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is the deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes. With a maximum depth of 600 feet, this 35-mile-long body of water in the heart of New York wine country does not freeze. Instead, it acts as a heat storage unit, warming the growing region year round. This warming effect is largely responsible for the success of the area’s flourishing wine industry. With more than 30 wineries, the Seneca Lake AVA sprawls across 204,600 acres, with 3,700 acres under vine. Best known for its Riesling, the area also produces a range of other wines that are earning international recognition. The region hosts the successful Seneca Lake Winery Trail, which encircles the entire lake. The eighth appellation in New York State, Seneca Lake is one of the most recent AVAs approved by the BATF in North America. Effective September 2, 2003, local wineries were permitted to display this designation on their labels. At the lake head is Geneva’s agricultural experiment station, responsible for many of the commercially successful hybrid varieties Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

Popular Wineries in Seneca Lake View all

  • Atwater Estate Vineyards

    Atwater Estate Vineyards and Winery is located on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake in the...

  • Leidenfrost Vineyards

    Leidenfrost Vineyards is found in the heart of the Finger Lakes in New York State on the southeas...

  • Castel Grisch Estate Winery

    Welcome to Castel Grisch, one of the most unique properties in central New York. Incorporated on ...

  • Torrey Ridge Winery

    Located on the West side of New York's beautiful Seneca Lake, you will enjoy one of the most pano...

  • White Springs Estate Farm Winery

    White Springs Winery is located just south of the City of Geneva on Route 14. The spacious 5300 ...

  • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

    Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, located on Seneca Lake, was named one of America’s Top 25 Tasting Rooms i...

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