Cayuga Wine Trail West Taste & Learn

Quick Details

  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Tour Time: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Inclusions:
    • Transportation
    • Tasting fees
    • Added services
    • Special food pairings

Your Cayuga Lake Wine Tour Itinerary

Explore the west side of Cayuga Lake and some of its best wineries on this half-day tour. Learn what makes these wines so special and get a taste of the local cuisine with gourmet pairings.

We begin at Cayuga Ridge Winery with a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the wine-making process led by the owner. Stroll through the vineyards as you learn about the winery’s history and unique approach to winemaking. After your tour, experience a tasting in the wine cellar, featuring a select wine paired with local cheese.

Next up is Hosmer Winery, founded in the 1980s. The Hosmer Family is a pillar of quality grape growing in the Finger Lakes region. At Hosmer, you experience a delectable tasting that includes multiple pairings with cheese, pesto, and chocolate!

Our last winery of the day is Sheldrake Point Winery. Enjoy the view from their beautiful lakefront tasting room while sampling their wines, ranging from exquisitely crafted rieslings to their proprietary red blends. This tasting also features pairings with locally-crafted cheeses

The tour culminates with a trip to the beautiful Taughannock Falls overlook. Standing at 215 feet high, it is the tallest waterfall in the Eastern U.S. and is sure to take your breath away.

Important Info

  • All tours are public tours and require a minimum of 5 total guests in order to run the tour at the listed price. Alternate pricing and touring options are available for tours that do not meet this minimum.
  • If you are a group of 8 or more, we can host you on this tour as part of our Private Tour Bundle Package. Please visit our Private Wine Tours page to view more information!
  • Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special considerations, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Departure Locations

  • La Tourelle Hotel and Spa, 1150 Danby Rd, Ithaca NY
  • The Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca NY
  • Trumansburg – To the right of the TFit, 61 West Main St, Trumansburg, NY – Please park in front of the unoccupied storefront in between the TFit & Independent Fitness.