As it happens, my birthday is fast approaching, and when my husband asked me how I wanted to celebrate turning another year older, it didn’t take me long to spit out my answer. Wine tasting! This was no surprise to him, since he knows how much I appreciate our local wines, foods, and farms.
One more thing, I added. Not on a busy weekend when there are so many people bellied up to the tasting bar that you can’t squeeze in, but on a weekday when you don’t have mass crowds to contend with.
So, one day this last week, we set off on my birthday adventure. The plan, hubby would be the designated driver, isn’t he sweet? And I, the official taster. Plenty of sunshine, the glistening waters of Cayuga Lake, and colorful fall foliage welcomed us down this glorious wine trail.
Our first stop of the day, Eleven Lakes Winery situated on Route 89, in the small hamlet of Canoga, on the north west side of Cayuga Lake.
Upon entering the tasting room we were greeted by Matt, who I learned during the visit is the owner of Eleven. Matt was working behind the bar and happily poured samples, answered questions, and gave me permission to take pictures. The wines I tasted follow.
After a great tasting, it was time to shop. My favorite – Moonglorious. “A party in a bottle and is best enjoyed with friends.” Eleven Lakes Winery is a definite must stop. I enjoyed their friendly atmosphere, and great wines! A great start for a birthday celebration.
Click Eleven Lakes Winery to learn more. They can also be found on Facebook.
Next stop? Cobblestone Farm Winery & Vineyard