Spirits, Wine, & Beer Lite!
As far as fermentable favorites go, The Finger Lakes is no longer just about wine. The region is also producing some of the best quality brews and spirits in New York State, and this tour is all about showing all of them off to you! On this five-hour tour, we will visit a distillery, a winery, and a brewery, all of which focus on high quality craftsmanship to make the best of each of their genres.
The first stop will be at Finger Lakes Distilling. One of the distillers will take you down into the distillery and go through the process of creating their unique and hand-crafted spirits. From boiling and fermenting, to distilling and aging, you will learn what it takes to make bourbons, whiskeys, clear spirits and liqueurs. After the tour, the group will get a private tasting down in the distillery away from the crowds. Each person will be able to choose their favorite spirit within featured flights of Vodkas and Gins, Whiskeys and Bourbons, and Liqueurs. Your guides will present you with a special local food pairing to feature with one of the items within the flights.
After the distillery, we will enjoy a wine tasting at Damiani Wine Cellars, an easy stroll from the distillery. At Damiani, we will feature their wines paired with locally-made chocolates that were designed by the chocolatier specifically to go with Damiani's fine wines.
Our last stop will be either Two Goats Brewing or the Crooked Rooster Brew Pub, home of Roosterfish Brewing. Here you will have the opportunity to taste their individually crafted beers and ales paired with their specialty in-house foods.
Join us on this unique tour of fermented flavors of the Finger Lakes!
Price: $90.00 per person; Discount pricing available for groups of 10 or more.
Tours depart from the downtown Holiday Inn in Ithaca (Click HERE to see map), and the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen.
Click HERE to inquire about reserving this tour for a new date not currently on the calendar.
What our guests say about this tour:
"The variety of samples, and the pairings of food was great!"
"Stress-free beautiful experience..had a great time; learned and laughed a lot!"
"I loved the tour! Went to some top spots and enjoyed each part equally!"
"This is the best time I ever had! Best bargain for your buck."
"It was an an amazing great time."
A note to our guests: Saturdays on the wine trailsl 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.