Finger Lakes Winery Tours invites you to pair your wine tour with our first-class services. We’re not just drivers, we’re experienced chauffeurs trained in the art of hospitality. What’s more, we’re intimately familiar with the region’s finest wines. Call us today at (315) 828-6289 to request our services!
Every Winery Tour Needs an Experienced Guide
If you’ve spent the last little while searching the Internet looking at companies who offer wine tours, you’ve probably noticed a few things. Some companies merely provide chauffeur services, meaning that they’ll drive you to the wineries of your choosing, but that’s it. You’ll have to select the stops, determine the route, and more.
Then, there are people who are knowledgeable about wines and the many vineyards throughout the beautiful Finger Lakes. Their vocabulary is vast and they’re brimming with exciting information about the area’s beloved vines. But are they able to comfortably accommodate a large group of your closest friends, family members, or colleagues? Probably not. At the most, they have a Sedan or a minivan.
That’s where we come in. We have vehicles capable of accommodating any sized group. Moreover, we are recognized wine aficionados and members of the United Motorcoach Association, the National Limousine Association, and the Transportation Safety Exchange, we’re the team for you.
A Taste of the Many Local Wineries in the Area
Experience the Seneca Lake Wine Trail Like Never Before
Nestled at the northern edge of Seneca Lake, Geneva is the perfect place to start a tour of the historic Seneca Lake Wine Trail. With Finger Lakes Winery Tours facilitating the experience, you can expect to have the time of your life.
Planning a wine tour on your own can be daunting. There are simply too many vineyards for any group to research and explore on their own. By booking our services, we’ll bring you to the best of the best throughout Geneva and around the beautiful Seneca Lake. With over 35 vineyards to visit, you’ll have your work cut out for you. But we’ll showcase the best vineyards most suited to your personal preferences.
On the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, the possibilities are endless. Fine wine, exquisite dining, and the most spectacular sights New York has to offer: All are within reach when you come on a wine tour. Let us take the reins, and experience the area like never before.
Three Wine Trails to Explore
The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is just one of the trails for which we offer tours. With Finger Lakes Winery Tours, you give you more to explore, more choice, and more ways to experience everything that the Finger Lakes has to offer.
Our three wine trails are:
The Seneca Lake Wine Trail
As the largest of the Finger Lakes and the closest to Geneva, Seneca Lake makes the ideal choice for first-time visitors and to locals alike. It offers stunning scenery, replete with panoramic vistas and lush landscape views. With over 35 vineyards to visit, the Senenca Lake Wine Trail is the largest of the Finger Lakes trails, and it is by far our most popular.
The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
The easternmost and longest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake is in every respect an equal among peers, and it is just as worth visiting as its larger cousin, Seneca Lake. This long and winding lake offers a varied topography, which naturally lends itself to picture-perfect scenery shots. Cayuga Lake is also home to a thriving wine scene—with 16 superb wineries to visit—but without the hustle-and-bustle of Seneca Lake, the more popular destination. If you’re looking to beat the crowds, this is the choice for you.
The Keuka Lake Wine Trail
Keuka Lake is unique in many respects. It’s irregular, Y-shape makes it a natural outlier in the Finger Lakes district, and it’s far smaller than either Seneca Lake or Cayuga Lake. Yet despite its size, this lake boasts an exceptionally rich and diverse history as a winegrowing region, featuring some of the area’s oldest wineries still in operation today. Though steeped in history, Keuka Lake is no relic: It is at the forefront of the winemaking industry, with many highly innovative wineries dotting its coast. Sommeliers, nature lovers, and gourmands are all sure to enjoy the sensory experience that Keuka Lake has to offer.
Wine Tasting: We’ll Do the Driving, You Do the Drinking
When it comes to these sorts of outings, there is nothing worse than being left out of the fun. The big appeal of a wine tour is the wine itself, so if you have to be the designated driver you’re going to miss out on a lot.
With our services, you won’t have to worry about driving. You also won’t have to worry about planning your routes or keeping on schedule. We’ll take care of everything!
14-Person Wine Shuttles Perfect for Any Gathering
If you’re looking to have a true excursion, you need a vehicle who can handle the adventure. And our SUV Limousine’s name says it all: the Ford Excursion.
Capable of seating up to 14 passengers with total ease, the Excursion has wraparound white leather seating, champagne wells, and luxury-carpeted flooring. Every guest of yours will be comfortable and they’ll all be able to look out the windows at the rolling hills and vineyards as we go about our journey.
