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Finger Lakes Wineries & Breweries

The Finger Lakes Region is well known for its abundance of vineyards and wineries.  Take a tour on the Seneca Lake or Cayuga Lake Wine Trails or schedule a tour with our local wine tour guide.

Boathouse Beer Garden

Enjoy a great view of Cayuga Lake and the local craftsmanship and artistry of boat in the Finger Lakes Boat Museum. Next door are the Shops at Traders Village, a Saturday marketplace with 16,000 square feet of home décor items, jewelry, antiques, and other artisan handcrafts. (12.1 miles)

(607) 280-0064
Bottomless Brewing

The triple entendre referenced in this fantastic micro-brewery is really named for the unfathomable depths of Seneca Lake (scientifically, it's total depth is still a mystery and there are large creatures down there as well as the secret submarine base located south of Yale Manor on a platform with monster lights that shine out a warning each night) as well as the endless micro-brewing taking place onsite (the third entendre is up to you to decipher!). This converted dairy barn is a wonder to behold with its upside down shiplike hull rising over 40 feet into it's pinnacle arch. Bottomless is a must-visit while you are wandering the Seneca Wine Trail for it's architecture, brew, view, live music and occasional food trucks to die for! Located just 4.7 miles north on E. Lake Road from Yale Manor and catty-corner to Ventosa Vineyards, it's right on your way. Be sure to stop and grab a growler. (4.7 miles)

(315) 325-4380
Finger Lakes Distilling

Using only traditional methods in making their spirits, Finger Lakes Distilling avoids adding any extracts or synthetic flavoring. Being in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country, Finger Lakes Distilling has access to fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Products include whiskies, vodka, gins, a variety of liqueurs, and more. (28.1 miles)

(607) 546-5510
Goose Watch

Get the best view of Cayuga Lake in any season from Goose Watch’s tasting rooms and grounds. Make the trip more special by arriving over water; Goose Watch is one of the only wineries accessible by boat. Its spacious green grounds and tree canopies along the lake make this a popular start for picnicking with wine in the spring and summer. (10 miles)

(315) 549-2599
Hosmer Winery

The facilities at Hosmer Winery include three tasting rooms, a gift shop, and a picturesque view of the vineyards, estate, and lake. A fee of five dollars gets you to pick five wines including dessert wines and sparkling wines. Try the Raspberry Rhapsody, Hosmer’s most recent Double Gold award-winning wine. (15.7 miles)

(607) 869-3393
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

On the shores of Seneca Lake, this third-generation family-owned business practices only sustainable approaches of viticulture. This “green” method ensures the health of vineyard blocks and therefore the great quality of Lamoreaux Landing’s aromatic wines. Lamoreaux was named the 2010 and 2012 Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine and was named Winery of the Year in New York State in 2011. (19.4 miles)

(607) 582-6011
Man in the Van Wine and Beer Tours

Experience the Finger Lakes from a true local with the casual, carefree, and totally customizable options offered by Man in the Van. Choose your own private tour, take a 'beer break', or make some new friends. Whatever you decide, you'll have a great time visiting some of the Finger Lakes' best wineries and breweries. (9.1 miles)

(315) 759-1259
Swedish Hill

Head to Swedish Hill to meet the region’s most famous miniature donkey and the inspiration behind the winery’s most demanded wines, Jack Ass Red and Doobie Blues. Swedish Hill started in 1969 when the Peterson’s planted the family farm’s first vines to sell grapes to local wineries. In the 80s, the farm’s first grapes were crushed instead of sold, producing over 1,200 cases. Today, the winery annually produces 60,000 cases. In 1997, the family purchased its second winery, Goose Watch. (7.5 miles)

(607) 403-0029
Three Brothers Wineries and Estates

This location hosts three wineries, a coffee shop, and a micro brewery on site: Stony Lonesome Wine Cellars, Passion Feet Wine Barn, Bagg Dare Wine Company, and War Horse Brewing Company. As one of the Finger Lake’s most visited wineries, guests enjoy a tour and often visit each of the uniquely themed tasting rooms. Purchasing a passport is your ticket to all three wineries and the micro brewery. (2.7 miles)

(315) 585-4432
Ventosa Vineyards

At the intersection 5.2 miles north of Yale Manor where E. Lake Road turns south off of 96A, you will find a lovely Italianate event center, wine tasting, and woodfired pizza/mediterranean cafe sporting a fantastic outdoor balcony overlooking the vineyards and the north end of Seneca Lake. 

Ventosa is extremely friendly and they specialize in dry, old world-style wines (Cab Franc/Sauvignon, and pinot noir). We really enjoy everything about Ventosa - its accessibility, view, food, and Wednesday night music!! I love their Tacai Fiulano white Italian varietal in particular. (5.2 miles)

(315) 719-0000
Wagner Valley Brewing Company

Started in 1997 by Bill Wagner, this small craft brewery was one of the first in the Finger Lakes region. Visitors to the brewery tasting room are able to sample each of the standard beers as well as the seasonal and specialty beers available. Wagner Valley has received many brewing awards, like the World Beer Cup and Tap New York medals. (20.3 miles)

(607) 582-6450
Water to Wine Tours

Tour award-winning Finger Lakes wineries from the comfort and luxury of a boat. All 11AM departures of these scenic Cayuga Lake cruises include three winery tastings and a lunch stop (cost of lunch not included in the tour price). Check their schedule for a full list of departure times and rates or make your trip even more special by scheduling a private cruise under the full moon. (20 miles)

(607) 229-6368
Wykstra Wine Tours

Specializing in small groups of 2-4 people, Wade Wykstra will showcase the Finger Lake's wineries, history and ecology. Wade is a native of the Seneca Lake Region and has been doing wine tours since 2007. The unique thing about his tour is that he comes to you and will drive your car. Wade is a professional driver having worked with the State Department in arranging and driving in local motorcades. Call or email wwlao@lightlink.com to arrange your tour.

(607) 227-0683
Zugibe Vineyards

Our closest neighbor just 2.1 miles north of the Manor on East Lake Rd. has a wonderful lake view and a really great selection of distinguished dry wines. The patriarch, Dr. Fred Zugibe's three sons were on disparate paths a decade ago, but soon discovered a collective interest in launching a passionate business venture together and have chosen to focus the grapes at the estate on dry and semi-dry varieties, particularly vinifera grapes. In addition, the winery boasts a Phoenician Bistro for the hungry wine taster who wants to sit overlooking the lake, sip a dry Gewurztraminer and enjoy a serving of grape leaves or Baba Ghanuj. Yale Manor enjoys partnering with this vineyard to host wedding parties and guests while the facilities at Zugibe host the day-of ceremonies. 

All around a great place to hang out if you find yourself in the area prior to our check-in time. They are also dog friendly at Zugibe's. (2.1 miles)

(315) 585-6402