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Best winery for dry white wine in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region is becoming best known for her Rieslings in addition to some wonderful Chardonnay and other varieties of white wine. If you prefer your white wine on the dry side, it may help to target specific wineries when you come to visit the Finger Lakes vineyards. Our innkeepers have put together their recommendations for the best wineries for dry white wine in the Finger Lakes.

Heron Hill Winery

Heron Hill wins my recommendation for a dry white wine hands down!  Not only is the Riesling deserving of the price you will pay,  the view you see when you look over Keuka Lake is priceless.  And if you don't want a really dry wine their Semi-dry Reisling is truly a palate pleaser. ~ Fran Ambroselli - Ambroselli's Villa Serendip

Heron Hill's dry white wines are great. Especially the Chardonnay. They have two choices of Chardonnay; one aged in oak barrels and the other in steel. I actually prefer the one aged in steel. Also, their Game Bird brand has a nice dry white as well. All of them perfect for any occasion. ~ Sheryl Mordini - 1795 Acorn Inn

We like Heron Hill Riesling. Located on the southwestern hill of Keuka Lake. ~ Jack and Donna - Oliver Phelps Bed and Breakfast

Herman J. Wiemer Vineyard

I nominate Herman Wiemer Winery as a superb representation of Finger Lakes dry whites. Both their standard Chardonnay and reserve are excellent. They also have an estate white blend, and dry riesling, the variety for which Wiemer is best known. The celebrated european winemaker, Wiemer, is a pioneer in the development of the vinifera grape stock and continues his research and development on this aspect of the industry at his separate nursery at the same location. Visitors can also tour the vines and ponds and his 6 acre nursery on the property. The winery is located about 11 miles north of Watkins Glen on route 14. ~ Bob and Barbara Schiesser - Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast

Herman J. Wiemer Vineyards (in Dundee on the west side of Seneca Lake) is widely-known for his wines made in the European tradition. In fact, we have many German-born friends who make Wiemer's a destination when they need to restock their supply of dry whites. Hermann, who was born in Germany, arrived in the United States in 1968 already well versed in the European tradition of fine winemaking. To this heritage he added the skill of grafting fragile vinifera vines onto sturdy American rootstock. ~ Donna Cunningham - Yale Manor B&B

Chateau Lafayette Reneau - on the East side of Seneca Lake, makes some extraordinary white vinifera wines, in particular Dry and Semi-dry Rieslings and Chardonnays.  They have won the Governor's Cup a couple times in the last five or six years for the Best wine in the State of NY. ~ Terry - Keuka Overlook Bed and Breakfast

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars - Has several outstanding varieties of dry white wine. Their Dry Riesling is quite amazing. Dry wines in general are their specialty and are definitely worth the visit, from anywhere. Located on the East side of Seneca Lake, in Lodi. ~ Steve & Kathy Wirt - Wine Country Cabins B&B

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars - All of Dr Frank's Vinifera Wines are good, but his dry white is exceptional. ~ Glenda Nash - Gentle Giants Bed and Breakfast

McGregor Vineyard - Our favorite dry white wine is McGregor Vineyard's Unoaked Chardonnay. It is dry and crisp, with some fruit flavors that seem to be masked in the oaked versions. We also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at McGregor's, where we can sit and visit with friends while comparing the wines. Located on the Eastern hill of Keuka Lake. ~ Burney & Susan Baron Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast

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