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Experience America’s First Wine Trail

Experience America’s First  Wine Trail

From stunning lake views and rolling vineyards, to delicious food offerings and friendly winery pets, we offer 14 different experiences that are sure to have you coming back for more!

Since each winery is diverse and unique to the next, I’d like to introduce you to each.

Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery, member since 2001

We are proud to serve you award winning fruit, honey, and grape wines. With over 30 wines ranging from dry to sweet, there is something to suit everyone’s palate. Hidden Marsh Distillery has premium liquors, brandy, whiskey, bourbon and vodka. Don’t forget the homemade fudge and extensive gift shop. www.MontezumaWinery.com

Varick Winery & Vineyard, member since 2005

Experience wines paired with complimentary fare. Sample over 100 food items at the country store. Enjoy scenic views of the vineyard, cherry orchard and Cayuga Lake. At Varick Inn, relax and rejuvenate at an 1833 historic home. www.VarickWinery.com

Swedish Hill Winery, member since 1986

Experience over 30 different wines ranging from classically produced Rieslings and Cabernet Francs to delicious blends that showcase the flavors of the region. A visit with Doobie, our pet miniature donkey and our new miniature horse, Sven is a must-see! www.SwedishHill.com

Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, member since 1984

 Sit inside or on our vineyard trellised patio overlooking our landscaped gardens and vineyards. Our hearty dishes include classic burgers with unique flavors, alongside special entrees using regional products. Combine this setting with Knapp’s premium wine for an authentic Finger Lakes experience.

Goose Watch Winery, member since 1998

For over 20 years, we’ve produced distinctive premium wines with a concentration on off-the-beaten path varietals and styles not found on most other Finger Lakes wineries. Sample hard to find European varietals, or more traditional wines from our picturesque setting overlooking Cayuga Lake. www.GooseWatch.com

Buttonwood Grove Winery, member since 2004

Winner of the 2017 Governor’s Cup! Come explore our beautifully landscaped grounds and lake view while tasting some of our many award winning wines. A renowned venue for weddings, we also have on-site cabins for overnight lodging. www.ButtonwoodGrove

Toro Run Winery, member since 2014

The winery sits on 64 acres 530 feet atop a glacier-carved hillside overlooking Cayuga Lake. We serve world class Finger Lakes wines, including our signature estate grown Gruner Veltliner. Toro Run offers all the beauty of Finger Lakes with a Spanish flair. www.ToroRunWinery.com

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, member since 1983

Our estate-grown wines are nurtured from our vineyards to your table. Come home with us to our rustic barn, and savor our award-winning wines under the glow of our gothic church lights. www.CayugaRidgeWinery.com

Thirsty Owl Wine Company and Bistro, members since 2001

The Thirsty Owl Winery and Bistro, with its own 41 acres of vineyards overlooking Cayuga Lake, offers indoor, outdoor, and private seating for larger groups. Enjoy our award-winning wines and delicious local fare.

Hosmer Winery, member since 1985

Founded on the principle that great wine starts in the vineyard, the first vines were planted on the family farm in 1972. Today, 70 acres of vineyards are producing some of the finest fruit in the Finger Lakes, used to make 100% estate grown, award winning Hosmer wine. www.HosmerWinery.com

Lucas Vineyards, member since 1983

Three generations of fun-loving Lucas family invite you to experience Cayuga Lake’s oldest winery. Engaging wine tastings, beautiful gardens and one of the area’s most unique gift shops are just a few happenings at Lucas. Wine slushies that can’t be beat! www.LucasVineyards.com

Americana Vineyards & Crystal Lake Café, member since 1983

Taste our award winning wines, try some homemade fudge, and visit our new taproom/Beer Garden featuring 10 Bacchus Brewing Co. beers on Top. Dog and family friendly. The Crystal Lake Cafe offers fresh, locally-sourced, from-scratch gourmet comfort food in a laid-back casual atmosphere year-round – inside or out when the weather is nice. Enjoy lunch, dinner, our Friday Nite Pizza Party, and a Sunday brunch that’s not to be missed! www.AmericanaVineyards.com

Six Mile Creek Vineyards, member since 1993

Nestled on the southwest slope of one of Ithaca’s most picturesque settings, Six Mile Creek Vineyard is a boutique winery and distillery specializing in the production of premium wines and spirits. Panoramic valley view’s capture the beauty of the vineyard, pond, and gardens. www.SixMileCreek.com

Long Point Winery, member since 2001

The winery sits on 72 acres of land overlooking the east side of beautiful Cayuga Lake. Guests are treated to a tasting of the finest dry red and white wines and the spectacular views that the tasting room provides.

Katherine Chase