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Valentine 2023

Since the 1300s lovers and friends have exchanged little and not-so-little nothings on February 14th in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Americans spent over $20 billion on Valentine's Day gifts in 2019 and were expected to spend a record-breaking $27.4 billion for 2020 according to the National Retail Foundation. But who needs jewelry or chocolate when you can create memories that last a lifetime?

We previously shared a great list of Romantic Gift Ideas in Finger Lakes Wine Country. From

Winter Instagramming

In the early months of the year, the region transforms into a beautiful winter wonderland. If you enjoy quieter settings and fewer crowds, or just want to escape the chaos of everyday life, you’ll enjoy a winter retreat in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Beat the winter blues with a breathtaking getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country. There are plenty of ways to escape, relax, and rejuvenate in this cozy winter wonderland. From indoor oases to outdoor escapes, we’ve rounded up some unforgettable

Pear and Blue Cheese Galette Recipe

Monday, December 12, 2022 9:00 AM by Sara May

Pear and Blue Cheese Galette

This free-form, rustic tart straddles the line between sweet and savory, making it the perfect last course after a rich holiday dinner. Or try slicing it into thin wedges and adding it to a cheese board! Either way, don’t miss pairing it with Wagner Vineyard’s Riesling Ice Wine– the smooth, balanced sweetness of the wine plays nicely against the blue cheese and rosemary. A note about the cheese: baking it on top of the tart results in a pleasantly chewy caramelized texture, but if you prefer

Fall in Wine Country

From grape growing to production, the Seneca Lake Wine Trail is one of the largest cohesive wine trails in North America. When you visit the 27-member wineries you are guaranteed to be tasting and purchasing wine made from grapes grown in the favorable conditions surrounding Seneca Lake.

Seneca Lake is not only the largest of the glacially-formed Finger Lakes but is also the deepest lake within New York State. At 630 feet in depth, the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake make up 50% of the water in

Fall FLX Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 8:00 AM by Sara May

Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

Fall FLX Apple Cider Sangria Recipe

A local twist on traditional sangria, this cider-based sparkler is a perfect addition to your holiday table. Easy to make and even easier to drink, you’ll be toasting the harvest season in style with the combination of sweet-tart cider and smooth pear brandy. Raise a glass to the bounty of the season shared with friends and family!

YIELD: 6-8 servings

EQUIPMENT: Cutting board, knife, bottle opener, long spoon, large (at least 2 quart) pitcher

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Thanksgiving Wine Pairing

Friday, November 18, 2022 1:00 PM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year. With a spread of family favorites, traditionally focused around a beautifully roasted turkey, this meal isn't complete without wine. We're excited to share with you why Finger Lakes wine makes the perfect addition to your holiday meals.

The Finger Lakes is a cool climate wine region. This means that our wines are bright with balanced acidity making them perfect for pairing with most any food. They tend to be lighter in body,

Santa Visit in Corning's Gaffer District

The holiday season is one of the most festive and exciting times to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country. As the weather cools and the days become shorter, the holiday spirit fills the air and the region transforms into the set of a Hallmark holiday movie.

From Santa sightings and dazzling light displays to shopping events and holiday performances, we’ve created this guide to help you enjoy the best of the holidays in Finger Lakes Wine Country. We’ve included family-friendly festivities, adult-only

Fall Romance

When the summer heat fades to cozy cuddle weather, a romantic fall getaway in Finger Lakes Wine Country is the perfect mix of pampering and adventure. From pumpkin-infused spa treatments and fireside wine tasting to fairy-tale castles and waterfall chasing.

The leaf peeping and long walks remind you of the things that make fall magical. A picturesque getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country will allow you and your partner to take a break, create new experiences together, and turn up the heat on

Pumpkin Beer Bread with a Brown Butter Glaze

Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00 AM by Sara May

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Celebrate spooky season with this homey loaf, leavened with beer instead of yeast. Horsehead Brewing Pumpkin Ale brings warm autumnal notes to this bread, and topping it with a brown butter glaze adds a luxurious finish. Without the glaze the bread is vegan, so simply omit if you avoid dairy. If there are nut sensitivities in your household, substitute toasted pumpkin seeds for the pecans and prepare to chase away the ghosts and goblins with a hearty slice of bread!


YIELD: 1 loaf
EQUIPMENT:

kids trick or treating

When the bewitching season begins and harvest is complete and it’s time to celebrate in Finger Lakes Wine Country. If the leaf-peeping or delicious fall flavors don’t pull you in, the holiday festivities will. We’ve rounded up fun Halloween events in Finger Lakes Wine Country this fall.

The more mature crowd will enjoy doing the Time Warp again at Rocky Horror Picture Show or exploring the Haunted Wine Walk at Hosmer Winery. Those looking for a fright will enjoy Phantom PhrightNights. While