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"Perhaps you've heard that we make some fantastic wine here in the Finger Lakes. While our Rieslings, Cabernet Francs, and Pinot Noirs, consistently take home medals, wine isn't all we do with grapes. The native varietals like sweet Concord and Catawba make a mean pie. This local specialty is sweet and jammy, baked into a perfectly flaky crust -- and available at many cafés, bakeries, roadside stops, and restaurants in the region. Enjoy it with a pour of one of the region's delightful dessert wines."

- Rochelle Bilow, "Local Favorites" in Finger Lakes Wine Country's Travel Magazine

Concord Grape Pie

From wine and chocolate, to beer and brunch, there are plenty of ways to treat Mom this Mother's Day.

Show Mom how much you love her by celebrating at these fun events.

Making Chocolates with Mom at Lamoreaux Landing
LamoreauxWine.com

Making Chocolates with Mom

Map Pin Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

What makes a better pairing than wine and chocolate? Get hands-on with your family and craft your own artisan chocolates, pairing them with Lamoreaux Landing's best wines. Make your Mom's day special—or bring Dad, Grandma, or any of your

FLX Mother's Day Gift Guide

Monday, May 8, 2017 11:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Mother's Day is the perfect excuse to treat the Mom in your life to everything Finger Lakes Wine Country.

If you're not lucky enough to celebrate in the region, here's some local gift ideas to show Mom how much you love her!

Wine in the Vineyards

Break out your fancy hats, ladies and gents. The 143rd Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 6.

Churchill Downs may be more than 600 miles away from Finger Lakes Wine Country, but we still get in on the celebration. Join the party with these festive events:

FLD Derby Party
FingerLakesDistilling.com

"Picture this: a laid-back, tropical-inspired, outdoor pavilion overlooking Seneca Lake that’s also a cool and casual wine and beer bar. Now add some hotdogs on the grill, fresh-baked bread baskets, wine slushies, good-time music and live bands on Friday nights. That’s what The Oasis is all about."

Via Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards


The Oasis at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is the perfect spot to hang out this fall! I mean, what's better than a bonfire, a game of cornhole, a cool glass of wine or

15 Ways to Celebrate Cider Week FLX

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

October 1 - 9, 2016

What better way is there to kick off fall in the Finger Lakes than with Cider Week FLX?! Celebrate the hard cider revival with local cideries and their delicious beverages made with the best New York State apples.

Via CiderWeekFLX.com
"Cider is the oldest craft beverage in America, and New York is a state with one of the richest cider histories, the legacy of which can be found throughout the rolling hillsides of the Finger Lakes, in abandoned orchards and their

Great Spots to Enjoy Live Music

Thursday, July 28, 2016 4:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Pub Nights on the Brew Deck at Wagner Vineyards

Via Wagner Vineyards

This weekly, summer-night concert series is an excellent way to enjoy gorgeous lake views, live music, and of course, Wagner wines and brews! Relax on the outdoor patio or in the lawn next to the vineyards and take in one of the best views of Seneca Lake. Pub Nights run 6 - 11 PM every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The cover charge is only $3 and picnic-style dinners and pizzas are available for