One nice feature of living in Upstate New York, we have a lot of great things happening and lots of things to do in our communities not just during the warmer months, but all year long.

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One of those fun things to do includes taking a wine tour. I need to get out more because many of my friends and family regularly go on wine tours, but I've only been on a couple - The Grapehound Wine Tour and they were a lot of fun.

Kathy Whyte

The Grapehound Tour event is held every summer (and even a smaller event in the winter) along Seneca Lake with Greyhound owners and their dogs, visiting the participating wineries, along with special events for the Greyhounds as well.

As you know, wineries are dotted throughout the Finger Lakes region, and they offer amazing views of the lake they are on, along with tasty wines. With the fact that there are so many wineries to check out and the fact that our Finger Lakes cover a large area, it's great that you have a choice of taking one of many wine tour offerings rather than driving yourself.

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And according to the New York Upstate website, one of the Finger Lakes wine tour companies - Experience! The Finger Lakes was listed as one of the ten best wine tours in the United States for 2022 by USA Today's 10Best -  Experience! The Finger Lakes landed at number six on the list. They've been giving tours for over 13 years.

The New York Upstate article notes that nominees were selected by an expert panel and the winners were chosen by USA Today readers. Experience! The Finger Lakes offers not only wine tours but also boat cruises and guided hikes throughout the areas of Seneca, Cayuga, and Keuka Lakes.

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