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 Fall/Winter Specials at JMM

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During the months of October thru December, stay two nights from Sunday through Thursday and get the third night for free!  Remember, we are pet-friendly and as a part of this special, your canine companion gets to stay for free! Give your four-legged friend that much need R&R he or she deserves. Many parks in the area allow dogs, so take the pup for a beautiful nature walk and stop off at a few wineries on the way home. Book all five rooms Fri. and Saturday (weekend) for $1200.00 ($60.00/person/night). Call Tony to arrange for this weekend deal. It’s a steal!

Fall Folliage

The Finger Lakes region offers many opportunities for leaf peeping pleasure. Choose a lake, and get ready to explore. These routes are easy to navigate, allowing most of your attention to be focused on the scenery. Whether you choose Canandaigua or Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco or Skaneateles you will soon find yourself captivated by this season’s bountiful colors. While every year is different – leaf-peeping in late September through mid-October typically offers a good chance for a spectacular show, with the first two weeks of October typically being peak season.  

Before hitting the road, a little preparation will go a long way. Pack a few light snacks or a picnic lunch, a warm jacket, a thermos full of milled cider, and of course, a local map. Do not forget your camera! There will be a multitude of priceless photos to be captured. Remember to stay safe by observing fellow motorists and traffic rules as you take in the sights.

1. Canandaigua Lake- West Lake Drive (CO 16) to NY 21 S

This breathtaking drive begins at the northern tip of Canandaigua Lake in the city of Canandaigua. Enjoy the breathtaking foliage as you meander south on NY 21 toward Onanda Park. There you will discover an infinite array of photo-worthy views. Picture impressive waterfalls and mystic gorges surrounded by a bounty of fall colors. Once you have had your fill, continue along NY 21 towards Naples. Consider ending your tour with a leisurely hike at Ontario County Park, or seek out a more challenging adventure at the Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area.

Start / End: Canandaigua to Onanda Park to Naples
Approximate length: 19 miles / 35 minutes.

2. Seneca Lake- NY 14 South

Another option is to begin in Geneva and follow Seneca Lake along NY 14 South. Be prepared for some spectacular views between the lake on the left and trees to your right. Leisurely, continue toward Watkins Glen. There, you will discover a delightfully quaint Main street. End your adventure by perusing the pier, or mosey on over to Watkins Glen State Park. Find yourself up-close and personal with spectacular foliage as the Gorge Trail bobs and weaves against the magnificent falls.

Start / End: Geneva to Watkins Glen
Approximate length: 36 Miles / 30 Minutes.

3. Cayuga Lake- NY 89 North

The journey from Ithaca to Seneca Falls is a lengthier one but well worth the time. You may very well find yourself stunned as you observe the pristine way in which Cayuga Lake reflects the brilliantly colored foliage. Begin in Ithaca and follow NY 89 North toward Seneca Falls. There, you will discover Cayuga Lake State Park. A priceless gem of a location, the park offers ideal views and a fantastic opportunity to stretch one’s legs after such a lengthy tour. Enjoy a picnic lunch, explore the beach and allow little ones to test out the playground.

Start / End:  Ithaca to Seneca Falls
Approximate length: 1 hour / 40 miles.

4. Owasco Lake- NY 38 South

Owasco Lake may be one of the smaller Finger Lakes, but it is certainly not short on awe-inspiring views. Begin in the city of Auburn, and consider taking a jaunt around Emerson Park. When you are ready, locate NY 38 and head south. Enjoy the dazzling foliage display as you leisurely venture toward Moravia. End your leaf-peeping excursion at Fillmore Glen State Park. You find will several hiking trails to explore, including the gorge, which is incredibly family-friendly.

Start / End: Auburn to Moravia
Approximate length: 19 miles / 30 minutes

5. Skaneateles Lake- NY 41 South/East

For a quick peep at the leaves before they fall, traverse the length of Skaneateles Lake. This pleasant little tour begins in town of Skaneateles where the translucent lake sits calmly against the shore. It ends at the Ripley Hill Nature Preserve in the town of Spafford. If you are the adventurous type, you may even continue through the unpaved Ripley Hill Road.

