Visit These Winning Wineries this Summer

From wine trails and tasting events to picturesque vineyards and friendly, knowledgeable wine makers, Finger Lakes wineries are some of the very best reasons to visit the area. Visiting Finger Lakes wineries in the summer is a picture perfect time to get away and experience the fun and relaxation of wonderful wine trails and events, new and exciting wine vintages, serene lake sunsets, and more. 

 

Point of the Bluff Vineyards 

Experience world-class wines on the shores of Keuka Lake at Point of the Bluff Vineyards. This right-sized winery produces a full range of unique wines and brings a special Finger Lakes flavor to everything from old-world wines to more modern, adventurous flavors. Take it all in in their charming tasting room, and stick around for fun events like full moon yoga all summer long, cooking classes, and first-class entertainment like performances from Three Dog Night on July 3rd. 

 

Plan your stay for the Country Comforts Bed and Breakfast in historic Branchport NY near the north end of Keuka Lake. Start your day with a relaxing coffee on the porch, and a full country breakfast served hot and fresh each morning featuring the finest local Finger Lakes ingredients. The rooms here are relaxing and full of country charm to help you relax after a great day exploring the Finger Lakes wineries.  

 

Fox Run Vineyards 

Situated on the scenic shores of Seneca Lake, Fox Run Vineyards is a family-owned vineyard that helps make wine approachable for all kinds of wine drinkers. Take a vineyard tour, sip on the full-bodied ports, light-as-air rieslings, and buttery chardonnays before sitting down to a gourmet, locally-sourced lunch in the cafe. If you’re keen to enjoy some live music while tasting their delicious wines, plan your visit this summer to hear lively fiddle music during their Grapes, Griddles, and Fiddles event, or personalized food and wine pairings during their Food and Wine Experience. 

 

A quaint Victorian, lovingly restored to modern luxury in historic Penn Yan, the Aubergine Bed and Breakfast features king and queen bed rooms with private baths and gourmet, house-made breakfast included every day. Experience the charms of Italy, France, and the Finger Lakes in each of the tastefully themed rooms, and an innkeeper certified in wines to help you make the absolute most of your time in Finger Lakes Wine Country.  

 

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

Featuring some of the oldest grape vines in the United States, you can’t miss Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in your wine tour of the Finger Lakes. Taste the European style, but totally American wine varietals like pinot noir,  riesling, and chardonnay at this one-of-a-kind Finger Lakes winery on the slopes overlooking Keuka Lake. For over 60 years, the team at Dr. Konstantin Frank has been perfecting their craft, and the result is some of the best wines the Finger Lakes have to offer. Join them for special tasting events like the Summer Release Social or Garden Parties, or make reservations for tasting any time throughout the summer.  

 

The 1819 Red Brick Inn Bed and Breakfast is a great choice to explore Finger Lakes wineries like Dr. Konstantin Frank. Situated in the Crystal Valley between Keuka and Seneca Lakes, you’ll be able to explore the area’s wine country with ease. This historic Federal-style home features five charming guest rooms, each with lovely views and comfortable amenities. Enjoy a satisfying breakfast each morning before heading out wine tasting or exploring, and return in the afternoons to complimentary, house-made snacks in the parlor to refuel. 

 

Three Brothers Winery 

Find three unique wineries — all in one — plus a microbrewery and full service cafe at the Three Brothers Winery in Geneva, NY. The epitome of ‘something for everyone,’ find everything from hand-crafted wines and locally-made beer and hard cider to craft soda available to sample. Take the full tour of everything, or choose your favorite beverage and indulge in some of the most unique, fun-loving flavors in the Finger Lakes. 

 

Stay at Chapman House Bed and Breakfast as you explore Geneva area wineries. Located in historic Geneva, Chapman House offers the quaint cottage feel of a bed and breakfast with updated amenities and easy access to the region’s wine trails, state parks, and Seneca Lake. With a fresh, gourmet breakfast to start the day, anywhere you head from Chapman House is sure to be enjoyable.  

 

The Grapery 

Family-run Arbor Hill Winery sits on the southern shores of Canandaigua Lake and has been a fixture of the Finger Lakes wine experience since the late 80s. Enjoy its trademark experimental varieties while soaking in the beautiful lake views and easy New England charm. Taste their eclectic wine flights, or schedule a private tasting to savor everything the Grapery has to offer, or visit for an open mic night or one of their many concerts and events throughout the summer. Finish your visit with a gourmet meal in the rustic carriage house for a memorable day of Finger Lakes wine tasting. 

 

Spend the night at the Brindle and Blonde Bed and Breakfast for access to the Grapery and its ongoing summer events. A charmingly updated 1860s farmhouse, the Brindle and Blonde boasts both spectacular views, idyllic country setting, and proximity to the region’s best-loved attractions, from wine tasting and fine dining to hiking, fishing, boating, and more. 

 

Tag us at @flbba on Instagram if you visit any of our favorite Finger Lakes wineries! Let the Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast Association guide you to the perfect summer winery tour stay. While we have highlighted a few excellent options above, FLBBA boasts a comprehensive list of independent inns across the Finger Lakes. The members of FLBBA abide by a list of high standards set by the organization, so you can confidently plan the perfect getaway today.