The clean water, the beautiful vistas, and the quality of our wine forms the basis of the economy of the Finger Lakes region. What we love, we must protect. Currently, plans for the storage of methane and LPG gas in old salt caverns near Watkins Glen threatens all of these, as well as the health and safety of Finger Lakes residents. Learn more.
Wine and agritourism is a $4.8 billion dollar industry in New York and we are proud to be the backbone of the Finger Lakes’ growing economy.
The Finger Lakes Wine Region is internationally recognized as a tourism destination. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named it the 2015 “Wine Region of the Year” beating out Champagne, France; Chianti Classico, Italy; the Sonoma Coast, California; and Red Mountain, Washington, for the designation.
“We can’t pick up our vines and move to another state.” – Doug Hazlitt, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyard (5th generation Seneca Lake farmer)