Shop for Wines from NY's Finger Lakes
The bulk of Finger Lake wines come from Keuka, Cayuga and Seneca Lake wineries, with a small percentage from Canadaigua and other minor lakes.
The cool climate is most often compared to that of Germany, and the major European grapes of the area are the classic Eastern European varieties of Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.
Dr. Konstantin Frank and Hermann J. Wiemer are the prominent wineries for those classic wines. In addition, indigenous grapes like Niagara and Concord, and French-American hybrids are planted because of their heartiness towards the harsh winters, and produce fruit-forward, light- to medium-bodied reds, whites and roses to suit a variety of palates.