About Me:

I am the writer behind Savvy Eats (http://www.savvyeat.com), where I use my food science and engineering background to teach readers how to make the most of their time, money and ingredients by outlining weekly menus and experiments about the best ways to store food. I also blog about my favorite recipes and how to appreciate the little things in life.

Caywood Vineyards   0
3.0
6/7/2014

The Place:  The outside of the Caywood Vineyards tasting room is both charming and unassuming. A slate stairway leads up to the blue-grey barn.

The interior is gorgeous, filled with all the charm you'd hope for from a winery. The floor is tiled, and the tasting room is filled with rustic touches. A spiral staircase adorned with a wrought iron railing winds its way up to a second floor. Though the upper level is closed to visitors, the stairs add to the whimsical feel of the place. There are two tasting bars constructed of redwood and recycled, ... Read full review



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Standing Stone Vineyards   0
5.0
5.0
4/21/2014

The Place:  The tasting room at Standing Stone Vineyards is housed in a cute little yellow house with teal trim on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake. Vineyards bridge the gap between the tasting room and the waterfront, and the tasting bars overlook both the vines and the lake.

Inside, the furnishings are a bit bland. There are a few plain bars and slightly shabby carpet, but it is hardly noticeable thanks to the excellent service form the moment visitors step through the door.

The Experience:  Guests are greeted at the front door, led ... Read full review



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Chateau LaFayette Reneau   0
3.0
3/5/2014

The exterior of Chateau LaFayette Reneau is rustic and sweet – rough, unfinished wood contrasts nicely with the lovely landscaping and clear lake view. A little footbridge leads up to the front door.

The interior is covered in rustic wood paneling, matching the country feel of the exterior. All of the winery’s medals greet visitors as they enter, displayed as they are on the wall directly across from the front door. The display is impressive and bodes well for the wine tastings. Three large tasting bars make the winery especially appealing to small groups on even ... Read full review



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Atwater Estate Vineyards   0
4.5
2/10/2014

The tasting room at Atwater Estate Vineyards is housed in a cheery yellow farmhouse that overlooks the vineyards, a pond, and Seneca Lake. Well-maintained landscaping near the front walkway welcomes visitors to come inside.

The interior is bright and airy thanks to the many large windows that span nearly every wall. The unevenly shaped wooden bars and wood paneling lend a rustic feel to the room. Maps of the farm and vineyards are posted on the walls. Along one wall, various medals are draped over their corresponding bottles.

The Experience:  With three long bars, ... Read full review



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J.R. Dill Winery   0
4.0
1/14/2014

Founded in 2009 near Watkins Glen, NY, J.R. Dill Winery is a newcomer to the Finger Lakes wine scene.

The Place:   The front deck provides a nice lake view, and picnic tables offer a place to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the scene. Inside, two spacious straight bars leave plenty of room for a crowd. One bar top is covered with an array of lake glass, collected over the course of 40 years from nearby Seneca Lake. Above, large wine holders shaped like Cayuga and Seneca Lakes hold display bottles. The wall ... Read full review



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Catharine Valley Winery   0
4.0
1/3/2014

One of the southernmost wineries on Seneca Lake, Catharine Valley Winery offers a small but solid selection of wines and ciders in a cowboy-themed environment.

The Place:  Catharine Valley Winery’s tasting room is housed in an ivy-covered barn overlooking Seneca Lake. Picnic tables just outside the front door provide a clear view of the water and make for a wonderful place to sit with a glass of wine.

The interior of the winery is decked out with cowboy- and Texas-themed décor. Standing at the square bar in the center of the room ... Read full review



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Lakeshore Winery   0
3.5
12/4/2013

Lakeshore Winery's strength lies in its welcoming, cozy atmosphere and friendly guided tastings. Though the wines aren't necessarily standouts, the winery does produce quality sweet wines and a couple very unique dry varietals.

The Place:  Lakeshore Winery is housed in a 19th century barn located on the western coast of Cayuga Lake. A trellised walkway covered in grape vines leads up to the front door, where a collie often greets visitors. The interior is cozy and covered in rustic wood. During the colder months, a fire blazes in the fireplace to keep things warm and ... Read full review



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Goose Watch Winery   0
4.5
11/18/2013

Most of the wines on Goose Watch Winery menu have received multiple awards and medals, and after a tasting, it is easy to see why. Goose Watch‘s wines are unique, clean and balanced.

