Day 45, Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Finger Lakes Wine Trail, Geneva, New York
Seneca Falls, New York is right on the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, so of course I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to check out some of the wineries in the area!
I don’t remember how I decided which wineries to visit, but I ended up first at Ventosa Vineyards. It was lunch time, so I started out with a glass of wine and pizza for lunch; of course I had a Riesling, as that is what the Finger Lakes region is known for! It was delicious and lovely sitting on their patio overlooking the lake, although it was breezy!
After lunch, I went back inside to have a tasting, and Marissa guided me through some wonderful wines! In addition to Rieslings, Ventosa focuses on the Italian/Tuscan varietals, and grows all of their grapes on their estate. I really enjoyed their Tocai Fruilano, which is unique and not often found in the United States!
After I left Ventosa, I headed a little way down the road to find Zugibe Vineyards, which was recommended by my server at Ventosa. My visit there is best described as efficient. My server was polite and… well… it felt rushed… And not a little unlike I was overstaying my welcome. I did really enjoy the Dry Riesling though, so I hope she was just having a bad day…
All in all, it was a great day spent visiting the Finger Lakes Region; I would love to go back and see more of the area!