Spring Wine and Cheese goes on!!!

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is hosting Spring Wine and Cheese on Friday, April 16, 2021. This self-guided tour will take attendees to 6 participating wineries, with each featuring a wine of their choice paired with a delicious, cheese-themed dish for event attendees to enjoy.

Tickets to Spring Wine and Cheese are $160 and sold as tables of 4. Due to capacity restrictions, there are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets are on sale now: www.senecalakewine.com.

We still have vehicles available.  Give us a call!  315 585 9599

Hermann J. Wiemer

Hermann J. Wiemer is becoming a staple winery among the dry wine drinkers that visit the Finger Lakes wine region. Founded in 1979, they pride themselves in hand picking and hand sorting all 80 acres of their grapes! Though they specialize in Rieslings, they also offer some red, rose, bubbly and white wine selections. While Hermann J. Wiemer is on the west side of Seneca Lake, their sister winery, Standing Stone, is on the east side of Seneca Lake. Both wineries offer a nice variety of dry red wine selections as well. If you are a dry wine drinker, make sure to schedule an appointment so that your driver can bring you to visit either winery, we would be happy to take you there!

Sheldrake Point

Sheldrake Point is a little off the main road, but definitely worth the extra few minutes! Or if you prefer, you can dock your boat at one of their eight slips on Cayuga Lake and walk along their beach to the tasting room across the street. Sheldrake Point offers dry red and white wines, as well as a nice selection of ice and dessert wines. This winery is a scenic stop among Cayuga Lake wineries so you can ask your driver if they could bring you there.

Buttonwood Grove Winery on Cayuga Lake

Like your bubbles? Located on the West side of Cayuga Lake is Buttonwood Grove Winery, and they have five different varietals to choose from! During the warmer months, their outdoor deck is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and often music. Check their website. Besides bubbly, they also offer dry varietals of red and white wine. Whether you visit for the wine, the view, or to stay in one of their cabins, Buttonwood is a winery that you should have on your Finger Lakes bucket list. We would love to take you there for a tasting!

Pasta and Wine on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

March 19..a Friday with 6 participating wineries.
Featured recipes include beef and tortellini soup, horseradish and smoked bacon pasta, creamy Tuscan garlic tortellini soup, and arancini and fresh marinara. These mouthwatering dishes will be served with carefully selected wines, to showcase both the wine and the food. This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of pairing wine and food. The knowledgeable servers that staff member tasting rooms are eager to share their knowledge and to make wine approachable and fun! Give us a call for transportation, book your tickets through Seneca Lake Wine Trail


Knapp Winery with Valentine’s Day Special Offering

Knapp Winery is located on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes. It is nestled in a valley less than a mile from the shore. Estate grown vinerfera such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Lemberger, comprise much of the farm land that slope to the lake. A few acres of native and hybrid grape varieties complete the forty acres of the estate.
This is a beautiful place to visit. In the Summer and Fall, they have a restaurant open featuring delicious local foods.
For Valentines Day, they are offering a special tasting for you… February 13 and 14, you get 4 mini cupcakes and 4 paired wines for $12.00. This is a sweet treat to share with your honey or a good friend.
They have much diversity with their wines…dry to sweet, even distilled beverages such as limoncello, lemoncello and grappa! We always love to stop at Knapp with our touring friends. Let’s give it a try!

Three Brothers Winery Offering–Hot off the press!

Three Brothers Winery and Brewery has been closed for tastings since December 5, but they are missing the visits by their loyal friends.  Therefore, they are offering a special, private experience  for you!  Yes, totally private!  Your group of 2-6 people will be the only ones on property for this opportunity!

What’s included:  

  • A behind-the-scene tour of the estate including wine and beer production facilities. We’re doing some renovating as well, so you’ll have the inside scoop about everything that’s going on with that, too.
  • Tastings for parties of 6 or less.
  • A tour guide who can show you the ropes, tell jokes and answer all of your burning questions.
  • Snacks… because what is life without snacks?

Cost: $50/person
MAX 6 people

Give Grapevine Country Tours a call and we can make this one of our stops.

A Visit to Belhurst Castle and Winery

Belhurst is a uniquely beautiful lodging and winery destination on Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. You may try the classic wine tasting, which offers a variety of wines to suit every palate. They also offer beer and cider tastings.

A favorite with our guests is the Wine and Cheese pairing. Here you are offered five wines and five cheeses, all local. If you are looking for a more lavish experience, they offer a Food and Wine pairing dinner. This is a six course meal with locally sourced ingredients to create unique, seasonally inspired dishes paired with Belhurst Castle wines.

Your Grapevine Country Tours driver will be more than happy to make Belhurst Castle a stop on your customized wine tour.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail Releases Tentative Schedule of Events

Bargain Bash—January 9 to January 18, 2021—-Discounted rates on wines.  Check www.senecalakewine.com for participating wineries.

Per the latest email January 7, 2021:  We are hoping to host Pasta and Wine on Saturday, March 20, 2021 and Spring Wine and Cheese on Saturday, April 17, 2021. These are tentative and subject to change due to COVID-19. We’ll be waiting to launch ticket sales to events until 45 days prior to each event.

We are still on the move at Grapevine Country Tours so give us a call and we will take you to places that you request.  Relax and enjoy!  You deserve it!

315 585 9599

Face Masks

Don’t you hate those face masks?  But let’s face it (LOL) we need them to protect ourselves and others.  I hate to ask, but please wear a mask when you are in our vehicles.  I need to protect my drivers that are like family to me.  I do my best to look out for them as well as for all of my wonderful guests who become friends.  Take care and keep safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you on a wine tour very soon!