The Finger Lakes region is regularly featured in both the US and international press for our food, wine and as a top vacation destination. Here are just a few of our favorites.


Conde Nast Traveler

Venture to upstate New York for fresh produce, stunning scenery, and incredible cocktails



Travel & Leisure

The Finger Lakes destination is a set of five inns near Cayuga Lake that also includes a spa campus, which opened in summer 2021.



New York Times

New York is the third largest wine-producing state in the country, after California and Washington. Yet it doesn’t get nearly the respect it deserves.



Albany Times Union

In the 2004 movie Sideways, Virginia Madsen’s grape-loving waitress gives a classic speech about wine. “I like how wine continues to evolve,” she says, “like if I open a bottle the wine will taste different than if I opened it on any other day, or at any other moment. Because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity.”



Finger Lakes, the cool-climate wine region in upstate New York, is gaining recognition for its wines. A surprisingly extensive array of grape varieties thrives in the area. We have tasted some of them, and we were impressed.


New York Times

Over the course of the last decade or so, only one New York State region has been recognized for the world-class wines it has produced.


New York Times

As inflation puts a crimp in travelers’ plans, here are some affordable suggestions for trips focused on wine, culture, food, the outdoors and more.



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