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FLX Spring Salad Recipe with Wine Pairing

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 9:00 AM by Sara May

Chicken Panzanella and J.R. Dill’s Sauvignon Blanc

Spring Salad

Traditionally a summer salad consisting of juicy tomatoes and stale bread, panzanella makes a perfect light supper. Here we’ve swapped out the summer produce with the abundance of herbs and greens that are the hallmark of spring in the Finger Lakes. Tangy sourdough bread and creamy fresh cheese from some of our region’s finest dairies make every bite of this salad a delightful contrast in texture and flavor. The herbaceous notes of J.R. Dill’s

Men Hiking

We’ve shared our Girl's Getaway, so this one’s for the guys. If you’re planning a Bachelor’s Weekend, annual reunion, or just a weekend away with the fellas. We’ve got some suggestions for your guy's getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Where To Stay:

The first step should be deciding on a place to stay. If you want a luxury hotel experience, the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen was named the “Best Waterfront Hotel in the Nation” by USA Today. All guests have access to their indoor

Parsnip Recipe

This gnocchi is very light in texture but robust in flavor – the parsnips’ sweetness is brought out further by roasting before incorporating it into the dough, and the tang of the goat cheddar sings cheerfully alongside the bay leaves and Meyer lemon punctuating the brown butter. The candied shallots are mellowed and deepened by caramelizing with maple sugar and rosemary, followed by a simmering bath in a cup of the Riesling. The bacon, which could easily steal the show, settles in comfortably

Cheers on Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Add these spring events in Finger Lakes Wine Country to your social calendar. Spring in the Finger Lakes is a sight to see! The flowers are blooming and the region is abuzz with exciting events for foodies, wine lovers, music lovers, and families.

Chemung Restaurant Week

When: Monday, April 1, 2024 - Monday, April 8, 2024

Time: Varies by restaurant.

Where: Participating restaurants in Chemung County will announce their specials throughout the week.

Cost: N/A

The 3rd Annual Chemung Restaurant

Cheese

Calling all cheese lovers! In Finger Lakes Wine Country you can drink your way through our vineyards and taste your way through our dairy farm stands for a Cheese Lover's experience. Farm-to-table is the way of life here, so we’re highlighting the best creameries and dairy farms in the region. You can also visit Finger Lakes Farm Country, a local organization promoting agri-tourism within the region.

Agri-tourism is a travel trend that focuses on visiting farms, dairies, and ranches, to get a

Apple Picking

If you've already figured out what to do and where to go using our 3-Day Fall Finger Lakes Wine Country Itinerary and FLX Family-Friendly Fall Travel Guide. It's time to learn how to experience the incredible fall flavors Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer!

New York State is the second-largest apple-producing state in the country. From apple cinnamon, apple cider, caramel apples, and candy apples the fall flavor profiles are endless and we haven’t even mentioned pumpkin. Locally harvested

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with this Grilled Corn Empanadas recipe from Chef Orlando Rodriguez. As chef and owner of GRAFT Wine + Cider Bar Orlando’s philosophy is to focus on the community by feeding them locally-focused cuisine and drinks.

After an outstanding twelve-year run as Executive Chef of Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars, Orlando and his wife Natacia purchased GRAFT with the intention to introduce dishes influenced by his Latin heritage. You can

Chef Sam’s End-of-Summer Salad

Thursday, September 21, 2023 7:00 AM by Finger Lakes Wine Country

End of Summer Salad

Chef Samantha Buyskes, originally from South Africa, has been cooking, teaching and catering in the Finger Lakes for over 20 years. Her first restaurant was Simply Red, which opened in Trumansburg in 2002. She released her first cookbook, Mama Red’s Comfort Kitchen in 2008 and has competed in several Food Network shows. You can find her now at her Simply Red Events which caters locally and hosts international culinary tours.

Her hyper-seasonal dishes highlight farm-to-table fare and regional

Wine Trail Event Photos

Spring in the Finger Lakes is one of the seasons most underrated by travelers looking for an escape. But this spring, the region is abuzz with exciting events for wine lovers and fun family-friendly activities! Here are some of the Spring Happenings in Finger Lakes Wine Country that you should add to your social calendar.

Chemung Restaurant Week

When: Friday, March 24, 2023 - Sunday, April 2, 2023

Time: Varies by restaurant.

Where: Participating restaurants in Chemung County. See list here.

Collard Greens

Collard greens have roots in the African American community and to celebrate Black History we’re sharing a Finger Lakes Wine-Braised Collard Greens recipe and tracing the history of this ancient vegetable.

Collard greens date back to prehistoric times. They are the oldest leafy green within the cabbage family. Collard greens originated near Greece, but it wasn’t until the first Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the early 1600's that America got its first taste of the delicious dark