Your host, Maryrose, is a former winery tasting room manager. She has managed the Finger Lakes Champagne House (now Penquin Bay) on Seneca Lake Wine Trail and Knapp Vineyards on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. She has worked in the New York wine industry for the past fifteen years most recently as a manufacturer’s rep servicing wineries with tasting room supplies. Maryrose can help with your wine trail visit. She will call ahead to make reservations for tastings, dining, touring and Limo service with advance notice.
A short drive along one of the most scenic byways in the Upstate area is the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail where you can sample the many varietals that make our wine country most unique. Dining along this trail is easy with many winery cafes dotting the landscape. Stop for an ice cream cone on the way back to our place. Only twenty minutes west of our door is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Dine at a winery and local restaurants, meet the winemakers and stroll through the vineyards. Further west is the cozy Keuka Lake Wine Trail, a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo. Our region is now home to over one hundred wineries.
Special wine notes: Last year, 2007 was a stellar growing season in our region. Rich ripe fruit punctuated last fall’s harvest. These wines will be available to taste in summer and throughout the 2008/09 growing season and are nothing less than exceptional. Collecting this vintage will be on the minds of wine drinkers for sure. The popularity of our wine region is growing rapidly and you will discover why the minute you hit the trails. CHEERS!
ITHACA is a wonderful small city that is only a 5 minute drive from our door. Visit Cornell University and Ithaca College campuses, discover the Discovery Trail of area museums, stroll the Ithaca Commons and the unique boutique shops, numerous restaurants and attend performances at the many theatre venues throughout the area. Our wonderful Farmer's Market is on the Inlet to Cayuga Lake featuring local produce, crafts, and more. Go to www.VisitIthaca.com.
WATKINS GLEN, famous for car racing and on the Seneca Wine Trail, is only a 20 minute ride from our B&B.
Want to swim in a waterfall? Just a couple of minutes from our front door and down a country road is Robert Treman State Park where you can swim in a waterfall (see photo)on the south end of the park or view Lucifer Falls at the north entrance. Bring a lunch and stay all day. We will provide you with towels.
Our area boasts four incredible State Parks that are all within minutes of each other.
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