Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance
Jerry Dell Farm & Farm Store
41 Fall Creek Rd, Freeville
Dec-Mid May: Saturdays only 10-4
Mid May-Dec: Thursday-Saturday, 9a-7p
About: Jerry Dell Farm is located in Dryden with their farm store located in Freeville, just north east of Ithaca. The store carries many local, organic products along with several cheeses from the members of the Cheese Trail.
5646 Rte 414
Hours: 10-6, 7 days a week (Mother's Day through Halloween)
About: This wonderful Farm Market located right on Seneca Lake offers local farm-fresh products and crafts and is famous for their weekend BBQ! A great stop for lunch or to stock up on farm goods!
386 State Route 14
Hours: 9-5, Mon-Sat (Closed Sunday)
About: This is a traditional Amish country store and dairy located on the west shore of Seneca Lake. The store, located in a refurbished barn carries many of our cheeses along with other dairy products, homemade jams, jellies, fudge, baked goods and honey. You can also find a great selection of Amish furniture and quilts. And be sure to ask about their summer vacation rental: a beautiful farmhouse overlooking the lake!
Red Jacket Orchards
957 Canandaigua Road (Rtes 5 & 20)
Hours: 9-5 Daily, 7 days a week, year round (Saturdays open until 7pm)
About: This incredible farm store has not only one of the finest selection of family-grown fruits and delicious juices and products, but a wide selection of local products as well. Conveniently located on 5 & 20, they're easy to find and open year round. Plus New Yorkers can find them in Union Square, and you can always shop their online store any time of day or night.
4367 East Covert Road
(Winery) 10-6 Mon-Saturday, 11-6 Sunday
Taste Til 8: Memorial Day Weekend- Labor Day Weekend: 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-8 Sun
(Winery Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
(Café) 12-8 Wed-Mon, Closed Tuesdays
(Off season, Open Thursday-Sunday)
About: A true destination winery located just off Cayuga Lake about 15 minutes north of Ithaca, Americana is a strong advocate of supporting local businesses. Their Café uses local seasonal ingredients in their from scratch kitchen. And the winery boasts over 30 award-winning wines. The winery hosts WHEY LOCAL SATURDAYS, the second Saturday of each month which features one of our Trail's cheesemakers, and hosts concerts every Friday (6-8) and Sunday (4-6) year round. A great place to visit for fine wines, wonderful local fare and great entertainment!
Hector Wine Company
5610 Route 414
Hours: (April-Dec) Sun-Thurs 11-6, Fri & Sat 11-7 | (Jan-March) Fri & Sat 11-7, Sun & Mon 11-6
About: Since opening their doors in 2010, the team of viticulturist Jason Hazlitt and winemaker Justin Boyette have developed a tasting room that supports the local arts, including the culinary and agricultural arts. Selling local cheese has become an integral part of their operation. Customers enjoy pairing the local cheeses with HWC's growing list of dry whites and reds (and a few semi-dry to sweet wines too).
4024 State Rte 14
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5
(Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas)
About: The Stamp family has farmed the western shores of Seneca Lake for four generations. Drawing on their tradition of fine wine making techniques and modern technology the winery has won many top honors in the industry. As a farming family, the Stamps and their staff have always been supportive of the local agriculture and carry many local products, such as many of our cheeses, at their winery in support. A warm and inviting atmosphere awaits, less than 5 miles south of Shtayburne Farm.
2 N. Franklin St. Suite 320
9934 State Route 414
Hours: Sun-Fri 11-5. Sat 11-6, year round.
About: Standing Stone is a vineyard based farm winery producing elegant, food-friendly wines based on well established vinifera. Located on the east side of Seneca Lake, the tasting room is large and spacious with spectacular views of the lake, making it a great stop for an informative wine tasting, a little locavore shopping, or a place to sit back and relax with a bottle of wine at the picnic tables out back overlooking the lake.
Stever Hill Vineyards
3962 Stever Hill Road
Hours: 10-5 daily.
About: The Tones family has been growing grapes in the Finger Lakes for 5 generations, supplying grapes for juice and wine to many wineries. Now, as the new owners of Stever Hill Vineyards, they own a winery on beautiful Keuka Lake themselves and are big supporters of other local businesses as well. Come try their wines in their beautifully renovated tasting room, and pick up some of the cheeses from the trail in their wonderful wine shop.
