I’ve said it often, but it bears repeating: farm-to-fork is not a trend or a marketing strategy in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. It is very much a way of life. Whether you are at a farmers market, wine tasting, or even a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, you will have the opportunity to enjoy something grown in this beautiful region.
I spent a day enjoying one of my favorite wineries just to demonstrate exactly how the farm is always connected to everything we drink and eat here.
The Point of The Bluff Vineyards Tasting Room is located on the west side of Keuka Lake, in a restored 1800’s schoolhouse. Here guests can sample some of the finest Finger Lakes wines, be it classic varietals or their canned Hanger 17 brand. , more sustainable. It’s also just stepping away from the pavilion – a spacious barn built from 500-year-old recycled timbers – that hosts a highly anticipated concert series each year.
The Pavilion at Point of The Bluff
Around the tasting room are the vineyards where the grapes that produce the wine tasted here grow. The winery has also begun to present a farmers market experience for visitors and here you have the opportunity to purchase flowers and vegetables from select local farms, as well as their own Glenn Scott farm, which is located within walking distance of the tasting room.
Glenn Scott Farm
On the farm, micro-greens, greens, herbs, and other flowers are grown to supply the restaurant’s seasonal menu at The Park Inn in Hammond sport, about a 15-minute drive away.