The Place & Experience:  Goose Watch Winery’s main tasting room is housed in a refurbished barn. A large wraparound deck overlooking the lake is filled with picnic tables, perfect for sipping a glass of wine while enjoying the view. On Friday and Saturday summer evenings, the winery hosts a happy hour, with discounted glasses of wine and local baked goods on offer. And as ... Read full review



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Buttonwood Grove Winery   0
3.5
10/30/2013

While the wines at Buttonwood Grove Winery are fine in terms of flavor and quality, the real draw is the Finger Lakes property itself, with its cozy-looking exterior, seasonal landscaping and on-site waterfall and livestock.

The Place:  Festive, seasonal landscaping around the exterior of Buttonwood Grove Winery welcomes wine lovers to the property. The large wrap-around deck and adjoining patio are inviting and tempt visitors to take a few minutes to enjoy the view post-tasting before moving on to other Finger Lakes wineries.

The tasting room is larger inside than expected, but ... Read full review



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Knapp Vineyards Winery & Restaurant   0
3.0
10/17/2013

Boasting an extensive, yet solid, tasting menu, Knapp Winery and Vineyard Restaurant is a worthwhile stop on any wine tour. That is, it is if you don’t mind some loud music with your wine.

The Place:  Located on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the New York Finger Lakes region, the exterior of Knapp Winery and Vineyard Restaurant looks cozy and deceptively small. Once past the gift shop in the entryway, the interior is festive. Holiday lights wind themselves around the burlap-covered tasting bars and wall-mounted wine barrels. Three bars leave plenty of room ... Read full review



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Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery   0
5.0
5.0
8/27/2013

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, located in the Cayuga Lake American Viticultural Area and next door to Thirsty Owl Winery, is housed in a large repurposed barn. The farmhouse-style interior is rustic, with gothic church lights strewn throughout the rafters.

The Experience:  Similar to most Finger Lakes wineries, the tasting room is busy on a Saturday afternoon, but the staff deals with the crowd well. The servers juggle the multiple groups well, and no parties are left waiting for too long to be greeted or get their next pour.

The tasting begins ... Read full review



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Hosmer Winery   0
3.5
8/5/2013

Hosmer Winery, situated on the west side of Cayuga Lake about 20 miles north of Ithaca, may not have an impressive appearance or stellar service, but the wines are stand-outs among the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s offerings.

The Place:  From the outside, Hosmer Winery looks like a cozy barn surrounded by vineyards and a few outdoor seats. But on the inside, the space is dark and somewhat nondescript. Despite the small size of the tasting room, it feels like there is a lot of empty space, in an almost unwelcoming way. The single small bar ... Read full review



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Thirsty Owl Wine Company   0
3.5
7/13/2013

The drive into Thirsty Owl Wine Company’s parking lot is long and winding, passing by one of the vineyards and ending with a clear view of Cayuga Lake. The outdoor area of this Finger Lakes winery is beautifully landscaped, and the covered open-air seating for the bistro overlooks the vineyards and lake.

The Place:  Inside, the space is inviting and bright, filled with warm wood furniture and trim. There is plenty of space to navigate around other tasters, but it is not so open that the room feels empty or bare. Behind the spacious tasting ... Read full review



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Lucas Vineyards   0
2.5
6/9/2013

The Place:  Lucas Vineyards is a family vineyard and winery located on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. The interior of the tasting room is nondescript, and the gift shop is filled from wall-to-wall, mostly with wine-related accessories and décor. The clutter makes the space feel smaller than it actually is. There are a few tables in the garden outside. The winery boasts lovely vineyard views, but is far enough inland that Cayuga Lake cannot be seen.

The Experience:  Visitors are greeted at the door and guided to a space at one of several tasting bars. The ... Read full review



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Sheldrake Point Vineyard   0
5.0
5.0
5/26/2013

The Place:  Sheldrake Point is at the quintessential Finger Lakes winery location, situated with a beautiful overlook of Cayuga Lake on one side and a view of the vineyards on the other. The winery grows all its own grapes, so the vineyards are expansive.

The tasting room is located in a sweet yellow building surrounded by a well-tended garden. Each plant is labeled with a little chalkboard sign, and the garden is so nicely laid out that it makes visitors want to rush to the nearest greenhouse to buy their own flowering bushes after their ... Read full review



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Americana Vineyards Winery   0
4.0
5/4/2013

The Place:  Americana Vineyards is housed in a sprawling wood building with a long porch wrapping around the front and sides. The rustic interior is accented with farmhouse-style décor, such as the wheel-shaped clock and the rough-hewn wooden shelving. Twinkle lights wind themselves around the exposed rafters and beams lending a festive feel to the place.

