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FingerLakes Road Trip

It has been sooo long since we have gotten out of Dodge I almost forgot what the rest of the world around me looks like. Something to do with 4 kids & a wife in Graduate school…….anyway finally got Grandmas to babysit and we fired up the Camaro and off we went. Our destination today was Lameroux Landing winery located on the east side of Seneca lake on Route 414 out of Watkins Glen. Beautiful hour & 1/2 drive from Apalachin. I used to carry a bunch of Lameroux wines back in the day but have sort of  let them slide over the past few years. Big mistake that was! We had a private tasting in their spectacular tasting room. Every single wine we tasted was top notch!. No reason to drink wines for other areas when you have world class wines being produced right in your own back yard! Some of our favorites were both of their semi dry & dry Rieslings,  Estates red & white (yummy consumer friendly quaffers) unoaked Chardonnay & 2 delectable Cabernet Francs. Lameroux grows all of their own grapes and all production and bottling ooccures right on premise. You will see these wines coming soon and we will be having Jackie from the winery come down to do a in store tasting this fall so stay tuned!!

We finshed off the day by celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary at a restaurant called Stonecat. From the front it doesn’t look like much, you might even drive by and not figure it for a fine dining establishment. My advice, stop! The food is fantastic with most of the ingredients organic and sorced form local farms. The restaurant was actually once a fruit and veggie stand and it retains much of its rustic charm. If you can, grab a table on the open deck out back, beautiful views! My wife the semi vegetarian had the Organic Risotto which was absolutely delicious and I had their signature cat fish, equally good. With a fantaistic assortment of local wines and homemade deserts we gave the Stonecat two thumbs up! I have said it once and I will say it again, NYS wine country is beautiful, great food and wine right in your back yard… need to go all the way to Napa….its an hour drive away!

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