 

Area Events:

OCOBER 2014:

Cider Week Finger Lakes

OCTOBER 3-12, 2014  See participating locations around the region
Finger Lakes Cider Alliance presents the 3rd Annual Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week, bringing together the widest variety of local ciders from the region.  Cider makers are crafting the cider comeback and reviving America’s orchard heritage!  Enjoy an event per day.  Cider enthusiasts can learn from tastings, classes, and special events throughout the week.

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail Open House

Saturday, OCTOBER 11, 2014, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Browse the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail this fall for a taste of what the region’s dairy farms and creameries have to offer.  Participating members include:
Dutch Hill Creamery, Chenango Forks, NY Engelbert Farms, Nichols, NY Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery, King Ferry, NY Heaven Scent Farm, Cohocton, NY (*Open House Location: Three Brothers Winery & Estates, Geneva, NY) Jerry Dell Farm & Store, Freeville, NY Keeley’s Cheese Company, King Ferry, NY Kenton’s Cheese Company, Trumansburg, NY Muranda Cheese Co., Waterloo, NY Shtayburne Farm, Rock Stream, NY Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, Candor, NY Sunset View Creamery, Odessa, NY Crosswinds Farm & Dairy (formerly Vanillen Dairy), Ovid, NY ***4 Tin Fish Farm is NOT participating in 2014 Open Houses

A Taste of the Finger Lakes!

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant,
2770 County Rd 128 (Ernsberger Rd), Romulus, NY 14541

800-869-9271  www.knappwine.com

There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes.  Someone said, we are the tree the Big Apple grows on.  A plethora of fresh vegetables, meats and dairy are used during this incredibly fresh and bountiful time.  Farm-to-table refers to a movement where food is produced locally and delivered to you, in some cases, the very same day.  Our chef works with producers from across the street and around the region.  Together with the freshness of the season and his very creative culinary skills, plus the wine from this terroir, this is a wine dinner not to miss.  Ever so popular, we have scheduled two dates: September 20th and October 18th.  This five-course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines 

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2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Spend a delicious afternoon sampling culinary delights specially prepared by the chefs from a cornucopia of local restaurants paired with tempting tastes of the tastiest local vintages. $20 admission buys you and your palate a ticket to paradise! (21 and older only). Call 585.374.9032 for more information.

 

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Hayrides through the “spooky” vineyards, wine specials, Halloween treats, and pick your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. Fun for the entire family! New releases of Merlot and Riesling!
Address: 5986 State Route 89 Romulus, NY 14541  Phone: 607-869-9760

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Black Diamond Express Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm.
Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

BOGO Happy Hour wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm FREE Live Music with Waterside Acoustic 6-9pm Cafe Toscana will be serving until 9 pm.
Halloween in Downtown

Thursdya, October 30th, 2014

Join in the Halloween Parade! The parade meets at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center at 3:45pm and parades to the Ithaca Commons while trick or treating at local businesses. There will be free music, hot cider, and chili inside Center Ithaca. The Downtown Ithaca

Bird Watching at Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:45 am, 4 hours

Peak waterfowl migration at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge brings over 200,000 ducks and geese to Central New York. BWNC staff will be on hand to point out rare migrants before they move on to warmer waters. Meet at Baltimore Woods at 8:00AM to carpool, otherwise meet at Montezuma at 8:45. $10 members; $15 nonmembers. Call (315) 673-1350 to register.

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Happy Hour and FREE Live Music with Loose Change BOGO wine, beer and mixers from 5-6pm Live Music from 6-9pm Cafe Toscana is serving until 9pm

Farm to Table Wine Dinner – Part Two

Saturday,, October 18, 2014, 6:30pm from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars.  Please purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.

