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2021 Holiday Shopping Spree

  • Dates: November 20, 2021 to December 5, 2021
  • Times: 4
  • Admission: $275 for a table of 4
  • Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
    PO Box 123 Suite 200
    Fayette, NY 13065
  • Phone: (800) 684-5217
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Here’s a quick rundown on how this event will work, but please see below for further details, explanations, and event tidbits:

  • Event days are November 20 and 21 & December 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Tickets are sold only in bundles of 4 to maximize available space and keep all parties (regardless of vaccination status) safe, $275 + tax and service fees. No exceptions.
  • This is a one-day event, with 2 weekends and multiple dates to choose from. Tickets will only be honored on their specified date, with no exceptions or exchanges.
  • Ticket price includes 6 wineries, with food and wine samples served at each.
  • Ticket price also includes a souvenir wine glass for each of the 4 people, plus 2 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail serving boards to take home.
  • Multiple itineraries are available to choose from. Quantities of each are limited and cannot be increased. Click here to see all itineraries in one spot to help you choose one.
  • You must stick to your chosen itinerary: Early or late arrivals at each winery will only be accommodated if space permits. You also cannot stray from your purchased itinerary. If you aren’t on their list, they will not allow you in.
  • Wineries reserve the right to refuse service to intoxicated customers, or those arriving too far outside of their designated time slot.
  • We are always following current NYS guidelines, which can change at any moment. As of right now (10/1/21), masks are not mandated by the state, but each business is given the ability to make its own rules. Some will require masks, some will not. Please bring it and be prepared to wear it when asked.
  • No pets, please.

2021 Holiday Shopping Spree
  • Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
  • PO Box 123
  • Fayette, NY 13065
  • November 20, 2021 to December 5, 2021
  • $275 for a table of 4

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Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

2770 Ernsberger Road
Romulus, NY 13065
(607) 869-4281

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!