27th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree
- Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
- Cayuga Lake, NY
- November 20, 2020 to December 6, 2020
- Single $45, Couple $65
November 20-22 or December 4-6
Be the thrifty multi-tasker that you are - treat yourself while shopping for others! Cross items off your gift list as you sample before you buy. Save money with your Holiday Shoppers Card, only valid during the event dates. You'll get a souvenir wine glass, a grapevine wreath, an ornament at each stop, a shopper’s card (attached to your ticket), wine and food!
Friday 1-5pm, the following wineries are participating:
Six Mile Creek
Saturday 10-6pm, ALL 14 wineries are participating.
Sunday 10-5pm, ALL 14 wineries are participating.
Each ticket is good for the whole weekend, to visit each winery once
Single tickets are $45 (plus tax and processing fee) and include:
Couple’s tickets are $65 (plus tax and processing fee) and include:
Discounted designated driver tickets are available. The DD gets all the same perks as a regular ticket, minus the wine. They also get a DD mug, rather than a wine glass. $22.50 for a single (plus tax and processing fee) and $52.50 for a couple (plus tax and processing fee). A couple’s DD ticket consists of one person who drinks and one person who does not
Be sure to buy your tickets early, we have a limited amount available per weekend.
Packages that offer tickets, transportation and accommodations will also available.
When ordering tickets, will you be asked to choose a specific starting point. This is where you’ll start the event and be given your ticket(s), wine glass(es), shopper’s card and recipe book.
If you’re part of a large group (15+), we ask that you contact the office for scheduling assistance. We try to keep track of and maintain as many large groups as we can to prevent overflow and clogs at the wineries. We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets.
800-684-5217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to limit the number of large groups purchasing tickets.
Tickets to our events CANNOT be REFUNDED.
1981 - Mary Plane, of Plane's Cayuga Vineyards (now called Cayuga Ridge), looked at her empty parking lot and knew, if her fledgling winery was to succeed, she needed to fill it. What could she do to entice people to visit? Would people come if there were more to do, more to see? Thus began Mary's vision of the Cayuga Wine Trail. And, Mary was right!
In 1983 there were five small new wineries: Plane's (Cayuga Ridge), Lucas, Americana, Lakeshore and Frontenac. But five unknown wineries weren't enough of a draw, and Mary solicited participation from other attractions along and near Route 89. The first brochure was audacious - a quote: "The CWT offers a variety that is unmatched in wine touring and tasting...No where else will travelers experience such a multitude of premium wines, attractions, comfortable lodgings, fine restaurants, friendly people, and splendid scenery." A bit overstated then, but coming to fruition now. New wineries started and joined: Knapp in 1984; Hosmer and Swedish Hill in 1986; Six Mile Creek in 1987; and King Ferry, Goose Watch, Sheldrake Point, and Long Point in the 90's. Bellwether Hard Cider joined in 2000, Montezuma and Thirsty Owl, in 2003, Buttonwood Grove Winery in 2005 and our newest member, Cobblestone Farm Winery in 2006.
What makes us different? We were all grape growers first. We didn't inherit big estates and established businesses. When the bottom fell out of the grape market in the mid 70's, we adapted and changed to preserve our resources to grow and prosper. In addition to managing and working in our own wineries, we conduct the business of the CWT utilizing the time, energy, and knowledge of our members.
As the first wine trail in New York, the Cayuga Wine Trail has become a model for other wine trails both in New York and around the country. It is a benchmark for results attained by working together for a common goal. Thanks Mary!