Since there are often families waiting to be seated at the café, the tasting room tries to be as kid-friendly as possible. Americana provides children coloring sheets and crayons to occupy their time while the adults taste wine. There are plenty ... Read full review



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Penguin Bay Winery & Champagne House   0
4.0
4/16/2013

Penguin Bay Winery, opened in 2005, is fairly new to the Finger Lakes wine scene, but their wines have already been awarded numerous gold medals around the country.

The Place   Located on the southeastern edge of Seneca Lake, Penguin Bay is housed in an unassuming cream and turquoise building off Route 414. The interior is spacious, and there are two tasting rooms to better accommodate large tour groups.

Penguin Bay is associated with two sister wineries: Swedish Hill Winery and Goose Watch Winery. Between the three of them, they grow eighty-two ... Read full review



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Leidenfrost Vineyards   0
4.0
4/1/2013

The Liedenfrost family has been making wine since 1947 but only began producing commercially in 1990. Since then, they have gone on to create some of the most impressive dry red wines in the Finger Lakes region. The vineyard and tasting room are located on the southeast edge of Seneca Lake.

The Place:  The Liedenfrost Vineyards tasting room is housed in a simple timber-framed building. From the parking lot, the building doesn't look all that exciting, especially in the winter. But the view from the deck out back, which overlooks the vineyards and Seneca Lake, more ... Read full review



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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards   0
3.0
3/18/2013

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, home of the infamous Red Cat wine, is located on the southeastern edge of Seneca Lake.

The Place  Hazlitt 1852 is a deceptively large building, split into a tasting room, gift shop and performance area. Despite the size, the interior is cozy, making the tasting room feel more crowded than it actually is. Painted paw prints on the signs both indoors and out point to Hazlitt’s best-known wine. There are several bars in the tasting room, including a beautiful horseshoe-shaped bar, and the air smells of popcorn. A sign on the door indicates that ... Read full review



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Six Mile Creek Vineyard   1
3.0
3/1/2013

As the only winery located in Ithaca, Six Mile Creek Vineyard is accessible for an afternoon tasting or for meeting with friends for a glass of wine.

The Place  Six Mile Creek is housed in a rustic, barn-like building on Route 79, just a few miles east of downtown Ithaca. The interior is warm and cozy, complete with charming wine barrel tables, a roomy tasting bar and a display of the medals each wine has won. The large deck off the tasting room overlooks a pond and several acres of vineyards and is a lovely location for sipping ... Read full review



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Six Mile Creek Vineyard   1
3.0

As the only winery located in Ithaca, Six Mile Creek Vineyard is accessible for an afternoon tasting or for meeting with friends for a glass of wine.

The Place  Six Mile Creek is housed in a rustic, barn-like building on Route 79, just a few miles east of downtown Ithaca. The interior is warm and cozy, complete with charming wine barrel tables, a roomy tasting bar and a display of the medals each wine has won. The large deck off the tasting room overlooks a pond and several acres of vineyards and is a lovely location for sipping ... Read full review



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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards   0
3.0

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, home of the infamous Red Cat wine, is located on the southeastern edge of Seneca Lake.

The Place  Hazlitt 1852 is a deceptively large building, split into a tasting room, gift shop and performance area. Despite the size, the interior is cozy, making the tasting room feel more crowded than it actually is. Painted paw prints on the signs both indoors and out point to Hazlitt’s best-known wine. There are several bars in the tasting room, including a beautiful horseshoe-shaped bar, and the air smells of popcorn. A sign on the door indicates that ... Read full review



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Leidenfrost Vineyards   0
4.0

The Liedenfrost family has been making wine since 1947 but only began producing commercially in 1990. Since then, they have gone on to create some of the most impressive dry red wines in the Finger Lakes region. The vineyard and tasting room are located on the southeast edge of Seneca Lake.

The Place:  The Liedenfrost Vineyards tasting room is housed in a simple timber-framed building. From the parking lot, the building doesn't look all that exciting, especially in the winter. But the view from the deck out back, which overlooks the vineyards and Seneca Lake, more ... Read full review



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Penguin Bay Winery & Champagne House   0
4.0

Penguin Bay Winery, opened in 2005, is fairly new to the Finger Lakes wine scene, but their wines have already been awarded numerous gold medals around the country.

The Place   Located on the southeastern edge of Seneca Lake, Penguin Bay is housed in an unassuming cream and turquoise building off Route 414. The interior is spacious, and there are two tasting rooms to better accommodate large tour groups.

