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. 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 inivative restaurant, whose focus is on local cuisine, and a tasting room that features NYS wine, beer and spirits.
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 a start to your morning with the locals favorite fruit juice! Just a short way from Belhurst, Red Jacket Orchards
makes and sells natural juices and ciders that have been adopted by the New York City specialty food stores and Whole Foods across the northeast.
Time to head back home – Thanks for visiting the Finger Lakes – see you next time!