We also have beautiful Lincoln Town Cars for your more intimate gathers (2-4 passengers), and biodiesel-fueled SUVs with seating for 7.
Chauffeur Services That Rival the Vineyard Tour Itself
Some companies let the vineyards and trails speak for themselves. At Finger Lakes Winery Tours, we go the extra mile. Our knowledgeable guides and first-class accommodations make the journey from one winery to the next as wonderful as the vineyards themselves.
Take Your Wine Vineyard Tour to New Heights
A wine tour is best experienced in the company of others. What’s better is if someone from the company has an intimate knowledge of the terrain you’re traveling through. That’s where Finger Lakes Winery Tours comes in. Proud members of the United Motorcoach Association and committed to customer satisfaction, we are the wine aficionados you can trust. With a variety of packages and gift certificates to choose from, our Geneva wine tours will surely not disappoint. Call (315) 828-6289 today to request our services.
Geneva Wine Trails
Most visitors and newcomers are already aware of Finger Lakes’ most popular wineries and vineyards. There’s the Ravines Wine Cellars on Keuka Lake with its terroir-driven and expressive wines, the Sheldrake Point Winery with its one-of-a-kind estate wines, but is that all? Hardly.
There are over 30 other vineyards to be explored throughout Geneva, each one unique and brimming with delicious wines. And at Finger Lakes Winery Tours, our chauffeurs know more about these wineries than their civic addresses. Our team has a sommelier’s knowledge of Geneva’s native grapevines and the many European varieties grown along these rolling trails.
What’s more, our chauffeurs are members of the National Limousine Association, the Transportation Safety Exchange, and the United Motorcoach Association. With their licensing and certification, you’ll never have to worry that your tour guide is leading you astray.
Are you looking to book a wine tour for a romantic weekend or a couples’ retreat? Contact us today. We’d love to hear from you.
Geneva Winery Tours
To say we’re proud of our fleet is an understatement. Not only do we hold our automobiles to the highest environmental standards possible, but they vary from Navigator SUVs and Lincoln Town Cars, to 14-person shuttle vans and 26-person limo buses.
Our fleet includes:
- Lincoln Town Car Sedan: Seats 2-4 passengers, is fitted with luxury leather interior, and has enough trunk space to carry 4 golf bags.
- Ford Excursion SUV: This “Green” biodiesel SUV comfortably seats up to 7 passengers and features a flip-down flat screen TV and stereo surround system.
- Excursion SUV Limousine: To call this vehicle spacious doesn’t do it justice. Seating up to 14 people with ease, this limousine features wrap-around white leather sofa seating, built-in champagne wells, and carpeted flooring.
- Old-Fashion Trolley: A favorite among Geneva visitors, the 1920 New Orleans-styled Trolley seats up to 28 people, has an authentic “Pull Stop” bell, panoramic windows, and breathtaking interior woodwork. For an authentic historical experience, there’s no better choice than the charm of a trolley!
Don’t see a vehicle that suits your needs? Call us and ask about our other available options. Whatever the occasion, we are more than confident we’ll be able to accommodate you and your guests.
Wine Tasting Tours in Geneva
Without the right guides by your side a wine tour can be an overwhelming experience. If you’re looking for a tour of Geneva’s beautiful vineyards, look no further than the accommodating chauffeurs of Finger Lakes Winery Tours. Call us today to request our services.
The Best Wine Tours in Geneva
Are you looking for something to do with a few friends? Maybe it’s a special occasion like a bachelorette weekend, or maybe it is even your honeymoon weekend. There are a lot of group activities out there. There are epic and scenic hikes through the mountains of upstate New York, there are pub crawls and wild nights awaiting you in any major city, and there is more fine dining in the area than any refined person could handle.
But what about an activity that has a little of everything, with elegance and refinement to spare?
Finger Lakes Winery Tours has been providing wine tours through the Geneva area since 2001. This experience has allowed us to become more than familiar with the famous vineyards that surround the marvelous Seneca Lake. With a wine tour, you get the rolling vistas of grape-vines, sparkling lakes, and beautiful vineyards. It has the freshness and fulfillment of any outdoor adventure, but with that little something extra. It is also an activity that all your friends can enjoy together. Our diverse fleet of luxury cars, SUVs and limousines can accommodate groups of any size.
What other activity could blend the social ease of a group out on the town, the great outdoors, and life’s finer things?
