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“Great long weekend destination for wine lovers are just people curious about wine”

Finger Lakes Wine Country
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great long weekend destination for wine lovers are just people curious about wine”
Reviewed 18 September 2011

for those of us that live in the northeast the finger lakes is an easy drive to a wine region that is developing into a world class region for white wine. Even if you are not an oenophile you can enjoy the beauty of the lakes. The wineries in the finger lakes have a very different attitude than new world wine regions such as California, Australia, or Argentina. Finger Lakes wineries lack pretension that makes them welcoming to wine newbies but this lack of snootiness is no way a sign that the wineries here lack passion. If you are a wine geek, you will enjoy personal pours with vintners and one to one discussions with the owners.

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NJ
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Finger Lakes Wine Festival - Great Time”
Reviewed 29 July 2011

The wine festival happens in July each year at Watkins Glen Racetrack. This was my 6th year attending and it is such a great time. It can get quite hot in the tents but it is certainly worth the heat. Great people working the booths for the wineries, crafters and food vendors. The Launch of the Lakes is the friday night kick off and it is a lot of fun, music, wine, food, and people dressed up in all kinds of togas.

Visited July 2011
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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
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“Quality Wine Tours”
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We really enjoyed our wine tour with Quality Wine Tours the driver-guide was very informative on the wines, wineries & region. The luxury sedan we rode in was nice and overall the service was excellent. We will be back in the fall for another wine tour with this service.

Jill & John Halstead

Visited June 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
88 attraction reviews
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“Charming”
Reviewed 1 October 2009

I’m normally not a fan of any self-proclaimed “wine region.” If it’s not France or Chile or California, I’m skeptical. Usually, the quality of wines are mediocre and the “region” usually is a marketing hype by some pathetic tourist office. I was prepared to be completely underwhelmed by the Finger Lakes Wine Region. I was dead wrong.

We drove the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and stopped in at the Knapp Winery (reviewed separately) for a tasting and lunch.

The Finger Lakes Wine Region is charming!

More on our time in the Finger Lakes:
http://justanothertravelblog.blogspot.com/2009/09/finger-lakes-wine-region.html

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Rochester
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35 reviews
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“Seneca Lake WIne tour”
Reviewed 19 March 2008

Great winery's on this specific lake. What a beautiful area! Definitely visit Belhurst Castle on your route, they have a great Sunday brunch or just go to have a drink and sit on the patio overlooking the lake.

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