What separates Experience! The Finger Lakes tours from other regional touring companies is our relationship with our winery partners. We carefully select wineries on our tours to ensure the highest quality experience possible. Each of these superb wineries takes special care to make sure our guests receive a memorable and personal experience.
West Side of Cayuga Lake
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery: This family owned and operated winery is home of a number of unique and handcrafted wines. Particularly known for their cranberry-infused wines.
Hosmer Winery:A small, family-owned winery that makes a giant footprint in the Finger Lakes with their award-winning wines.
Sheldrake Point Vineyard:One of the only 100% vinifera wineries on Cayuga Lake and producers of some of the most well-respected and enjoyed wines in the Finger Lakes region.
Shepherdess Cellars:One of the newest wineries on Cayuga Lake, Shepherdess focuses on dry wines that possess a beautiful mineral edge.
Finger Lakes Cider House: Incredible craft hard cider from multiple FLX producers located on a bucolic farm. Must visit!
Frontenac Point Vineyard & Estate Winery: As a small, family-owned winery that started in 1979, Frontenac produces dry red, white and rose table wines. Enjoy a panoramic view of Cayuga Lake from the winery.
East Side of Cayuga Lake
Bet The Farm Winery & Market: Bet The Farm is a farm winery, regional wine shop, and gourmet market featuring upstate NY yummies all wrapped up into one adorable lakefront shop.
King Ferry Winery:Located on the east side of Cayuga Lake and maker of the world-class Treleaven Wines.
Long Point Winery:A east side gem featuring wines less seen in the Finger Lakes like Zinfindel, Sangiovese, and Sauvignion Blanc.
Hopshire Farm and Brewery: Enjoy beer to the fullest as you explore their hops farm, watch the brew making process from the tasting room, and enjoy their own hand crafted brews.
Ports of New York: A hidden gem by the Cayuga inlet and maker of Meleau specialty wines.
Six Mile Creek Vineyard: A tasting room located a short drive outside of downtown Ithaca specializing in the production of premium wines and spirits.
East Side of Seneca Lake
Barry Family Cellars: Founded in 2011, Barry Family Cellars released its first wines in 2014. The winery specializes in small batch vinifera wines, reflective of place and vintage.
Chateau Lafayette Reneau: Enjoy a spectacular view with equally spectacular wines, including their Semi-Dry Reisling, the 2014 Governor’s Cup Winner for the best singular wine in New York State.
Crooked Rooster Brewpub: Located in Watkins Glen, and home of Roosterfish Brewing, Crooked Rooster creates a number of craft beers, from light wheat beers to dark rich porters.
Damiani Wine Cellars: A relatively new winery, Damiani has built a reputation and following for its hand-crafted, full-bodied Vinifera Reds.
Finger Lakes Distilling: The region’s only stand-along distillery focuses exclusively on distilled spirits made from local ingredients. All their excellent products are distilled from scratch in small batches.
Lucky Hare Brewing Company: Initially focusing on ales, Lucky Hare looks to create hand crafted beer that reflects not only their passion for great beer but also the Finger Lakes & its community.
Red Newt: On Seneca Lake’s east shore, Red Newt provides an array of red and white wines to try in their tasting room, and seasonal and local cuisine in “the Bistro.”
Silver Thread Vineyard: Since the 1980s, this winery has been providing small-scale, handcrafted Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gerwurztraminer, and Cabernet Franc.
Standing Stone Vineyards:This family-owned winery sits on some of the oldest vineyards in the Finger Lakes, giving them exceptional fruit to make their exceptional wines.
West Side of Seneca Lake
Kemmeter Wines: This is a boutique winery of Johannes Rienhardt, who comes from a wine-making family in Germany that has been making wines since the mid 15th century. He left Germany, and moved to the Finger Lakes to express his own vision of fine wine making.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard: Wiemer is considered one of the top Riesling producers in the United States, and was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top 100 American wineries for 2014.
Red Tail Ridge Winery: Red Tail Ridge is recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast as one of the best producers in the region. Winemaker Nancy Irelan has made a name in the region for exploring grape varieties not seen anywhere else in the region, like the German Dornfelder and the Italian Teroldego in addition to more classic Finger Lakes varietals.
Penguin Bay Winery:Their tasting room offers a combination of fun and elegant Finger Lakes cool climate wines along with five unique sparking wines. Penguin Bay Winery donates a portion of their wine proceeds year-round to the Humboldt Penguin Exhibit at Syracuse’s Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
Wagner Vineyards: One of the oldest wineries in the Finger Lakes, Wagner produces over 30 types of award-winning wines, and also brews its own line of beers on premises.