Yesterday, Nena and I woke up sad to be leaving Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes, but we still had a few winery visits in us.

We drove to Ithaca and then tasted our way north along Route 89, visiting a handful of wineries on the western shore of Cayuga Lake, including Thirsty Owl Wine Company, where we learned about this large, old block of Chancellor vines that were planted in 1972.

For me, the stop of the day was Hosmer Winery, where we discovered some delicious rieslings and surprisingly good examples of seyval blanc and pinot gris. More on those later though.

We'll be back on Long Island tomorrow, and I hope to get working on the backlog of posts I owe you guys over the weekend.