The Blue Sky & Harbor
During the summer, I took a chance to experience New York State’s largest Wine Trail – Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Seneca Lake’s natural combination of deep water, at 632 feet it is the deepest of the Finger Lakes, and sloping hillsides provides the ideal microclimate for grape growing. Its unique geology and topography protect the growth of hardy native grapes and premium hybrids as well as more delicate varieties such as Riesling,Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.
You can get a wine trail passport at any registered winery for $20, and you can try 5 types of wine in up to 20 wineries! Absolutely a great deal. I ended up trying only 4 and had to make another trip going back for more. Besides enjoying wine, cheese, and gorgeous scenery, you have so many other things to have fun around Seneca Lake too. Don’t forget to visit Watkins Glen State Park, one of the most famous of Finger Lakes State Parks, with 19 waterfalls along its course! Seneca Lake harbor, although it is small the scene there is absolutely stunning with birds flying everywhere. The best season for wine tour is summer and early fall (like September), you never want to freeze yourself in winter winds. So, just drive there, got a passport, and enjoy wines, a two-day stay will leave you a very impressive memory.