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Best winery for fruit wine in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes has long had a tradition of not only growing grapes, but also strawberries, peaches, cherries, apples, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries and many other fruits. It's only natural that some of those found there way into wines from around the region. Fruit wines run the full range from dry to sweet, and offer the palette just a little something different. Several of the wineries in the Finger Lakes make some form of fruit wine, so deciding where to go is not always easy. Here is where are innkeepers can be a great help as they provide their recommendations on the best winery for fruit wine in the Finger Lakes.


Arbor Hill Winery and Grapery

They have several grape wines with nice fruity overtones, such as their Rhine Street White, and Red. They also have a  "Very Blueberry", made with Wild Maine Blueberries,  which is just what the  name implies, and wonderful as a spritzer. Arbor Hill  is located at 6461 Route 64, at the south west end of Canandaigua Lake. ~ Barbara Schiesser - Sunrise Landing Bed and Breakfast

Arbor Hills Winery, located in Bristol Springs on the Southwest end of Canandaigua Lake has a nice Very Blueberry Wine. It makes a good Spritzer when mixed with soda, or pour a little over Vanilla ice cream and maybe add some to that after dinner coffee. ~ Jaynee & Guy Straw - Inn on the Main

Arbor Hill Grapery on the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail makes an interesting Blueberry wine. Light. Fruity. Sweet. A great wine with dessert. ~ Sheryl Mordini - 1795 Acorn Inn

Torrey Ridge Winery - Owners John and Esther Earle have been making wines from honey, grapes and various fruits for a long time, and their experience is evident in the glass. The Peach Wine hit my glass, the waters parted, the sun shone bright and choirs rang in my ears. Sound a bit over the top? O.K., I’ll admit it, but this is a great wine. Located on the West side of Seneca Lake. ~ Eileen Cash - Springdale Farm Bed and Breakfast

Chateau Renaissance Wine Cellars  - near Hammondsport at the South end of Keuka Lake has excellent fruit wines. We go every year to buy their Estate Dandelion Wine plus they have an unique Spicy Apple wine that is great with Thanksgiving dinner. ~ Glenda and Bill - Gentle Giants B&B

Keuka Overlook Wine Cellars - on the east side of Keuka Lake has four 100% fruit wines each with an intense varietal fruit flavor and aroma.  They produce a Red Raspberry, a Blackberry, a Blueberry and a Mulberry.  The Mulberry is produced solely from one giant Mulberry Tree in the backyard. ~ Terry - Keuka Overlook B&B

Montezuma Winery - located in Seneca Falls at the North end of Cayuga Lake. You have 9 different fruit wines to choose from, but our favorite is BLUE MOON . A blueberry wine with its pure blueberry character and intense taste.  ~ Nancy & Al - Gorham House Bed & Breakfast

Four Chimneys Organic Winery - They have a nice collection of a half dozen fruit wines including Honeydew, Peach, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry and Pear. Very unique and their approach to making wine is pretty special as they are credited as being the only organic winery in the Finger Lakes. ~ Steve and Kathy Wirt - Wine Country Cabins Bed and Breakfast


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