Fall into Red – An Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Fall into Red an Exclusive Dry Red Wine Event @ Ventosa Vineyards Saturday Oct, 18th 6-8pm Tickets must be purchased in advance 5 Premier Red Wine Producers Damiani Wine Cellars – Hector NY Zugibe Vineyards – Geneva NY Shaw Vineyards – Himrod NY Hosmer Winery – Ovid NY Ventosa Vineyards- Geneva NY All in 1 stop! Each winery will pour 3-4 Samples of their Dry Reds Light Hors D’oeuvres with each pairing Each Guest will receive a 19 1/2 oz Crystal Bordeaux Wine Glass Wine for Sale by the Bottle and the Glass Stock up for the Fall, Winter and Holidays! Quantity Discounts!! Menu Duck Confit En Croute Slow cooked duck confit in phyllo pastry topped with a classic mole` sauce Fall Harvest Bruschetta A blend of apples, cranberries, red onion and fresh herbs served on a toasted crostini drizzled with a balsamic reduction Wild Mushroom Arancini A wild mushroom risotto breaded and fried until golden brown, topped with Seneca Salt Company Rosemary Flake. Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Ventosa Vineyards homemade mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto Di Parma and drizzled with fresh herb pesto Muranda Cheese Company High end cheese display compliments of Muranda Cheese Company. Aged Gouda, Aged BelCiello, Blue Cheese and British Cheddar. Olives, Almonds and Crudite`s Java Gourmet Java Bark and Seneca Salt Bark Chocolate samples. Keuka Coffee Roasters Italian Espresso Blend coffee samples $30.00 Ticket must be purchased in advance!! Dress is casual

Fall Harvest Celebration

OCTOBER 25, 2014 Ithaca’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Ithaca, New York

Celebrate Fall in the Finger Lakes with regional beer, wine and food tastings from local breweries, wineries, and farmers!  Enjoy live music as you browse the variety of vendors, and cheer on your favorite local microbreweries as they compete for the Oktoberfest championship for best beer.  Seasonal apple cider and pumpkins will be available to take home, and Ithaca’s authentic sauerkraut makers will be on site for sampling!

OCTOBER 25, 2014 Finger Lakes Beer Festival  Watkins Glen, New York
The Finger Lakes Beer Trail is excited to partner with Watkins Glen International to present the inaugural Finger Lakes Beer Festival this fall. Formerly Glentoberfest, this festival will feature five hours of sampling 50+ brews from 25 New York State craft breweries, 2/3 of which will be Finger Lakes breweries.  Take home a commemorative glass, and enjoy live music, great food, pace car rides (weather permitting!), and on-site camping.  Must be 21 or over to attend.

OCTOBER 25, 2014, 8:00 PM-midnight Americana Vineyards 12th Annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular Americana Vineyards 4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken, NY 14847

Join Americana Vineyards at their 12th Annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular costume party for dancing, tasty treatss, a costume contest, and the release of their first ever Lemberger!
OCTOBER 25-26, 2014, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Zoo Boo at Rosamond Gifford Zoo Syracuse, New York The zoo will be transformed into a bustling bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families to enjoy. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, costumed characters, games, tattoos, Zoo Boo mega raffle and more! The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear!  Kids (and parents)–costumes are encouraged!  Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection.  Zoo Boo is held rain or shine. October 30, 2014 Halloween in Dowtown Ithaca Ithaca, New York

Join the Ithaca Halloween Parade!  Bring your kids to the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (301 W. Court Street) at 3:45 PM and parade to the Commons while trick-or-treating.  Participating merchants on the Commons and on the surrounding streets will welcome trick-or-treaters 4-6 PM.  Enjoy music, cider, and chili from 4-6 inside Center Ithaca, as well as games and a bounce house.

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Help Vineyard View Winery celebrate harvest as well as our one year anniversary with music, food, fireworks, local beer and of course GREAT WINE!!

Annual Chestnut Festival at Goose Watch

Saturday, October 18, 2014, Noon – 6:00 pm

Each fall we harvest the chestnuts grown right at Goose Watch Winery and host one of the biggest celebrations of the year! Come enjoy LIVE music while you sample a variety of foods made from our own chestnuts. While you’re here you can also have fun playing lawn games while overlooking the beautiful fall foliage on Cayuga Lake!
Address:
5480 Route 89
Romulus, NY 14541  Phone: 315.549.2599  Toll Free: 888.549.WINE

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Agonal Rhythm Live music in the tent overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake from on Sundays in the fall from 12:30 to 4:30pm