Wine Tours All Along Seneca Lake With Finger Lakes Winery Tours
Our wine tours typically get started right at the top of the great Seneca Lake, which spans the 34-mile distance down to the beautiful village of Watkins Glen. Around Seneca Lake, there are over 35 wineries and vineyards, so there is no shortage of beautiful sights, relaxing stops, and delicious wines.
The wine is a huge appeal of a wine tour, but there is also the scenery to behold. Wine you can taste, purchase, and take home with you. The scenery, though? That stays in Geneva.
You want to be able to give those vistas the thoughtfulness and time they deserve. Would you be able to enjoy your tour if you were driving? Likely not. You’d be focused on the foreign roads ahead of you. You’d be pausing for directions instead of pausing for a gorgeous view.
If you book a wine tour with Finger Lakes Winery Tours, you don’t have to be the odd one out. Yourself and all the other guests can enjoy the experience equally.
Benefits of Booking a Wine Tour
Tasting the wine is one of the major appeals of a wine tour. Unfortunately, you can’t do that when you’re the designated driver. You’re burdened with the responsibility and perpetually preoccupied with everyone’s safety. If you book a guided wine tour with Finger Lakes Winery Tours however, you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Not only that, but we’re also intimately knowledgeable about the wineries throughout the Geneva area. We’re not just chauffeurs, we’re also your knowledgeable tour guides with a passion for wine and the Geneva countryside. Who better to lead you through the fields of Geneva than a team like us?
Preparing for Your Wine Tour
At Finger Lakes Winery Tours, we aim to provide our clients with a relaxing, easy, enjoyable experience that seems so lacking in many vacation packages. Following intense itineraries and travel schedules can make vacations nearly as stressful as day-by-day life.
Finger Lakes Winery Tours eliminates these stresses, so you can focus on the important things: taking in the magnificent landscape, sampling delicious wines, and enjoying the experience with loved ones.
We have compiled this list of things to be mindful of as you plan your exciting escape with Finger Lakes Wine Tours.
When is the Best Time to Take a Wine Tour?
The simple answer is anytime! The Finger Lakes region is spectacularly scenic in all seasons.
Peak travel season is generally summer and fall, but off-season (winter and spring) is actually likely to be an even more personal experience. As the wineries are not quite so busy, you’ll have a better chance to have one-on-ones with the growers and learn more about the processes and secrets of fine wine making.
Consider also the activities, besides of course wine sampling, that you might like to do in the region. Perhaps you’re a winter warrior who loves skiing and snowshoeing, or have a penchant for all things autumn.
Any time of year, Finger Lakes Winery Tours would be honored to welcome you.
How Should I Decide Which Wineries to Tour?
That depends entirely on your party’s tastes and preferences.
While the Finger Lakes region is home to a great number of exceptional wineries, it generally isn’t advised to visit more than three or four in a day. Trying to frequent more will not only feel rushed and defeat the purpose of a relaxing vacation, but ‘palate fatigue’ will make it more difficult to discern wine flavors.
A little research will help you find the wineries best suited to you. For instance, are you a red or white drinker? Sweet or dry? Fruit wine or ice wine?
Determining your party’s preferences will make it easier to find a winery specializing in your favorites.
As always, Finger Lakes Winery Tours is happy to advise.
What Touring Vehicles are Available?
Regardless of the size of your party, Finger Lakes Winery Tours has the perfect vehicle for your tour.
We boast an extensive fleet includes limos, SUVs, and touring coaches, right up to the full-size 56-passenger motor coach. Our fleet even features an old-fashioned trolley for a truly unique and nostalgic experience.
You’ll be pleased to note that we take environmental regulations very seriously. We measure the emissions of our “green fleet” and invest accordingly in green energy and projects.
We work hard to preserve and strengthen nature’s bounty.
Where Should I Stay?
There are a number of beautiful, charming options for accommodations in the Finger Lakes region. From intimate Bed & Breakfasts to more conventional hotels, the possibilities are numerous.
Finger Lakes Winery Tours will easily pick you up and drop you off at the location of your choice. No matter the accommodation experience you have in mind, you can be sure to find it here.
We have established relationships with many of the region’s finest accommodations and rentals. If you wish, we would be delighted to provide you with a recommendation.
Book Your Tour with Finger Lakes Winery Tours
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We’re confident that we deliver the best wine tour experience in the Finger Lakes region. We provide a luxurious ride, a meticulously curated itinerary, and first-class service from start to finish. Wherever the road may take you, you can trust us to make it a journey you’ll never forget.
If you’d like to hear more about our wine tours, call Finger Lakes Winery Tours today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our vehicles, services, and prices.
To book your tour, be sure to contact us today.