Wineries in the Finger Lakes

The Inn at Gothic Eves is centrally located between the two largest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga and Seneca. Therefore it is convenient to visit the Cayuga, Seneca, and Keuka Wine Trails from our doorstep. Each lake offers a different perspective on wine: Cayuga wines lean towards the sweet side, Seneca wines lean towards the dry side, and Keuka offers a historic look at the Finger Lakes journey into wine production. 

The Finger Lakes Wine Region is known for their white wine but if you are a red fan have no fear – we have those too! 

There are over 100 wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries around the 3 lakes. The region specializes in aromatic white varieties such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer and cooler climate red varieties like Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. The region is provided a unique microclimate because of the lakes, which creates a longer growing season and limits early frost concerns. 

Many of the wineries have food available, either as full restaurants (Red Newt) or more casual dining. Some also have breweries (Wagner, Americana) or other attractions on site. 

The wineries are open year-round (just like us!) and usually only have a small tasting fee – around $5 – so it is super easy to enjoy a lot of wine. 

There’s a variety of ways to get around the lakes with self-guided or group tours. You can read about our favorite wine tours on our blog. 

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