Upstate New York's Dreamy Finger Lakes region is getting some major national recognition for its incredible wineries, vineyards, and sparkling lakes.

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USA Today's 10Best has named the Finger Lakes one of the top 10 wine regions that you must visit in the United States. The Finger Lakes was awarded the fourth spot, coming in just behind California's Paso Robles and Temecula Valley, as well as Colorado's Grand Valley.

Boasting over 130 wineries and vineyards, the Finger Lakes region captivates visitors with its picturesque landscapes, shimmering lakes, and dedication to crafting exceptional wines. Riesling wine takes center stage in many of the region's wineries, and each bottle proudly features the names of the three American Viticultural Areas that define the grape-growing regions: Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake, and Seneca Lake.

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The accolades continue to pour in for the Finger Lakes. Not only has it been named one of the nation's top wine regions, but it is also home to the best-rated winery tour in the United States. The renowned Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery overlooks Keuka Lake, offers an unforgettable experience, and has captured the hearts of USA Today's 10Best readers who named it the best winery tour in the country.

But wait, there's more!

The Finger Lakes received two more prestigious recognitions from 10Best. Experience! The Finger Lakes, an Ithaca-based travel company was named among the list of the country's top 10 wine tour companies for two consecutive years.

Also, the 9th-best new winery experience in the United States can be found at Hillick & Hobbs, a winery nestled in Burdett. Offering award-winning vintages and breathtaking views of Seneca Lake, Hillick & Hobbs invites visitors to savor the essence of the Finger Lakes.

SEE ALSO: Finger Lakes Resort Named Best in New York State

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or just love sipping on the good stuff, the Finger Lakes is the place to be and it's not just locals who think so, visitors from all around the United States agree!

Read On! 35 Reasons Why Everybody Loves the Finger Lakes

There are several great "destination pockets" in the area we call Upstate New York. Whether it be the historic mansions along the Hudson Valley, the small ski towns of the Catskills, the majesty of the Adirondacks, the diverse history of Central New York, or the beautiful region shrouded in Niagara's mist out west. And then there is the Finger Lakes! These 11 "finger like" lakes, spread out from (roughly) just west of Interstate 81 out through the Genesee Valley in Western New York This area is one of the state's great playgrounds.

Did You Know? The Largest Craft Market in New York Is In the Finger Lakes?

The village of Penn Yan, NY (population of about 5,000) is the home of The WIndmill Farm and Craft Market. With over 175 vendors spread out over 40+ acres, this is the largest permanent craft market in the state. Tens of thousands visit each year. It is an amazing place. Here are some things to know before your visit this Finger Lakes-region treasure.

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