While Forbes may have posed the question whether Virginia is the "East Coast Napa," here at The Daily Meal, we think the Finger Lakes region of New York State should be taken into consideration for this title.
For many people, the words "New York,” conjures images of yellow cabs, Broadway signs, and skyscrapers overlooking the Hudson River. For residents, and tourists, of the Finger Lakes region, New York is something else entirely. Rolling hills replace the traffic, and peaceful wineries and vineyards replace hoppin' bars and clubs.
For wine-aficionados, as well as those with not-so mature-wine palates, the countries in the Finger Lakes region have a lot to offer. If a trip to Napa Valley is too far away, too intimidating, or just too far out of your price range, the Finger Lakes region is the perfect option to meet all your wine tasting desires.
Naming every activity and winery open to tourists would be a little like attempting to name every restaurant in New York City, so check out these five must-do activities in the Finger Lakes!