(Closed) Which wines for a “taste of where we live” “Finger Lakes Wine Tasting”??

posted 8 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Being from Upstate NY and absolutely loving the Finger Lakes I love all things  Finger Lakes wine! Try stopping by Bully Hill by Keuka Lake, they are very personable, funny, and laid back! If you go into the store they will help you no questions and they have a wide array of choices. But you need to get a bottle of Love My Goat Red…it’s my favorite!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Ooooohh girl! I am from the Finger Lakes area and have spent many a Saturday doing the “wine tour.” My absolute #1 favorite is Rooster Hill’s Silver Pencil riesling. It’s sooooo yummy, but also pretty sweet, so you might also want to find something drier.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Chateau Laffette has a fantastic Resiling and Dr. Franks (I think that is the name) is great as well.  Glenora has a great choice.    I would definitely recommend taking a day and touring a few vineyards and you will find what you are looking for.  Stick with the whites though.  The finger lakes has fantastic whites but only a few drinkable reds because of the grape growing season. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Chateau Laffette has a fantastic Resiling and Dr. Franks (I think that is the name) is great as well.  Glenora has a great choice.    I would definitely recommend taking a day and touring a few vineyards and you will find what you are looking for.  Stick with the whites though.  The finger lakes has fantastic whites but only a few drinkable reds because of the grape growing season. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used to live in Ithaca and work in a wine store that sold only NY state wines. This one was my favorite of the many I tasted:

Home

Haven’t had it in years, but still remember their Chardonnay fondly.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would def bring their sweeter red fruit wines. It’s about the only “red” wine I drink!

I LOVE Penguin Bay‘s Tuxedo Red.

I LOVE Standing Stone Vineyard‘s Smokehouse White (which is now called Vidal Blanco now I think).

Or how about some Mead? Earl Estates has some great mead wines.

Lamoreaux has some great reds.

Prejean has a Gewurztraminer that’s pretty good.

I’m SO jealous! We wanted to do this but our venue does not allow outside liquor. Only if they can get it through their distributor which is doubtful.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was going to suggest Bully Hill too! We love that winery and the Keuka Lake area especially. 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee

If you’re looking to save money I’d go with Bully Hill, they are usually around 8 -10 a bottle and less if you get a case.  Also they aren’t too bad taste wise.

If you have more money to spend though I’d look at Casa Larga and Dr. Konstantin Frank.

Casa Largo has a nice white table wine that is sweet and light and comes in a cobalt blue bottle so pretty as well.  They also have a lighter pinot noir that is good for the summer (comes in a clear bottle though). I drink their pinot all the time during the summer while the white table wine makes good punch too.

Dr. Frank’s riesling is up there with german one’s in my opinion.  It is really sweet and not super expensive.

If you are doing a dessert type thing with the wine I’d also look into the finger lakes ice wines.  Really sweet but good for sipping with dessert since they are dessert wines/ You drink them in smaller glasses so while they are more expensive they go pretty far.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

Dr. Franks wines are my favorite by far! I love their semi dry riesling and they make a wonderful pinot gris. They also make a second label, Salmon Run, which also have a fantastic table white and riesling.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

a fun winery (with delish wines!!) is Lucas Wineries. They have a nautie brand with labels like miss behavin and miss chevious. could be more fun for a bachelorette or a bridal party gift though. here’s the website:http://www.nautiewines.com/

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

we just got a champagne from Glenora that rules, big time. I can’t wait to drink it! and the otehr day we had Stony Lonesome from the 3 brothers winery. YUM! But if you’re just looking for a type of wine, i’d go riesling.

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