Microclimate [a wine bar]

View of microclimate [a wine bar ]
Inside Microclimate
Microclimate [a wine bar] is one of the top five wine bars I’ve ever visited. Partners Stephanie Mira de Orduna and James-Emery Elkin have created a truly incomparable experience where Finger Lakes’ and international wines and food come together in harmony. The bar offers wine flights, wines by the glass or bottle, craft beers, fruit lambics, hard cider, and local and international appetizers.

Sparkling Rosé Flight
Sparkling Rosé Flight

My friend and I arrived just as the bar opened. We opted to try a flight of five sparkling rosés, including a couple from the Finger Lakes, Hermann J. Wiemer and Hands and Heart (both made from Pinot Noir), combined with a Rosato from Spain, an Argentinian rosé made from Malbec, and a Gesellman Blaufränkisch Brut Rosé from Austria. We didn’t take notes, but simply enjoyed each other’s company while tasting this fascinating Finger Lakes-international lineup of rosés.

Antipasto Platter
Antipasto Platter

My friend and I decided to pair the flight with an antipasto platter, again a blend of local and international bread, cheeses, charcuterie, Marcona almonds, and olives. We couldn’t have asked for a better accompaniment. In fact, my friend stopped nibbling and I felt a tad guilty when she told me to finish up the remainder, as it was so scrumptious.

Even after a long day of wine tasting in the Finger Lakes, please don’t return to your hotel just yet. Continue to Geneva, New York to this delicious, intriguing, and unique establishment. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.


  1. Very cool! I had never heard of that place until now. That is too bad considering I’ve been in the area 3 times!


    1. Thanks, Alana! I thoroughly enjoyed this visit and plan to return the next time I’m in the Finger Lakes.

  2. I am a HUGE fan of Microclimate and make it a point to visit on every trip to the Finger Lakes. The wine list has depth, incredible options and great prices, and the ambiance is hip, and still comfy cozy. LOVE IT!

    1. This was only my second trip to the Finger Lakes and my first visit to Geneva, but I’ll definitely be back for all of the reasons you mentioned.

  3. Hi Beth,

    just for the record, the other rosé from the Finger Lakes with Heart & Hands is a 2009 Pinot Noir sparkling from Wiemer. Thanks for the post. It’s wonderful to see how our patrons react to our concept.
    See you soon I hope.

    1. Thanks! See you next time you are in the area.

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