For the sophisticated wine consumer, a visit to the Finger Lakes region of New York can be one of the best and most fulfilling trips one will ever make. Of particular note is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, which is home to numerous wineries that produce delicious and tantalizing vintages. This article, the first in a series, will describe some of the best wineries you can visit along this great wine trail.
Located in the beautiful and scenic town of Geneva at the norther end of Seneca Lake, Belhurst Winery is one of the most beautiful wineries you are likely to visit. Belhurst Castle is a truly magnificent and resplendent piece of architecture, and is the ideal place to spend the night in one of the guest rooms or partake of a delicious meal in the top-of-the-line restaurant on the ground. Belhurst Winery has won a number of awards and have a number of wines on offer, including Carrie, Neptune, and Golden Pheasant. This winery presents the best mix of atmosphere and delicious vintage for a perfect winery experience.
Fruit Yard Winery
This charming little winery, although smaller than many others situated on the Finger Lakes, is still one of the best wineries on Seneca Lake. In addition to a charming tasting area available outside, the Fruit Yard Winery produces a number of delicious and full-bodied wines, both traditional grape wines and those produced from a variety of other fruits, including plum (definitely one of the best,) as well as other such as blueberry, peach, and cherry. They often allow visitors to taste up to five wines, so you’ll have plenty of chances to decide which one you’d like to take home.
The Fulkerson Winery, which competes in several national and international wine competitions, is a wonderful winery to visit for those visiting the Seneca Lake region. They have numerous awards to their credit, so a visit here is certain to produce a number of delicious wines just waiting for your consumption. In addition to a number of fine wines, ranging from sweet to dessert, this particular winery also offers a number of fresh grape fruit juices for sale, although these are only available seasonally. This is definitely one of the best wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.
Whatever your tastes in wine, you’re sure to find something to please your particular senses along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Future installments in this series will continue describing the many wineries in this scenic part of New York.