The Finger Lakes area of upstate New York is Americas largest wine region outside of California. The steep, rocky hillsides rising up from deep, glacier-sculpted lakes provide protection from weather extremes, allowing area wineries to produce up to 85 million bottles of wine each year. In GREETINGS FROM THE FINGER LAKES, local restaurateur Michael Turback profiles the best wineries, restaurants, farms, and markets surrounding the five largest lakes, and includes interviews with the proprietors, tasting notes, and even a few treasured local recipes. Featuring contact information for each location as well as photographs of the regions picturesque landscapes, GREETINGS FROM THE FINGER LAKES is the food and wine lovers companion to this up-and-coming culinary hot spot.A food and wine guide to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, featuring profiles, tasting notes, contact information, and recipes from the areas wineries, dairies, organic farms, orchards, cafes, inns, ice cream makers, brewing companies, blueberry farms, honey producers, u-pick farms, taverns, maple syrup companies, tea rooms, cider producers, and more.Over a million tourists visit the area annually.The Finger Lakes region is New Yorks second-largest tourist destination, behind New York City.
About Michael Turback
A veteran restaurateur for nearly three decades, MICHAEL TURBACK is a founding partner of The New York First Company, an online department store, and a resident of beautiful Ithaca, New York.
The next wave in rural chic.Travel and LeisureThe glacier-scarred landscape of the Finger Lakes region in northwestern New York is a great place to hike, ski, fish, and swim. The sloping terrain and complex soil are hospitable to more than 80 wineries, many of which have sprung up in the past decade....You may even find the region reminiscent of the budding Napa Valley of the late 1970s. Time Magazine