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Cayuga Lake Wine Trail                       May 2011
 
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Wine & Herb Fest

Riesling Rocks

Copper Oven

May Events

 
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Mother's day is almost upon us and what better way but to surprise your Mom to a special day along the wine trail for enjoyable fine wines and delectable treats. Imagine tasting Peachy White Lavendar Trifle, Thai Basil Pork Stew and Gazpacho Soup Shots. Besides all the wonderful foods and wine, your Mom recieves numerous herb and veggie plants to take home. The gift that keeps on giving.    

  
Cayuga Cathy  

Wine & Herb Fest, May 6-8, 2011 

 

WWe still have tickets available for this weekend's Wine & Herb Fest. So make sure to take your Mom out for the best wine tour ever. Our event runs three days, May 6th through May 8th, Mother's Day. What a great way to honor Mom if she's an avid gardener. Hours are Friday 1:00pm till 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am till 6:00pm. Guests receive a souvenir wine glass, a plant carrier and sixteen herb or veggie plants especially grown by Dickman Farms of Auburn.

 

Start this event early on Friday at these participating wineries only, Montezuma, King Ferry, Long Point and Six Mile Creek and don't forget on Saturday to visit the east side wineries, Long Point and King Ferry at 9:00am.

 

 

At this event each wine is paired with an herb or veggie delicacy, complimenting the plant that the winery is giving away. Here is a

W list of our select herbs and veggies: Big Bertha Pepper, Boxwood Basil, Cajun Belle (hot pepper), Cherokee Purple Tomato, Cilantro, Fern Leaf Dill, Napa Grape Tomato, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Tarragon, Thai Basil, Thyme, White Lavender, Yellow Sweet Onion.

 

 

Imagine being picked up in a luxury bus, touring the wineries along the wine trail and enjoying fine wines and delectable treats as you receive all your favorite herb and veggie plants. Join us for our worry free complete packages. Each package includes accommodations for either one or two night stays, transportation for 8 hours and tickets to our Wine & Herb event.

Make sure to turn in your filled out ticket at the last winery you plan to visit. Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from: Experience! The Finger Lakes in Ithaca, Kidders Landing Restaurrant along Cayuga Lake in Interlaken and LaTourelle Resort & Spa in Ithaca.

Advance Sale Tickets: Single Ticket $35.00, Couple Ticket $50.00 plus handling fee and sales tax. Ticket sales are limited. To Order your Wine & Herb Tickets click here for May or if you like order tehm from Event Brite.

Riesling Promotions

 

Riesling month

May is Riesling month in the Finger Lakes. The

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail wineries are offering great 

deals on their Rieslings, the "Signature Wine"

of the Finger Lakes.Thirty great Rieslings to visit the

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.

 

The Copper Oven at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery

Opens up for the Season.

 

The Copper Oven will start to serve their superb homemade localvore pizzas onCR roof 1 Saturday, May 14. Many have been inquiring on when they can sink their teeth into those irresistible

creations. New to the winery is the CR roof 2construction of their deck roof in order to keep you dry from those dreadful raindrops. From what I hear the whole construction endeavor became a family affair.

 

A great idea that has sprung from the minds of Mary Jane Challen Kercher andCR roof 3 her husband Seth is their progressive dinners from the wine cellar to the vineyard. Their first dinner will take place on June 10, titled "Spring into New Beginnings"--An evening at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery with The Copper Oven, Farmshed and Fink Farms

 

Itinerary and menu below:

 

 

5:00        New vintages Cellar Tasting with Appetizer (3 Variations of a wine)CR Menu

6:00        Soup at place settings & Pizza Course on the deck (with wine pairing)

6:30        New season vineyard tour - bring your wine!

7:00        Main Course on the deck (with wine)

7:30        Dessert

8:00        Thank you

 

Menu 1:   

Chilled radish cups w/ herbed chevre - (in cellar during tasting)

Wine: 2008 Semi-dry Riesling

Cool spring pea & tarragon soup shooters with crème fraiche drizzle - (on ice at place settings)

                               

Wine:      2008 Barrel Select Chardonnay

Asparagus, egg & Parmesan Pizza

Spinach, bacon & cheddar pizza - (both served tableside)

 

Wine:      2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Roasted leg of lamb with rosemary & garlic rub

Mushroom and almond minted cous cous

Local mixed greens w/ vinaigrette - (served family style)

 

Wine:      Peach Essence

Meringue clouds with rhubarb compote and homemade strawberry ice cream (served tableside)

 

Sarah's Patisserie duo of chocolates "doggie bag

 

Providers:           

Radish, peas, tarragon, asparagus, eggs, spinach, rosemary, mint, strawberry, Rhubarb and mint - FinkFarms

Chevre - Lively Run

Cheddar - Muranda Farms

Mushrooms - Blue Oyster Cultivation

Garlic - Six Circles Farm

 Bacon - Autumn's Harvest Farm

 Lamb - Northland Sheep Dairy

 

Cost:    $75 includes food, wine, tax & gratuity

 

Call 607.220.8794 to reserve your tickets

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May Events

 Go Gone Band

May 6 Americana Vineyards, Friday Night Concert Series

Musician: Go Gone. Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 6:00-8:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

 

May 8    Americana Vineyards, Mother's Day Brunch at the Crystal Lake Café. Call for reservations. Carnations for Mom's! www.americanavineyyards.com

