• Dawn LeFevre

Lucas Vineyards & Finger Lakes Cider House

Updated: Oct 2

This was our first time visiting the Finger Lakes region and I must say that I instantly fell in love with the beauty of its lakes, waterfalls and wineries. Our first stop was Lucas Vineyards, who at 40 years and counting, was the oldest winery on the Cayuga Wine Trail. $10 netted us 5 samples of their succulent sweet wines, plus souvenir glasses and a packet of crackers. The tastings were self-guided and the samples sealed in single use glasses. After receiving our kits, we relaxed under a large white tent overlooking the serene vineyards to enjoy our tasting. Standouts included Nautie Missadventurous, Lucas Blues and Tugboat White. We couldn’t have had a more perfect kickoff to our journey.


It was lunchtime when we finished our tastings at Lucas Vineyards and as luck would have it, a scant two miles away we stumbled upon the wonderful Finger Lakes Cider House. Their Farm to Table sandwiches (I recommend the Rachel-ish) are fresh, delicious and a perfect complement to their cider. Their refreshing Honeoye Cider was sparkling without being overly carbonated but the biggest surprise of all was the Rose 18. I’m usually not a fan of wine/cider combinations but I have to say that their Rose 18 has made a believer out of me. Our trip had just began and we’d already fallen in love with the Finger Lakes Region and were looking forward to exploring more.


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NEXT UP: Owl Tree Wine Company & Buttonwood Grove Winery


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