One of Western New York’s best assets are the wine trails that are so close to home. If you’re on a tight budget and can’t plan a vacation to Sonoma or Napa Valley you can visit wineries in the Niagara region or in the Finger Lakes. Over the weekend I participated in a friend’s annual Birthday Wine tour on the Niagara Wine Trail. All 22 of us pitched in and took a limo bus (best way to take a wine tour) to the Niagara Trail. Along for the ride came drinks, snacks, sub trays, music and good company. For 6 hours we had the opportunity to stop at 5 wineries (could be more or less depending on how long you spend at each winery). There’s something about being out by the vineyards that gives you a peaceful feeling. Though you aren’t in another state like California, you see the beauty in the local area you live in. Below are some pictures from the fun afternoon out.
For more information on the Niagara Wineries check out this link: www.niagarawinetrail.org/