The Ithaca Craft beverage scene offers something for every palate! See for yourself why the Finger Lakes is considered the Wine Region of the East as you hop around to over 25 unique wineries on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. We have incredible cideries to visit as well, showcasing ciders made from locally sourced apples, grapes, and other fruits. Breweries are popping up all over Ithaca and are an exciting stop. Sample hoppy IPAs, mild summer lagers, heavy stouts and porters.
Points of Interest
Six Mile Creek Vineyard is Ithaca’s oldest winery and distillery. Located in a lovely 19th Century restored Dutch Colonial barn, they’ve produced a wide variety of wines for over thirty years. Six Mile Creek has also been producing spirits in a traditional copper pot still house for almost a decade.
South Hill Cider offers ciders by the glass, flights and guided tastings. Traditional cider-making techniques are used to craft ciders marked by their individuality, quality, and elegance. The spacious tasting room, outdoor seating, spectacular views and proximity to Lick Brook Preserves provides a full Finger Lakes experience!
Ithaca Beer Company is more than just an award-winning brewery with beer distributors in 10 different states. It’s a restaurant with food designed to complement the beers, like wood-fired pizzas, burgers, and a cheddar ale soup, with a kid’s menu featuring hotdogs and grilled cheese. The Taproom is large, spacious and modern with overflowing patio space for warm summer days. If you’re a beer lover with an appetite, this local favorite is a must-try!