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“Amazing, local wines!”

Seneca Lake Wine Trail
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Rochester, NY
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Amazing, local wines!”
Reviewed 30 July 2007

The Seneca Lake wine trail is beautiful, warm, friendly and an amazing bargain (you can do a tasting at most wineries for $1 - 4). At most places the staff is knowledgable, inviting and make you feel right at home. I am a huge, huge, HUGE fan of Damiani, Shalestone, and the Red Newt. The reds at Damiani and Shalestone are not to be missed, and the bistro at the Red Newt provided a lovely atmosphere and delicious food. The highlight of our trip was a dinner at Dano's Heuriger. The structure was gorgeous, the food was unique AND delicious and the staff was incredibly helpful, service oriented and friendly. Overall I would recommend the region to anyone looking for a great way to discover excellent wines in a romantic setting. What an experience!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“World class Rieslings... and more!”
Reviewed 5 March 2005

Being a bit of a wine snob, I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the wines available in the Finger Lakes wine country. The area is known for its Rieslings, but many wineries also make wonderful wine from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewurtz, Vidal Blanc, Lemberger, Cab Franc - and more. The wineries appeal to different tastes and budgets, but if you are looking for the best quality - on Seneca Lake, visit Standing Stone, Atwater Estates, Wagner, Chateau Lafayette Reneau, Silver Thread, Fox Run, and Herman J. Wiemer (among others). On Keuka, visit Ravines, Dr. Frank's, Heron Hill, and MacGregors. On Cayuga, try Sheldrake Point, Hosmer, Goosewatch (can be hit or miss), and Belweather Hard Cider (for very dry, complex cider). Having traveled to several winemaking regions in North America (e.g., Napa, Sonoma, Sante Ynez, Niagara Peninsula), the Finger Lakes surpasses them in natural beauty, value, and historical attractions, and rivals them in quality.

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“Loved the wine trail...”
Reviewed 25 February 2005

There are so many wineries to visit, it takes more than a day to get to them all. I'm more of a sweet, table wine drinker and not in to the chards and cabs, so I love the sweet varietals that the wineries around the lake offer. If you want mor eof the European style wines, I think Keuka is better for you, but if you want literally hundreds of different tastes Seneca Lake is the place. Glenora on the west side of the lake offers the most choices. Definitely will go again.

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