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Celebrating the Diversity of Wines

Finger Lakes Wine Month, held annually during the month of May, in partnership with the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, is a celebration of the diversity of wines from the Finger Lakes. Throughout the month, experience special events and unique tasting room experiences. Additionally, wineries, accommodations, and tourism businesses around the region are offering an array of special month-long promotions.

To redeem these specials, display this webpage on your mobile device, or a printoff, at the business. 

Reason to Celebrate

The Finger Lakes is home to more than 100 wineries, centered around Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes. What diversifies the wine from other regions? The terroir of the Finger Lakes is special because of the microclimate created by the lakes — the consistent temperature of the water protects vineyards from extreme cold winter weather, limestone-laced soils provide moisture retention during periods of dry weather and allow for good drainage during heavy rains, and breezy days during the summer help ripen the grapes.

Winery Specials

►Cayuga Lake Region

Buttonwood Grove Winery
In the Tasting Room: Buy a case of wine (15% off) and get a second case 25% off, or a free gift!

Montezuma Winery
In the Tasting Room: Dry & Sweet Rieslings on sale for 10% off!

Six Mile Creek Vineyard
May is also Vignoles month at Six Mile Creek Vineyard. With notes of fresh apricot and honey, our semi-dry Vignoles is the perfect wine to welcome spring. Normally $14.99/bottle, take advantage of their springtime discount of $2 off/bottle ($12.99)! They are also a distillery, and for this month only purchase a wine tasting, enjoy a single spirit tasting- on them!

►Keuka Lake Region

Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars
Shipping: $0 shipping on a case or more of red wine (12 bottle minimum). Continental U.S. orders only. Expires 5/31/15.

Heron Hill Winery
In the Tasting Room: Try the new Single Vineyard Riesling Series featuring five vineyard sites each located on a unique lake within the Finger Lakes! They are offering a special price on the side-by-side tasting pack which includes a wine info booklet to take home with you. Have you considered joining a wine club to receive great discounts and exclusive invites to food & wine events? For the month of May, Heron Hill is offering a discount on our Prepay 12-month memberships.
Shipping: $15 flat rate shipping on 7-12 bottles to anywhere Heron Hill ships. At checkout, apply coupon code: FLXMAY

►Seneca Lake Region

Fox Run Vineyards
In the Tasting Room: Celebrate Fox Run’s 25th Anniversary with 25% off a case of 2011 Reserve Chardonnay, the flagship wine of Fox Run.

Glenora Wine Cellars
In the Tasting Room: Sparkling Spring Specials: Receive $15 off your purchase of 3 bottles of their 2005 Brut! Buy any 3 bottle combo of NV Brut, Raspberry and Peach Spumante and they will take $10 off your purchase!
Spring Shipping: Purchase 3 or more bottles online during Finger Lakes Wine Month and enjoy a $10 flat shipping rate! Want to fill up a case? It’s the same flat rate.

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
In the Tasting Room: Free varietal flight tasting featuring the stand out varieties of the Finger Lakes region (only available Monday-Friday).
Shipping: May 1-31, 2015 receive 20% off shipping (use promo code: FLXWINEMONTH), plus a commemorative 30th anniversary glass when you purchase 3 or more bottles of the following wines: 2012 Cabernet Franc, Schooner Red, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Doug’s Chardonnay, and 2013 Semi-Dry Riesling.

Heron Hill Tasting Room on Seneca Lake
In the Tasting Room: Try the new Single Vineyard Riesling Series featuring five vineyard sites each located on a unique lake within the Finger Lakes! They are offering a special price on the side-by-side tasting pack that includes a wine info booklet to take home with you. They also welcome all moms to enjoy a complimentary wine tasting on Mothers' Day!
Shipping: $15 flat rate shipping on 7-12 bottles to anywhere Heron Hill ships. At checkout, apply coupon code: FLXMAY

Accommodation Specials

►Cayuga Lake Region

Buttonwood Grove Winery
Stay another day in May! Stay two nights (Sunday-Thursday) in one of our cozy on-site cabins, and get a third night free.

►Elmira/Horseheads Region

Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview
Book any night during the month of May and receive 20% off your rate each night you stay! When booking, please mention the FLWC Wine Month Special. Based on availability. Subject to blackout dates and 24-hour cancellation policy.

Holiday Inn Express Horseheads
20% off their ‘Escape to Wine Country Package’! Be sure to mention the Wine Month Special to receive your 20% off. Escape Includes: Express Start Breakfast, $20.00 Voucher to Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, and $30.00 Voucher to Giuseppe's Restaurant. Call 607-739-3681 to check availability and to make your reservations. Based on availability, vouchers not redeemable for cash, must reserve at least 7 days in advance, reservations require full prepayment for the entire stay at time of booking, no refunds if canceled or changed.

