How to Pair the Perfect Wine with your Holiday Dinner?

Find out how to perfectly pair your holiday food traditions with Belhurst Estate Winery‘s Historic Wine Collection.

Belhurst Estate Winery: How to Pair the Perfect Wine


Finger Lakes Holiday Gift Guide 2016

‘Tis the season for giving, and what better way to celebrate the season than to support the extraordinary artists, farmers, performers and professionals of the Finger Lakes, who bring beauty and rich culture to life in this fascinating region.

Photo courtesy of Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Photo courtesy of Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Browse the Finger Lakes Holiday Gift Guide for unique gift ideas, and make memories this holiday season to celebrate for years to come!

Schedule time for festive Fun in the Finger Lakes, merry-making, and holiday cheer this December!  There are plenty of Events & Festivities to keep you busy (and to help you to relax!) this month and to spark your holiday spirit.

Wishing you and yours a spectacular holiday season filled with the joys of the Finger Lakes!

Thanksgiving in the Finger Lakes!

Consider a lakeside holiday in the beautiful Finger Lakes!

It’s not too late to reserve your Thanksgiving Getaway with Finger Lakes Premier Properties!

Book your Premier Properties Vacation Rental during the Thanksgiving holiday, and receive a free 10-12 lb. turkey with select rentals! Contact Finger Lakes Premier Properties for details and exclusions!

Be grateful to spend your holiday enjoying rather than cooking your Thanksgiving Dinner!

Gather good company, and settle in for a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at beautiful Geneva on the Lake, overlooking Seneca Lake and featuring pianist Johnny Russo.  Reservations are required.  Contact Geneva on the Lake for more information.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


November Events in the Finger Lakes!

November is here!  Celebrate the season in the Finger Lakes with exciting events and festivities to get you ready for the holidays!

NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Get a taste of Ithaca Brunch Fest 2016, Saturday, November 5, on the Ithaca Commons, and celebrate fabulous food, local beverages, live music, games and more! 

Be sure to vote on November 8, and then follow the results during an Election Day Dinner at The Gould Hotel, in Seneca Falls, New York! Receive 16% off dining for the 2016 election and half-price appetizers!

NOVEMBER 12-13, 2016
Kick off the holiday season at Keuka Holidays I, a food & wine celebration on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, featuring fine wines paired with hearty winter food. Collect a grapevine wreath and ornaments along the way!

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016
Embrace your holiday shopping, enjoy tastings of fine regional wines paired with holiday-inspired dishes, and collect a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament, and recipes along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail at the 23rd Annual Holiday Shopping Spree! 

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016
This year’s Deck the Halls Weekend on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is SOLD OUT!  Save the date for November 17-19, 2017!  If you missed this year’s event, be sure to get tickets early next year, and kick off your 2017 holiday season in the Finger Lakes on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, tasting holiday wines paired with festive foods in wineries decked out in their holiday best!

NOVEMBER 19-20, 2016, 10 AM-5 PM
Keuka Holidays II offers another chance to kick off the holiday season on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Enjoy this food & wine celebration, featuring fine local wines paired with hearty winter food!

NOVEMBER 24, 2016
Spend your Thanksgiving dinner at beautiful Geneva on the Lake, featuring pianist Johnny Russo. Reservations required. Contact Geneva on the Lake for more information!

NOVEMBER 27, 2016, 4:30 PM
Join the Gaffer District in Corning, New York, for the annual Centerway Square Tree Lighting & Parade of Lightswhere all parade participants twinkle from head to toe!

It’s getting exciting!  Plan your Finger Lakes getaway, and be sure to browse the latest discounts and specials offered by some of our favorite local businesses.

See you in the Finger Lakes this November!

Wizarding Weekend in Ithaca!

Enter the magical world of Harry Potter, October 27-30, 2016–in downtown Ithaca!  wizarding_weekend_2016

Be dazzled during Ithaca’s Wizarding Weekend, when the downtown Ithaca Commons and Press Bay Alley transform into a free and magical festival of family-friendly hands-on activities and magic demonstrations!

Participate or spectate, enjoy a costume contest, magical challenges, themed foods, live music, vendors, and more!

Hope to see you there!

So many reasons to Love Fall in the Finger Lakes!!

