Home of great wineries, cideries and distilleries
The Lake Ontario Wine Trail stretches from the eastern corner of Monroe County, encompasses the vast majority of Wayne County and now stretches into Cayuga County.
From boutique Wineries, Distilleries and Cideries, to charming Bed & Breakfasts, great Restaurants, bountiful Farm Markets and unique Shops and Sites, adventure is waiting all who travel the Trail. Start your journey today!
RESPONSE TO COVID-19
We appreciate your continued support of local wineries, distilleries, and cideries, and all other local businesses as we navigate these unprecedented times. The Lake Ontario Wine Trail hosts three events a year, with our second event, Sweet & Savory scheduled for June 13th & 14th. As a result of ongoing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommendations of state and local health departments, as well as the CDC, we have decided to cancel our June event. We don’t take this decision lightly, and we appreciate your understanding.
The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is made up of many local businesses that are already feeling the impact of these restrictions, but you can still support them! Support the trail by purchasing a LOWT Passport online here to explore the trail at your leisure. Due to oscillating opening times, the passports will be valid for 1 year from the first time you use it, rather than 1 year from purchase. So there’s no rush to use it immediately.
As of 5/16/2020, the Finger Lakes is open, but unfortunately tasting rooms are still closed until phase 3. We are not allowed to provide on-site consumption or tastings until June 12th at the earliest. But of course, that is subject to change. But we are still here for you! Many of us are open for bottle sales, and most are providing curbside pickup for all your wine/spirit/cider needs. Our members all have differing policies on their operations during this time, so please contact them directly for more information.
Mandates are changing rapidly, but above all, the health and safety of everyone is the highest priority. We appreciate all the support you have shown us over the years, we would not be here if it weren’t for you.