See the beauty. Feel the history. Taste the wine. Escape in every sense.
Take a moment to discover a region with rich natural beauty, deep roots in history, and a passion for life’s simple pleasures. Take a scenic drive, kayak, hike among waterfalls, swim in a cool lake, or feel the rush of auto racing. Discover your next exciting adventure in Finger Lakes Wine Country.
Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the most affordable and beautiful wine country destinations in North America with three wine trails, more than 100 wineries, over 200 accommodations, and more than 400 unique things to do including shopping and dining experiences, world-class museums, and a local culture that is both warm and welcoming. The region is a short drive, ranging from three to five hours, from most major cities in the Northeast including: Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.
The Finger Lakes AVA (American Viticultural Area)
The Finger Lakes region contains over 100 wineries and is a source of world-class cool climate wines, particularly Riesling. Quality factors include vineyards that slope down to deep, glaciated lakes, providing a favorable micro climate and soils for the growth of premium vinifera wine grapes. These same lakes and hillsides provide the beautiful vistas of the Finger Lakes region that attract visitors in growing numbers. Get more facts and figures about the Finger Lakes AVA by visiting FingerLakesWineAlliance.com.