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New York’s Finger Lakes for Couples

by Barbara Rogers

Aug 21, 2023

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Visiting wineries in New York’s Finger Lakes region is a favorite getaway for family travelers, and couples especially love the region. Couples can follow wine trails to visit some of the great names or dozens of small family winemakers. Along with wines, couples can sample other local food products and visit attractions along the shores of the long, narrow lakes.


Because most are family-owned, each winery has its own character, ranging from grand estates to rustic barns. The grandest is Belhurst Estate Winery housed in Belhurst Castle, a magnificent stone mansion built between 1885 and 1889. You can sample the estate’s wines and craft beers in the tasting room.


Arbor Hill Grapery in Naples also specializes in locally grown and produced foods and gourmet items, a good place to stop for gifts and Finger Lakes gift baskets. For a look at the entire range of New York food, wine and farm products, stop at New York Kitchen in Canandaigua. Along with shopping in their large shop, visitors can join in hands-on cooking and craft beverage pairing classes and programs and sample wines in the 100% New York State Tasting Room.


Wine trails make it easy to plan itineraries circling each of the major Finger Lakes, or instead of choosing a designated driver to travel the wine trails, join a wine tour with Crush Beer & Wine Tours. For a customized tour for two, travel at your own pace with Grapevine Country Tours.


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