The Chemung River Valley is the southern gateway into New York’s largest wine-producing region, The Finger Lakes. Internationally recognized for breathtaking vistas and award-winning wine, the unique geographic conditions of the region make it the ideal home for more than 100 wineries and vineyards. Although predominantly known for aromatic white varieties like Riesling and Gewurztraminer, the region also produces Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemberger, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
If ale is more your style, make sure to check out Chemung County's exciting breweries. Elmira's Upstate Brewing Company specializes in unique craft brewing recipes with Finger Lakes and New York State ingredients. Over in Horseheads, Birdland Brewing is well-known for its full-bodied flavors from amber to stout options, and Horseheads Brewing hand-crafts high quality beer that has captured numerous statewide awards.
From exotic cuisine to comfort food, enjoy delicious regional fare at local eateries, cafés, fine dining establishments and neighborhood pubs. Complement your dining experience with the addition of a local brew or world class Finger Lakes wine and let your palate enjoy all the tastes our region has to offer.