Wineries 1 are abundant in the greater area around Syracuse and we normally celebrate our Finger Lakes Wine Country. There are several hundred vineyards and wineries within a number of American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) across Western New York and Canada that are reasonably accessible from the Syracuse region.

Wineries are normally categorized by their AVA, the lake upon which they depend, or a designation and/or membership in one of the regions official Wine Trails.

Reference Sites

Cayuga Lake:, AVA

  • Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery - 6800 State Route 89, Ovid, NY New York, 14521; (607) 869-5158
  • Hosmer Winery - 6999 State Route 89, Ovid, New York, 14521
  • Montezuma Winery -2981 Auburn Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148; (315) 568-8190. Not just wines! Mead and fruit wines, too. Great stuff.

Seneca Lake, AVA


1. Original source material from Rochester Wiki Wineries Page, more recent updates can be found there.