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Fall Food and Wine Pairing Experiences

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

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October and November are filled with harvest and fall-themed multi-course wine dinners. These dinners are a unique way to be immersed in the food and wine culture in the region as farmers, chefs, and winemakers collaborate to showcase their products in a wonderful synergy of flavors.

Aside from these dinners, Finger Lakes Restaurant Week offers a similar dining experience. The week-long celebration kicks off October 28th through November 3rd. Local chefs from

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October in Finger Lakes Wine Country is the perfect time to leaf peep. The most brilliant reds and oranges start to fill the landscapes adding to the already present yellow hues. Similar to September, October in the region means harvest and fall themed events, open houses, festivals and of course, endless Finger Lakes wine and local foods to enjoy.

Here are some events taking place this month to help you plan a weekend getaway:

Under the Big Tent at Harvest Festival (photo J. Hunt) webOct 5-6 | Hunt Country Vineyards
Annual Harvest Festival


The month of September in Finger Lakes Wine Country marks the start of harvest and the most popular time of year to visit the region. It is a wonderful and exciting time filled with fall-inspired festivals and events.

Here are some noteworthy weekend events taking place throughout September:

Sept. 6-8 | Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at The Glen
This Sportscar Vintage Racing Association event has been held at Watkins Glen International for the last 27 years. The Glen

With only a handful of ingredients, each one delivers in this vibrant Tuscan Kale salad. The ingredients are simple, but certainly special. The dressing includes olive oil, garlic, pecorino cheese, lemon juice and zest, and roasted red pepper flakes. Combine it with the deep and earthy, almost nutty sweetness of tuscan kale (also known as lacinato or dinosaur kale) and you are in for a treat. Once it's prepared, all you need to do is grab your friends and a bottle of your favorite Finger Lakes

Fox Run Vineyards overlooks Seneca Lake

Each summer, Glenora Wine Cellars welcomes reputable jazz musicians to their Vineyard Stage for the “

Celebrate America’s birthday with not one, but four exciting days of fireworks displays!

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Corning Memorial Stadium,

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July is a busy month in Finger Lakes Wine Country with various events, live music, and festivals happening each week – and of course, an endless supply of wine, food, and breathtaking views to go with. We have compiled a list of the must-attend events perfect for enjoying sweet summertime!

July 5 - Fulkerson Winery 24th Anniversary Party

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Executive Chef Jeffory McLean Photo Credit Heron Hill WineryThe

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