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Fall Family Fun

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Fall is almost upon us and it's looking to be a busy season here in Finger Lakes Wine Country! From harvest and food events to vintage car driving and craft shows, there is a little bit of something for everyone to enjoy.

September:

14th- Vine Dining at Atwater Estate Vineyards 5:00-9:00PM
15th- Annual Federweisser at Anthony Road 12:00-5:00PM
15th- Seaplane Homecoming at Glenn Curtiss Museum
15th- Leaves and Lobsters at Glenora Wine Cellars 12:00-4:00PM
15th&16th- Harvest

Got Swine?

Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

The Summer of Swine at Red Newt Cellars is quickly coming to an end! With only two more events left, will you be there?

Taking place August 25th and September 1st, the chefs of Red Newt will roast a whole autumn’s Harvest Hog on their deck beginning at noon. Prepared using apples, pears and wood, this roast is not one to be missed!

The meals will cost $10 for a sandwich and includes a side, as well as a variety of Red Newt wine to choose from for an additional $5. Food and wine will


The Tierce Riesling Release Party will be taking place at Anthony Road Wine Company September 1st from 7-9pm.

During the event, the creators of the Tierce Riesling, Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards, David Whitling of Red Newt Cellars and Johannes Reinhardt of Anthony Road Wine Company, better known as the “Tierce Brothers”, will be present for a chance to learn all about the unique variety of Riesling.

Food and wine pairing will also be available as well as a variety of wine tasting

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 2011 Semi Dry Riesling from the Finger Lakes Region won the coveted "Governor's Cup" trophy at the 2012 New York Wine & Food Classic competition, held on August 13 & 14 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY. The "Winery of the Year" award also went to Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars.

The elegant Governor's Cup, a large silver chalice, recognizes the "Best of Show" or top prize of all 773 entries in the Classic, known as "The

Lucas Vineyards German Festival

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 5:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Come enjoy delectable food, great music and celebrate your German heritage at the 14th Annual German Festival at Lucas Vineyards this September!

Taking place Sunday, September 16th from 12:30-4:30pm, events will include live music by The Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers as well as grape stomping, alphorn and polka contests.

Other events will include balloon art and costumes in addition to grape pies, a Best German Potato Salad Contest taking place at 2:30 and Lucas Vineyards award

Sheldrake Point will be celebrating their 15thAnniversary of the first vine planting this Sunday on Seneca Lake in Finger Lakes Wine Country!

Taking place from 5-8pm, the celebration will include a birthday cake, live music by Bob and Dee and Driftwood, as well as Sheldrake’s famous Cabernet Franc Ice Wine.

Along with live entertainment, wine by the glass and bottles will be available for purchase as well as food including cheeses to taste during the show, homemade ice cream, Chicken

Families can enjoy Glass Harvest activities at The Corning Museum of Glass this fall, followed by a Glass Wonderland just in time for the holidays. A full list of fall and holiday calendar items is included. Glass Harvest

  • See the world’s largest glass pumpkin. On display September 4 through November 30.
  • Create a colorful glass pumpkin during a 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience. Appropriate for all ages. Project offered September 4 through November 30.
  • Go on a Harvest Hunt to find fall


A Guest Blog by Joe Laing of El Monte RV.

There can be nothing quite as appealing as taking a vacation through Finger Lakes Wine Country, a marvelous adventure through New York State, filled with delicious wine tasting as well as outdoor adventures. Relax as you drive in your RV and experience the beautiful countryside scenes and stop to sip some enchanting fine wines.

Start your excursion in Corning, New York, a lovely town filled with art, culture, shopping and much more. You should make it

Come on down to Hunt Country Vineyards Saturday, August 18thfor a Farm-to-Table Dinner and a night of family fun hosted by the Hunt Family themselves!

Beginning at 6:30pm, the dinner, prepared by Chef Mary Campbell of Medley’s Café, will feature Finger Lakes produced foods including locally raised meats and fresh organic vegetables from Italy Hill Produce located on the Hunt family farm.
The food will comprise of a Tomatillo Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons, Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

Save the date! The Ice Bar at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel will be returning this winter due to popular demand!

Taking place January 31st through February 2nd, 2013, the Ice Bar will be created from over ten thousand pounds of ice and will feature specials on drinks, martinis, wines and local beers as well as music, hor d’oeuvres and wine tastings.
And if that isn’t enough winter fun for you, coinciding with the return of the Ice Bar will be the return of Winter Wine Weekends for the