Penguin Bay is associated with two sister wineries: Swedish Hill Winery and Goose Watch Winery. Between the three of them, they grow eighty-two ... Read full review



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Americana Vineyards Winery   0
4.0

The Place:  Americana Vineyards is housed in a sprawling wood building with a long porch wrapping around the front and sides. The rustic interior is accented with farmhouse-style décor, such as the wheel-shaped clock and the rough-hewn wooden shelving. Twinkle lights wind themselves around the exposed rafters and beams lending a festive feel to the place.

Since there are often families waiting to be seated at the café, the tasting room tries to be as kid-friendly as possible. Americana provides children coloring sheets and crayons to occupy their time while the adults taste wine. There are plenty ... Read full review



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Sheldrake Point Vineyard   0
5.0
5.0

The Place:  Sheldrake Point is at the quintessential Finger Lakes winery location, situated with a beautiful overlook of Cayuga Lake on one side and a view of the vineyards on the other. The winery grows all its own grapes, so the vineyards are expansive.

The tasting room is located in a sweet yellow building surrounded by a well-tended garden. Each plant is labeled with a little chalkboard sign, and the garden is so nicely laid out that it makes visitors want to rush to the nearest greenhouse to buy their own flowering bushes after their ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
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Lucas Vineyards   0
2.5

The Place:  Lucas Vineyards is a family vineyard and winery located on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. The interior of the tasting room is nondescript, and the gift shop is filled from wall-to-wall, mostly with wine-related accessories and décor. The clutter makes the space feel smaller than it actually is. There are a few tables in the garden outside. The winery boasts lovely vineyard views, but is far enough inland that Cayuga Lake cannot be seen.

The Experience:  Visitors are greeted at the door and guided to a space at one of several tasting bars. The ... Read full review



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Thirsty Owl Wine Company   0
3.5

The drive into Thirsty Owl Wine Company’s parking lot is long and winding, passing by one of the vineyards and ending with a clear view of Cayuga Lake. The outdoor area of this Finger Lakes winery is beautifully landscaped, and the covered open-air seating for the bistro overlooks the vineyards and lake.

The Place:  Inside, the space is inviting and bright, filled with warm wood furniture and trim. There is plenty of space to navigate around other tasters, but it is not so open that the room feels empty or bare. Behind the spacious tasting ... Read full review



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Hosmer Winery   0
3.5

Hosmer Winery, situated on the west side of Cayuga Lake about 20 miles north of Ithaca, may not have an impressive appearance or stellar service, but the wines are stand-outs among the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s offerings.

The Place:  From the outside, Hosmer Winery looks like a cozy barn surrounded by vineyards and a few outdoor seats. But on the inside, the space is dark and somewhat nondescript. Despite the small size of the tasting room, it feels like there is a lot of empty space, in an almost unwelcoming way. The single small bar ... Read full review



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Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery   0
5.0
5.0

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, located in the Cayuga Lake American Viticultural Area and next door to Thirsty Owl Winery, is housed in a large repurposed barn. The farmhouse-style interior is rustic, with gothic church lights strewn throughout the rafters.

The Experience:  Similar to most Finger Lakes wineries, the tasting room is busy on a Saturday afternoon, but the staff deals with the crowd well. The servers juggle the multiple groups well, and no parties are left waiting for too long to be greeted or get their next pour.

The tasting begins ... Read full review



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Knapp Vineyards Winery & Restaurant   0
3.0

Boasting an extensive, yet solid, tasting menu, Knapp Winery and Vineyard Restaurant is a worthwhile stop on any wine tour. That is, it is if you don’t mind some loud music with your wine.

The Place:  Located on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the New York Finger Lakes region, the exterior of Knapp Winery and Vineyard Restaurant looks cozy and deceptively small. Once past the gift shop in the entryway, the interior is festive. Holiday lights wind themselves around the burlap-covered tasting bars and wall-mounted wine barrels. Three bars leave plenty of room ... Read full review



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Buttonwood Grove Winery   0
3.5

While the wines at Buttonwood Grove Winery are fine in terms of flavor and quality, the real draw is the Finger Lakes property itself, with its cozy-looking exterior, seasonal landscaping and on-site waterfall and livestock.

The Place:  Festive, seasonal landscaping around the exterior of Buttonwood Grove Winery welcomes wine lovers to the property. The large wrap-around deck and adjoining patio are inviting and tempt visitors to take a few minutes to enjoy the view post-tasting before moving on to other Finger Lakes wineries.

