The Summer of Swine at Red Newt Cellars is quickly coming to an end! With only two more events left, will you be there? Taking place August 25th and September 1st, the chefs of Red Newt will roast a whole autumns Harvest Hog on their deck beginning at noon. Prepared using apples, pears and wood, this roast is not one to be missed! The meals will cost $10 for a sandwich and includes a side, as well as a variety of Red Newt wine to choose from for an additional $5. Food and wine will be given as a first come first served basis. Enjoy great food while spending time with family and friends all while overlooking the beautiful Finger Lakes in New Yorks Wine Country.
The Tierce Riesling Release Party
will be taking place at Anthony Road Wine Company September 1st
During the event, the creators of the Tierce Riesling, Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards, David Whitling of Red Newt Cellars and Johannes Reinhardt of Anthony Road Wine Company, better known as the Tierce Brothers, will be present for a chance to learn all about the unique variety of Riesling.
Food and wine pairing will also be available as well as a variety of wine tasting options. These tasting options will include:
Tasting #1 of the 2010 Riesling Component will take place at 7pm. Wines will include the 2010 Fox Run Vineyards Dry Riesling, the 2010 Anthony Road Wine Company Dry Riesling, and the 2010 Red Newt Cellars Dry Riesling Reserve.
Tasting #2 will be the Release taking place at 7:30. This will include the 2010 Tierce Riesling.
Tasting #3 will be the Tierce Red with Component Wines at 8pm. Wines featured are the 2007 Tierce Red, the 2007 Fox Run Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, the 2007 Red Newt Cellars Glacier Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Franc, and the 2007 Anthony Road Wine Company Martini-Reinhardt Cabernet Franc.
Lastly, tasting #4 will be Dessert Wines taking place at 8:30. This will feature the 2008 Anthony Road Wine Company Riesling Trockenbeeren, and the Fox Run Vineyards Tawny Port and they will be paired with homemade desserts from each winery.
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 2011 Semi Dry Riesling from the Finger Lakes Region won the coveted "Governor's Cup" trophy at the 2012 New York Wine & Food Classic competition, held on August 13 & 14 at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY. The "Winery of the Year" award also went to Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars. The elegant Governor's Cup, a large silver chalice, recognizes the "Best of Show" or top prize of all 773 entries in the Classic, known as "The Oscars" of New York wine. The "Winery of the Year" award is presented to the winery with the best overall showing based on the level and number of awards in relation to entries. This year's competition included 752 New York wines, 9 Hard Ciders and 12 Spirits from the Long Island, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Niagara Escarpment, Lake Erie, and other regions of New York State. The Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars 2011 Semi Dry Riesling was also voted Best White Wine, Best Overall Riesling and Best Medium Dry Riesling on its way to the ultimate award. Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars also won one double gold, two gold and four silver medals which contributed to its award as Winery of the Year. For the complete list of winners, check out http://media.fingerlakeswinecountry.com/news/NY-Wine-Food-Classic-2012
Come enjoy delectable food, great music and celebrate your German heritage at the 14th Annual German Festival at Lucas Vineyards this September!
Taking place Sunday, September 16th from 12:30-4:30pm, events will include live music by The Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers as well as grape stomping, alphorn and polka contests.
Other events will include balloon art and costumes in addition to grape pies, a Best German Potato Salad Contest taking place at 2:30 and Lucas Vineyards award winning Rieslings and Gewurztraminer.
Sheldrake Point will be celebrating their 15th
Anniversary of the first vine planting this Sunday on Seneca Lake in Finger Lakes Wine Country!
Taking place from 5-8pm, the celebration will include a birthday cake, live music by Bob and Dee and Driftwood, as well as Sheldrakes famous Cabernet Franc Ice Wine.
Along with live entertainment, wine by the glass and bottles will be available for purchase as well as food including cheeses to taste during the show, homemade ice cream, Chicken Spiedies and chicken sausage.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $12 per person, or at the door for $15 per person. For more information please visit http://www.sheldrakepoint.com/
Families can enjoy Glass Harvest activities at The Corning Museum of Glass this fall, followed by a Glass Wonderland just in time for the holidays. A full list of fall and holiday calendar items is included. Glass Harvest
- See the worlds largest glass pumpkin. On display September 4 through November 30.
- Create a colorful glass pumpkin during a 40-minute Make Your Own Glass experience. Appropriate for all ages. Project offered September 4 through November 30.
Fall Exhibitions Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab
- Go on a Harvest Hunt to find fall foliage, pumpkins and more in the Museums collection. Available September 4 through November 30.
- Choose from thousands of glass harvest-themed items on sale at the Glass Farmers Market (October 6 8).
- Enjoy family-friendly, one-hour tours of the galleries this fall. Offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, September 4 through October 28.
On view through January 6, 2013This exhibition showcases the Museums signature design program, GlassLab, in which designers are invited to work with the Museums artist-glassblowers to explore concepts and to learn about the properties of glass. The exhibit features more than 150 design prototypes by more than 45 international designers. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.Founders of American Studio Glass: Harvey K. Littleton and Dominick Labino
On view through January 6, 2013Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement by exploring the works of two artists who had a profound effect on early Studio Glass: Littleton and Labino, who introduced glass to studio artists at experimental workshops in 1962. The Littleton exhibition is on view in the main Museum building and is included in Museum admission, and the Labino exhibition is on view at the Rakow Library (free admission). Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch
On view through February 3, 2013
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch is a special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927). The exhibition recognizes Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a material for artistic expression, and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of studio glass in the United States. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.The Flood of 72: Community, Collections, and Conservation
On view through January 3, 2014On June 23, 1972, Corning and surrounding communities were devastated by a major flood, as a result of Hurricane Agnes. Hundreds of objects were broken, Library materials were saturated with flood water, and the facility was covered with a thick layer of slime and mud. This Rakow Research Library exhibit chronicles the determination of Museum staff and the community to rebuild, and sheds light on the unique conservation techniques that were used to restore Library materials. Included in Museum admission. Adult admission is $15.00 (discounts apply); kids and teens, 19 and under, free. Contact (800) 732-6845 for more information.Fall Activities and EventsStudio Faculty Presentation
Enjoy a free, informal lecture by Studio faculty members and renowned glass artists, Susan Gott, Tim Drier, Doug Randall and Don Friedlich. 7:30 p.m. at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Admission is free and registration is not required. Call to (607) 438-5100 confirm speakers dates, which are subject to change.Family Night
September 21Enjoy a free night at the Museum with the whole family. Live entertainment, glassmaking, crafts, and lots of fun! Enjoy juggling, bubbling, and mime by Doug Rougeux. Explore the Making Ideasexhibition. Watch live glassblowing at the Hot Glass Show and see flameworkers create delicate figures at the torch. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Free, but small fee for some craft activities. Registration not required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 438-5500 for more information.Road Scholars at The Studio
October 14Immerse yourself in glass at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore furnace working, flameworking, and cold working with highly qualified instructors. Also enjoy glassmaking demonstrations and lectures on Corning's glass history at this special workshop. Register at roadscholar.org or call 877.426.8056 (course #2388). For more information, contact Jenny Monroe at Watson Homestead, 607.962.0541 or email@example.com. Glass Farmers Market
October 68Choose from thousands of glass pumpkins, apples, and other harvest-themed items during this unique sale. Find handmade glass, and items at all price points to decorate your harvest table. Enjoy Personal Appearances each day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet Ricky Bernstein of Penrose Designs and Katherine J. Kournblau, designer for KJK Jewelry, Inc. No admission fee. Call (800) 732-6845 for more information.Glassmaking Demonstration by Lino Tagliapietra
In conjunction with the 51st Annual Seminar on Glass, Italian maestro Lino Tagliapietra, who influenced the careers of many American artists working in glass, will be making work at The Studio. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Free; drop in throughout the day. Contact (607) 438-5100 for more information.
A Guest Blog by Joe Laing of El Monte RV. There can be nothing quite as appealing as taking a vacation through Finger Lakes Wine Country, a marvelous adventure through New York State, filled with delicious wine tasting as well as outdoor adventures. Relax as you drive in your RV and experience the beautiful countryside scenes and stop to sip some enchanting fine wines. Start your excursion in Corning, New York, a lovely town filled with art, culture, shopping and much more. You should make it a point to take in the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, with fabulous exhibits of the very best of the art of the American West. The little ones will enjoy themselves here too with an art trail designed just for them.
While in Corning, visit the Corning Museum of Glass. Adults and children love the Glass Innovation Center where you discover how a lot of hard work and sometimes luck brings about the glass we take for granted every day. Plus, at this museum you get the amazing chance to make your own glass and don't even need any experience to do so. Instead of buying trinkets to take back to family and friends, you can make your own souvenirs! Then head over to the Gaffer District to get in some shopping. Grab dinner out and enjoy some excellent entertainment. Need RV camping? Try the Ferenbaugh Campground where you'll find large pull-through sites. Stay connected to the outside world with their free WiFi. As you head over to Elmira, you can look forward to some fun. The Chemung Valley History Museum offers a look at the area from the viewpoint of the Civil War. If you feel you now require some exercise, at Harris Hill Park you can get out in the sun and play around with their driving range and batting cage. Take a glider ride to soar into the heavens. Next stop is Horseheads, New York, a historic village on your Finger Lakes route. Get a little shopping in at Arnot Mall. You are not far from the large numbers of wineries in this region, and you are soon going to experience some of the best wines outside of Napa Valley. Head on to Watkins Glen and a visit to Seneca Lake. Make your home base the Clute Memorial Park & Campground under the shade of the cool trees. They have swimming at the lake and provide a lifeguard to make your swim the safest. If you love waterfalls, you'll love Watkins Glen State Park. You can walk a path that provides views from all angles, even winding beneath the cascades of mountain waters. Be ready to get slightly wet as you feel the spray from Cavern Cascade. You are about to start your first wine trail! The Seneca Wine Trail has thirty-four wineries to visit on this amazing trip, and you will taste the sweetness of premium hybrid grapes as well as the delicate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As you push on, you will come to Fayette, New York and the beginning of another wine trail adventure. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail boasts a long list of fine wineries ready to welcome you. Touring and tasting couldn't be better here. Bring your camera along because the landscapes are worth some great shots. When you cut over to Canandaigua, you will find all sorts of things to keep you occupied, such as historical spots, art galleries and some wonderful dining. Of course, you have to get back on the trail the wine trail that is. As you follow the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail, you'll discover seven wineries plus restaurants and even a brewery. If you'd like to park and relax a while, find some great RV camping at the Bristol Woodlands Campground. They have large sixty by eighty-foot sites and panoramic views at which to marvel.
|Rockwell Museum of Western Art - Corning, NY|
Head on over to Keuka Lake and the Village of Penn Yan. Here the Finger Lakes region offers even more with wine history and first rate wineries. Experience the hospitality of the wineries along the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Vintage, hybrid and native wines are all sure to please. This is a wonderful place to come to an end of the perfect RV trip. Your vacation has been an adventure and your wine tasting experiences have certainly been enjoyable. You may be sorry to have this trip come to an end, but you can always come back again any time and the Finger Lakes folk will welcome you with open arms. Travel in an RV so you can delight in the most convenient journey, with all the comfort and ease you can imagine. About the Author Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals. You can see more great RV vacation ideas in their Monty's Musings RV Travel Blog. Also be sure to check out their RV camping pictures.
|Seneca Lake Pier in Watkins Glen|
Come on down to Hunt Country Vineyards Saturday, August 18thfor a Farm-to-Table Dinner and a night of family fun hosted by the Hunt Family themselves!
Beginning at 6:30pm, the dinner, prepared by Chef Mary Campbell of Medleys Café, will feature Finger Lakes
produced foods including locally raised meats and fresh organic vegetables from Italy Hill Produce located on the Hunt family farm.
The food will comprise of a Tomatillo Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons, Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad with Cilantro, Balsamic Glazed Grilled Vegetables, Organically and locally raised 100% Grass-fed beef served with Fresh Herb and Gorgonzola Pesto over Wilted Greens, Sweet and Sour Thai BBQ Free-Range Chicken and Seasonal Dessert based on Local Fruit.
Along with fantastic food, there will also be live music performed by The Stick Mob, a Washington DC based band and vocalist Suzanne Hunt as well as the official opening of the Hunt Countrys Locavore Room, which is dedicated to the sale of local foods.
Tickets for the event will be $25 for adults, $12.50 for minors and children 6 and under will be free. They will include a glass of Hunt Country wine or apple juice of your choice and a haywagon ride through the vineyards. Additional wine will be available at a cash bar.
Seating is limited so get your tickets fast! Hunt Country Vineyards can be found at 4021 Italy Hill Road, Branchport, NY.
For more information, visit www.HuntWines.com
Taking place January 31st through February 2nd, 2013, the Ice Bar will be created from over ten thousand pounds of ice and will feature specials on drinks, martinis, wines and local beers as well as music, hor doeuvres and wine tastings.
And if that isnt enough winter fun for you, coinciding with the return of the Ice Bar will be the return of Winter Wine Weekends for the 2012-2013 season presented by Finger Lakes Wine Country
Kicking off November 23rd and lasting through March 31st, 2013, Winter Wine Weekends is a 5 month long promotion offering visitors to the region discounts on stays as well as unique wine, cultural, dining and shopping experiences.
Cant get enough of Finger Lakes Wine Country
on these beautiful summer nights? Come to Casa Larga Vineyards for La Dolce Nights, a successor to their July Patio Parties, every Thursday night this summer for an evening filled with live music, food and wine.
From Meatballs Mayhem to a Summer Caprese Skewer with Italian Olive Oil, La Dolce Nights, or the Sweet Nights, will feature a different Italian summer antipasto each week that will be paired with wines from the Casa Larga Vineyards Artistic Series.
Along with food and drinks, the event will feature local bands such as Last Note, a Blues, Rock, and Funk fusion band, Madeline Forester, a Jazz vocalist with piano accompaniment, Gabe Condon, a jazz guitarist, and the Mike Kornrich band, a Jazzy Blues band.
Tickets will be $15 per person and that includes your first glass of wine or beer, live music, Italian antipasto and a souvenir glass.
The event will take place every Thursday night throughout the month of August and will run from 5:30-8:30 each week.
For more information, please visit: http://www.casalarga.com/