Cute winery with a potato slingshot and small general store! Tastings can be by the glass inside or you can get a food pairing! Multiple choices for food parings. Super fun to conduct your own tasting in a cozy chair on the front porch! The apple butter is very good, the grape jelly was little too thick and jello like with a very mild taste. Ample parking and friendly staff! Overall fun experience!
Second winery we hit on the Cayuga Lake wine trail. This one offered a food pairing with their tasting. Very good wine and fairly priced. They also offer alcohol confections known as "booze balls", delicious.
Varick was a winery that we stopped at during a boat winery tour yesterday. It was by far my favorite winery on the tour! They have tons of options there for tastings, sweet/boozy treats, slushees and wine by the glass. They also have lots of seating options which is helpful because there were lots of bachelorette parties there. One thing I really appreciated about Varick is the self-paced wine flights. At other wineries, the tastings can feel rushed when the winery gets busy. Varick’s self-paced flights are complete with food pairings for each wine, and also given to you all upfront so you can enjoy without feeling rushed. I chose flight #5 with the sweet wines. The wines were great, but the food pairings were even more delicious!
We went during the Cherry Festival.. . There were vendors, food trucks, wine slushies and other beverages available. There are outside pavilions and for the event, a large tent with tables and chairs where you could sit and eat while you enjoyed the outside entertainment. We went on Sunday and Howie Bartolo was playing. It was the first time listening to him, in over a year because of COVID. He was awesome! We hadn't planned too, but we even picked cherries while we were there...so sweet.
Dock the boat, enjoy some great wine. Besides the great selection of wine, there is a great collection of pickles, BBQ sauces, marinara sauce, olive oil, the list goes on and on. Great tasting opportunity! Friendly staff, great view of the lake, tasty wine slushes, and cold beer by the bottle. Something for everyone!
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