May 2013
In This Issue
King Ferry Winery
Wine & Herb
30th Anniversary
Finger Lakes Wine Month
National Wine Tourism Day
May Events

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What a beautiful weather week here in the Finger Lakes and we are in store for an even better weekend. This weekend we celebrate our second weekend of Wine & Herb and yes you'll be able to purchase tickets at the door, so hope to see you there.

Remember your Mom this month, that May 11 is National Wine Tourism Day and to visit our wineries on the 30th of the month.


See you along the trail. 


 Cayuga Cathy


King Ferry Tacie & Pete
King Ferry Winery

King Ferry Winery owned by Tacie and Pete Saltonstall is located on the east side of Cayuga Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Here, delicate vinifera grapes are hand-tended and selectively picked to make award-winning wines under the Treleaven label. They believe that by avoiding mass production the finest grapes are produced - the basis of superior wine.


KF harvest "Tacie and I have been members of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail for approximately 20 years" Pete states. "We have enjoyed the friendships that we have made with other trail members, mostly fun and never dull. It has been fun to be a part of this growing wine industry. My involvement in the US Supreme Court case for direct shipment of wine is one of my favorite memories. New York wines are making waves in New York City and it's about time". 


Earlier this year the Saltonstall family had a terrible scare as Pete slumped over the car seat and could not be stirred, Tacie drove frantically to save her man's life.  They plan to carry an AED Defibrillator at the winery and as Pete puts it "I figured it's the least I can do since she drove like a woman possessed to get me to the hospital after I died on her. While I was totally oblivious to everything going on around me at the time, she got the attention of everyone in the emergency room and used the paddles on me twice to get my heart going. So many things went right in the crucial first minutes at the hospital. There was a cardiologist on call and the nursing staff was doubled because they were changing shifts. I was on full life support for two days in an induced coma. I was fitted with a defibrillator/pacemaker and was told it would be similar to licking an outlet.  I am feeling better each day and I owe my life to my bride. I am a very lucky man. While I didn't see any bright lights or ancestors, I learned not to take my health for granted. As we all age gracefully, I hope that all of you get regular checkups. I am also getting Tacie a small backhoe which she has wanted for some time".


King Ferry Lev This is quite a family, their son Lev Saltonstall, the Regional Coordinator for King Ferry Winery was at Food Bank of Central New York on Friday, February 22, 2013 to present them a check for $4,415.00. They generated the donation directly from tasting fees, with $1 from each $3 fee going to the charity.  Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. 


Wine & Herb Festival


Herbs 13 We still have tickets available for our  Wine & Herb Fest May 3 through the 5. Here you'll receive a potted herb or veggie plant from each winery plus recipe cards as you savor herb or veggie prepared delicacies while sipping fine wines from your Wine & Herb souvenir wine glass.


At this event each wine is paired with an herb dish complimenting the W&H people plant each winery is giving away.Here is a list of our select herbs: Apple Mint, Belle Green Pepper, Champion Tomato, Cilantro, Dill, Italian Large Leaf Basil, Jalapeno Pepper, Lavender, Lemon Basil, Marjo ram, Orange Blaze Pepper, Oregano, Red  Cherry Tomato, Rosemary, Sage, and Winter Thyme from Schaefer Gardens.  At Sheldrake Point Winery they'll be serving Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and at Goose Watch Winery their recipe is Lemon Basil Chicken Tortilla Soup.


Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from: Corning   Museum of Glass, Courtyard by Marriott in Ithaca, Holiday Inn in Auburn, LaTourelle Resort & Spa, Schools Out Charters, Water to Wine Tours and Watkins Glen International. 


Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 800-684-5217 or at anyarea Wegmans.


30th Anniversary

Last month at our associate member celebration we were honored to have 30th Anniv as our guest speaker Senator Michael Nozzolio. At the event he recognized the trail for celebrating 30 years through a legislative resolution. It was an outstanding evening where businesses through out the area mingled together to kick off the season and exchange brochures. 

Help us celebrate 30 years on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail by visiting us the 30th of each month throughout 2013 for great deals and offers. Click here for the complete list. 


An additional offer: purchase two Vino Visa's and receive two of our 30th Anniversary Glasses for FREE!!



