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Default 3i. NY Finger Lakes?

Bully Hill is a great place for lunch but their wines are horrible.
Dano's is a fantastic Austro-Hungarian restaurant that shouldn't be
missed. Standing Stone makes a nice Vidal Ice Wine. Weimer is one of
the best, as if Ravines, but they are both making riesling in what is,
to me, more of an old world style. The winemaker at Ravines used to be
the winemaker at Konstantin Frank, but he left for the more boutique
style of Ravines. Lamoreaux, Lafayette, and A****er are all good. Stay
away from Glenora. . .

Mark Lipton wrote:
What follows is a rough draft of recommendations for the Finger Lakes
region of NY State. I would appreciate any additional information about
recommended wineries (or other wineries to recommend) as well as the
usual comments, criticisms and corrections.

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The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is a cool weather growing
region that has been producing "serious" wines for about 30 years now.
Production there centers on the cooler climate vinifera grapes
(Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc) as well as
labrusca (native) and vinifera-labrusca hybrids. The latter grapes are
more suited to the cold winters of upstate NY, but are not to everyones'
tastes. Production centers around two lakes, Seneca and Cayuga, both of
which are near to Ithaca, NY.


Castle Gritsch - Terrific view, decent wines
Sheldrake Point (W Cayuga) - Pinot Noir, Riesling and Cabernet Franc
Hosmer (W Cayuga) - Pinot Noir, Riesling and Cabernet Franc
Standing Stone (E Seneca) - Excellent white wines
Wagner (E Seneca) - Good Riesling and Gewurztraminer, excellent beer
Dr. Konstantin Frank - A regional pioneer, good Riesling
Ravines - Good Riesling
Heron Hill - Good Riesling
Hermann J. Wiemar (W Seneca) -
Miles Cellars
Lamoreaux Landing - nice wines, interesting building (gorgeous tasting
A****er (E Seneca) -
Hazlitt 1852 (E Seneca) -


Red Newt - Nice bistro for lunch
Wagner Vineyards - Nice restaurant for lunch


Golden Knight Inn and Suites - Book far in advance
Castle Gritsch - B&B with nice view


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Mark Lipton
Feeder of the FAQ