Exploring the Finger Lakes Beer Trail & Wine Trail in Ithaca


Exploring the Finger Lakes Beer Trail & Wine Trail in Ithaca

The Finger Lakes has long been known for its wine production, offering three fantastic regional wine trails. Ithaca is fortunate to be located along both the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and the new Finger Lakes Beer Trail. Start your journey at La Tourelle and go to dozens of craft breweries and wineries nearby on your own or with a local tour guide. Indulge in locally crafted libations and enjoy a taste of the Finger Lakes in every sip. Cheers!

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail 

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is America’s first wine trail and the first of the Finger Lakes to earn its own AVA approval. Start your journey along the trail at Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca and sample various wines at the state’s oldest winery. Then, head north along Cayuga Lake to make your next stop in Interlaken:

Learn more about the wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail on our blog!

Finger Lakes Beer Trail

Explore the Finger Lakes Beer Trail and discover Ithaca’s burgeoning craft beer scene. Start your exploration at the Ithaca breweries:

  • Founded in 1998, Ithaca Beer Co. embodies quality, consistency, and innovation in every brew, including their famous Flower Power IPA.

  • Sample IPAS, German lagers, porters, stouts, pilsners, and sours at Liquid State Brewing Company on West Green Street. 

  • Enjoy craft beer, shuffleboard, and delicious BBQ at Personal Best Brewing on W State Street. From Hazy IPAS to dry-hopped Belgian Blondes and Sour IPAS, there is a drink for everyone. 

Continue on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail and visit Garrett’s Brewing in Trumansburg, Hopshire Farm & Brewery in Freeville, and Salt Point Brewing in Lansing. 

Finger Lakes Wine and Beer Tours

With so many wineries and breweries, we recommend charting your itinerary with a local guide or tour. Sign up for an all-inclusive wine tour with Experience! The Finger Lakes and enjoy transportation to wineries, tour guides, and private tasting experiences. Discover even more Cayuga Lake winery tours on the official transportation page. And if you are looking for a combo wine and beer tour, we recommend Crush Beer and Wine Tours

Book Your Finger Lakes Hotel Room Today 

Book your stay at La Tourelle and enjoy local beer and wine at our lobby bar and on-site restaurant, The Bistro. Then hop on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail or Finger Lakes Beer Trail and drink your way through the region during your visit. Browse our Ithaca hotel rooms and find the perfect room or suite for your summer getaway!