"What do friends and wine have in common? The older, the better." –Unknown
Lakeshore Winery first opened to the public in 1982, making it one of the oldest on Cayuga Lake. For the past 26 years, John and Annie have continued the traditions established by the first owners. Those traditions mean making a variety of wines of the highest quality; providing a fun, relaxed and educational tasting room experience; and having a good time doing it.
The winery is located on a farm that dates back to 1825. All of their wines are produced and bottled on site, using only Finger Lakes grapes. The original barn provides a unique setting for receiving visitors, with a spectacular view of the lake with a dock for visitors that arrive by boat.
Leidenforst Vineyards has been raising grapes and producing wine on the picturesque lakeside farm in Hector, NY since 1947. The vineyard is located on the east side of Seneca Lake and is considered one of the finest growing sites for premium wine grapes in the Finger Lakes. They feature a wide and varied selection of wines from dry to sweet, red to white, sparkling wines and port wines. The tasting room has a fun and easy-going atmosphere with an incredible view of Seneca Lake.
Azure Hill Winery is located on the hillside overlooking Keuka Lake in NY. It began in the basement of the owners home they built in 2005. It started as a part-time adventure and became a full-time career in 2017 when they made it their permanent residence. Wines available at the winery are Riesling dry, Sweet Riesling, and Sparkling Riesling Brut, Zweigelt, Saperavi, Chambourcin Rosé, Sweet Chambourcin, Synthesis (red blend), and a Sparkling Apple.
You can read about other wineries we've visited in the Finger Lake area at the following links.