 Happy Hour and FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards
Oktoberfest At Castel Grisch Winery

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 24, 25 and 26, 2014 – 8:00 am

Come join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebration this October! Featuring live accordion music and our famous German Buffet! Space is limited so please call and make your reservation today!11:00 am – 4:00 pm : Features German themed lunch specials such as your favorite bratwurst, meat strudel, sausage platter, German potato salad, and fresh baked fruit strudels! Specials on our selection of local beers and our Castel Grisch Riesling wine will also be available. 607-535-9614  castel.grisch@gmail.com http://www.castelgrisch.com

Friday, October 24th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm : Features German themed lunch specials such as your favorite bratwurst, meat strudel, sausage platter, German potato salad, and fresh baked fruit strudels! Specials on our selection of local beers and our Castel Grisch Riesling wine will also be available!

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm : Dinner features our German Buffet a long with a limited ala carte dinner menu with live accordion music throughout the night with specials on our selection of local beers and our Castel Grisch Riesling wine!

In our tasting room and gift shop, we’ll be serving an array of cheeses available with your wine tasting!

Saturday, October 25th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm : Features German themed lunch specials such as your favorite bratwurst, meat strudel, sausage platter, German potato salad, and fresh baked fruit strudels! Specials on our selection of local beers and our Castel Grisch Riesling wine will also be available!

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm : Dinner features our German Buffet a long with a limited ala carte dinner menu with live accordion music throughout the night with specials on our selection of local beers and our Castel Grisch Riesling wine!

In our tasting room and gift shop, we’ll be serving an array of cheeses available with your wine tasting!

Sunday, October 26th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm : Features German themed lunch specials such as your favorite bratwurst, meat strudel, sausage platter, German potato salad, and fresh baked fruit strudels! Specials on our selection of local beers and our Castel Grisch Riesling wine will also be available!

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm : Limited Dinner Menu will be available

In our tasting room and gift shop, we’ll be serving an array of cheeses available with your wine tasting!
Ithaca Oktoberfest

October 25th, 2014

Ithaca Oktoberfest October 25, 2014 Now in its third year, Oktoberfest celebrates the Fall with beer, wine, and food tastings, Sample Finger Lakes wines and beers as well as tasty morsels from local restaurants and food vendors.

Harvest Game Dinner at Veraisons Restaurant

October 25th, 2014

HARVEST GAME DINNER Veraisons Restaurant At The Inn At Glenora Wine Cellars 5435 State Route 14 Dundee, NY 14837 800.243.5513 www.glenora.com – info@glenora.com Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5pm $65 per person plus tax and gratuity Reservations required by calling 1-800-243-5513 Join our culinary team for our annual Harvest Dinner celebrating Fall and the Harvest held outside amoungst the fall foliage and crisp Autumn air. Executive Chef Orlando Rodriguez and Executive Sous Chef Sarah Hassler have planned a menu that focuses on fruits and vegetables grown locally, enhanced by memorable proteins, and paired with wines carefully selected to suit the character of each dish. A deliberate dichotomy of the hearty and the delicate; the evening is sure to be a true celebration of all things autumn. Amuse Scotch Quail Egg – carrot mustard Glenora 2003 Brut First Course Deep Fried Squab – Black Strap Molasses-Marinade, Remembrance Farms Flower Power Greens Glenora 2013 Pinot Noir Rosé Second Course Braised Wild Boar Pot Pie – Evergreen Farm & Muddy Fingers Farm root vegetables, puff pastry Zugibe Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir Main Course Pan Seared Elk Chop- Evergreen Farm lacinato kale, roasted Glenora Farms grapes, Hawk Meadow Farm shiitake mushrooms, cipolinni onion custard, & elderberry jam. Glenora 2012 Merlot Fourth Course Maple Thyme Souffle – duck egg crème anglaise, cinnamon walnut croquant Chateau LaFayette Reneau 2013 Late Harvest Riesling Our dinner will be held outside amongst the fall foliage and crisp autumn air. Please dress accordingly. Seating will be communal, not individual. Reservations required – Please contact Emily Edsall at 1-800-243-5513 ext. 306 Website: http://www.glenora.com/Restaurant/Menus/Harvest-Dinner Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283238221880398/

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery

Join Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery for exciting harvesting equipment demonstrations while harvest is in full swing!  Watch grapes being pressed into juice, and enjoy a fresh sample.York State Beers –  great food & live music

Finger Lakes Beer Festival 

Saturday, OCTOBER 25, 2014  Watkins Glen, NY

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail is excited to partner with Watkins Glen International to present the inaugural Finger Lakes Beer Festival this fall.

