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Lake Onondaga Vineyard – Our Blog!

on August 11, 2013

Welcome to Lake Onondaga Vineyard, Central NY’s newest vineyard located just northwest of Syracuse.  Joining the rich tradition of wine making in the Finger Lakes region, Lake Onondaga Vineyard hopes to provide the people of Syracuse and it’s surrounding area with a fine variety of white and red wines, as well as the full wine tasting and vineyard experience!  Here are few fun tidbits about what we have to offer you and to help you get to know Lake Onondaga Vineyard!


wine_300x338Best Whites

Reisling – Our Dry Reisling consists of aromas of rose petal, tangerine & lemon zest, followed by flavors of citrus fruits- lime, grapefruit & pineapple.

Chardonnay – This barrel fermented Chardonnay has hints of toast, vanilla, ripe pear & butterscotch.  This wine has flavors of sweet & tart apples, as well as hints of butter & creme brulee.

Gewürztraminer – This wine has a nice weight to it with notes of spice & lychee.  Nose characters include rose petal, honeysuckle and tangerine.

Photo Credit:  La Yoga Magazine

Best Reds

Pinot Noir – Our Pinot Noir is an elegant bouquet of sweet cherry, mocha & vanilla.  The hints of strawberry & cranberry create a wine that is “delicate yet powerful”.

Cabernet Franc – Cherry & strawberry characters with light hints of watermelon make this a great wine for Spring/Summer celebrations!

Merlot – Classic Merlot aromas suggesting plum jam, blackberries, cedar and spice greet the nose. In the mouth, this wine is rich and velvety, with enough fine-grained tannins to make the taster aware that this is a serious, age-worthy red wine.

Vineyard Square Inn & Restaurant

winecountryinnSpending a weekend in the area?  Touring the local wineries? Stay in our luxurious 4 star hotel and dine in our gourmet restaurant.  The Vineyard Square Inn & Restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of the vineyard, is home to 36 deluxe rooms, perfect for a romantic getaway or girls weekend.  Guests can take advantage of the full service spa offering massages, facials, manicures and much more.  Each room has a balcony overlooking the vineyard and Lake Onondaga,        Photo Credit:  Wine Country Inn      providing a spectacular sunset view to end the day.

Wine Tastings and Wine Club

wine clubOur tasting room is open from 10 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week for your enjoyment.  Stop by anytime and sample our large variety of red and white wines.  Additionally, we offer tours of the vineyard three times daily that provide our guests with the full wine making experience.  Contact our Tasting Room Manager Jennifer North at jennifer.north@lakeonondagavineyard.com for             more details regarding either tastings or tours.

Photo Credit: Hampshire Wine

The Lake Onondaga Vineyard Wine Club is the best and easiest way to sample a variety of our wines from the comfort of your own home.  For just $50 a shipment, two bottles of our finest wines will be sent directly to you four times a year.  Additionally, by joining the wine club, all members receive a 20% discount off any wine purchase and VIP access in our tasting room.  Contact our Customer Service Manager Matthew Watson at matthew.watson@lakeonondagavineyard.com for more information.

We are so excited to be joining the great tradition of wineries here in the Finger Lakes region.  Leave a comment with any questions or feel free to contact us at info@lakeonondagavineyard.com with any inquiries regarding our services.  We greatly look forward to sharing our vineyard and wines with all of you!

Jamie Watts

Social Media Manager, Lake Onondaga Vineyard


*Note:  This blog is an assignment for IST 600 at Syracuse University.  There is no such company as Lake Onondaga Vineyard and everything discussed in the blog post is completely fictional.


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