June 2013
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Montezuma Winery
Cobblestone Farm Winery
30th Anniversary
June Events

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For a bit of trivia, Father's Day was first started in Spokane Washington on June 19, 1910 to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood.  The holiday had a rocky start in getting recognition and was finally made a national holiday in 1972 by President Richard Nixon.  Here on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, honor your father all weekend long with dinners, brunches and winery events to make him feel special on June 15th and 16th.

Don't forget on the 30th of each month from now till the rest of the year to visit the wineries and help us celebrate 30 years with special offers from each winery. In addition check out our 30th anniversary write up in the Travel Issue of the Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine. You have to love that picture of the wine owners at Taughannock Falls State Park.


See you along the trail and enjoy the beginning of what proves to be the best summer ever. 


 Cayuga Cathy


Montezuma Winery

"The Martin family and staff at Montezuma Winery love being a member of Mont. building the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail" states Bill Martin, one of the owners. "Not only does it give us the opportunity to be a leading part in the tight knit Finger Lakes wine community but it also gives us the benefit of all of its faithful visitors. We like to think that we bring a little diversity to the wine trail. Our selection of fruit wines, meads and classic grape wines create a very diverse wine portfolio for everyone to choose from while our BEE Vodka, Liqueurs, Brandy and Whiskey bring added excitement to the trail. Not to mention all of the trail goers love our gift shop stuffed to the brim with wine related goodies".


Visit Montezuma Winery and the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge on Mont. BBQ June 16th at their 10th Annual Wildflowers & Wine event. Activities will be held at both locations including a guided bird walk where you will learn about wetlands, grasslands, wildflowers and the birds they attract. Then head back to Montezuma Winery for refreshments at the winery, including a mouthwatering BBQ, ice cream & wine sorbet, art & craft vendors, plus live music. A portion of the sales of our special event limited edition wine, Black Tern, will be donated to the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex for continuing efforts in conservation. For more info check below.

  • Free Guided Birding Walk: Take a guided birding walk on the refuge led by the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex from 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Activities at Montezuma Winery from 11-4 including wildlife displays, Mont mead birds of prey and petting zoo, balloon art, chainsaw carving, art & craft vendors
  • Live music by Mitty and the Followers.
  • Kettle corn, BBQ Lunch at the winery, home-made ice cream and wine ice cream by the Cayuga Lake Creamery and of course wine & frozen wine slushies!  (Fee for food and wine by the glass.)
  • Be the first to taste our limited edition Black Tern Wine

 Montezuma Winery is located at 2981 US Rte. 20, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. Corners of US Rte. 20 and Rte. 89. 315-568-8190.

Cobblestone Farm Winery




Cobblestone Farm Winery & Vineyard, a seven year member of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail  sits on 144 acres, with 18 acres of vineyards, 5 ˝ acres of cherry trees, and 1850 feet of lake frontage.Cobblestone Farm Winery's beginnings were humble. It bottled its first wines in 2005.In the Spring of 2005, it served five (5) wines to guests under tents set up on the south edge of the cherry orchard.Guests sipped wine while dodging rain drops or dive bomber attacks from honey bees attempting to pollinate the cherry trees.  In June and July of that year, a few guests stopped to pick cherries from the orchard. Most cherries rotted on the trees.In the Fall, when the elements became too severe and the guests could not savor the wine on their frozen lips, wine tasting was moved into one room of the historic 1833 cobblestone house located on the property. 


