Kae Lani Palmisano

One of the best senses to explore in Finger Lakes Wine Country is taste through our farm fresh ingredients paired with local wines and craft beverages to bring the ultimate flavors that make farm to table a lifestyle, not a trend here in Finger Lakes Wine Country.

We were proud to partner with Kae Lani Palmisano, a food expert and Emmy Nominated TV host, writer, and editor to bring her tasting notes alongside various local Finger Lakes wine and food tastemakers to our homes through Instagram TV and social media through livestreams so we could all join from home.

In case you missed the live streams, we have put together all of the Tasting Notes with Kae Lani in this one round up so you can easily watch and enjoy the flavors of Finger Lakes Wine Country at your home when it’s convenient for you.

Tasting Notes: Sunset View Creamery

Join Kae Lani with Jess from Sunset View Creamery to see what a day in the life of a dairy farmer is in Finger Lakes Wine Country and the process of cheesemaking from cow to cheese in this 30 minute virtual tour of their farm and facility.

*Please note this first Instagram Live has a few spotty connection moments at the beginning after Kae Lani’s introduction, but the connection improves throughout the video.

Learn more about Sunset View Creamery and plan your visit. 

Tasting Notes: Finger Lakes Distilling

Kae Lani joins Brian McKenzie from Finger Lakes Distilling in Burdett to create four delicious bourbon cocktails that are easy enough for anyone to make at home including the McKenzie Mule, Maple Old Fashioned, Bourbon Peach Smash, and a Mint Julep in this 30 minute virtual tasting.

You’re in luck, Kae Lani sings a fun little diddy at the beginning of this Instagram Live!

Learn more about Finger Lakes Distilling and plan your visit. 

Tasting Notes: GRAFT Wine + Cider Bar

This tastemaking episode, Kae Lani is joined by Orlando Rodriguez, the owner and chef of GRAFT Wine + Cider Bar in Watkins Glen, the region’s only wine and cider bar. In this 30 minute virtual tasting, Kae Lani and Orlando complete a tasting tour of the region featuring products and pairings from Eve’s Cidery in Van Etten and Nettle Meadow Farm in Warrensburg.

Learn more about Graft Wine and Cider Bar and plan your visit.

Tasting Notes: Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery

In this episode of Tasting Notes, Kae Lani discusses wine tasting and terroir with Meaghan Frank of Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport as well as how their family continues the legacy of Dr. Frank and the revolutionary winemaking he brought to the region.


Wine tasting and talking terroir with Meaghan Frank of @DrFrankWine in the @FLXWineCountry!

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Learn more about Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery and plan your visit. 

Tasting Notes: Hawk Meadow Farm

Kae Lani joins Steve Sierigk from Hawk Meadow Farm in Trumansburg to educate and showcase specialty mushrooms of the region in this 30-minute episode of Tasting Notes.

Learn more about Hawk Meadow Farm and plan your visit.