Keuka LakeWith warmer weather around the corner, the Finger Lakes region is gearing up for a busy season of visitors to its award-winning wineries. Auburn, New York (PRWEB) April 8, 2009 -- With warmer weather around the corner, the Finger Lakes region is gearing up for a busy season of visitors to its award-winning wineries. Consider the following to maximize your visit: Plan ahead: There are more than 16 wineries, distilleries and tasting rooms on the Cayuga Wine Trail alone. Most wineries are open on weekends from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mapping out your route and arriving on time will help maximize your tasting time. Plan a weekday if possible to avoid crowds and larger parties. Most importantly -- don't forget to bring along a designated driver.     Schedule a guided tour: Leave the logistics up to professionals that know the area best. Scenic, fun and full-service concierge tours are available, helping groups of all sizes easily navigate the wineries.     Check the events calendar: Seasonal events including food & wine pairings and seminars, concerts, art festivals and grape stomping are among the many happenings along the Finger Lakes wine trails. Wineries such as King Ferry www.treleavenwines.com on Cayuga Lake host annual favorites including the Wine & Herb Festival, The Grapehound Wine Tour and I Love Chocolate Day. Stay overnight: Many area Inns and Bed & Breakfasts--such as the Aurora Inn and E.B. Morgan House--offer Wine Country Getaway packages. These include a one-night stay, private six-hour wine tours, a picnic lunch and dinner after a full day of tasting. Relax and enjoy: Don't rush your visit. Take time to taste wines that have won 4,906 national and international medals over the years. Leave time to check out local cuisine, unique shopping and the scenic lake country.         For information about lodging, dining, upcoming events and attractions along the Cayuga Wine Trail visit http://www.tourcayuga.com/ or, call 315-255-1658/800-499-9615. About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism: The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated Tourism Promotion Agency for Cayuga County and promotes the County's attractions, events and lodging establishments. For more information call 315-255-1658/800-499-9615 or visit www.tourcayuga.com. ###