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The Finger Lakes is a world-class wine producing region that specializes in aromatic white varieties like Riesling, Gewürztraminer… and Sparkling Wine!

Bottles of Sparkling Wine aging in the cellars of Chateau Frank.

For the same reasons Rieslings thrive in the Finger Lakes – cool climate, limestone-chalk soil, and acidity balance – sparkling wines also flourish.

Winemaking techniques also play a role in the world-class taste of Finger Lakes sparkling wines. Many top

Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York is home to three wine trails; Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, and Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Each trail is a group of wineries that sit among vineyards on the sloping hills overlooking its respective lake. Each wine trail offers year-round unique food and wine pairing events, breathtaking scenery, and world-class wine.

Photo Credit: Bonnie Gustin
Keuka Lake Wine Trail
The Keuka Lake Wine Trail may be small in numbers, but it

Fall Farmers Markets

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Looking for a Farmer's Market near you? We have compiled a list of markets and locations that will be offering up the best produce for the upcoming fall season! Take a look!
Keuka Lake/Hammondsport/Bath Region
Bath Farmers Market-Pulteney Square East 9:00-3:00PM
September 12th, 19th, 26th, and October 3rd
Branchport Farmers Market- Branchport Fire Pavilion 4:00-6:30PM
September 18th, 25th, and October 2nd
Hornell Farmers Market- Broadway Mall 9:00-6:00PM
September 14th, 21st, 28th,

Come Hear the Sounds of Fall

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

From Jazz to Folk, there is a little bit of something from everyone. Take a look at the music events that Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer during the Fall season!

Tunes on the Terrace at Thirsty Owl
September 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 29th
Americana Vineyards Concert Series
September 14th, 16th , 21st, 23rd, and 28th
Music on the Terrace at Heron Hill Winery
September 16th, and 23rd
Music at Ventosa Vineyards
September 12th, 19th, and 26th
Six Mile Creek Vineyards Sunset Concert

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.


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

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