“Anyone who has lived in upstate New York is familiar with the ‘lake effect,’ or, how the region’s long, narrow north-south Finger Lakes affect weather patterns,” pens Vogue. “For grape growers, proximity to these lakes means more temperate (albeit snowy) winters and cooler summers. The region is perhaps best known for its Rieslings, but more and more wineries are making world-class Pinot Noir, as well as Gewürztraminer.

“It’s an easy weekend trip from New York City, and tasting rooms abound—for starters, check out Hermann J. Wiemer VineyardBloomer CreekAnthony RoadFox Run, and Konstantin Frank

“Pair any of those with a stay at Inns of Aurora, and you’ve got a fabulous wine-filled weekend.”

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