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Finger Lakes Winter Wine Tour

November 30th, 2012 by Katie Pate

Visit the Seneca Wine Trail during Off Season

Some say the off season is the best time of year. While many people enjoy visiting the wineries during the busy summer and autumn season, winter is the best time to find owners, winemakers and vineyard managers in the tasting room. At only $12 plus tax, the Polar Passport gives residents and visitors alike a convenient and affordable way to enjoy many of the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

Did you say Free Wine Flights?

Visit any of the 20+ participating wineries listed on the Polar Passport and receive a free flight of wines at each winery. The Polar Passport is valid only at the participating wineries. This is a terrific, affordable product for visitors and residents alike, since tasting fees generally run from $2-4 per winery. The Passport is valid from Dec. 6 to March 31, 2013.

finger lakes winter wine tours

Enjoy free flights of wine at over 20 wineries for only $12!

Wait, My Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast can provide a Designated Driver?

That’s right! The Halsey House provides Finger Lakes Wine Tasting Tours. We’ve teamed up with local limousine and touring companies to offer you tours tailored to fit your needs. Go wine tasting on the Cayuga Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the Keuka Lake Wine Trail with your own personal designated driver! Bring friends or take a family trip along on a wine tasting weekend and share the costs as well as the fun. Call us at 607-387-5428 for more details.

What Else is Going On?

How about some art and culture along with your wine? Bounce over to Cayuga Lake and the Sheldrake Point Vineyard, where work from artists Emily Gibbons & David Beale will be on display. The reception is December 1st from 3-6 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until January 15th.  Then, take in the still and quiet scenery of the Finger Lakes at winter as you head back to your cozy bed and breakfast for a good night’s sleep.

 

 

 

Finger Lakes Wine Tasting with Water to Wine Tours on Cayuga Lake

June 16th, 2012 by jenn

Here’s another fun thing to do when you’re in the Finger Lakes region. With Water to Wine Tours you can enjoy a scenic Cayuga Lake cruise while touring the award winning Finger Lakes wineries. Water to Wine Tours offers both private and group tours on the six-passenger II Special or the Isle of Skye which can take up to 15 guests.

Dusk at Cayuga Lake

A Beautiful Sunset on Cayuga Lake

Scheduled Boat Tours on the Finger Lakes
Water to Wine Tours has a number of tour options to suit your schedule and tastes. If your day is wide open, try the five-hour scenic boat tour. Experience Cayuga Lake’s crystal clear waters as well as three wine tastings. This is Water to Wine Tours’ longest boat tour option and it includes a picnic lunch. The other five scheduled cruises are generally about two hours and provide a nice range of experiences. You can try them all: Winery Tastings, Sunday Brunch, Tuesday Dinner and Happy Hour Cruises. There’s even a Bluegrass, Beer & Pizza option with live music!

All scheduled tours depart from docks at O’Malley’s Restaurant (Interlaken, NY) or the Aurora Inn (Aurora, NY). Go to watertowinetours.com for a full schedule and to book online. Reservations for scheduled cruises are highly recommended.

Cayuga Lake Private Charters
With its rich mahogany decks and plush seating, the II Special is an elegant vessel for a small private charter. The Isle of Skye is a charming long harbor launch that’s perfect for a larger group of up to 15. Guests can sit under the open sky or the cheery green canopy while watching the world go by. Private charters on either vessel are a wonderful way to celebrate as a group. It’s a unique setting for small weddings, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and much more. If you just feel like being in a beautiful boat on the lovely Finger Lakes, that’s reason enough!

After a full day on Cayuga Lake, return to your luxurious Finger Lakes accommodations here at Halsey House Bed & Breakfast.

Finger Lakes Wine Tasting Tours along the Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca Lake Wine Trails

June 26th, 2011 by KC Christopher

wine tasting along the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes area in New York state is a world-class wine producing region, attracting many visitors who wish to go wine tasting along the Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca Lake Wine Trails.

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.

Experience! The Finger Lakes touring van

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.

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