Friday, February 29, 2008
Cayuga Wine Trail Marks 25th Anniversary
The Cayuga Wine Trail marked its 25 anniversary this week. Located on the eastern end of the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York, its the home of the first vineyards that I ever visited and still is one of the most picturesque places in the world to taste wine.
Owners of four Cayuga Lakes vineyards conceived the started the wine trail 1983. It was the first organized wine trail in the United States. There are now 16 wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail and they average 50,000 visitors each on an annual basis. For most, the sales to wine tourists and the word of mouth marketing created by the trail is their life's blood.
To mark the anniversary wineries on the trail plan a number of events. You can check them out at http://www.cayugawinetrail.com.