Finger Lakes Wine Country before? If so, what wineries have you visited and which did you enjoy most? After we have chatted and you have answered these questions we can finally share with you some winery recommendations. With over 100 wineries in the Finger Lakes and 79 in Finger Lakes Wine Country, most people have time to visit 4-8 wineries on one trip. If you haven't been to Finger Lakes Wine Country in a few years, Shaw Vineyard may just become your new favorite winery. Here is why...
Our wine touring tip: If you are a wine enthusiast and have an affinity for red wines and a more intimate tasting experience, Shaw Vineyard should be on your short list of wineries to visit in the Finger Lakes.
A few years ago Steve Shaw, who has been a grape grower in the Finger Lakes for much of his life, decided to open a winery and tasting room. Located on the west side of Seneca Lake, across the street from Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard (one of the most highly regarded wineries in the United States), Shaw has quietly gained a following among wine enthusiasts who are looking for a more raw and authentic tasting experience. Steve produces a very focused wine portfolio and takes a different approach from many wineries in the region; he makes some very good red wines and ages his wines longer than most wineries in the region. Because Shaw Vineyard is a smaller producer and not a member of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, the tasting room is generally less crowded and often times Steve or his son Steve Jr. is available for a private tasting and tour.
Want another opinion? Read more reviews on Shaw at yelp.com.
If Shaw Vineyard sounds interesting you might also enjoy visiting:
red tail ridge Winery (Seneca Lake West)
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard (Seneca Lake West)
Bloomer Creek Vineyard (Seneca Lake East)
Damiani Wine Cellars (Seneca Lake East)
Ravines Wine Cellars (Keuka Lake East)
Rooster Hill Vineyards (Keuka Lake East)
Click here for the complete list of all 79 wineries in Finger Lakes Wine Country.