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Cheers to New York: Top NYS Wines to Try at The Otesaga

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 04 Nov 2020

Exploring local flavor is one of the best parts of a visit to Upstate New York, and that includes the many wineries that are found in the nearby Finger Lakes region. With The Otesaga now open year-round, it's the perfect time to plan your getaway and pair some of the great vintages of New York with the seasonal flavors of our Hawkeye Bar & Grill menu.

Cheers to New York

Whether you're celebrating an important milestone or simply looking to raise a glass with that special someone, some bubbly is definitely in order! Available by the glass or bottle, The Otesaga's Private Label Brut is made in Hammondsport, located on Keuka Lake. The climate of the Finger Lakes region is especially good for growing the grape varieties used in sparkling wine, so don't miss this opportunity to sip, savor, and celebrate.

The cool upstate New York climate is also favorable for Riesling, which the region has become most known for. Lamoreaux Landing Semi-Dry, Sheldrake Point Dry Riesling, and Heron Hill Ingle Vineyard are a few of your options, and would pair nicely with something a little spicy from the Hawkeye menu, like our Vegetarian Bibimbap or Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts. If you're in a Pinot Grigio state of mind, a bottle of Dr. Konstantin Frank will do the trick! Our Shrimp Scampi or Grilled Salmon would be the perfect complement to your delicious night out.

Memorable Reds for Memorable Meals

Nothing is better at taking the chill out of a winter night like a bottle of red wine. There are several NYS options on the Hawkeye wine list, including a 2016 Fox Run Lemberger; our Veal Milanese is just one option to pair with it for your special occasion. Two classic comfort food dishes, our Meatloaf Butcher's Style and Simply Done Burger would be even cozier with a Damiani Cabernet Franc or Heron Hill Cabernet Franc. Of course, some nights only steak and red wine will do, and our 10 oz. NY Strip with Lamoreaux Landing 76 West will turn any meal into a special occasion.

New York State wines have made a name for themselves over the years, and there are a number of options to choose from on the Hawkeye Bar & Grill wine list. Get cozy this winter and enjoy a relaxing winter getaway filled with memorable meals at The Otesaga.

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