Friday, August 15, 2014

Wineries in the Finger Lakes, NY

Today my husband and I, and our friends, Joni and Ray, spent the day at a few local wineries!

We started at Glenora Winery, which is located in Dundee, on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY.

Their restaurant overlooks the vineyards and Seneca Lake:

Unfortunately it was a cloudy, cool day, but we still enjoyed lunch on the patio.

I ordered the Triple Bacon Grilled Cheese but I am not sure if it was the best choice on the menu.  It was described as: House made bacon jam, scallion onion bacon cheddar, crispy back on butter toasted brioche, with home made chips.  It was sweet, had very little cheese, and I could not taste the bacon, BUT the chips were excellent!

The dessert was very unique:  This was called a profiterole, but was certainly quite different!  It was a homemade donut, with cannoli ice cream, coated with dark chocolate, sprinkled with pistachios.  I had no problem finishing it :-)

The upside strawberry cake also looked scrumptious!

One of my favorite things to see at this winery are the bottle trees:

There are so many wineries in the Finger Lakes that you can't drive all the way out there without visiting a few more.  I like to try different ones, so today we stopped at:
And the drove over to Cayuga Lake to:

We bought enough wine to fill up our wine rack!

The views were breathtaking, the flowers were in full bloom, and the wine tasting was fun!

My favorite photo of the day:

Do you live near any wineries?

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Yes, there are wineries in the hill country, Patti. Once won't find the beauty that you've shown though. Thanks for taking us along.

  2. We have so many wineries on Long Island, but sadly we never seem to be able to get out to them. One day!


  3. Cloudy or not, those were still some pretty spectacular views! The clouds overhead just made it all seem kind of dark and moody and Godfather-ish! :-)

    The flowers were all looking so perky and still drenched with color! My summer flowers have begun to fade already, so that's nice to see. The cluster of grapes in the 1st photo reminds me of the clusters we would have on our vines in the orchard on my parents' property when I was a kid. The orchard was rather unceremoniously ripped out to make way for a swimming pool when I was a teenager. That was one VERY unhappy day for me, particularly since I don't swim and the pool would be of zero use to me!

    We have a lot of wineries here in Missouri, and a couple of them within 10 miles of our home. (We also have a couple of pretty famous breweries!) I created the decor for an event at the closest winery, and it was a real treat to see the property. It was in March a couple of years ago, so the grapes weren't on the vines. Still, neat to see the neat rows and all the barrels and stuff.

    Sorry your grilled cheese wasn't all it should have been. Knowing the ingredients as you do, I'll bet if you were to whip that up at home you could beat it out by leaps and bounds!!!