Experience! The Finger Lakes Named Top 10 Wine Tour Company in the US

Tour Company Represents New York State on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice 10Best List

ITHACA, NY – August 21, 2020 – Experience! The Finger Lakes®, based out of Ithaca NY, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, today announced that it has been recognized as a Top 10 winner for Best Wine Tour Company in the United States.

Nominees for Best Wine Tour Company for the 10Best award were chosen by a panel of relevant experts, which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. Twenty nominees from around the country were presented to the public in July. Online public voting took place over 4 weeks, and winners were announced publicly on August 21st .

Experience! The Finger Lakes, owned by husband-and-wife team Alan and Laura Winter Falk, has been offering premium-touring experiences throughout the Finger Lakes region since 2007.

“Experience! The Finger Lakes® is humbled to be recognized by USA Today’s 10Best award.” said Laura Winter Falk, President at Experience! The Finger Lakes. “The combination of being selected by industry and media experts as a nominee, and then getting chosen by the voting public as one of the top 10 wine tour companies in the country makes this particularly special for us. Since our beginning, our mission has always been to vet the best that our region has to offer and develop unique and premium-quality experiences that help our guests get to know the people behind the products. It is very meaningful to us that both industry professionals and our customers feel we are delivering on that goal.

“Receiving the award during these difficult times makes it even more significant”, Winter Falk adds. “This season, we are committed to supporting our region and our business partners by implementing extensive health policies and processes that keep our guests safe, so that they can fully enjoy their experience on all our tours. Our entire staff, from our administrative team, to the van-cleaning crew, and of course, our amazing tour guides, has been working really hard. Our guests who have toured with us since re-opening have consistently expressed their appreciation and support of our efforts. In the past two months, we have shared over 40 tours with over 200 guests from throughout the Northeast US who are able to travel to New York State. We look forward to this award, combined with the Finger Lakes region again being listed as one of the

10Best Wine Regions, bringing new visitors to upstate New York who want to fully experience everything our wonderful area has to offer.”

About Experience! The Finger Lakes, LLC®

Experience! The Finger Lakes® is the definitive source of premium experiences in the Finger Lakes region. The company delivers high-quality tours and events that are fun, informative, personalized and authentic. Their specialty is immersive wine and culinary experiences unlike anything available in the region, each designed and curated by certified sommelier, and co-owner, Laura Winter Falk. In addition to their wine tours, they provide guided gorge and waterfall tours, sightseeing tours, on-site and virtual sommelier-led wine pairing events.

About 10Best.com

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site’s uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields – and their cities – but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. 10Best.com averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

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