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Peter AppeltLocated in historic Elmira,

Chef Brud Holland of Red Newt courtesy of Onion StudioOne of the pioneers and champions of farm-to-table cuisine in the Finger Lakes,

June will be here before we know it and now is the time to get out your calendars and start planning a trip to Finger Lakes Wine Country! Our event calender for the month is packed full of things to do ranging from wine and food related happenings to live music and art opportunities to outdoor adventures; it will certainly be tough to decide how you would like to spend your time!

Seneca Sailing - Stu Gallagher Photography

Here is a list of the events in June to help you narrow down the possibilities:

June 1

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend? Why not treat your loved one to a weekend getaway in Finger Lakes Wine Country? There are plenty of things to do in the region to honor the important women in our lives. Whether they prefer wine tasting, touring local museums, hiking among waterfalls, shopping, or dining; you can find it all in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

May is an ideal time to visit the region. With the

Spring is in full swing in Finger Lakes Wine Country! As the landscape transforms in color to brilliant greens and yellows, and the flowers start to bloom, the Wine Trails are beginning to liven up, welcoming the hustle and bustle of the busy season. Summer is near and the excitement resonates throughout the region.

The month of May offers visitors many events and opportunities to explore the wines of Finger Lakes Wine Country and all the while enjoying the sunshine that is becoming increasingly

Spring has arrived in Finger Lakes Wine Country and many exciting events are starting to pop up in the region that you certainly want to add to your calendar. Although wine is a staple here, the region is home to many notable microbreweries and distilleries that use the freshest, highest quality ingredients in their products.

describe the imageA microbrewery you must not miss along the eastern shore of Seneca Lake is Wagner Valley Brewing Company. The brewery, established in 1997, is part of Wagner Vineyards,

Planning a weekend getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country during the month of April? Spring in Wine Country is one of the most beautiful and exciting times to visit the region. The distinct Wine Trails of the three major lakes, Cayuga, Keuka, and Seneca are packed full of events to usher in this change of season. As the sun begins to shine and the landscape starts to come alive in the Finger Lakes, the timing is perfect to finally kick those winter blues and embrace the coming of summer.


The earthiness and the medium body of a Cabernet Franc makes it a perfect pairing with a classic risotto with mushrooms. We recently enjoyed this 2010 from Heron Hill Winery on the west bank of Keuka Lake. The wine retails for $15 per bottle and you can purchase the ingredients for the dinner for less than $5 per serving. In our book, that is a perfect pairing!


The gourmet mushroom risotto recipe from AllRecipes.


6 cups chicken broth, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil,

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Did you know that the Finger Lakes is one of the premier Riesling producing regions in North America? Here is what James Molesworth, Senior Editor at Wine Spectator recently said about Rieslings from the Finger Lakes - “From dry to sweet versions, the Finger Lakes is slowly but steadily cementing its reputation as this country’s best source for Riesling.”

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Visiting Finger Lakes Wine Country in March? With any trip, there’s a lot to consider, especially around how to spend your time. Here’s a quick snap shot of March happenings to help you narrow down the list of possibilities – or perhaps add a few new ones.

Corning Gaffer District in Finger Lakes Wine CountryMarch 8 | Cabin Fever (Wine & Beer Tasting) in Corning's Gaffer District

March 9 | 3rd Annual War Horse Brew Fest at Three Brothers Wineries & Estates

March 9,10,20,22,23,24,29 | Elmira Jackals Hockey at the First Arena


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