  

 

May 8    Knapp Winery and Vineyard Restaurant, Mother's Day Brunch. Knapp Vineyard Restaurant celebrates the quiet influences of all mom's in our lives. This special buffet is a tribute for the love and tireless support they offer each day. Bring all the important women in your life to our Mother's Day Brunch feast. This savory presentation of food includes carved top round of beef or pork, French toast with wild berry cream cheese filling, Eggs Benedict, pastas, seasonal vegetables and topped with fresh season fruit. Each mother receives a complimentary glass of champagne along with a special chocolate creation from our chef's table. Buffet hours 10:30am to 3:30pm- Please call and make your reservations 800.869.9271 www.knappwine.com

 

 

May 8    Sheldrake Point Vineyard & Simply Red Bistro, Mother's Day Brunch 11:00am-  4:00pm. Reserve Mom a special place at the table to show your love and appreciation. Chef Samantha Izzo's special event menu will pay homage to all Mother's and Mother Nature herself with her use of seasonal ingredients.  Reservations Required. Reserve by calling (607) 532-9401 ext 103. www.sheldrakepoint.com

 

  

May 8 Americana Vineyards, Sunday Night Concert Series Musician: Kenny T. & Wildfire. Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 4:00-6:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

May 13 Americana Vineyards, Friday Night Concert Series Musician: The Cool Club. Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 6:00-8:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

 Copper Oven

 

 

May 14  Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, Season Opening of the Copper Oven www.cayugaridgewinery.com

www.slowfoodonthego.com

 

 

 

 Swedish Hill Governor Cup

May 14    Swedish Hill Vineyard, 25th Anniversary Celebration
Join us as we turn 25 this year! To celebrate our silver anniversary, we will have our BIGGEST SALE EVER! Also enjoy live music, barbecue food (fee), wines by the glass and bottle (fee) and more! www.swedishhill.com

 

 

May 14 Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant. Riesling Event. Our tasting room is offering a Riesling pairing with small bites created by our executive chef John McNabb. These bites are especially created to excite the palate and enhance the flavors of Knapp's Riesling. Additional fees apply. www.knappwine.com

 

 

May 15    Sheldrake Point Vineyard & Simply Red Lakeside Bistro, Rieslings of Cayuga Lake. May is Riesling Month in Shel rieslingFinger Lakes Wine Country! Winemaker Dave Breeden is celebrating the grape by leading a blind horizontal tasting of Rieslings. They will be wines from the same vintage and grape, but made by various Cayuga Lake wineries whose labels will be revealed at the end. You will taste at least 6 - 8 Cayuga Lake Rieslings. Cost is $25 per person/$10 per Wine Club Member. There is limited seating.  Please reserve by May 6th. www.sheldrakepoint.com

 

 

May 15 Americana Vineyards, Sunday Night Concert Series Musician: Pete Panek.  Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 4:00-6:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

 

May 20 Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, Riesling Tasting Event. Treat your palate to an exploration of Knappwhite wine bottles style Riesling from different vintages. The wine will be introduced by our winemaker Steve DiFrancesco and paired with tapa style food that will heighten your taste bud senses. $19.95 per person plus tax & gratuity. Please call 800.869.9271 for reservations. www.knappwine.com

 

 

May 20 Americana Vineyards, Friday Night Concert Series Musician: Ironwood. Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 6:00-8:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

 

May 21 Lucas Vineyards, Vertical Riesling Tasting Event, at 6:30- 8:30 pm. Join us as we taste thru more of a decade of Lucas Dry Rieslings. Lucas Winemaker, Jeff Houck, will lead us and provide insight as we explore how Lucas Rieslings age in the bottle. This private tasting will include light hors d'oeuvres and a chance to mingle with the Lucas Family. Reservations are required as space is limited. Ticket Price $20 per person. To make reservations, please call 607-532-4825. www.lucasvineyards.com

 

 

May 21    Knapp Vineyards, The Seas of the World Wine Dinner
Savor the flavors of the oceans and seas of our globe. Together with seafood fare expect colorful vegetables and side dishes that compliment the tastes of crustaceans and exotic fish. Paired with fabulous Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellar wines, this dinner is exciting for seafood lovers. Please call and make your reservations 800-869-9271. www.knappwine.com

 

  

May 21    King Ferry Winery/Treleaven, I Love Chocolate Day!
Chocolate desserts and special wine pairings! www.treleavenwines.com

 

 

May 22 Americana Vineyards, Sunday Night Concert Series Musician: Blue Skies.  Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 4:00-6:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

 

May 27 Americana Vineyards, Friday Night Concert Series Musician: Purple Valley. Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 6:00-8:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

 

May 28 & 29    Thirsty Owl Wine Company, 9th Annual Bistro Opening Edition 1 of the "11 Artist Series Thirsty Owl's Bistro will open for the season, and they will begin their 2011 Artist Series, where there will be a different artist featured during the Series weekends. www.thirstyowl.com

 

 

 

 

May 29 Americana Vineyards, Sunday Night ConcertAmer concert Series Musician: TBA.  Stop by and enjoy some wine available by the glass or bottle and food from the café while you sit back and listen to some of our local and touring musicians. 4:00-6:00pm www.americanavineyards.com

 

Upcoming Events for the Year

See you Along the Trail!

 

Cathy Millspaugh

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

800-684-5217