Formerly Glentoberfest, this festival will feature five hours of sampling 50+ brews from 25 New York State craft breweries, 2/3 of which will be Finger Lakes breweries.  Take home a commemorative glass, and enjoy live music, great food, pace car rides (weather permitting!), and on-site camping.  Must be 21 or over to attend.

Americana Vineyards 12th Annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular

Saturday, OCTOBER 25, 2014, 8:00 PM-midnight  Americana Vineyards 4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken, NY 14847

Join Americana Vineyards at their 12th Annual Hallo-wine Spooktacular costume party for dancing, tasty treats, a costume contest, and the release of their first ever Lemberger!

Harvest Festival at Buttonwood Grove Winery

 Alliance also offers free time in the bounce house and free face painting for trick or treaters.

 

 

November 2014 Events
A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Knapp Nouveau 2013

Saturday, November 8, 2014, Noon – 4:00 pm
Join us for a special release wine direct from the barrel. Every year our winemaker chooses a wine he feels will be interesting, delicious and worthy of a try before it goes into production. It is a great treat for wine aficionados. Knapp Vineyard Restaurant also pairs some great tantalizing appetizers with this experience while music fills the air. This is a celebration not to miss, so make sure to mark your calendars.
2770 County Road 128
Ernsberger Road
Romulus, NY 14541  Toll Free: 800.869.9271
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:30pm

Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant,
2770 County Rd 128 (Ernsberger Rd), Romulus, NY 14541

800-869-9271  www.knappwine.com

There is no tolerance for the temperance movement at this wine dinner, and no need to turn our Vineyard Restaurant into a speakeasy.  Chef John will cook up a menu based on the life styles of Al Capone and Bugsy Siegal.  Clams casino perhaps, and other gourmet delights because they lived the style of the rich and famous.  For this dinner, consider yourself rich and famous!  This five-course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars.  Please purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot.
2014 November Deck The Halls Weekend on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Deck the Halls Weekend ~ November & December 2014

Two separate weekends, November 21-23 or December 5-7, 2014 – Go to your assigned starting winery and begin a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. The wineries are decorated for the holiday season. Over the two day weekend event, visit the participating wineries, receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath. These events are both co-sponsored by The Christmas House, located in nearby Elmira, NY. Cost $53 per person or $75 for a couple.

NOVEMBER 21-23, 2014 21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Experience the scents and sights of the holidays at this Cayuga Lake Wine Trail eevnt.  Visit all 17 participating wineries, and take home a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, unique ornaments, a shopper’s discount card, as well as holiday recipes from each winery.  Grand prizes will be awarded, including a 2015 Season Pass to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, a one-night stay at La Tourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro, or a $100 discount on a limousine ride.  Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail page for more details.

Friday , Saturday and Sunday, November 21 – 23, 2014 – 1:00 pm

Have a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries decorated for the holiday season.  Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.  Truly a tasteful experience!

TWO separate weekends are offered.  2014 dates:  November 21-23, or December 5-7. Couples and single pricing available. Please visit our website to find out more about this event:

http://senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events/deck-the-halls-weekend.html

21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, NOVEMBER 21-23, 2014  Cayuga Lake Wine Trail                                                                                                                  

Experience the scents and sights of the holidays at this Cayuga Lake Wine Trail event.  Visit all 17 participating wineries, and take home a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, unique ornaments, a shopper’s discount card, as well as holiday recipes from each winery.  Grand prizes will be awarded, including a 2015 Season Pass to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, a one-night stay at La Tourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro, or a $100 discount on a limousine ride. Experience the scents and sights of the Holidays at our 21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree.

