Culinary Wine Tour on Cayuga
Experience the full bounty of the Finger Lakes wine region! On this tour, we will visit three wineries on the west side of Cayuga Lake that feature excellent regional cuisine alongside their award-winning wines.
The tour will be presented as a progressive three-course tasting lunch that will evolve across the different wineries, featuring a local cheese course, a sit down main course featuring a chef's plate of multiple 6 tastes to pair with 6 wines, and a decadent dessert course. Each winery will include the featured food-wine pairings prepared specifically by the chefs for your tour, followed by a carefully-selected flight of additional wines chosen to show off the best that each winery has to offer.
Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery and The Copper Oven featuring estate wines paired with wood fired pizzas (Saturdays and Sundays only).Knapp Winery and its Vineyard Restaurant featuring a six-item Chef's tasting plate paired with six wines, and finishing with one of their specialty spirits. (Sundays - Fridays)
Americana Winery and the Crystal Lake Cafe featuring their wines paired with a mouth-watering dessert.
Tours depart from the Holiday Inn in Downtown Ithaca (222 S. Cayuga Street -Click HERE to see map)
Note: This tour is available seasonally (May - October).
What our guests say about this tour:
"Thank you for a delightful and memorable day! Loved all the foods. Full of flavor! Great fun and educational. A treasure full of pleasure!.
"I enjoyed the new experience and tastes that I never thought I would like. Especially the "parties in my mouth"!"
"My goal was to learn more about wine and pairing with food, and I feel that I accomplished that goal. Plus, it was a lot of fun!"
"An immersion into the food and wine of the region"
"It was like a "crash" course in wine tasting with beautiful scenery"
"I enjoyed the suggested wine pairings. They extracted interesting flavors!"
Click HERE to inquire about reserving this tour.
A note to our guests: Saturdays on the Cayuga Wine Trail are the busiest days of the week. If you are looking for a more intimate experience of the wineries we suggest considering a Sunday or a weekday for your wine trail experience if your schedule allows.