Budget Travel readers voted the Finger Lakes as the most beautiful wine region in the world. We are on a mission to visit places Finger Lakes Wine Country Facebook
fans recommend as their favorite "most beautifuls" and share our journey with you.
Tour 2 travels around Keuka Lake, stopping at Bully Hill Vineyards, Heron Hill Winery, Dr. Franks Vinifera Wine Cellars, Esperanza Mansion, and Garrett Memorial Chapel.
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to build your own custom adventure. Bully Hill Vineyardshttp://www.bullyhill.com/
Tasting and tours here are entertaining and informative. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.Heron Hill Wineryhttp://www.heronhill.com/
For 30 years Heron Hill Winery has grown cold-climate Riesling and Chardonnay grapes and made elegant world-class wines on a slate hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake. Monday - Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 12-5 p.m.Dr. Franks Vinifera Wine Cellarshttp://www.drfrankwines.com/
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the Vinifera Revolution a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 2-5 p.m.Esperanza Mansionhttp://www.esperanzamansion.com/
A historic mansion, located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country and surrounded by lake views, wineries, and rolling hills of vineyards. Garrett Memorial Chapelhttp://www.garrettchapel.org/
A unique find thats on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places. The Chapel is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day. Grounds of the Chapel are open from March to October from sunrise to sunset, but are occasionally closed for special events. Services are held at 9 a.m. Sunday from July 4th to Labor Day.
In Finger Lakes Wine Country
we are lucky to have so many fun and interesting things to see and do each season. Fall is probably our favorite time of the year because the farm stands are full of fresh produce, vineyards are being harvesting, and you can even go on a savenger hunt in search of the great glass pumpkins from The Corning Museum of Glass
This is how the glass pumpkin hunt works...Win a Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin
experience by taking your picture next to one of The Corning Museum glass pumpkins and posting it on their fan page
. The pumpkins can be found in over 20 locations in Finger Lakes Wine Country, including the GlassMarket (see below)! One lucky winner will be chosen each week up through October 31, 2010. Have fun!Bully Hill VineyardsComfort Inn CorningCorning Chamber of Commerce Visitors CenterDr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine CellarsEconolodge, Painted PostElmira/Corning AirportFairfield Inn, CorningFinger Lakes DistillingFox Run VineyardsGlenora Wine CellarsHampton Inn, Elmira/HorseheadsHampton Inn, Painted PostHazlitt 1852 VineyardsHeron Hill WineryHilton Garden Inn, Elmira/HorseheadsHoliday Inn Express, ElmiraLakewood VineyardsRadisson Hotel, CorningRed Newt CellarsRockwell Museum of Western ArtWatkins Glen Visitors CenterWatkins Glen Harbor Hotel
We are in the midst of autumn and with the hillsides bursting with color and the grapes heavy on the vine, harvest is definitely in full swing. Fall is a spectacular time in the region considering the beauty, the usually perfect weather, and of course, all the fun festivals. Hunt Country Vineyards
on the north-end of Keuka Lake is celebrating their 21st annual Harvest Festival this weekend, October 2nd and 3rd. If you ask me, it's the perfect way to take in all the fall fun you've been craving in Finger Lakes Wine Country
The Harvest Festival will certainly have something for everyone. Enjoy delicious food and cooking demos from Chef Paul Mach. There is special cellar tastings with winemaker, Jonathan Hunt. The team at Hunt Country will be releasing five new wines this weekend, too. Be among the first to sample the 2008 Cabernet Franc, 2009 Cayuga White, 2009 Semi-Dry Riesling, 2009 Vignoles, and a new blend of their ever-popular Foxy Lady Blush.
Festival-goers are also welcome to enter the Grape Stomping Contest and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the vineyards. Also learn about Hunt Country Vineyard's sustainability efforts with a tour of the vertical axis wind turbine. Live music rounds out the festival. In fact, Joyce and Art's daughter, Suzanne Hunt who is president and founder of Hunt Green LLC in Washington DC, will be playing with her band, StickMob, on Saturday.
The best part? This event is free to attend! Ticket for food and activities vary in price so you can do just as much or as little as you want. Learn more about Hunt Country Vineyards and the Harvest Festival by listening to the15-minute podcast below.
Budget Travel readers voted the Finger Lakes as the most beautiful wine region in the world. We are on a mission to visit places Finger Lakes Wine Country Facebook fans recommend as their favorite "most beautifuls" and share our journey with you.
Tour 1 travels around Seneca Lake, stopping at Anthony Road Wine Cellars, Fox Run Vineyards, Belhurst Castle, The Pearl of Seneca Lake B&B, and the harbor in Watkins Glen.
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from today's trip.Anthony Road Wine Cellarshttp://www.anthonyroadwine.com/
They use only grapes grown in the Finger Lakes region to create their wines. Tasting room, retail and gift shop hours: Monday Saturday 10 a.m. 5 p.m. and Sundays Noon 5 p.m. Fox Run Vineyardshttp://www.foxrunvineyards.com/
A farmer-friendly sustainable winery, that believes in well balanced vineyards. Tasting room and café: April December, serving daily 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Belhurst Castlehttp://www.belhurst.com/
Lodging, dining, spa, winery. A place filled with history, beauty and breathtaking views. Tasting room open year round, from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. The Pearl of Seneca Lake B&B http://www.thepearlofsenecalake.com/
The amenities of a fine hotel, with the privacy, freedom, and spaciousness of a country home. Harbor in Watkins Glen http://www.watkinsglenchamber.com/
A peaceful place by the water, in the heart of Watkins Glen, to watch boats set sail or purchase a sailing or dinner boat excursion on Seneca Lake.