Finger Lakes Winery Tour

Duration: Approximately 6 Hours

Location: Keuka Lake


$95

Non-drinker

$75

Prices shown in US dollars and are subject to applicable taxes and fees.

Savor outstanding wines from Keuka Lake's top vineyards with a Certified Sommelier, while enjoying breathtaking views of the "crooked lake".

  • Ride in the comfort of our custom-outfitted bus to experience the best wine of the Finger Lakes.
  • Leading the tour will be our Certified Sommelier who will talk about the region, its grapes, and show you how to taste wine like a pro.
  • Enjoy 5 to 6 wine samples at each of three stops and learn how they were made from the proud folks who help to make them.
  • If you are staying at one of our downtown hotels inquire about pick up and drop off for true door-to-door service.
  • We do the planning and the driving. You sit back, relax, and enjoy the celebrated wines that made the Finger Lakes famous.

Meet at the 31F (Fairport Road) Park and Ride. Easy to find. Plenty of free parking.

Check our calendar for dates, times & availability.

No worries about the weather! You will travel in a climate controlled bus, customized for comfort.

Restrooms are available during the experience.

Tours are limited to no more than 13 guests for a VIP experience.

Our guides are happy to hail a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or friend for you at the end of the tour.

Adults 21 years and over (the legal drinking age in New York) are permitted on the tour.

Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.


What to Expect

The Tour

Settle in for a truly unique experience – – a Finger Lakes winery tour that features a Certified Sommelier as your personal guide.  This small group tour of the best wines of Keuka Lake will start at the Park and Ride on Route 31F, where you will board our custom bus and journey to the lake.  During the ride our Sommelier, certified by the Master Court of Sommeliers, will lead you through an exploration of the Finger Lakes wine region, its grapes and history.  You will learn about the flavor components of wine and how to mindfully taste and discern them – – all while relaxing in comfort.    Once at “crooked lake” you will sample wines from three hand picked wineries, each known for their high quality, award winning products.  In addition to savoring these fine wines, you will relish spectacular views of the lake from each tasting room.  Midway through the excursion we will stop at a local sandwich shop, where you can purchase lunch on your own and shop for local treasures.  Throughout the entire experience our Sommelier will be there to answer your questions about the wonderful world of wine.

Our Stops

Ravines Wine Cellars
Recently named among the world’s top 100 wineries by Wine & Spirits magazine, this boutique winery has a strong French influence.  (The owner is from Provence.)  Its Alsatian-style Rieslings are renown.

Keuka Spring Vineyards
This family owned winery creates its wine from classic European grapes, as well as hybrids.  One specialty is Lemberger, an Austrian grape variety that is becoming known as one of the few reds that do well in the cold climate of the Finger Lakes.

McGregor Vineyard 
Its wines are estate grown and bottled, ensuring outstanding quality, which is one reason that their Riesling earned 92 points by Wine Advocate.  They also boast some of the oldest vinifera grapevines in the Finger Lakes, including unusual varieties like Serekysia and Saperavi , which are used to make their popular Black Russian Red.

Olney Place
The best sandwiches on Keuka Lake, and craft beers on tap, are found in this fun and quirky shop – – a must see on any visit to the lake.

Please note that while all transportation, tastings and gratuities are included in the tour, guests are responsible to purchase their own lunch.

The Bus

You will be transported to each stop on our wine tasting tour in the comfort of a specially outfitted, climate-controlled bus.

  • Popcorn, pretzels, chips, and bottled water are provided on the bus.
  • There is space to store wine bottles and other treasures you buy along the way.
  • A locked storage area is on board for personal belongings.

 


Where to Meet

The winery tour will start at the 31F Park and Ride on East Avenue adjacent to St. John Fisher College. The lot is located on route 31F at Exit 25 of Interstate 490, in the Town of Pittsford, and is adjacent to St. John Fisher College. It is easy to find and there is plenty of free parking. Just look for the Portage Tours bus. Your guide will be waiting to welcome you aboard.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes.  Only adults who are of legal age to consume alcohol (21 years of age or older in NYS) are able to take our tours.  Guests should be prepared to show proof of age.

Yes.  Advance ticket purchase is required.  Most events sell out quickly.  To maximize your chances of getting the date and number of tickets you want, please book early.

We do not have a waiting list.  If a date is sold out, please email us and we may be able to add a tour for the day you desire.

You may wish to bring some cash or a credit card to buy the treasures you discover on the tour.  Our bus is custom fitted to hold growlers, crowlers, wine bottles, and has a secure area to store purchases.  Also, remember to bring your photo ID.  Other than that, you only need to bring a readiness to have fun, a willingness to explore, and a smile!

We absolutely do!  We can custom curate an event for most any occasion – – family reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, out of town guests, corporate functions, bachelor and bachelorette parties.  Just contact us.

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