vacation in the Finger Lakes at the Best Westenr Plus Vineyard Inn and suites near the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

Our September Secret

September is one of the best times to explore Finger Lakes wine country. This is the month where you can enjoy the lingering summer warmth while taking advantage of off-season rates. On top of lower rates, you can also take advantage of our AAA and CAA membership discounts!

Visiting us in September also puts you in the middle of grape harvest season at one of the top-rated hidden wine destinations of the country. Below are a few locally favored wine experiences for your wine-cation that pair perfectly with our newly renovated accommodations to host you this September.

Dr. Frank’s 1886 Reserve Tasting Room

Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery on Keuka Lake

This reservation-only tasting room at Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery opened in 2016 and has already acclaimed national attention as a “Top 20 Most Admired Wine Tasting Rooms and Experiences” by Vineyard & Winery Management. Catering to those with a deeper interest in winemaking and viticulture, a reservation at the 1886 Reserve Tasting Room includes a 30-minute in-depth viticulture or cellar experience, followed by a seated educational wine flight paired with delicious culinary creations by Chef Nyssa Trepe. Each month the experience is different, with September featuring Verasion and a special harvest experience. For more information about the 1886 Reserve Tasting Room, click here.

Wine Experience Package

Book our Wine Experience Package and receive tasting tickets for 2 people to 6 wineries on Keuka and Seneca Lakes. Including a bottle of wine and 2 glasses upon arrival to your fresh room.

Naples Grape Festival

naples grape festival

On September 21 & 22 the town of Naples celebrates the grape harvest in the most delicious way, a full festival dedicated to grapes. This quaint town fills quickly with local vendors, bakers, wineries, artisans, and visitors to experience grapes in different forms. This two-day event features the annual grape pie baking contest, wine tastings, live music, and plenty of shopping opportunities.

Hunt Country Vineyard’s 30th Annual Harvest Festival

Hunt Country Vineyards 31st Annual Harvest Festival on Keuka lake in the finger lakes

If you’ve ever craved the grape stompin’ experience then you should add this harvest festival to your bucket list. This local festival favorite offers a variety of entertainment such as live music, food trucks, hay wagon rides, lawn games, kids activities, and yes, grape stompin’! At the cusp of the harvest season, the sprawling lawns of this winery provide an epic setting to relax, celebrate, and take in the turn of the seasons in the Finger Lakes. For more information about this festival near Keuka Lake on October 3rd and 4th 2020, click here.

Award-winning Accommodations

When you stay in the Finger Lakes in September, the region is booming with activity. To browse more local events during your visit, check our local events calendar. Also be sure to search our area attraction map to find wineries, breweries and much more near your vacation rental. For real time updates on what’s happening in the Finger Lakes visit our Facebook page.

For help finding the best room at the best rate, call our local reservations team today at (800) 823-0612.