A convenient and safe way to do this is by arranging a wine tour with a local transportation company so that you can enjoy a worry-free experience without the need for a designated driver. An added bonus is having your own tour guide along, with a driver who is capable of tailoring your tour to fit your preferences and desires.
The Halsey House’s close proximity to these wine trails brings us many customers eager to experience wine tasting in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere the Finger Lakes wineries are known for. We recommend a few local transportation companies that always treat our customers with great service and knowledgeable winery and restaurant suggestions. Two of our favorites are Guilt Free Touring and Quality Wine Tours. Whether you are looking for an intimate tour for two or you bring friends along to share the fun and the costs, these companies always delight our guests. Pricing begins at around $250 for car and driver for a party of two.
Another exciting option is to join a tour designed to show you just what is so special in this magical place of ours. Experience! The Finger Lakes offers daily guided tours for up to twelve people. This tour company isn’t just about wine tasting. Mitch and I recently had the opportunity to accompany our fellow innkeepers on the Wine, Cheese & “Moo” tour. We had the pleasure of visiting Keely’s Cheese Co. and Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, local artisan cheese-makers, and learned about the cheese-making process while sampling their cheese. Then we moved on to King Ferry and Long Point wineries where we had the chance to pair the cheese with local wines. This was a wonderful chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at great local businesses.
Experience! also offers an amazing collection of tours including Culinary & Wine, History of the Area, Gorges and Waterfalls, Hiking or custom tours personalized for you. We highly recommend that you add one of their tours to your itinerary while you are visiting the Finger Lakes.