In 2006, Cobblestone Farm Winery moved into its new tasting room and readied itself to greet more guests without the hazards and the vagaries of Mother Nature.  In 2007, it became a member of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.  Owner Bob Rozzano remarks that Trail membership brought with it the advantages of collective marketing and afforded Cobblestone Farm Winery access to the wealth of knowledge held by many friendly, cooperative and successful wineries.  He says that membership assisted Cobblestone Farm Winery in growing its business. 


cobble jam Fast forward seven (7) years and you'll find Cobblestone Farm Winery serving 14 wines in its tasting room, serving over one hundred (100) complimentary samples of jellies, preserves, mustards, salsas, hot sauces, herb dips, fruit butters, dipping oils, salad dressings, and BBQ sauces, offering wine pairings with the food samples, and serving gourmet coffee. Its focus has shifted from a winery to a country store.  Guests are greeted in a warm and inviting atmosphere with personal attention from the staff, a cornucopia of smells and tastes, and fabulous views of the vineyard, cherry orchard and Cayuga Lake.  Guests may linger at the tasting room in rocking chairs on the front porch or picnic on the grounds.


Today, instead of bagging cherries for a few guests, Cobblestone Farm Cobblestone Cherry Winery hosts a cherry festival to thousands of people. This year the cherry picking season kicks off with the Ninth Annual Cherry Festival on June 22 and 23. Guests will enjoy sweet and sour cherry picking, wine, carnival games, an adoptable pet corner, music by THE WORKS on Saturday (6/22) and by AGONAL RHYTHM on Sunday (6/23), hay rides, a finger licking BBQ, pizza, scrumptious ice cream, artisan cheese, delicious fresh-baked goods, and arts & crafts vendors, offering such treasures as jewelry, soaps, candles, pottery, woodcrafts, fashion, and garden items.


cobble house As for the 1833 cobblestone house that first housed the tasting room?  Well, the owners of Cobblestone Farm Winery are finishing their renovation of the house and will open it as a bed and breakfast in 2013.  Guests can relax and rejuvenate in a home now registered on the national and state historic registries.  The home is adorned with country and antique décor and offers four (4) beautifully appointed bedrooms with a king or queen-sized bed, private bath, cable television, and air conditioning. A gourmet kitchen, wireless internet, complimentary wine tastings, discounts at the winery, and a gift basket of Cobblestone Farm Winery products await the guests. Cobblestone Farm Winery hopes to see you at the Farm!


Cobblestone Farm Winery is located at 5102 State Rte. 89, Romulus, NY 14541. 315-549-8797. 



30th Anniversary

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!!



June Events

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

To benefit local rescue & shelters. The book "My Americana Family" is the 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, tasting fees donated to local animal shelters, plus book reading for the kids, face painting, popcorn and homemade dog treats. www.americanavineyards.com 


June 1:

Mont car Montezuma Winery, Olde-Thyme Rhubarb Festival & Classic 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 required.www.montezumawinery.com



June 8: Hosmer Winery: Raspberry Meets Chocolate

Come indulge at this exclusive dessert & wine pairing event. THosmer Raspbery wineaste local,  gourmet chocolate confections along side our three celebrated raspberry infused wines!  Continue your tasting experience with additional tastes of wine from our daily wine list.  Tickets are just $10 at the door; Free Admission for Hosmer Vintage Members.   

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June 15: Buttonwood Gronve Winery:  Wineritaville At the Buttonwood. 

Beach themed party with Live Music provided by PJ Elliott.  Wine specials, etc. www.buttonwoodgrove.com

June 15:  Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant   

Food Truck Fare Wine Dinner. 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM  Trends are fun, and chef john the food truck craze has become an event in itself in many locales.  The food offered from these trucks is often simple but extremely flavorful and our chef hopes to bring you those same flavors that often mimic a melting pot of cultures from many parts of the world.  Leave it to Chef John McNabb to create Mahi Tacos, Cheesesteaks Sandwiches, or Greek Gourmet.  To enhance each savory bite, each course will be paired with two wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards or Glenora Wine Cellars.  $69.90 per person includes tax and gratuity.  Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.www.knappwine.com


June 16:  Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant   

Knapp's Father's Day Brunch Buffet is the perfect gathering place for your entire family.  Mom doesn't have to cook and dad doesn't have to man the barbecue.  The buffet includes a grand brunch menu in the Knapp tradition.   This feast includes a barbecue pulled pork or chicken, French toast with wild berry cream cheese filling, bacon, sausage, Eggs Benedict, pastas, seasonal vegetables and topped with fresh fruit and dessert.  Buffet hours are from 10:30am-3:30pm.  Reserve a table for your family at 800.869.9271


