wines.

Our final stop of the day is Lucky Hare Brewing Company where you will experience a custom flight of their fabulous hand crafted brews. Learn about the brewing process that goes into their different styles of beer and end the tasting with a food pairing designed by Lucky Hare’s chef just for our group.

Join us on this unique tour of fermented flavors of the Finger Lakes!

Price: $139.00 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, added services, lunch, and special food pairings. This price is associated with a 5 person total guest count. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.

Departure Locations: (This tour runs from 11am-6pm – please note the time the tour starts depends on your pick-up time)

  • La Tourelle Hotel & Spa, 1150 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY
  • The Hotel Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca NY
  • Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, 16 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen NY

**Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Experience! The Finger Lakes and our partners will make every effort to accommodate dietary restrictions; however, there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all food intolerances/special diets due to the special food pairings we provide with the tastings. It is the guest’s responsibility to let Experience! The Finger Lakes know if they have any food allergies or restrictions when they book a tour. In some cases, we may be able to switch out food selections for you.**