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Finger Lakes Wine Country

Rochester, NY
+1 800-813-2958
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Ranked #2 of 15 Activities in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Scenic Drives, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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kikineedsbeach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

what could be better, right? The Clifton Springs Spa is a clinic in a wing of a hospital. Not exactly the "spa" of my dreams, but will do in a pinch. Good natural mineral bath, nice and hot, good massage. I tasted wine at Ravine's in Geneva and was happy with their whites and a couple reds, the Keuka village... More

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Philippines
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130 reviews 130 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our hotel was in days inn geneva. We drove down to belhurst castle/winery and we wished we booked there! We had wine tasting there for only $3.00 per person! Then we went to Fox Run vineyard and they gave us a tour of the vineyard and the winery then had wine tasting. It was our first time to experience wine... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First I would like to say I was visiting from the Midwest and had my 15 daughter with me. The greedy bastards at the Watkins Glen raceway charged an extra $10 for her which got her NOTHING! Not even a bottle of water. I get that the sponsers do not want kids there but I feel like I got raped.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. One can relax, enjoy the landscape and wine! One visit is not enough!! Go with family it friends, just enjoy!

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Central NYS
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Finger Lakes of central NY in any season are beautiful. Bring your camera and be ready to enjoy the sight of the lakes, surrounded by hills and valleys, trees and flowers and some gorgeous homes. You will find antique shops, cheeseries, and so much more. I've visited the various wine countries of the Finger Lakes many times; there are... More

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have yet to visit the local wineries, but the area is our favorite escape for hiking and picnics.

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I have been on many wine tours and the Finger Lakes is absolutely by far the best! There are several lakes to choose from, our favorite is Seneca Lake with Keuka Lake a close 2nd. There are so many wineries that it's impossible to visit them all in one day. Many of the wineries have beautiful views... More

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Canandaigua, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The region provides so many opportunities, if you set your mind to do everything it has to offer, not only in summer but winter you would have to be on vacation for a year in this area. Everything from the 100s of wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries, to enjoying the mountainous area, Racing cars at Watkins Glenn, horse races, good... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are three main wine trails: Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga, all circling those lakes. Over 200 wineries in all, plus a variety of craft breweries. Tasting wines, understanding food pairings, and enjoying craft beer is great fun, educational, and tasty! Several wineries have excellent restaurants as well for unique lunches and dinners. The scenery is breathtaking. It would take days... More

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Pittsford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

OK first and foremost this is a great way to spend an afternoon (with a designated driver). Huge mix of wineries, from formal setting to little hole-in-the-wall places. The setting is not a determinant of the wine. The only thing that's pretty consistent is that the standard red's are not NYS forte. White (especially sweet whites) are better. But try... More

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