June 16:  Montezuma Winery 10th Annual Wildflowers & Wine Celebration  
Bring Dad out this Father's Day and enjoy learning about wildflowers, Mont Wild grasslands and the creatures of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex that need them.  Montezuma Winery & the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge will partner for this family, fun-filled event. 
  Activities include scheduled bus tours of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, wildlife displays, interactive kids' activities, petting zoo, art & craft vendors plus live music. Refreshments include a mouthwatering chicken BBQ, kettle corn, home-made ice cream by the Cayuga Lake Creamery and of course wine!  Fee for food and wine by the glass.  Don't forget to sample our award winning wines and be the first to taste our limited edition wine bottled especially for this event. 
A portion of the sales of the wine will be donated to the Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to continue conservation projects.
For more information, call 315-568-8190. www.montezumawinery.com

June 22: Knapp Winery and Vineyard Restaurant Summer BBQ Kick-off

Knapp Gene & john June always kicks off our BBQ season. Visit Knapp Winery, taste our wines and sit peacefully next to our gardens and vineyards to enjoy the superb, smokey chicken BBQ made by the experienced hands of owner and chief BBQ man Gene Pierce.  $12.50 includes one-half chicken, sides and homemade cookie!  The smell will win you over.  If you plan on bringing a group, let us know, we will reserve seats for you. www.knappwine.com    


June 22 & 23:  Cobblestone Farm Winery  9th Annual Cherry Festival 

Cobb logo Pick cherries and enjoy cherry products such as Cherry wine, cherry preserves, cherry salsa & cherry butter.Something special for the kiddies:
  • The Beverly Animal Shelter activity tent with face painting,  crafts, and cats, dogs, rabbits and ferrets waiting for adoption.
  • The Seneca County 4H corner with a petting zoo and carnivals games, including bean bag toss, ring toss, pick-a-duck, drop-a-cork, football toss, and milk bottle toss.   

Talented Artisans offering: Find must-have treasures!  Discover hand-made jewelry, pottery, hair accessories, ribbon woven products, pet products, quilted bags, purses, decorative wine bottles, soap products, squash seed oil, clothing & fashion, no-bake cheesecakes, rocks, minerals, fossils, tumbled stones & moreBring your appetite! Feast on a finger licking BBQ, delicious wraps, handcrafted cheese, beef jerky, dried fruit, and delicious fresh-baked goods. Music On Saturday and Sunday 1:00-5:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes but not your cooler.  www.cobblestonefarmwinery.com 


June 29:  King Ferry Winery  Summer Open House   King Ferry Tacie & Pete
Let the games begin!  Summer is upon us and we are ready to have fun!  Drop by for our Open House, enjoy some free live music, chicken BBQ, Vendors and crazy wine specials to stock up on wine for the summer.  Bring your friends and enjoy the afternoon!
Live music by Midnite Mood from 1- 4 pm.


SH Doobie June 29:  Swedish Hill  Paradise Party at Swedish Hill Winery 

Aloha! Kick the summer off right with Swedish Hill Winery as we party Hawaiian-style! With LIVE music, wine slushies, BBQ food, lawn games and activities, this is an event you won't want to miss! Admission is free with the food and wines items available for you to purchase! So pull out those Hawaiian shirts and flip flops and join our summer festivities!


June 29:  Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery  Dancing on the Deck Party CR winery with the music of Dam Dogs. 

Come on out and enjoy great food, music and wine! The DAMDOG's, a brotherly-trio, will be beltin' out rockin' blues. The Copper Oven will be open with wood-fired pizzas available for sale as well. www.cayugaridgewinery.com





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Enjoy music all through the summer on Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights. Listen to great tunes and enjoy fine wines,  a perfect way to get out of the heat and cool down.


See You Along the Trail!!

Cathy Millspaugh 
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail