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From the first Cayuga Lake Wine Trail brochure: “The CWT offers a variety that is unmatched in wine touring and tasting…Nowhere else will travelers experience such a multitude of premium wines, attractions, comfortable lodgings, fine restaurants, friendly people, and splendid scenery.”

The first organized and longest-running wine trail in America was established in 1983 to promote wineries located within the Cayuga Lake American Viticultural Area (AVA) as a collective. Taste wine that’s earned over 6,000 national and international medals. See breathtaking views of Cayuga Lake, Taughannock Falls, and rolling vineyards. Visit wineries, cideries, distilleries, a meadery and a taproom – all along America’s first wine trail.  Welcoming visitors year-round.

Our philosophy is once you’ve seen, tasted, and lived all that the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail has to offer, you will absolutely fall in love with it!  Our hearts and souls are poured into each and every bottle, and our wines, ciders, meads, and spirits are the embodiment of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s investment into the very heart of New York State. Another reason I Love NY!

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  • Wine tasting and learning about wine
  • Outdoor event
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  • Two women enjoying the outdoors drinking wine
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  • Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Member Sign
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  • Vineyard grape trail
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