The first and most important aspect of any hard-hitting wine tour is finding a designated driver. Being 7 hours away from home and without our usual DD (Hi, Mom!), we needed a plan. We booked a 5 hour tour with Diamonds Limousine and were lucky enough to have Jeff as our Chauffer. Jeff is an awesome guy (with an even cooler beard) who shared his expertise/wine tips with us on our tour. When he rolled up in a sleek, black Lincoln town car we knew we were going to look way cooler than we are and have an awesome day. We strapped our seatbelts on, settled in and drove on towards our booze-filled adventure!
Our tour started at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates: The Three Brothers Wineries and Estates has 3 wineries and a microbrewery onsite. It is the DisneyLand of wineries on Lake Seneca and you can spend all day here bouncing from tasting room to tasting room. Since this was our first stop on a long tour, we opted to do a tasting at the Stony Lonesome Wine Cellar, which was the perfect place to christen our tour.
All in all, we went to about 10 different wineries over the course of 5 hours. All of them were beautiful, with great staff and their own fun vibes. Our favorite view was from the tasting room at Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars. We tasted a lot of amazing Rieslings on our tour. Some tastings included cheese samples, while others offered popcorn or crackers. We dropped by Hazlitt Vineyards and Winery where we tried the infamous Red Cat and White Cat wines. Leidenfrost Vineyards has a great Burlesque Wine and their tasting room has local artists work on display for sale. While driving from winery to winery we had lots of laughs, a bit of stumbling, and tons of fun.
These are all of the wineries that we went to on our tour (that we can remember, at least!)
The Three Brothers Wineries and Estates
623 Lerch Rd, Geneva NY
4248 E Lake Rd, Geneva, NY
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
9224 St Route 414 Lodi NY
9322 State Route 414 Lodi NY
5677 NY-414, Hector NY
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard
3962 S Route 14 Dundee, NY
Hazlitt Vineyards and Winery
5712 New York 414, Hector NY
Glenora Wine Cellars
9749 Middle Rd, Hammondsport NY