Our first experience with Harvest Hosts was a stay at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery. My initial impression was very positive. There were a couple of RV’s already there and the camping location had a spectacu
lar view of Cayuga Lake. Visitors are directed to a vintage barn, which serves as a one stop welcome center, gift shop and wine tasting bar! Our greeter was a pleasant young woman and recent college grad. In addition to knowing her wines, she was also a service dog trainer and introduced us to her current student – a beautiful and well-trained Golden Lab
The owner, Tom, has operated this Vinyard for the past 30 years. He made it a point to come over to meet and chat with us, while we were bellied up to the bar. He even suggested the best location to set up camp. My wife & I each sampled 4 wines. I am by no means a wine connoisseur, but I know what I like. Some suited my taste more-so than others, which is to be expected. If you find yourself in the Finger Lakes and are having trouble deciding which Wineries to check out, I encourage you to add Cayuga Ridge to your list – you won’t be disappointed.