Craft Beverages & Wine

wine • beer • cider • spirits

Watkins Glen and Schuyler County are located in the heart of one of the premier cool-climate wine regions in the world.

 

With an incredible concentration of award-winning wineries, there is endless diversity to be found whether you prefer dry, sweet, white, red, or something in between. On the heels of the wine movement, craft beer and hard cider are adding to the libations offered in the region. We are also home to the region's first stand-alone craft distillery.

Beer enthusiasts can try hand-crafted pale ale, amber lager, or any number of specialty offerings at one of the many microbreweries.

Perhaps you'd like to try your hand at making your own wine or craft beer or are just looking for grape juice. Swirling, sniffing, sipping - we know you'll savor the incredible offerings of the region.

Arguably, nothing pairs better with wine than cheese, so it's only fitting that the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail also winds its way through the region. Featuring destination farms that produce delicious artisan cheeses, most have regular hours and welcome visitors throughout the year. From mozzarella to cheddar, chevre to bleu - tasting you way through the area is truly a delicious experience!