The tasting room is larger inside than expected, but ... Read full review



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Goose Watch Winery   0
4.5

Most of the wines on Goose Watch Winery menu have received multiple awards and medals, and after a tasting, it is easy to see why. Goose Watch‘s wines are unique, clean and balanced.

The Place & Experience:  Goose Watch Winery’s main tasting room is housed in a refurbished barn. A large wraparound deck overlooking the lake is filled with picnic tables, perfect for sipping a glass of wine while enjoying the view. On Friday and Saturday summer evenings, the winery hosts a happy hour, with discounted glasses of wine and local baked goods on offer. And as ... Read full review



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Lakeshore Winery   0
3.5

Lakeshore Winery's strength lies in its welcoming, cozy atmosphere and friendly guided tastings. Though the wines aren't necessarily standouts, the winery does produce quality sweet wines and a couple very unique dry varietals.

The Place:  Lakeshore Winery is housed in a 19th century barn located on the western coast of Cayuga Lake. A trellised walkway covered in grape vines leads up to the front door, where a collie often greets visitors. The interior is cozy and covered in rustic wood. During the colder months, a fire blazes in the fireplace to keep things warm and ... Read full review



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Catharine Valley Winery   0
4.0

One of the southernmost wineries on Seneca Lake, Catharine Valley Winery offers a small but solid selection of wines and ciders in a cowboy-themed environment.

The Place:  Catharine Valley Winery’s tasting room is housed in an ivy-covered barn overlooking Seneca Lake. Picnic tables just outside the front door provide a clear view of the water and make for a wonderful place to sit with a glass of wine.

The interior of the winery is decked out with cowboy- and Texas-themed décor. Standing at the square bar in the center of the room ... Read full review



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J.R. Dill Winery   0
4.0

Founded in 2009 near Watkins Glen, NY, J.R. Dill Winery is a newcomer to the Finger Lakes wine scene.

The Place:   The front deck provides a nice lake view, and picnic tables offer a place to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the scene. Inside, two spacious straight bars leave plenty of room for a crowd. One bar top is covered with an array of lake glass, collected over the course of 40 years from nearby Seneca Lake. Above, large wine holders shaped like Cayuga and Seneca Lakes hold display bottles. The wall ... Read full review



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Atwater Estate Vineyards   0
4.5

The tasting room at Atwater Estate Vineyards is housed in a cheery yellow farmhouse that overlooks the vineyards, a pond, and Seneca Lake. Well-maintained landscaping near the front walkway welcomes visitors to come inside.

The interior is bright and airy thanks to the many large windows that span nearly every wall. The unevenly shaped wooden bars and wood paneling lend a rustic feel to the room. Maps of the farm and vineyards are posted on the walls. Along one wall, various medals are draped over their corresponding bottles.

The Experience:  With three long bars, ... Read full review



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Chateau LaFayette Reneau   0
3.0

The exterior of Chateau LaFayette Reneau is rustic and sweet – rough, unfinished wood contrasts nicely with the lovely landscaping and clear lake view. A little footbridge leads up to the front door.

The interior is covered in rustic wood paneling, matching the country feel of the exterior. All of the winery’s medals greet visitors as they enter, displayed as they are on the wall directly across from the front door. The display is impressive and bodes well for the wine tastings. Three large tasting bars make the winery especially appealing to small groups on even ... Read full review



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Standing Stone Vineyards   0
5.0
5.0

The Place:  The tasting room at Standing Stone Vineyards is housed in a cute little yellow house with teal trim on the eastern shores of Seneca Lake. Vineyards bridge the gap between the tasting room and the waterfront, and the tasting bars overlook both the vines and the lake.

Inside, the furnishings are a bit bland. There are a few plain bars and slightly shabby carpet, but it is hardly noticeable thanks to the excellent service form the moment visitors step through the door.

The Experience:  Guests are greeted at the front door, led ... Read full review



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Caywood Vineyards   0
3.0

The Place:  The outside of the Caywood Vineyards tasting room is both charming and unassuming. A slate stairway leads up to the blue-grey barn.

The interior is gorgeous, filled with all the charm you'd hope for from a winery. The floor is tiled, and the tasting room is filled with rustic touches. A spiral staircase adorned with a wrought iron railing winds its way up to a second floor. Though the upper level is closed to visitors, the stairs add to the whimsical feel of the place. There are two tasting bars constructed of redwood and recycled, ... Read full review



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