Fans of grapes and grains have reason to visit Miles Wine Cellars, now that the Seneca Lake winery has released a line of craft beer. The operation also offers casual dining, lodging and a boat dock with a tasting area.
The winery focuses mostly on vinifera products, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and a sparkling Cabernet Franc. Ghost, a Chardonnay-Cayuga White blend packaged in a partially frosted-glass bottle, honors the amicable spirits who appear occasionally at Miles’ 19th-century Greek Revival mansion.
Miles has 50 acres of vineyards and an eye on growing that number. Traminette, a white hybrid grape developed by Cornell University, is among the newest plantings.
Tasting room hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, year-round. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
Accessibility: Fully accessible indoor tasting room. Inaccessible boat dock.
Tasting fee: $3 for at least five samples and the wineglass. $6 for groups of 10 or more. $1 to sample the sparkling Cabernet Franc.
Amenities: Lodging and dining onsite. Two-night minimum stay required at the inn. Food and beverages served indoors and at the boat dock. Product line includes wine and beer.
Provided by Miles Wine Cellars
Miles Wine Cellars' tasting room is inside a 19th-century Greek Revival home on Seneca Lake.