Cayuga Lake Wine Trail                             August 2011
In This Issue
Montezuma's 10th
Jack Ass Day
Cayuga Ridge's New Website
August Events

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer with a glass or two of Finger Lakes wine. As the summer winds down think about planning a last minute vacation here in the Finger Lakes sipping your favorite wine at your favorite winery.  There is so much to see, hear and do in the area.  Listen to your favorite band at a winery, visit a museum, or lap up the sunshine on the lake. We have it all. Hope to see you soon.

Cayuga Cathy 

Montezuma Winery Celebrates 10th  Anniversary



Mont. buildingJoin Montezuma Winery as they celebrate their 10th Anniversary on Saturday, August 20th from Noon-4pm.  To mark the special occasion, they will release a limited edition sparkling Riesling called "10."  Beautifully packaged and sold with a limited edition champagne stopper, only 1500 bottles will be sold.  To make the anniversary package complete, commemorative champagne flutes are also available. 


During the event, there will be tours of the wine making facility, barrel tastings, gift shop and wine specials and of course there will be birthday cake. Live music by Bob Walpole. Admission is free and all are invited to join us for a fun-filled day.


For more information, contact Montezuma Mont. gift ShopWinery & Hidden Marsh Distillery at 315-568-8190 or email us at info@montezumawinery.com.  Montezuma Winery is located at 2981 Auburn Rd (corners of Rt. 89 and 5/20) in Seneca Falls, NY 13148. www.montezumawinery.com  




Swedish Hill Winery


Swedish Hill Winery will host two events this month starting with a rip-roaring good time at the third annual Jack Ass Day on Saturday, August 6th from 12 noon until 5pm. Visit Doobie, the winery's almost-famous pet miniature donkey, and join in the donkey games: sack races, water balloon toss, watermelon-eating contest and, of course, pin the tailSH Doobie on the donkey! Another game that will be part of the festivities is one from the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail's Grow and Show Contests. Bring in your longest Hot Pepper to see how it compares in size to one of Doobie's ears.  


Live music provided by country/rock band City Limits and Thurston's Barbeque will fire up the grill for some tasty specialties. Cayuga Lake Creamery will tempt you with their delicious ice cream, including a special flavor created in honor of Doobie! Chill with a glass of Doobie Blues or Jack Ass Red, the two wines named after their sweet Doobie.



Wine, Paws & Claws, the second event is their annual fundraiser for the Beverly AnimaCR Dogl Shelter, on Saturday August 13th from 4-8pm. Guests will enjoy the classic rock sounds of the Ron Spencer Band, along with award-winning wines and food from Dewey's 3rd Ward in Seneca Falls. The Beverly Animal Shelter will bring some adoptable cats and dogs, and a portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Shelter. www.swedishhill.com  




Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery


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Check out their new website www.cayugaridgewinery.com  Make sure to have your speakers on.  



August Events


August 6  Swedish Hill Jack Ass Day A day to celebrate one of our most beloved family members-Doobie, our donkey (a real jackass)! CoSH Doobie 2me enjoy this lively and fun event. Boogie on down to LIVE MUSIC by City Limits, enjoy BBQ foods, try your luck at some of our fun games and take advantage of huge sales in our tasting room! A great event to break loose and have some fun with family, friends and the Swedish Hill gang! 

Contact:  Corinna Heinz , 315-549-8326 www.swedishhill.com 


August 6    Sheldrake Point Vineyard & Simply Red Lakeside Bistro, Wine Club Appreciation Party Live music, special tastings, a vineyard tour and a full course feast paired with our finest wines. Set against our gorgeous landscaped gardens with lakeside view-it is an evening you won't forget! $20 per Wine Club member. Reserve by July 22nd.www.sheldrakepoint.com  


August 7 Six Mile bottles   Six Mile Creek Vineyard, Healthy Hearts Winemaker's Dinner Four course meal prepared by a local chef using local ingredients paired with Six Mile Creek wines. www.sixmilecreek.com 





August 13    Swedish Hill Vineyard, Wine, Paws and Claws 

Come spend a fun evening for a good cause at Swedish Hill's Wine, Paws and Claws! Jam out to Live Music, and enjoy delicious barbecue foods (fee) made by Dewey's Third Ward Tavern, homemade ice cream from the Cayuga Lake Creamery, wines by the glass and bottle (fee) face painting forCR Dog 2 children and adults and more under our scenic pavilion surrounded by vineyards. While there's no cover charge to get in, Beverly's will be accepting donations on this evening. A portion of the proceeds from our wine sales will be donated to Beverly's as well. Beverly's Animal Shelter will also be bringing some furry friends to the event. (4pm-8pm).



August 17   King Ferry Winery "Around the World on Six Plates" - a summer wine dinner Wednesday, August 17, 6 pm $50 per person, tax and tip included Reservations required by August 3. www.treleavenwines.com 

August 20    Swedish Hill Vineyard, Limited Release Weekend Be the first to sample our limited release wines! Many wine specials! (9am-6pm).  www.swedishhill.com  


Buttonwood signAugust 20    Buttonwood Grove Winery, Sunflower Daze Hayrides through the sunflower fields, food & wine pairings, live music, a great day for photos! (12-5pm) www.buttonwoodgrove.com  




August 20 Montezuma Winery, 10th Anniversary Celebration Montezuma Winery turns 10! Live music by Bob Walpole, food & wine! We will release a 10th Anniversary Sparkling wine to celebrate.  www.montezumawinery.com  


August 20 Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, Summer Peach Festival Nothing says summer like a peach!  Enjoy recipes and foods that showcase this perfect summer fruit (fee).  Local peach farmers will be on hand.  Music and vendors. www.cayugridgewinery.com 


August 20  Knapp Winery Beef, Barrel & Blues.Barrels

Celebrate the Blues at Knapp's. Beef Brisket & Bleu Cheese on a pretzel roll served with a glass of wine from one of Knapp's oak barrels. Live Blues Music. www.knappwine.com


August 21 Knapp Vineyards, Summer Thrill with the Grill Roasted, flame-broiled, smoked, and grilled will be the style of cooking used by our chef to create a thrilling wine dinner.  The gastronomical display of charbroiled foods will satisfy the outdoor food aficionados with a gourmet flare.  The best part of this dinner is that you do not have to don an apron or fuss with the smoke!  The flavors will be captured in all the entrees for a delicious grill experience.  This delectable dinner is paired with Knapp, Zugibe, and Glenora Wine Cellars premium wines.  www.knappwine.com  


August 27    Knapp Vineyards, Cruising the Tropics Our tropical dinner will feature foods from the Caribbean Islands to Brazil to Peru and Venezuela. From cerviche to dishes prepared with mango, papaya and flavorful fish each course will represent a varied take on these amazingly delicious foods. Carefully selected premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars will accompany each course. Please call for reservations at 800-869-9271. www.knappwine.com 




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Executive Director
Cathy Millspaugh
(800) 684-5217