These past few days, I have been on a tour of several wineries in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Not only are there many great wines produced here, but it is strikingly beautiful.
The tour started with a lunch at Ravines…
…prepared by Lisa Hallgren…
…with wines by Morton Hallgren.
We then headed to Hosmer and tasting several vintages of the relatively rare, at least in the Finger Lakes, Sauvignon Blanc.
We then stopped at Lakewood Vineyards…
…for a Riesling tasting in the vineyards.
The next day started early with Bruce Murray of Boundary Breaks…
…with clonal selections of Riesling.
Philly lives in the Finger Lakes.
Wherever there are vines in the Finger Lakes, the water is never far away.
The Gamay Noir was one of the highlights at Sheldrake Point.
For some reason I am fascinated with clamps.
Lunch was at the Bistro at Thirsty Owl.
Oscar Bynke of Hermann Wiemer seemed to be omnipresent. Here, at their nursery at Standing Stone, their recently purchased vineyard.
Fantastic views abound at Lamoreaux Landing…
…as do some of the best Rieslings of the visit.
The sun will soon set on my trip, but like the last visit here, I vow to be back soon.