Summer is here! (finally) That means dry rose by the pool, outdoor concerts and lunch on the patio. That also means that more people will be out on the Trail in groups visiting the wineries. So, I have put together a bit of a How-To for planning your next group wine tour.
Hopefully this is helpful. In the meantime, enjoy that dry rose by the pool (or lake) and soak up this sunshine!
Cassandra & Katherine
Love wine and love jewelry? What if we said you could get both on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail during this summer’s Bangles & Bottles. Take the months of June and July to collect them all! Every location has a different design!
Tickets* are just $65 and include:
16 Charm Bangles, one from each winery
1 “Winemakers Pick” sample at each winery
Additional 5% discount on wine purchases
Share your #CLWTasting
Wine’s meant to be shared! Tag your Cayuga Lake Wine Trail pics on Instagram with #CLWTasting. Follow @cayugawinetrail
to see if we’ve posted yours! If we share your photo, you will win a prize.
The shared photo with the most likes by the end of 2017 wins a Prize Package valued at $500 shipped to your doorstep.
Season Starts for the Cayuga Lake Wine Sluggers
The Trail sponsors a team in the Geneva Recreation league. Wish them luck. They started their season last night!
June Winery Events
4: Americana Vineyards & Crystal Lake Café – Max & Rubie’s Woofstock: Local Rescue Benefit
Bring the dogs, the kids, family and friends to our 5th annual Woofstock to help us raise $6000 in supplies and cash for our local shelters! Tons of fun, food and drink for people and pets all day long! No cost to come in, but please bring cash and supply donations to help us hit our goal! All donations receive a Doggone Fun Ticket for every dollar in donations you bring/give. The tickets can be used for stuff like kids games, wine tastings, wine slushies raffles, and auctions and to vote for the winners of the Doggie Divas Fashion Show. They’ll also be good for food & drink like lemonade, water, ice cream, popcorn and hot dogs! 12pm-7pm www.AmericanaVineyards.com
11: Toro Run Anniversary Party & Summer Kick-Off
Fashioned after the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain! Festivities begin at 12PM as we serve our famous Brazilian-style BBQ and Authentic Spanish Paella, with live music provided by Bad JuJu. Make sure to wear your white & red in true Pamplona fashion! www.ToroRunWinery.com
17: Hosmer Winery – Summer Solstice Wine Celebration
This year is our inaugural Summer Solstice Party, an event inspired by one of our favorite time of the year at the winery. New release wines are out, the weather is turning, and the summer solstice and around the corner. Come eat, drink and dance to the Zydeco Trail Riders – an upbeat dance band composed of bass, drums, guitar, accordion, and rubboard – a little southern charm in upstate NY. Wine and beer by the glass will be available to purchase and Blowin Smoke BBQ will be in the house serving up their famous brisket, pork, and all the fixings! 1pm-5pm, free admission www.HosmerWinery.com
17: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant – The Power of the Sea Wine Dinner
Steamed, poached, grilled, baked and broiled, sea food seasoned with olive oil, lemon, basil, thyme, garlic, onion, tomatoes and accompanied by fresh asparagus, root vegetables and greens is the theme of this delectable night. Just reading about this brings the aromatic goodness to your senses. In Chef John’s signature way of creating memorable wine dinners, his culinary prowess will ignite your sense of taste and guide you through the deliciousness of the sea. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. $79.95 per person, includes tax and gratuity. www.KnappWine.com
24: Swedish Hill Winery – Paradise Party, a Benefit for the Beverly Animal Shelter
Aloha! Kick off your summer festivities with us in true Hawaiian-style! With LIVE music, craft vendors, wine slushies, BBQ food, lawn games and activities, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Also don’t miss the chance to meet some new furry friends from the Beverly Animal Shelter! Admission is free with the food and wines items available for purchase. So pull out those Hawaiian shirts and flip flops for a fun-packed afternoon! 12pm – 5pm www.SwedishHill.com
24: Treleaven by King Ferry Winery – Classic Car Cruise-In
Wine lovers and car connoisseurs unite! Roll up in your hottest car, truck or motorcycle for a Classic Car Cruise-In hosted by Treleaven and the Poorboys Car Club. Enjoy live music, and fill up on some good ol’ BBQ, wine and beer. Although reservations are preferred, participants won’t be turned away. Email Keith Alnutt at [email protected] to reserve your spot. 11am-4pm, free admission. www.TreleavenWines.com
24 & 25: Varick Winey & Vineyard – Thirteenth Annual Cherry Festival
Enjoy cherry picking, wine, food, music, arts and crafts vendors, and apple chuckin’. Fun for the whole family. 9am-6pm. Free admission. www.VarickWinery.com
25: Toro Run Winery – Paella on the Patio
Join us once a month throughout the season for Paella on the Patio! Our own Spanish chef prepares Authentic Spanish Paella with our famous view as the backdrop. Come at 12PM to watch the process from the beginning, or come later to enjoy the finished product with a glass of wine and a side of some lively tunes – we have a list of local musicians lined up, one for each date! Music starts at 1PM. www.ToroRunWinery.com
Live Music Series
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CLWT Merchandise for Sale
Did you know that you can purchase CLWT souvenirs and apparel online? From event t-shirts, to magnets, stickers and mugs, it’s all one click away.
Over $500 in savings
The 2017 Vino Visa Coupon Book is loaded with new coupons from all 16 wineries as well as our partners along the Trail. Get discounts on tastings, things to do, places to stay, and local eateries.
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Your digital guide to 16 member wineries including business hours, dining options and services such as guided winery tours. Access winery details, attractions, transportation, and accommodation information. Utilize the event calendar and plan your visit to the Finger Lakes with ease. Upon arrival, navigate between points on the Trail using Google Maps. Download for Andriod Download for Apple