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Harvest Season in Cayuga County

Monday, September 21, 2020 11:00 AM by Claire Dunlap

Harvest season is calling!

Fall spice and everything nice! This is peak season for harvesting those beautiful grapes that make our favorite wines. Depending on the weather and the grapes, this season can start as early as mid-August and extend as late into the fall as November, December and January are the times for those precious ice wine grapes.

Great Grapes at Heart and Hands Wine Company

Fall and (September) is that magical time of year

Autumn Harvest in the Finger Lakes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:00 AM by Staff

One of the best times to visit Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes is during the autumn harvest, when you can sample, pick and buy the freshest produce and enjoy the glorious fall foliage for which the region is so well known. You can even become part of the harvesting process by picking your own apples and pumpkins or stomping grapes.

Wine Tasting at CJS VineyardsWine tours are one of the most popular visitor activities

As September settles in you can feel fall in the air and the magical display of colors starts to spread every so slightly across the rolling hills and valleys that make up the Finger Lakes Region.

Harvest Festival At TreleavenThe first crushing of the grapes can start as early as mid-August and depending on weather and fruit quality can continue into November and even December and January for the prized ice wines. But, fall

This time of year, the grapes are hanging heavy on their vines in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, and harvest time is here. Vineyard owners are working 18-hour days picking, destemming and crushing grapes, then siphoning the juice into holding tanks and fermenters. All in all, it’s a pretty hectic time.

Harvest at TreleavenThe Finger Lakes grape harvest typically lasts about a month, so a harvest started

Leaf Peeping Road Trip in New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Monday, September 26, 2016 12:00 PM by Staff

Tuckerman FarmsAs the weather cools down in the fall, leaf peepers get ready to hit the road to witness nature’s display of dazzling colors and there is no place better than Cayuga County in New York’s Finger Lakes Region to view the amazing reds, golds, yellows and oranges of autumn.

Tips for a Fall Foliage Adventure in the Finger Lakes

  • Some of the area’s best leaves can only be seen when you get off the

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