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    Glenora Wine Cellars

    by Rhondaj Written Jan 19, 2009

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    The vineyards of Glenora

    Glenora is Seneca Lake's oldest winery. Bet you won't walk away without hearing that a few times during your visit. This winery won't slip by unnoticed as you travel along Route 14. It is quite large and has the advantage of sitting both close to the road and right by the lake. It's big, open, airy, full of delectable wines. Definitely worth a visit.

    Glenora also has a restaurant and an inn.

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    Four Chimneys Organic Winery

    by Rhondaj Written Jan 19, 2009

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    Four Chimneys Organic Winery

    This winery was a short 10 minute walk (all uphill) from the Rainbow Cove Motel. Being that it is organic, the winery uses no toxic or synthetic chemicals in the growing or the grapes or the making or their wine. It was the first organic winery in America. (1980) An in depth explanation of their organic process is on their web site. My favorite:
    GOLDEN CROWN: Their #2 bestseller. A semi-sweet blush wine, it's not too sweet!

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    King Ferry Winery

    by Rhondaj Written Jan 19, 2009

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    The vintners/owners (husband, wife) are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed very much are time spent at this winery. On the day we visited, they had a marimba ensemble group playing, a local club selling sandwiches for a fundraiser and the Cayuga Lake Creamery, all in attendance. So much to see, and listen to and taste. It is one of my favorite memories of our weekend.

    Two of the best wines we bought came from this winery:

    Cabernet Franc 2006 - new release Lovely ruby color. Cherry aroma with a supple entry leads to a dry medium body of cherry skins & earthy flavors with a tangy, lightly tannic, mineral & black pepper finish. "Highly Recommended" — BTI $14.99 bottle/$152.90 case

    Mystère NV - At long last, the sweet red wine that you've been asking for!! NO OAK! Serve chilled. $9.99 bottle /$101.90 case

    open daily February 1 – December 31
    Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m.
    closed all January, Easter, Thanksgiving, and December 25-26

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    Miles Wine Cellars

    by Rhondaj Written Jan 19, 2009

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    As it says in the brochure, "a quieter stop that's a bit off the path". You won't see this winery from the wine trail road of Route 14. Actually, there are quite a few wineries you will have to turn off Rt. 14 and travel a short ways (a mile maybe) to get to. There are always signs posted along 14, just keep an eye out and you can't miss 'em.

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    Castel Grisch Winery

    by Rhondaj Written Jan 19, 2009

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    Castel Grisch Winery

    I bet this winery gets a lot of visitors simply because it is so close to Watkin's Glen. It will be one (maybe the) first winery you come across if you begin your wine trail experience from the south. Nonetheless, it is a very nice winery and worth a visit where ever its location. Within the winery also is a German/Swiss restaurant and terrace dining during nice weather. There is a view of Seneca lake from the terrace (but a distant view).

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    Fulkerson Winery

    by Rhondaj Written Jan 19, 2009

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    This winery is always busy with costumers. One reason is because of its extensive supply of home wine making supplies. If you've decided you want to try to make your own wine, this is the place to visit!

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    Wine Tasting

    by Rhondaj Written Jan 19, 2009

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    Fox Run Winery
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    Most of the wineries in the region offer tours of their vineyards. We went on a tour at Fox Run simply because one was setting off just as we arrived. There was so much to take in and learn, and by now I've forgotten a great deal of it! I plan to take tour after tour at various wineries every time I visit this area. After several tours, maybe more than a little will stay in my noggin....

    Fox Run has the advantage of sitting high on the hillside with an awesome view of the lake. There is a cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating so that visitors may linger to eat, drink, and take in the view. Niiice!

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    visit Four Chimneys Winery

    by davecallahan Written Jun 12, 2007

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    Four Chimneys Winery is the most popular organic winery in the area. The farm land overlooks the hillsides of Seneca Lake which provides a picturesque back drop to the winery.

    The winery provides tastings as part of the Hall Road Scenic Corridor of wineries. The tasting building is a huge place (a restored barn) with large beams and dark wood counters.
    You are allowed upto a dozen wines to sample and are given discount rates on any of those bottles that you sampled then buy.

    Many of the wines are from the Himrod variety of grape and are mixed with fruity aromatics.
    All grapes are grown in accordance of regulations for the National Organic Farming Association and are guaranteed against use of any pesticides. Natural deterents to pests are used to insure the integrity of the product. Antioxidant levels are very high in these specially grown grapes. Preservatives are not used in any of the wines and the use of sulfites is kept to a minimum level (which is good for people with allergies).

    The wines have a distinctive crisp flavor not found in many of the table wines from other wineries.

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