221. Anyela’s Vineyard

Last week I featured Blue Water Grill in Skaneateles, which prompted me to continue exploring what Skaneateles has to offer…which, surprisingly, is a lot. There’s tons to do up there, and it’s a nice little 25 minute jaunt from Syracuse…so why not feature some more cool things to do?

As we all know, I enjoy wine. Sometimes the best way to taste wine and really get a feel for the vino is to go straight to the source. This past weekend, I hit up some Hudson Valley wineries, they were really interesting and it was really neat to learn about what to pair with what…now when I walk into a liquor store I don’t feel so confused…I mean, I’m still confused but just not as much.

AnyelasAnyela’s Vineyards are right in our backyard, so why wouldn’t we explore them? There’s something unique about Anyela’s that I learned the other day and that was when the cold hits — which, is probably in about 70 days or so… they remove the vines and bury them to protect them…something about enriching the grapes…something about making their wines taste delicious…you’ll have to go check it out for yourself!

They’re open every day from 12-5 for tastings and tours, where you’ll learn really interesting factoids about wine, their wine, and what food to pair it with. Tastings are 5 for $3…which makes this one of my favorite things to do… it’s so cheap, you learn something cool and you can make a day out of it. They even have really cool events like Live Music! Check their event page for more information.

Tip: Interested in skipping the vineyard and going straight for the bottle? Nestico’s has bottles of Anyela’s wine!

location: 2433 West Lake Road Skaneateles, NY 13152

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