Tuesday, August 13, 2013

~Every Now & Then We All Need a Good "Wine"~

~Every Now & Then We All Need  a Good "Wine"~

  My husband Russ and I spent a beautiful Sunday visiting the local wineries on Cayuga Lake.I love living in the Finger lakes area of Upstate New York for many reasons ( and winter isn't one of them!!)  One of the gifts of living here is having an abundance of fresh grown  local fruits and vegetables in the summer! But the main product the Finger lakes region is known for is their world class white and red wines with 11 lakes that create the" Finger lakes".. there are many many wineries to choose from to visit! One of   mine and my husbands favorite wineries is Swedish Hill Winery, they were awarded the "Winery of the Year" in 2012! These local wines go up against wines from all over the world and bring home many prestigious awards every year!

Outside the Swedish Hill Winery

A vintage European distiller used for creating distilled wines

The next winery we visited was Knapp Winery

Tasting room at Knapp's!

Another view of the tasting room

One of the tasting rooms at Knapp's.. I love all the hanging white lights and wine bottles that seem to" fall" from the sky

"Knapp Riesling is Cool"

Enjoying a Glass of wine at Knapp Winery ( can you tell...  the glass is empty!)

Russ and I enjoying the afternoon!

Love all the stacks of beautiful wine bottles!


Such beautiful labels~ Very artsy!

Of Course!!

Outside Goose Watch Winery

The beautiful view of vineyards

Awesome view of the lake off the back deck of Goose Watch winery!

Thirsty Owl Winery (tasting room)

View from the wine bar

Little Owl Mascot!!

  View from the Winery parking lot of the vineyard and Cayuga Lake at Thirsty Owl Winery

This years crop of beautiful grapes!

And of course the chairs are "grapey" colored!

View of the vineyards at Hosmer Winery

Anyway direction you go... there's a winery!

Another of our Favorites "Lucas Winery"

View from the front door at Lucas

And who wouldn't want these fun friends to party with!

Whoo Hoo...."Party Trained" :)


And Yes we have a saying here "Drink Local"!

It was a beautiful day ,great company and  so much fun! Wineries are such a  big past time here.. people from all over the country come to visit the Finger-lakes for their awesome world class wines!!  If you ever have the opportunity to visit you will fall in love with the Finger-lakes and all  the wonderful attractions, beautiful scenery  and  artisan restaurants !

In love & Faith


  1. Hi. Thank you for sharing..this looks awesome! I am going to look into this winery for a weekend getaway for my hubby and I...... Is this the winery you are looking into for the next Art Retreat! I hope so......

  2. Hi~ So nice to hear from you and YES the Art retreat next May will be at a Beautiful winery and Inn on Seneca Lake!! Just making all the arrangements now so i will be posting this Art Retreat within the month! Hope you can join us!! Have a wonderful day!!

    1. Hi. I am so excited. I will absolutely be joining you! I will be waiting patiently (okay maybe not so patiently) for your posting. :) You have a wonderful day also.

  3. YAY!!! I will post it here as well when I get everything together, so keep in touch.. would love to have you join us!:)

  4. The ArtWine Art Retreat is now posted on my website at www.indigoearth.artfire.com! Early bird Registration is on until Jan 31st! Hope you can join us!