Shel Riesling
Finger Lakes Wine Month

Thanks to Finger Lakes Wine Alliance and Finger Lakes Wine Country for promoting Finger Lakes Wine Month. Visit the wineries all throughout the month of May for great events and deals. Visit these two great sites
Finger Lakes Wine Month and Finger Lakes Wine Country for more details. 



National Wine Tourism Day

On National Wine Tourism Day, wineries throughout the Finger Lakes and throughout the Unites States will wine tourism day offer great events and tours to honor this most important day. Check out the website
to visit a winery near you on May 11,2013.



May Events

May 10: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, Riesling & Knapp Wines Chardonnay Vertical Tasting
Friday, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM      
A vertical tasting is a tasting of the same variety of wines of different vintages.   Our chef will prepare delicious tapa-style portions for each tasting.  Our winemaker will explain how the differences in climates create certain tastes in the wine.  These tastes in the wine will dictate how our chef determines the flavors in his dishes.  Foodies will love this unique Finger Lakes Experience.  Please make your reservations by purchasing your tickets online. 


May 11:  Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, Copper Oven
Season Opening of the Copper Oven
Following the seasons, we prepare wood fired pizza using homegrown and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. And because our organic white clay oven runs at 750-800 degrees you get your food fast (usually in about 2-3 minutes).  Our oven is fired by a local renewable timber source and the disposables we use are either compostable or recyclable.


May 12:  Americana Vineyards, Mother's Day Brunch @ The Crystal Lake Café

Celebrate Mother's day with a full-service brunch from the Crystal Lake Cafe, and a free carnation for our favorite Mothers. 11am-3pm, reservations only  (888-600-8067).


May 12: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant,

Mother's Day Feast

Knapp Rest. 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. 


May 18:  King Ferry Winery, "I Love Chocolate Day" 

Five tasting-size, sinful, chocolate desserts  are paired with our award-winning Treleaven wines for a match made in heaven.  Tickets are generally available at the door, but you may call ahead and reserve them to be certain.  Free live music.  Wine available by the glass or bottle - bring friends, hang out, and enjoy the afternoon.


May 18: Swedish Hill Vineyard, 27th Anniversary Celebration
Swedish Hill Governor Cup Our annual celebration includes a Porch Sale starting at 10am and includes deep discounts up to 60% on selected bottles and cases (while supplies last)!  In addition to the selected wines, we will also have a weekend-long sale in our gift shop! You can come early to browse or pick up your ticket number at 9am, but the sale will not start until 10am!


May 18:  Knapp Vineyard & Restaurant, Around the World with chef john Riesling Wine Dinner 

6:00 PM to 10:00 Experience the most food friendly wine on earth.  The Finger Lakes region makes world class Riesling wines and here at Knapp our Rieslings are no strangers to gold medals. 
Our chef is eager to prove the versatility of these beautiful wines by serving fusions of Tai and Morrocan and South American fare Each course will be paired Rieslings from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards or Glenora Wine Cellars. $74.90 per person includes tax and gratuity.  Please reserve your tickets by purchasing them online.


May 25 & 26: Thirsty Owl Wine Co., 11th Annual Bistro Opening TO logo Edition I of the '2013 Artist Series Thirsty Owl's Bistro will open for the season, and they will begin their 2013 Artist Series, where there will be a different artist featured during the Series weekends.  




June 1: Americana Vineyards, Max & Rubie's Book Release & Book Signing Party

To benefit local rescue & shelters. The book "My Americana Family" is the Max first publication in a series of children's books about Americana Vineyards and the irresistible chocolate labs named Max and Rubie. Join us for a fun-filled day with music all day, 5 bands in all. Silent Auction, tastings fees donated to local animal shelters, plus book reading for the kids, face painting, popcorn and homemade dog treats. 


June 1:

Montezuma Winery, Olde-Thyme Rhubarb Festival & Classic Mont mead Cruise-In.

Step back in time and join us as we celebrate the rhubarb harvest season with rhubarb pies, rhubarb chili and other rhubarb treats, hots & hamburgers, live music, frozen wine slushies and wine!  Antique & classic cars of days gone by on display. Fee for food and wine.  Classic car owners can register their car for free, no judging.  Space is limited, pre-registration






 Amer concert

Enjoy music all through the winter on Friday and Sunday nights. A perfect  way to get out of the cold, listen to great tunes and enjoy fine wines! 



See You Along the Trail!!

Cathy Millspaugh 
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail