WATKINS GLEN, NY (August 2, 2016) – The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is in the running to be named the Best Wine Festival in a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice contest! The nominees for Best Wine Festival were announced recently and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival represents one of the finalists competing for a spot in the winners list. Voting is open now and ENDS ON Monday, August 15, 2016 at noon ET. You can rock the vote at: http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-wine-festival/. The public can vote once per day, every day during the contest.

Chamber President/CEO Rebekah LaMoreaux encourages everyone to vote for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival, “We couldn’t be more excited about this news! Last spring, Watkins Glen State Park was voted the #3 State Park in the Country, last summer Watkins Glen International was voted the #1 NASCAR Track in the Country in similar contests in those categories, and just yesterday, the voting closed on the Best Waterfront Hotel contest – in which our very own Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel was leading throughout the voting. We are waiting to hear the official results on that one, but in the meantime, let’s get voting and land another Schuyler County attraction at the top!”

The full list of nominees for Best Wine Festival is as follows:

Austin Food + Wine Festival

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Bottlerock Napa Valley

Charleston Wine + Food

Finger Lakes Wine Festival

Food and Wine Classic

Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival

International Pinot Noir Celebration

Nantucket Wine Festival

New York City Wine & Food Festival

Paso Robles Wine Festival

Pebble Beach Food & Wine


Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Taste Washington

Vegas Uncork’d

Vintage Ohio

Virginia Wine Summit

Zinfandel Experience

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