Back to the Finger Lakes

New York's Finger Lakes wine region continues to improve. Time for another check-in
Back to the Finger Lakes
Forge Cellars is one of the newer additions to the ever-improving Finger Lakes wine scene. (Chandra Russell)
Jul 11, 2016

Up and at 'em. Time for another quick little trip. Following up on my visits to a handful of Long Island wineries, I am staying local, but heading north, to the Finger Lakes.

Just a 4.5-hour drive from New York City (along a rather pretty stretch of Route 17 for a while) sits this rapidly improving wine region. I can easily say there are some serious wines being made up here now, though the caveat is that there is just a handful of wineries that have really broken through. There are the longtime stalwarts such as Hermann J. Wiemer, Red Newt, Standing Stone and a few others. And they're finally being joined by the likes of Ravines, Keuka Lake Vineyards, Forge Cellars and a couple more. It's promising , but there's still a ways to go …

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