The Cayuga Lake, NY Wine Trail


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Food & Drink

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The Finger Lakes

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Cayuga Lake is located east of Seneca Lake and has a large number of wineries, dairies and cider mills to check out. Make sure to check out the Cayuga Wine Trail for all of the best wineries to visit on both the west side and east side of the lake.

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Bright Leaf Vineyard: Located on 14 acres, this is a winery that started in 2014 on the east side of Cayuga Lake. Their white varietals are Riesling and Chardonnay (Hillside Vineyard) and their red varietals are Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Lemberger (Lakeside Vineyard). 1250 Clearview Rd. King Ferry, NY.   

Bright Leaf Vineyard

Lively Run Goat Dairy: Lively Run Goat Dairy is a maker of artisanal goat and cow cheese. I had a great smoked gouda and and goat cheese with herbs. They also feature desserts, chocolates made with goat cheese and goat milk gelato. 8978 Country Rd. 142, Interlaken NY.  

Lively Run Goat Dairy

 

Lively Run Goat Dairy

Long Point Winery: Long Point Winery is located on the east side of Cayuga Lake, it sits on 72 acres and has great views. I had a great zinfandel and Cabernet! 1485 Lake Rd in Aurora.

Long Point Winery

Americana Vineyards: Located in Interlaken, NY, at 4367 E. Covert Rd., this is a winery that makes a number of dry, semi-dry and semi-sweet red and white wines. They also have the Crystal Lake Cafe which is a great spot to stop in for brunch or lunch. I enjoyed my pulled pork sandwich!

Americana Vineyards

 

Americana Vineyards

Finger Lakes Cider House: This is a local tasting room featuring local hard ciders, charcuterie & cheese, plus weekly dinners with live music. I enjoyed tasting their Kite & String Geneva Russet cider using the dry champagne method. 4017 Hickok Rd, Interlaken, NY.  

Finger Lakes Cider House

 

Finger Lakes Cider House

 

Finger Lakes Cider House

Cayuga Lake Creamery: This is a popular local ice cream shop that features classic and seasonal offerings such as lavender, maple bacon, fudge brownie, Seneca salt caramel and special wine flavors.  8421 NY-89, Interlaken, NY.  

 

Cayuga Lake Creamery

 

Cayuga Lake, NY

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