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Which vineyards in SE Seneca Lake in Finger Lakes to visit?

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Which vineyards in SE Seneca Lake in Finger Lakes to visit?

Kikim | May 4, 2009 06:55 PM

In a couple of weeks we are going to SE Seneca Lake (Hector, just north of Watkins Glen) for a very brief weekend (driving up Friday morning, leaving Sunday morning), from NYC. With the driving, we will really only have one full day up there, on Saturday.
I'd like to hit the gorge in the morning and spend the rest of the day exploring vineyards and wine tastings in the immediate area, since we are short on time.
But even in this area, it seems there are lots of wineries to choose from, I was hoping someone could offer direction. We love dry rieslings but are open to all types of wines. Atmosphere is also important, part of the fun is viewing lush vineyards. Can anyone suggest a route?
In addition to the vineyard, if anyone has ideas of where to pick up supplies for a picnic, or which restaurant we should hit (I believe the choices are Dano's Suzanne's Red Newt and Stone Cat)
please advise!

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