Hilton Garden Inn Elmira/Corning
Mention that you are visiting the area as a guest of the Finger Lakes Wine Country during the month of May, they would be happy to discount your stay price up to 15%.

►Keuka Lake Region

Best Western Plus Vineyard Inn & Suites
Stay another day in May! Stay any two consecutive nights during the month of May and get a complimentary third night to extend your stay. Make sure you mention the “FLWC” promotion at the time of booking. Overnight stay expires May 31, 2015. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Based on availability. Applies to new reservations only. Blackout Dates: Memorial Day Weekend.

Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast
Stay another day in May! Book any two nights, get the third night free!  Their big, airy house sits at the top of hill with a wraparound porch overlooking Penn Yan on 4 1/2 acres of manicured lawn and rambling woods that are bursting with flowers in the spring. A full, three course home-cooked breakfast is included each morning of your stay. Rates are $149 to $169 plus tax per night. This package cannot be used with any other special or discount. Blackout Dates: May 22-24, 2015.

►Seneca Lake Region

Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Stay another day in May! Stay one night and get the 2nd night for 50% off! Room rates starting at $126. Not valid with any other discounts, promotions or packages.  Based on availability. Blackout Dates: May 23 and May 30.

Colonial Inn & Motel
Stay another day in May! Prices range from $85-$175, depending on the room and the day of the week. Prices can be found on their website. Each additional night you stay they will take $20 off of the pre-tax price. Blackout Dates: May 21-24.

New Vines Bed & Breakfast
Stay two nights, Monday through Thursday, in May and receive a complimentary bottle of New Vines wine. No black-out dates. Prices range from $125 to $150 per night plus tax.

Vineyard Villas
Stay another day in May! Add a third night for half price. Weekday rate for third night is $97.50, weekend rate for third night $125.00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

Attraction Deals

Finger Lakes Wine Festival
Two Launch of the Lakes passes with a discount for 1-Day Taster's Passes.

Restaurant Special

►Elmira/Horseheads Region

Charlie’s Café
10% off bill not including tax or tip. Cannot be used during Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on May 10.

►Seneca Lake Region

Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Wine Month Lunch Combo: Pick two lunch entrées* & a bottle of Glenora wine – Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Yellow Cab, or Bobsled Red –  for only $35! *Excluded entrées: Barbacoa Bowl & Gouda Burger
Wine Month Dinner Combo: Pick two dishes from their Small Plates menu & a bottle of Glenora wine – Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Yellow Cab, or Bobsled Red – for only $25!

Retail Deals

►Corning/ Painted Post

Connors Mercantile
Stop in for your Free Chocolate Truffle from the Sweet Shop.

The Source
Stop in during the month of May for daily specials that will include wraps and sandwiches including wine jellies, and The Juice Bar will feature grape refreshers and smoothies.  The gift shop will feature wine scented candles and Finger Lakes Grape scented bath and body products at 25% off.  Pieces of wine related shaped chocolate will randomly be handed out to visitors. Their menu includes local culinary artists. All candles and bath & body products are made by employees of The Source.

►Keuka Lake Region

Lost Indian Trading Post
20% off with the mention of Finger Lakes Wine Month.

Events

May 1. Live Music at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Come to Hazlitt's outdoor “Tiki” style post and beam pavilion every Friday night kicking off May 1 with our band series!  5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. No cover.  Fresh baked bread and cheese plates, drinks, and friends. The band: Scratched Vinyl 

May 2. Spring Dinner Hearth Cooking Workshop at Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. $55 per person.

May 8. Live Music at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Come to Hazlitt's outdoor “Tiki” style post and beam pavilion every Friday night kicking off May 1 with our band series!  5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. No cover.  Fresh baked bread and cheese plates, drinks, and friends. The band: Toivo

May 15. Live Music at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
Come to Hazlitt's outdoor “Tiki” style post and beam pavilion every Friday night kicking off May 1 with our band series!  5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. No cover.  Fresh baked bread and cheese plates, drinks, and friends. The band: Scott Adams & Brett Beardslee

May 16. Treasures at the Inn, Flea Market at Heritage Village. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
9 a.m.-11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hot dog lunch.
Visit the Heritage Village and shop the vendors selling their wares. Free admission.

May 20. Spring Happy Hour at Heron Hill Winery. 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Celebrate Finger Lakes Wine Month at Heron Hill, featuring their 90 point wines! They’re pouring a selection of Heron Hill’s top scoring wines, and you will have a chance to sample some new menu items from Blue Heron Café. Participate in the featured tasting, or just stop by for a glass of wine + good company. Featured tastings are $10, $8 for Case Club members + wine industry; FREE for Wine Club members. All Heron Hill wines will also be available to purchase by the glass.