Located within Fingerling Lakes, Penn Yan is truly wine country at its best. With 8 wineries located around Keuka Lake, 16 situated around Cayuga Lake and a whopping 36 wineries placed around Seneca Lake, wine tasting is certainly part of Penn Yan Things to Do. Visitors can spend an entire week visiting them all. Unfortunately, most people don't have the time or funds to do so, in which case visitors have two options. The first, pick a lake and stay on the winery trail. The second, take BBonline's recommendations for the best vineyards of Penn Yan.
Fox Run Vineyards
670 Route 14
Penn Yan, NY 14527
With 55 acres of vineyards and situated just north of Seneca Lake, Fox Run Vineyards not only offers a stunning panoramic view, but a delicious selection of wines. The tasting room staff is educated and well versed in all the wines produced at Fox Run. Ranging in reds, whites, blends, porters and more. The vineyard has a wonderful café that offers gourmet sandwiches, homespun salads and appetizing soups. There are plenty of tables located outside the tasting room to enjoy your scrumptious treats, which also supplies dramatic views of the landscape. Tours are available and the winery is open seven days a week from 11am to 5pm. There is also a gift shop for great precious items to take home with you. Fox Run is conveniently placed as one of your first stops on Seneca Lake Wine Trail and for good reason, as it will certainly set the pace for the rest of your visit when staying at a Penn Yan Inn.
Keuka Spring Vineyards
East Lake Rd.
243 Route 54, Penn Yan, NY 14527
Keuka Spring Winery is among the top wineries on Keuka Lake. Producing 20,000 gallons annually, Keuka Springs was awarded the Governor's Cup and was a finalist for the 2008 Winery of the Year award. Their wines include unique flavors of Granny Smith or smoke and berries in delicious medium-bodied tastes. Family owned, Keuka Spring has a tasting room located on a hillside overlooking the stunning Keuka Lake. Guests have the opportunity to take in the beautiful views of the lake and countryside while delving into 15 samples. Open Monday through Sunday, Keuka Springs offers a wonderful option when looking for Penn Yan things to do.
Anthony Road Wine Co.
1020 Anthony Road
Penn Yan, NY 14527-9632
Anthony Road Wine Company has award-winning wines with wonderful aromas. The winery has a tranquil ambiance. Ann and John Martini, owners of Anthony Road, take great pride in the beauty of both their floral gardens and their fine wines. Therefore, there is a picnic area available for guests to sit down and experience the beauty of both for themselves, and with the views of Seneca Lake as a backdrop, visitors will find it awe-inspiring. Anthony Road is open year-round, which is perfect when staying at a Penn Yan Bed and Breakfast any time of the year.
Swedish Hill Vineyard & Winery
4565 Rt 414
Romulus, NY 12946
Swedish Hill Winery is located on Cayuga Lake and is a fantastic stop on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. This family operated winery received the Governor's Cup from the New York Wine and Food Classic, along with being awarded 2008's Winery of the Year. Swedish Hill has Cayuga's largest assortment of wines. This also includes Brandy, Champagne and Port. When searching for Penn Yan things to do, Swedish Hill Winery is a wonderful choice. Beyond wine tasting, take a guided tour of the winery, which is free during the summer months. The winery and gift shop are open daily from 9am to 6pm.