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FLX wine region in heady company again

Acclaim for the Finger Lakes wine region keeps rolling in.

On the heels of last year’s win as Best Wine Region in national polling by USA Today, the region has come in second on VinePair’s “World’s Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019,” with the Sherry Triangle of Spain taking the top spot.

“With over 70 wine-producing nations worldwide, and innumerable subregions and appellations, choosing where to take your next wine-fueled vacation can be tricky,” writes story author Tim McKirdy. “To create the ultimate list of wine travel destinations for 2019, we analyzed trends and tourism developments worldwide. We love Napa, Bordeaux, and Tuscany, but we wanted to highlight regions beyond those usual suspects. Taking a step off the beaten path reveals hidden gems, and the opportunity to produce envy-inducing Instagram stories.”

In the piece, McKirdy writes that the “Finger Lakes proves that top-quality oenotourism (wine tourism) exists on America’s East Coast. Riesling production leads the way, but other new and exciting bottlings — such as Dr. Konstantin Frank’s amber Rkatsiteli, Forge Cellars Pinot Noir and Cabernet Francs from Domaine LeSeurre and Hermann J. Wiemer — are emerging all the time.”

He notes that Dr. Konstantin Frank, on the west side of Keuka Lake, and Hermann J. Wiemer, on Seneca Lake, “are the region’s pioneering wineries, not to be missed during your visit.”

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