The first few Cayuga Lake wineries were established between the late 1970s and early 80s. By the 1990s, more than a dozen wineries graced the lake’s shores: most were clustered along the western border of Cayuga, but a few adventuresome souls set roots in both the Northeastern and Southeastern sections of the lake. Today, twenty-three wineries straddle the shores of Cayuga Lake, and still counting. From small wineries barely a year in business, to impressive vineyards with excellent wines and tremendous views–Cayuga Lake offers everything for the wine lover. The Cayuga Lake wine trail (the oldest wine trail in the country) features 16 wineries & distilleries working together to promote their trail and regular events.