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Leaf peeping adventures abound throughout the region, as the fall colors are accentuated by the extraordinary year-round beauty of the area’s natural landscape. Imagine the region’s deep gorges, winding trails, deep blue lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, farms, and vineyards, dazzled in the splendor of fall color.

Don’t miss your chance to experience fall in the Finger Lakes!

Spectacular foliage is only one of the reasons you will fall in love with fall in the Finger Lakes.  Fall is also a prime time to enjoy fewer crowds, off-peak rates and seasonal specials!  Check out the latest deals & discounts offered by some of our favorite Finger Lakes businesses.

4 Reasons to Love Fall in the Finger Lakes!




Belhurst Castle & Winery Specialty Food & Wine Pairings

This fall, get a taste of Belhurst Castle and Winery’s Specialty Food and Wine Pairing.

belhurst-castle-wine-pairing-tastings-1Enjoy personalized attention from Belhurst’s wine expert as you are guided through chef-created gourmet dishes paired with award-winning Belhurst Estate wines.

This intimate dining experience is perfect for couples, groups, and special occasions.

Fall, particularly, is an excellent time to visit, as the region celebrates its latest harvest, and the hillsides and gorges light up with spectacular fall foliage.

Plan your visit during harvest time to sample the latest vintages paired with the homegrown goodness of the Finger Lakes!

Contact Belhurst Castle to book your reservation by calling 315-781-0201 x529 or visit Belhurst online.

Finger Lakes Lakefront Real Estate

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Take a look at the most recent Real Estate Report from Finger Lakes Premier Properties, the leading lakefront real estate specialists in the region!   

The team at Finger Lakes Premier Properties offers up-to-date real estate trends, buying tips, key commercial developments in the region and issues that impact lakefront real estate values. 

View the latest Finger Lakes Lakefront Real Estate Report!

Want a taste of the region?

Finger Lakes Premier Properties also offers vacation rentals!

Get planning!

Start planning your Fall Finger Lakes Getaway!

Summer’s end in the Finger Lakes is always bittersweet, but thankfully, along with fall comes the excitement of harvest season! There is nothing quite like it, as the leaves begin to change, fall crops are ready for harvest, and the whole region comes together to celebrate!DSC_0253

As you savor the last weeks of summer, plan to experience the beauty and excitement of fall in the Finger Lakes!

Whether you want to leaf peep, hike, take in a show, or enjoy the region’s latest harvest, there are plenty of fall events and activities for you and your family to enjoy.  Sample the latest vintages of Finger Lakes wines, visit one of the region’s breweries, or get a taste of the region’s cider revolution.

There are so many reasons to celebrate this September!  Be sure to check out our Deals & Discounts page frequently for upcoming fall specials.

Enjoy the last weeks of summer, and start planning your Finger Lakes fall getaway!

New Tasting Room at Boundary Breaks Vineyard!


Patio overlooking Seneca Lake

One of the best views of Seneca Lake is from the patio looking across the sloping vines of Boundary Breaks Vineyard, at their gorgeous new tasting room in Lodi, New York.

Located “off the beaten path,” on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, in the “Banana Belt” region of the Finger Lakes, Boundary Breaks enjoys a mild climate, where the slope of the vineyard allows cold air to drain away from the vines during harsh winters.  

At Boundary Breaks, the vineyard is everything.  Planting vines in calcareous soils in the cool climate of the Finger Lakes, and using labor-intensive vineyard practices to learn how each grape behaves in the soil and climate, makes the vineyard ideal for producing aromatic white wines like Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

Using the fruit carefully hand-picked and cultivated at Boundary Breaks Vineyard, and with the help of some of the region’s leading winemakers, Boundary Breaks produces small batches of single vineyard Rieslings.


Boundary Breaks Tasting Room

The result is a series of outstanding Riesling wines that showcase the wine making skills of the Finger Lakes region,

In 2014, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named one of Boundary Breaks’ Dry Rieslings to their list of Top 100 Wines in the World.

Experience Boundary Breaks for yourself, and get a true taste of wine making in the Finger Lakes–from the expansive lakeview vineyard, the gorgeous new tasting room and impressive Rieslings, to the relaxing and fun tasting experience and spectacular patio and view.

Sit back, relax, enjoy a snack, and sip on world-class Riesling in the new tasting room or on the patio, as you take in the view at Boundary Breaks.

Open 7 days a week from 11 AM-5 PM.


 Photos: G. Knight