Finger Lakes Wine Country Named Best Wine Region In U.S.

Finger Lakes Wine Country has once again been recognized as the Best Wine Region by USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

The region was named the Best Wine Region in 2018 as well. Over a period of 28 days, readers voted for their favorite wine region through USA Today’s online poll. The Finger Lakes region competed against nineteen other wine regions across the United States; the Top 10 being recognized by USA Today as the best, with the Finger Lakes taking the highest honor once again.

President of Finger Lakes Wine Country, Laury Ward, expressed excitement at the news and stated, “To receive this honorable award two years in a row is a testament to our local community of farmers, winemakers, and hospitality ambassadors. And to the many visitors, who, through word of mouth, and passion-driven branding and marketing of the region, have discovered and fallen in love with our stunning destination.”

Finger Lakes Wine Country is named for the long, slender glacially-carved lakes that contribute to the exceptional terroir that is characteristic to the region. It is home to more than 140 wineries that feature a diverse selection of cool-climate wines including Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, among many others. Our picturesque landscape entices visitors from around the globe to discover our world-class wine, award-winning craft beverages, historic small towns and welcoming communities, local gastronomy, and the perfect backdrop for year-round outdoor recreation.

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