Made in Ithaca Luscious Libations Tour
The Made in Ithaca Luscious Libations Tour is the perfect excursion for guests who would like to experience the wonderful wines, beers and spirits of our region in a 3.5 hour tour. On this tour, we feature three stops around Ithaca that are home to producers of sensational spirited libations that are based on the bounty of offerings in the Finger Lakes.
We first arrive at Ports of New York, where Frederic Bouche' continues the tradition of wine making that his father started in Normandy, France. Learn how Frederic makes his fabulous elegant white and red ports, share in an intimate tasting paired with selected items, and explore his family's history of wine making in France through his personal museum collection.
Our next stop is Six Mile Creek Winery, Ithaca's own boutique winery. We will learn about Finger Lakes winemaking and what makes their vineyard different than the wineries on the lake. We will taste their classic Finger Lakes varietals, and have the opportunity to taste their full line of unique grape-based spirits, distilled in a traditional Italian style right at the winery--truly a special treat.
Our last stop will be Hopshire Farm and Brewery. You will get to see the hops farm, taste the wide range of their own hand crafted brews, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the beer making process through the open glass tasting room viewing windows. Please note: Hopshire is closed on Monday and Tuesday. On these days, we head to the tavern at the Ithaca Coffee Company. The tavern always has a number of local beers on tap including brews from Ithaca's own Ithaca Beer Company. We'll enjoy a tasting that range from lighter pilsners and hoppy ales to fuller body porters, as well as seasonal beers.
Join this tour and get a taste of how good it gets in Ithaca!
Price: $80.00 per person for groups of 3 or more; $190 total for private tour for two. Discount group pricing available on request.
This tour runs Monday through Friday and departs at 1pm from The Hotel Ithaca in Downtown Ithaca (222.South Cayuga St., Ithaca NY)