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!
|This is the perfect all-in-one gift for moms that love wine and jewelry. Travel the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail during June and July to collect 16 unique charm bracelets, one at each winery. Get your passport ticket stamped at each winery you visit to receive a charm bangle, a "Winemakers Pick" sample, and a 5% discount on wine purchases. If you visit all 16 wineries by the end of July, you'll be eligible to win a grand prize. Tickets are just $65 and can be purchased at CayugaWineTrail.com.|
Treat Mom to a special day of wine tasting, culinary classes, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, live music, regional artisans, and maybe even a pace car ride! The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, named "Best Wine Festival" by USA Today readers, takes place July 14-16 at Watkins Glen International. Weekend tickets start at $55. Some special festival events and seminars, camping, and pace car rides are an additional fee.
If beer is more your Mom's style, check out the Finger Lakes Beer Festival, happening October 21, 2017 at Watkins Glen International.
|Moms love homemade gifts. Schedule a Make Your Own Glass class at The Corning Museum of Glass and create something special, just for your Mom! With the help of experienced glassworkers, you can shape your own glass flower, ornament, picture frame, or bead.|
|With 15,000 items to choose from, including jewelry, accessories, collectibles, decor, and everyday household items, The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass is the perfect place find a great gift for Mom. Plus, if you shop online now through May 22, 2017 you'll receive 20% off your purchase.|
Surprise Mom with some Finger Lakes bling as a keepsake of her memories in the region. She'll love a charm or pendant in the shape of her favorite Finger Lake or some fun wine-themed earrings from Finger Lakes Jewelry—all handcrafted in Elmira, NY.
A piece from the Heart of the Finger Lakes Collection is also a great momento—available online or at local retailers, including SkyLand Art Barn in Burdett, NY and Bully Hill Vineyards in Hammondsport, NY.
|Skin care items from Finger Lakes Soap Company make perfect gifts that capture the ambiance of the region. Choose from bar soaps with fun names like Dirty Hiker, Keuka Amore, Cayuga Mist, and Seneca Sunset; Hop Hands and Vineyard Grape foaming hand soaps; and deliciously flavored lip balms. All of the products are locally handcrafted in small batches using natural ingredients. Plus, for a limited time, use coupon code "LIPBALM" at checkout for a free lip balm with any purchase.|
|Every mom's got a Nautie side! Choose the wine that fits your Mom's personality best. Is she Miss Chevious, Miss Adventurous, or Miss Behavin? Lucas Vineyards created this fun and award-winning line of wines to represent three of the Lucas women that have a hand in running the winery.|
|Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery has released a series of wines dedicated to the women of the Frank family, honoring their history and importance to the family and the winery. Each is a single vineyard wine, meaning the grapes used to produce the wine all come from one vineyard site. So far, Eugenia (2014 Dry Riesling), Margrit (2015 Dry Riesling), and Hilda (2014 Chardonnay) have been released as part of the series.|
Custom Labeled Wine
|Add a special touch to your wine gift with a personalized label. Several wineries offer custom labels on your favorite wines, including Atwater Vineyards, Glenora Wine Cellars, Swedish Hill Vineyards, and Lucas Vineyards.|
Show your Mom that she's the sweetest with an overnight getaway full of chocolate delights! Explore Corning's historic downtown Gaffer District by following the Chocolate Trail, and discover chocolate treasures available along the way. Indulge in handcrafted chocolate treats, drinks, spa treatments, and gifts. Stay overnight in the heart of downtown at the Radisson Hotel Corning with their Chocolate Trail Getaway Package.
For more getaway packages, visit FingerLakesWineCountry.com/places-to-stay/packages.
Looking for something fun to do with the family on Mother's Day? Come celebrate Mom in Finger Lakes Wine Country!