Finger Lakes Named Best Wine Region in the Country
Wine-o's rejoice!! We live next to the best wine region in America.
In this year's USA Today 10Best Poll, New York's Fingers Lakes region was dubbed the country's best wine region, even ranking higher than the famous wine country in California. This is the Finger Lakes' second year in a row taking home the title, and Carmella Barbagallo, the Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, expressed their gratitude for the recognition in a statement on Facebook.
The collaboration between the wineries is a unique aspect of the Finger Lakes culture. From our pioneers who have farmed this land for decades to our up-and-coming winemakers, there is a contagious energy that excites guests. As we strive for continued quality and world class hospitality, we are so glad to know our customers are having memorable experiences.
10Best worked with a panel of experts in the wine industry to pick 20 top wine regions, and then readers picked the top 10 through a poll. Here's the rest of the top 10:
- Finger Lakes - New York
- Leelanau Peninsula - Michigan
- Temecula Valley - California
- Verde Valley - Arizona
- Walla Walla Valley - Washington
- Monticello - Virginia
- Mendocino - California
- Lodi - California
- Texas Hill Country - Texas
- Paso Robles - California
According to 10Best, the Finger Lakes is made up of over 130 wineries, many of which specialize in Riesling.