Move over, Napa Valley! You don’t have to travel to the West Coast to taste some of the finest wines in the United States. Some of the best blends in the nation are sourced right here in the Finger Lakes region of New York State! With more than 100 wineries across the Finger Lakes region, it can be difficult to decide which vineyards to stop at during your trip. We’ll make it simple for you. Visit all the best wineries from Penn Yan to Hammondsport on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail!
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, get your copy of our free Hammondsport Destination Guide. Inside, you can find more local recommendations on which Finger Lakes wineries to visit during your trip to our area. You can also discover the best places to explore the doors, taste local flavors, and more!
6 Stops on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail
First, Get a Tasting Passport
It only takes one hour to drive the complete Keuka Lake Wine Trail circuit, making it easy to visit all six member wineries in a single day. We recommend purchasing a Wine Tasting Passport before you start the journey. For $50, you will receive a one-time tasting at each of the member wineries as well as discounts on wine, merchandise, and more!
1. Heron Hill Winery
Heron Hill Winery is one of our favorite stops on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. This winery has earned a variety of accolades for its reds, whites, rosés, and dessert wines. No matter which blend you choose, you can’t go wrong! Nestled on a hill overlooking Keuka Lake, you can’t beat the stunning views here, either.
2. Hunt Country Vineyards
Next, visit Hunt County Vineyards. This winery on Keuka Lake boasts delicious blends and beautiful views. This winery also allows guests to choose which wines they’d like to taste, rather than choosing from a prix-fixe menu of tastings.
3. Keuka Spring Vineyards
Keuka Spring Vineyards is the perfect place for a picnic along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Here, you can taste everything from dry reds to sweet ice wines, so there’s truly a blend for everyone’s palate. This winery also offers a selection of locally sourced cheese, crackers, and other snacks to enjoy alongside your glass or bottle of wine.
4. Stever Hill Vineyards
Will you be traveling with someone who prefers beers over blends? Then Stever Hill Vineyards is just the place for your group! This winery on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail offers flights of local beer and wine. You can also enjoy live music on the deck gazebo of the Crooked Barn Tasting Room on select dates from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
5. Vineyard View Winery
Vineyard View Winery is a must-visit destination on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Here, you can enjoy beautiful views of Keuka Lake from the deck as you sip on blends that the Folts family have been perfecting for five generations. Local cheeses, meats, and snacks are also available for purchase.
6. Weis Vineyards
Weis Vineyards in Hammondsport, NY, boasts some of the best German-style wines in the Finger Lakes. The standard wine tasting here is $10 for samples of five unique handcrafted wines. After your tasting, purchase a glass of your favorite blend to enjoy on the outdoor patio with beautiful views of Keuka Lake.
Bring a Bottle of Your Favorite Back to the Hammondsport Hotel
Ready to explore all that the Keuka Lake Wine Trail has to offer? The first step in planning your Finger Lakes vacation is choosing the right place to stay. If you’re searching for a hotel near the Keuka Lake Wine Trail, look no further than the Hammondsport Hotel! Located on the southern tip of Keuka Lake, our hotel in Hammondsport, NY, is just a short drive from the best Finger Lakes wineries.
We offer four accommodations including Standard 2 Queen Rooms, 2 Queen Suites, Standard King Rooms, and King Suites. Hotel guests can also enjoy our amenities like daily full hot breakfast, an indoor pool, a 24-hour exercise facility, business center, and more!
Check our availability to start planning your trip to the Finger Lakes!