While most vineyards along Lake Cayuga are on its west bank, King Ferry Winery stands out on the eastern shore.
Cayuga Lake (AVA)
King Ferry Winery:
The Sweet Spot for Dry Wines
Although there may be a lingering negative perception that New York wines are sweet, producers in the Finger Lakes have more than proved this false. Among them is King Ferry Winery, whose program for success is anything but cookie cutter.
Eleanor & Ray Heald
November 11, 2008
ollowing on the heels
of Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes
AVA approval in 1987, the Cayuga Lake
AVA was established one year later. Eleven glacial lakes are the dominant feature of the region. Although Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga Lakes are surrounded by the majority of wine grape plantings, only Cayuga and Seneca Lakes have their own AVA, entirely contained within the 11,000-plus acres of vineyards in the Finger Lakes AVA, New York State’s largest winegrowing region.