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Go 'Wine Tasting' on the Wine Trails

Following a Wine Trail  from one Establishment to another in search of the perfect 'Vin' often involves the fun process of 'Wine Tasting'  wherein a participant tastes samples of one or more wines at each Vineyard to assess the different flavors, characteristics, and bouquet.

Wine Trails  contain a cooperative network of independent vineyards that showcase the region's award-winning wines, food, agriculture and hospitality, and they often have 'recommended' places to stay along the Trail for those who want to spend a few extra days. All of this makes touring the rolling hills, beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and small towns even more fulfilling.


Learn More about Wine Tasting at 'Wine Touring Tips' 


Please note - If multiple wine tastings are anticipated in a short period of time, visitors are asked to travel responsibly and assign a designated driver. Transportation options include private tours that can safely carry visitorsThroughout  from one establishment to another, giving plenty of time to relax, enjoy wine tasting, get snacks, and tour the vinyards before moving onto the next. Consult wine trail websites for details.

Follow the Wine Trails Throughout Upstate


> The Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail

Sip and Savor world-class wines in the Finger Lakes, and talk with the tastemakers.

Come to New York's original wine country, to sip and savor world-class wines, enjoy beautiful vistas and talk with tastemakers who make it all happen. Featuring 30 miles of Finger Lakes wine and food experiences in the one of country’s top wine regions, Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail claims to be “small but mighty.” Get complimentary tastings at each winery and additional price discounts for the purchase of wine with the use of the passport!

> Cayuga Wine Trail

Taste it .. in the Finger Lakes and Visit the longest running wine trail in the Country.

See It ..Taste It .. Live It ! Established in 1983, the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is the first organized and longest running wine trail in the Country. Comprised of 14 member wineries, this stunningly scenic trail features breathtaking waterfalls, rolling hills and delectable eateries and charming towns. Over the years, these family owned and operated wineries have won more than 6,000 national and international medals.

> Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Finger Lakes Wineries along the Keuka Trail produce some of the finest wines in World.

Keuka Lake’s spectacular beauty and glacially-deposited soils inspired early grape cultivation and the birth of America’s wine industry in 1860. The Keuka Wine Trail features some of the most diverse group of wineries in all of the Finger Lakes and its vintages of Vinifera, Hybrid and Native wines are sure to please every palate, whether your taste if sweet, dry, fruity or austere.

> Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes, the Seneca Wine Trail is open year-round.

Founded in 1986, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is a nonprofit organization dedicated to its member wineries, which are open year-round. Each of the member wineries have their own vineyards and cultivate not only the growth of hardy native grapes and premium hybrids, but also more delicate varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

> Lake Ontario Wine Trail

The 1000 Islands Region prides itself on producing wines unique to Eastern Lake Ontario.

The Lake Ontario Wine Trail website features the finest wineries, distilleries, and cideries in several regions. "Due to our unique location, climate and soil along the shores of the Great Lake Ontario our wineries are capable of producing some of New York State's best vintages. From classic viniferas to hybrids and fruit wines, we pride ourselves on having a wine for everyone's palate."

> Niagara Wine Trail USA

The Niagara Wine Trail is just minutes from Niagara Falls, Buffalo and the Rochester area.

Home to more than 22 wineries, breweries and cideries and offering year-round events and festivals, the Niagara Wine Trail, USA is minutes from Niagara Falls and just a short trip from the Buffalo and Rochester areas. Travel along the wine trail through picturesque farm vistas and the beautiful Escarpment while enjoying the many intriguing towns, restaurants, historical sites, farm markets and antique shops.

> Lake Erie Wine Country Trail

Get a Taste of the Chautauqua/Allegany Region all along the Lake Erie Country Wine Trail.

This 53-mile-long Wine Trail is located between Harborcreek, Pa and Silver Creek, NY. With only a handful of stop lights from beginning to end, your drive through almost 50 miles of vineyards in Lake Erie Wine Country will transport you to a bygone era of sleepy, quaint Victorian towns with friendly people, stopping along the way at any or all of the 23 wineries to sip and savor the true taste of the region through its award-winning wines.

> Central New York Food and Beverage Trail

Central New York brings farm-to-table restaurants and local beverage producers together.

The Central New York Food & Beverage Trail brings together the area's farm-to-table restaurants and farm-to-glass beverage producers—all of which source products from New York State farms. All “Trail Stops" offer specials in their establishments to patrons holding the official trail Passport. The 28-page booklet contains descriptions of each Trail Stop, a map of the county, and a few tips for traveling the area.

> Adirondack Coast Wine Trail

Take in the Adirondacks while sipping wines made from hardy, cold climate grapes.

Established in 2013, the 33-mile Adirondack Coast Wine Trail begins in Chazy, NY, and brings wine lovers through the heart of historic Plattsburgh to Morrisonville linking several of the local wineries and cider houses. Drink in the breathtaking scenery while sipping wines made from hardy, cold climate grapes like La Crescent, Marquette and St. Pepin as well as specialty wines such as estate, fruit and honey wines in addition to hard cider.

> Upper Hudson Wine Trail

This Capitol/Saratoga Trail specializes in world-class French-American cold hardy wines.

One of the newest wine trails in Upstate New York, the Upper Hudson AVA strives to become renowned in the creation of world-class French American cold hardy wines. The Upper Hudson Wine Trail Bill consists of an Upper Hudson East Trail and an Upper Hudson West Trail that is less than a half-day drive from New York City, Boston, and Montreal..

> Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail

Starting in the Albany area, the Trail goes through the Hudson Valley to western Mass.

The Hudson-Berkshire Beverage Trail is the premiere beverage trail in New York and the Hudson Valley, extending from southeast of Albany down to Hudson, NY, continuing to the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts. Along with award-winning and hand-crafted wines, beers, and spirits, trail travelers have the opportunity to experience farm fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods,

> Shawangunk Wine Trail

The Hudson Valley is home to the Shawangunk Trail just 60 miles north of New York City.

Nestled between the majestic the Shawangunk Mountains and the scenic Hudson River, the eight-mile Shawangunk Wine Trail is home to 15 diverse wineries and located just 60 miles north of New York City. Each unique winery is family-owned and produces award-winning white wine, red wine and distilled spirits. The wineries host events together as a Trail as well as special tastings, music and more at the individual wineries.

> Sullivan Catskill's Good Taste Antisanal Beverage Trail

Find the Perfect wine or brew for everyone on the Sullivan Catskill's Good Taste Trail.

The Sullivan Catskills is home to some of the best breweries, distilleries, cideries, and wineries in the Catskill region and this self-guided trail takes you through Catskill's rich countryside on to sample the distinct flavors of its local brewmasters, distillers, vintners, and cider makers. Whether you prefer wine, beer, cider, mead or spirits, this trail has something for everyone.