Inside an 1820s barn in Interlaken, Seneca County, that took more than three years to relocate and restore, visitors at Americana Vineyards Winery will find products made from vinifera, hybrid and native grapes. Four nonvintage blueberry wines ranging from dry to Port-style also are available for sampling and purchase.
Favorites in the tasting room include Crystal Lake, a semi-sweet white made from Niagara grapes, and Revolutionary Red, a semi-dry option produced from several hybrid grapes and known for its cranberry and dark cherry notes.
Other temptations do not come in a glass: Americana’s on-site Crystal Lake Café whips up corn fritters, chocolate-filled beignets, lamb burgers and smoked pork quesadillas, and the fudge kitchen churns out dozens of flavors.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tasting fee: $3 for eight samples. $1 more to taste four nonvintage blueberry wines.
Accessibility: Fully accessible.
Amenities: Crystal Lake Café serves Thursday through Sunday. Fudge made on the premises available daily.
Photo courtesy of Americana Vineyards
Swingbeam Barn has been restored at the winery.