Heron Hill Winery will re-open the popular Blue Heron Café on Friday, May 18, 2012. With panoramic views of rolling vineyards and beautiful Keuka Lake, the Café and outdoor terrace provide one of the best settings in the Finger Lakes region for savoring local wine and fresh food in a casual afternoon atmosphere. The Café opens initially Friday through Monday, regular summer hours will extend Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Menu items range in price from $3 to $12 with satisfying options like paninis, wraps, flat bread pizza, appetizers, salads, a variety of beverages and even children’s meals.

“We take great pride in using only high-quality ingredients, produce is often organically farmed and many products are sourced locally. The style of the menu will remain consistent with last year,” says Mike Oliver, Café Director. “Overall the menu offers flavorful fare and healthy choices to please everyone…always best enjoyed with our suggested wine pairings.” The Blue Heron Café also has a group menu available to bus tours and large groups. For convenience all groups are required to order in advance, a group menu is available by contacting the Blue Heron Café or on the Heron Hill Winery website.

Beginning in July, the sounds of live music fill the Blue Heron Café Terrace every Sunday afternoon through the summer. Sunday visitors are encouraged to sip, eat, relax and enjoy free live music by a rotating mix of talented area musicians. To learn about fresh-picked weekend specials and the latest Sunday music updates, ‘like’ the Blue Heron Café on Facebook: Facebook.com/BlueHeronCafe.

Heron Hill Winery was chosen as one of the ten most spectacular tasting rooms in the world by Travel + Leisure! For over 30 years Heron Hill Winery has grown cold-climate Riesling and Chardonnay grapes and made elegant world-class wines on a slate hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of western New York. The magnificent vaulted Tasting Hall overlooking vineyards and Keuka Lakes provides a beautiful backdrop for tasting our full portfolio of wine including Rieslings, Chardonnays, Vinifera reds and our popular Eclipse Series. The Gift Shop specializes in handcrafted gift items and works by local artisans, as well as locally produced food products and quality wine accessories. Heron Hill Winery on Keuka Lake also hosts weddings and events.