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  • Resumes May 1, 2024

Guided EAST CAYUGA Owner Experience Wine Tour with Lunch

Exclusive Wine Tour with owner-led experiences and a brewery lunch.

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$ 226

An East Cayuga Lake Wine Tour with In-depth, Owner-led Experiences, Exclusive tastings, and Lunch at a Local Craft Brewery.

This is an immersive full-day wine tour for people who are looking for a truly behind-the-scenes personalized experience unlike anything else available in the Finger Lakes. We take you to two family-owned wineries on the east side of Cayuga Lake, where you will receive owner-guided  experiences, private, curated wine tastings paired with local cheese and chocolate.  This tour includes lunch and a flight of beers at Aurora Brewing Co.

Our first stop of the day is Heart & Hands Wine Company. Owner Susan Higgins will greet you for a spectacular tour of their special site. They chose their land specifically because of it’s ability to grow Pinot Noir. The views are stunning and the terroir is excellent. You are in for a real treat, as Heart in Hands is recognized as one of the best Pinot Noir producers in the Finger Lakes. We will be doing a custom tasting designed specifically for E!FLX guests to demonstrate the impact of their unique terroir on their highly recognized Pinots, elegant Rieslings and stunning chardonnays. Heart & Hands are committed to two principles that are directly in-line with E!FLX and this region. They are committed to sustainably producing cool-climate wines that authentically express the unique character of the Finger Lakes, and are laser-focused on creating wines designed to showcase beautifully with food.

After your tasting, we will head to Aurora Brewing Company for lunch and a flight of their beers. Aurora Brewing Company has established quite a following for their handcrafted beers. Sit back and enjoy lunch and the featured flight at the brewery. This is our only tour that features a brewery and beer tasting!

After lunch, we make our way  to Long Point Winery, where you are treated to another truly intimate wine tasting experience. Owner and winemaker, Gary Barletta, will host you in his wine cellar as he talks about his winemaking process. He will share his special love of Zinfandel, as you taste four different styles of wine created from this one grape varietal. This full-bodied red is perfect with chocolate, so we’ll have some with us for you to experience. Afterward, experience a second tasting where you will be able to select from Long Point’s fabulous wines, from crisp or fruity whites to rich, full-bodied reds.

On the way home, your guide will make a special waterfall stop to take in the “gorgeous” scenery.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for an exclusive and intimate bud to bottle look at the passion that drives the winemaking on Cayuga’s east side!

Please note that on occasions, our regularly scheduled  partners on this itinerary are unavailable and we may make substitutions as needed