THOUSAND ISLANDS-SEAWAY WINE TRAIL
Featuring Seven Unique Wineries
Busted Grapes Winery®, The Cape Winery, Coyote Moon Vineyards®, Northern Flow Vineyards, Thousand Islands Winery®, White Caps Winery, Venditti Vineyards
The Thousand Islands-Seaway Wine Trail offers a unique collection of wines from dry to sweet to please every palate. Each Winery prides itself on creating its own distinct wines and personal experience.
Harsh winter conditions prevented the growth of traditional grape varieties in the Thousand Islands Region. Then, in 1996, the University of Minnesota introduced a high-quality, cold-hardy, and disease-resistant wine grape cultivar, Frontenac. Cold-hardy grapes have with the ability to withstand temperatures of up to 35˚ below zero and still bear fruit which makes them ideal for north country vineyards. With the expanded development of cold-hardy hybrid grape varieties, the possibility of growing fine wines has expanded into cool and cold areas that were previously thought to be inaccessible. Wine production in Northern New York now includes wines produced from Marquette, Frontenac, La Crescent, Frontenac Gris, La Crosse, and Brianna.
The Thousand Islands-Seaway Wine Trail wineries also hosts multiple public and private events throughout the year.
Imagine a place where lush, rolling farmland and gorgeous blue skies are a regular part of the landscape. A place where the summer sun drenches the countryside and vines of luscious grapes sit plump and ready to be turned into some of the most award-winning wines in the country. A place where you open the windows and let the warm breeze wash over you and even the air smells sweet.
It’s not California. It’s not Tuscany. It’s the Thousand Islands.
Come see for yourself!
The Thousand Islands region was referred to by early Native American tribes as “the Garden of the Great Spirit”, and centuries of summers have seen vacationers building everything from lifelong memories to sprawling summer homes amongst its shorelines and shoals. When the Thousand Islands-Seaway Wine Trail was established in 2007, this ripe-with-possibility destination added another unique and exciting claim to fame: its one-of-a-kind wines. Winding through 78 miles of the scenic Thousand Islands region with seven member wineries and vineyards, the trail provides easy access to the wide variety and unique tastes of Thousand Islands wine. Wherever you are in the Thousand Islands, at least one winery is a short drive away.