There's no better place to start your foodie adventure than in a town where everything, including the purple fire hydrants, is about grapes. A great spot in Naples to check out is Arbor Hill Grapery. Most commonly known for its heritage wines and dressings, Arbor Hill also offers crafted beers and specialty sausage in their rustic barn dining called Brew and Brats. Before you leave town, make sure to grab some Mountain Rise Granola found at Joseph's Wayside Market. And you simply can’t leave Naples without a stop at Monica’s Pies for her famous grape pie.
Your next stop is unpretentious and low-key, just like the Finger Lakes! At the New York Wine & Culinary Center
you can mingle with chefs, winemakers and foodies all while taking a cooking class. The Center also offers a innovative restaurant, whose focus is on local cuisine, and a tasting room that features NYS wine, beer and spirits.
After you've had a taste of something delicious at the New York Wine and Culinary Center, satisfy your sweet tooth even further by visiting Sweet Expressions
, just up the road. Pick up some chocolates, truffles, or maybe some of their ever popular homemade fudge.
As your night is winding down, settle in at Belhurst
Castle on Seneca Lake. A Foodie will surely find happiness there with stunning views of Seneca Lake and an onsite Winery
, recognized for its Rieslings. Be sure to dine at their restaurant, Edgars, and take advantage of the great wine list.
Get the right kind of start to your morning, the slow and relaxing kind! The Isabella Spa at Belhurst
offers a wide array of spa services that will ease you into the morning so nicely you'll think you're still dreaming.
Grab a drink for the road at Red Jacket Orchards
, just a short way from Belhurst. Here, they make and sell natural juices and ciders that have been adopted by the New York City specialty food stores and Whole Foods across the northeast.