VISIT ALL 17 WINERIES and start at any of the four Starting Point Wineries listed below. More Fun! Less bumper to bumper traffic.
Take Home:
1 Souvenir wineglass per person
1 Grapevine wreath
Unique Ornaments from each winery
Shopper’s Card: $5.00 off a $35.00 wine purchase at each winery

 

Holiday recipes.

Visit King Ferry, Long Point, Montezuma or Six Mile Creek wineries only on Friday afternoon to start out your weekend right from 1:00-5:00 pm.  On either Saturday you can start at 9:00am at King Ferry or Long Point wineries only.
Special Holiday Packages will be available that include accommodations, tickets to our event and transportation
Grand Prizes:
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season Pass 2015
Holiday Inn in Auburn-One night stay
LaTourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro-Ithaca-One night stay
S&S Limousine $100.00 off a limo ride

Event takes place at these wineries:
King Ferry
Long Point
Montezuma
Six Mile Creek
Friday, 1 – 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM Event takes place at all 17 Wineries.  Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail web site for more details.

December 2014 Events

DECEMBER 5-7, 2014 21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Experience the scents and sights of the holidays at this Cayuga Lake Wine Trail eevnt.  Visit all 17 participating wineries, and take home a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, unique ornaments, a shopper’s discount card, as well as holiday recipes from each winery.  Grand prizes will be awarded, including a 2015 Season Pass to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, a one-night stay at La Tourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro, or a $100 discount on a limousine ride.  Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail page for more details.

Light Up The Holidays

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Visit Downtown to get in the holiday spirit. A professional lighting display will show off Downtown Ithaca’s beauty in the winter night’s sky.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hidden Treasures of the Cayuga East Wine and Lunch Tour

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

On this tour, your experience will begin at King Ferry Winery, where you will enjoy a winery tour and learn about the wine making process. This is followed by a tasting of their wines paired with local cheese made right next door. Next, enjoy a fantastic three course lunch at Pumpkin Hill Bistro prepared from locally sourced ingredients. At Long Point Winery, you will do a private vertical barrel tasting of four vintages of the Cabernet Sauvignon. This is followed with a select tasting of their other wines, paired with local chocolate. Our final stop on the tour, Bet the Farm Winery and Gourmet Market, you will enjoy a tasting of their hand-crafted wines paired with New York products featured at their market. Tour will depart from the Holiday Inn in Downtown Ithaca (Hotel Ithaca) at 11:15 am Cost: $120 per person. This price includes the transportation, tasting fees, food/wine pairings, and lunch.

DECEMBER 2014:

21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree on the Cayuga Cayuga Lake Wine Trail                           

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 5 – 7, 2014                                                                                             

Experience the scents and sights of the holidays at this Cayuga Lake Wine Trail event.  Visit all 17 participating wineries, and take home a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, unique ornaments, a shopper’s discount card, as well as holiday recipes from each winery.  Grand prizes will be awarded, including a 2015 Season Pass to the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, a one-night stay at La Tourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro, or a $100 discount on a limousine ride.  Visit the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail web site for more details.

 2014 December Deck The Halls Weekend on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 5 – 7, 2014

Have a weekend of fun and festivities while sampling holiday wines and food tastings. Over the 2-1/2 day weekend event, visit the participating wineries decorated for the holiday season.  Receive a recipe book and collect ornaments to decorate your handmade grapevine wreath.  Truly a tasteful experience!

Couples and single pricing available.  Please visit Trail’s website to find out more about this and other trail-wide events:  http://www.senecalakewine.com/events/trail-events.html

A Sense of Place: Finger Lakes Wines and the World Wine Pairing Series

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Each wine we drink has a story to tell: A story about the region from which it comes, the vineyard in which it’s grown, and the winemaker who creates it. The Finger Lakes wine making story spans over 150 years and is in the midst of a new exciting chapter. Join us for a special monthly wine tasting series where you will discover the sense of place associated with a sampling of Finger Lakes wine compared with similar varietals and styles from all around the world. Those who do will walk away with a greater appreciation of the wines of our special region, as well as other classic winemaking regions around the globe. The event is hosted by by Laura Winter Falk owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes. Laura holds a doctorate in nutrition, is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers, and is known for her fun and engaging presentations on food and wine. Held at La Tourelle Resort and Spa the first Friday of the month from 5-6pm, this is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fabulous wines and walk away with an enhanced understanding of world wines. 2014 Dates: March 7 April 4 May 2 June 6 July 4 Aug 1 Sept 5 Oct 10 Nov 7 Dec 5 Cost: $5 per person, Guests of La Tourelle are free of charge Time: 5-6pm Location: The Bistro at La Tourelle Resort and Spa. Transportation to/from the event is not provided. Contact: Experience! The Finger Lakes at 607-233-4818 or info@experiencefingerlakes.com

Santa’s Arrival to Downtown Ithaca

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Santa and his elves will land in Downtown Ithaca at noon on Saturday, December 6. Followed by photos with Santa, games, music, and dance in Center Ithaca, the fun continues on Sunday with gingerbread crafts for the family.

A Christmas Carol Wine Dinner

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant,  6:30pm
2770 County Rd 128 (Ernsberger Rd), Romulus, NY 14541

800-869-9271  www.knappwine.com

Join us for Scrooge’s nephew’s holiday party.  If you are a fan of Charles Dicken’s Christmas story, you are well aware that Scrooge’s nephew invited him to a family holiday dinner complete with turkey, sugar plums and all the wonderful trimmings of a holiday meal.  Expect nothing less at Knapp’s holiday feast serving premium Knapp wines and wines from our friends at Zugibe Vineyards and sister winery Glenora Wine Cellars.  Make your reservations by buying your tickets online.

5th Annual Downtown Chowder Cook-off & Wine and Cheese Expo in Ithaca, NY

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Over twenty restaurants will compete for the coveted Chowder Cup. Vegetarian, seafood, and meat chowders are available for hungry patrons. Local and regional wineries pair with the Finger Lakes Cheese trail to bring you this new winter event of tasty delights.

Dosage Your Own Sparkling Wine at Glenora

Saturday and Sunday, December 13 – 14, 2014,  10:00 am, 6 hours

Time: Appointments on the hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost:  Reservations are required and there is a 6 bottle minimum per person $18 per bottle.  You’re the winemaker today!

This is a unique opportunity to create your own individual bottles of sparkling wine.  You head to the cellar, don an apron and disgorge (that’s the technical term for removing the yeast) and dosage (that’s how you make it sweet) your own champagne  Don’t worry, our winemaker, Steve DiFrancesco will teach you everything you need to know!!   info@glenora.com http://www.glenora.com

Reindeer Run

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Sprint over to The Strong and get into the action at the third annual Reindeer Run, a unique, family-friendly foot race. Produced by Yellow Jacket Racing and sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, the all-ages run is downtown Rochester’s only winter 5K event and includes a half-mile kids’ race. Fees apply.
FEBRUARY 2014:

Sip & Sparkle- Girls Night Out

February 13th, 2015

Are you ready for a night out with your best friends? Be dazzled at Miles with our Sip and Sparkle winter Series. It is time to pull out the glasses, turn up the music and indulge in an evening of laughing and fun. With a glass of our newest “to be released” sparkling wine, appetizers, and vendors with jewelry, make-up, chocolates and manicures! What could be more fun? 6:00pm until 8:00pm Miles Wine Cellars & The Inn at Miles Wine Cellars Friday, February 13, 2015 Friday, February 27, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015 Friday, March 27, 2015 With space for 30 ladies each night, this will be your night to shine! Email Lindsay at Lindsay@mileswinecellars.com Registration fee of $15.00 per person – pre paid at the time you register. We can’t wait to have you join us! Looking to make a night of it? Stay locally with your girlfriends.

MARCH 2014:

Red Tail Ridge Wine Dinner

March 15th, 2015

Join us as we partner with our friends from Seneca Lake winery, Red Tail Ridge, as they join us in presenting a sparkling, paired five-course meal. Featuring the expertise of the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team, the dinner promises to be an epicurean delight, as well as education, with both winemakers and Executive Chef Patrick Higgins presenting. $100 per person, inclusive.

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