& Ginny Lee Café
9322 State Route 414
(Winery) 10-5 Daily
(Brewery) 10-5 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun
(Café) 11-4 Daily, May-Oct, Fri & Sat 11-4, Sun 11-3, March & April, closed winters
About: Overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake, this beautiful winery is open year-round, and is home to a winery, brewery and café, which uses many of our cheeses in their menu items. Look for wine & cheese tastings and wine & beer tastings throughout the year. And make plans for popular summer Friday night music series on their deck!
150 Poplar Point Road,
Hours: Daily 10-5
About: Located on the west side of Seneca Lake, Villa Bellangelo's beautifully remodeled tasting room offers guests stunning panoramic views of the lake. The winery's vineyards are the oldest in Yates county and allows them to craft dry vinifera wines as well as their signature sparkling Moscato. The winery also offers a line of sweet blends under the Scooter wine label.
56 Cayuga Street
Hours: Open for guests year round.
About: Located in the historic town of Seneca Falls, this gracious Victorian B&B is just minutes away from Muranda Cheese Co., the Wine Trails, local museums, shopping, dining and the outdoor activities the Finger Lakes is famous for. Your hosts Ken & Diane McConnell go above and beyond to make you feel right at home in one of their 5 period decorated rooms, and supply you with a hearty gourmet breakfast each day before they send you on your way to enjoy your Finger Lakes getaway.
Finger Lakes Wine
Hours: Cottage open for guests year round.
About: Located right on 414 by beautiful Seneca Lake, this cottage makes the ideal getaway for families or a group of friends, comfortably sleeping 4-6. This cozy cottage is one of the properties of this two-generation family-owned and run business dedicated to bringing you the best in Finger Lakes rental properties to help you create a memorable Finger Lakes getaway.
Rogue's Harbor Inn
2079 East Shore Drive
Hours: Inn open year round
Dining 4-10 Mon-Sat, 3-9 Sun
About: Located 5 miles north of Ithaca on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail this charming Inn offers 9 beautifully appointed rooms and includes and includes a sprawling breakfast with your stay. Their dining room and pub are open nightly for dinner, and their menus feature many local ingredients including cheeses from the Trail. In addition they brew their own craft beer daily!
A Stone's Throw
Bed & Breakfast
3509 West Avenue
Hours: April 24-Dec 6
About: Our newest Associate Member is a casually elegant B&B located in the quaint town of Interlaken which literally sits between the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. They serve an authentic farm to table breakfast each morning, and are considered a great place to refresh for your travels through the Finger Lakes.
Vinehurst Inn & Suites
7988 State Route 54
Hours/Season: April thru mid-November
About: Comfort abounds at Hammondsport's family owned and operated Vinehurst Inn & Suites in the Finger Lakes! Start your adventure with their warm and relaxing hospitality. Enjoy rooms, romantic whirlpool suites and fully appointed spacious family suites, Wi-Fi, continental breakfast only 1.5 miles from Hammondsport and Keuka Lake!
Crystal Lake Café
4367 East Covert Road
12-8 Wed-Mon, Closed Tuesdays
780 State Rte 14
Hours: 7a-8p, 7 days a week
About: Started by his Mom & Pop in 1955, Curly is the second generation of the family to run this Watkins Glen area staple. Know for it's warm service and great home cooking, Curly's is a favorite of locals and wonderful discovery for travelers to the region! Come in for breakfast, lunch or dinner always prepared from scratch!
9322 State Route 414
May-Oct: 11-4 Daily
March & April: Fri & Sat 11-4,
Little Bleu Cheese
Catering & Events
Hours: ON CALL
About: The Little Bleu Cheese Catering & Events uses many of our cheeses in their cheese displays for all types of events from weddings to corporate events. If you have a special event that needs cheese catering, give them a call!
Wineries, Breweries, Cideries
We are neighbors with so many wonderful local businesses, many of whom carry our cheeses, support our events and send their guests and visitors out to our farms and markets! Below are our Associate Members. Please show them some extra support when you are visiting the Region!
Are you a business that supports, carries or promotes local artisanal cheese or agri-tourism? Then join the Alliance! Download our Associate Membership application here!
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