Press Room

Welcome to the press room for the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the Ontario County office of tourism.

The Finger Lakes is a diverse area, offering a variety of activities in a region roughly the size of New Jersey. Exploring the area will undoubtedly unleash a variety of story ideas, ranging from outdoor recreation to the slow food movement to Native American history.

In this section you'll find all the press releases, story ideas and other information in relation to the media to showcase the culture of the region, and by doing so you'll soon realize what makes the Finger Lakes such a compelling place for journalists to explore.

If you are a member of the media who is looking to learn more about the region, or is looking for assistance in planning a media visit to the Finger Lakes, e-mail or call 877-386-4669. 

In the meantime, please read what others have written about Ontario County and the Finger Lakes:



New York Post: The Unexpected Allure of Upstate New York

Brides: The Best U.S. Wine Regions Beyond Napa Valley

Daily Hive: 10 US ski resorts offering Canadian dollar deals this winter

Smarter Travel: 10 Incredible Vineyard Hotels Perfect for Wine Lovers

Fathom: A Sommelier's Guide to the Best Wine Region You’ve Never Heard Of

Shape: Valentine's Day Getaways Active Couples Will Love

Going on Faith: Get Cooking

Medium: Fall Getaways: 3 Weekend Escapes for Wine Lovers

October: America’s Most Beautiful Beer Trails

Epoch Times: Cow Cuddling and Horse Therapy: New York Farm Focuses on Wellness ‘in the company of horses’

Escape: Escape from New York and Stay in Castles and Manor Houses

Leisure Group Travel: Finger Lakes Wine Trails

Travel Pulse: Hotels Are Catering to Independent Travelers

WSTM: Your Town Geneva

SheKnows: From Goat Yoga to Vinotherapy — Some of the Strangest Wellness Fads of 2018

Departures: 10 Monasteries Transformed Into Luxe Hotels

Men's Journal: Why Every Adventurer Should Head to the Finger Lakes This Summer

SevenFiftyDaily: The Bottle That Changed My Life

Bridal Pulse: These Real Life Castles Make It Possible To Have Your Own Royal Wedding

Lake & Summer Style: So Many Wines, So Little Time 




Culture Trip: Most Beautiful Gardens Around the World

Condé Nast Traveler: The Fresh Allure of New York's Finger Lakes 

PGN: Finger Lakes: On the Road

New York Upstate: Upstate New York's best burger 2017: And the winners are...

Democrat and Chronicle: "Ten Terrific Finger Lakes Staycations"

Ultimate Wedding: Wedding Rehearsal Venues for Wine Lovers

Democrat and Chronicle: 9 Budget-Friendly Father's Day trips to take with Dad

New York Times: 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

U.S. News & World Report: 9 Cooking Vacations to Take This Summer

Jetsetera: The Most Instagramable Gardens in the World




Food & Wine: A New York State of Mind

Toronto Star: Ghost Hunting in New York State

Condé Nast Traveler: The Five Best Family-Friendly Wineries in the U.S.