Gallery: 6 Easy Eco Escapes From New York City

Red Tail Ridge Winery

It's always nice to relax with a glass of good wine, but it's even nicer to do that at the vineyard itself. Set on Seneca Lake in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region, Red Tail Ridge Winery is a scenic, peaceful escape for vino-lovers -- and it is the only winery in the Empire State that has a LEED certified operations building. The facade is designed with fieldstones from Red Tail's own land, and geothermal power is used to heat the building, where the winery makes its small-batch wines. Run by a husband and wife team, Red Tail grows Teroldego grapes, a red Italian grape variety grown primarily in the northeastern region of Trentino-Alto, and specializes in dry wines. Make a weekend of the trip by booking a room at one of the dozens of hotels and bed and breakfasts around Seneca Lake. (Red Tail Ridge Winery; 846 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY; five hour drive from NYC)

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  1. natesmithny June 23, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Found your blog doing research for my own article on Storm King – it’s magical, right? Wasn’t so keen on Fire Island though… Anyway my wife and I want to check out some of the other destinations. Thanks for posting!