Dr. Konstantin Frank’s introduction of vinifera grapes grafted onto North American rootstocks in the 1950s set the stage for New York’s Finger Lakes region, with its relatively short growing season, lake-moderated climate and sloping vineyards, to become one of America’s best locations for growing cool-climate wine grapes. Now, Finger Lakes wineries produce some of the country’s best Riesling. There are 11,000 acres of vineyards and more than 130 wineries in the Finger Lakes region, nearly all of which provide wine tasting experiences. Scroll down to find Finger Lakes’ best wineries. The “Highest Visitor Ratings” section lists Finger Lakes wineries that have received visitors’ highest ratings for service, views, and wine quality. The “Highest Wine Critic Ratings” section lists the producers of Finger Lakes’ best wines based on awards won at international wine competitions and ratings from publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Advocate. The “All Finger Lakes Wineries” section contains a comprehensive, and continuously updated, list of Finger Lakes wineries. Click “map view” to access the advanced winery search to find wineries that provide vineyard lodging, have food available to complement their wines, host vineyard weddings, or produce wines from organic grapes. We make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in Finger Lakes wine country.