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What Are the Best Wines Made in the Finger Lakes?

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Historically, we have planted natives and hybrids, but, since the 60’s vinifera has become a much more important part of the future. Back in the heyday, sparkling and fortified wine were very important, both locally and afar. More recently, Riesling and Cabernet Franc have both been very successful ..

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Why is the Finger Lakes Wine Region Ideal for Wine?

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The Finger Lakes wine region is an interesting area and it has the potential to produce stunning wines due to our climate. It sits on that border between possible and impossible when it comes to producing vinifera. The general area is too cold, but, thanks to a few very important features (terroir), ..