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Long Point Winery
Holiday Shopping Spree
30th Anniversary

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As Thanksgiving approaches we have so much to be thankful for, fond loved ones, good health and all the unexpected opportunities that fall our way.  


Another harvest is complete indicating a good year with a bountiful crop. Now we must patiently wait for the 2013 vintage as we enjoy the fruits of our labor from 2010, 2011 and 2012.  You gotta love it! 


It's wonderful to hear stories of how local people get together with friends and family to enjoy the local wineries and their wines. As one gentleman said to me the other day, my wife loves your Rieslings.


See you along the trail!! 


Cayuga Cathy


Long Point Winery

Throughout this 30th anniversary year we have highlighted each winery on  the trail and our last but not least winery is Long Point Winery located on the east side of Cayuga Lake in Aurora co-owned by Gary and Rosemary Barletta.  When Rosemary was asked to tell a little bit about the winery she said she wanted to make sure that I received credit for all the hard work I do in promoting the trail. "I said to her it is my pleasure but I must admit it did make me blush".


"Long Point Winery is looking to have one of the best harvests ever says Gary Barletta owner and winemaker of the winery.  The Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio were picked in early October, with our Riesling and Cabernet Franc harvested by the end of the month".  Rosemary, co-owner states "The view from the tasting room is just spectacular this fall.  The red, gold and yellow leaves are holding on and sparkle in the sunshine".  


Long Point Winery has been one of the wineries associated with our Winemaker of the Week program affiliated with Greek Peak Resort and Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and Gary has always been a dynamo of information and knowledge. Our winner this year was Janelle Toner -Drach from Geneva and she states, "Everyone at each of the wineries has been very gracious and inviting. Their enthusiasm and excitement for their jobs is contagious and I've learned so much in just a short amount of time.  Every little detail in wine making is so important and just little nuances made to each batch of grapes can make such a unique result from the same type of grape. It might sound silly to say but, I feel like a bottle of wine is like a snowflake, no two are exactly the same and that is what makes the process of wine making so intriguing".


LP Dinner The staff at Long Point Winery is once again looking forward to their annual wine dinner on Sunday, November 3rd catered by Fabio.  The event starts with hor d'oeuvres at 1:30pm in a heated tent overlooking beautiful Cayuga Lake with dinner to follow at 2:30pm. They will be serving all 15 wines including their new releases, Barbera 2011, Sangiovese 2011 and Merlot 2010. The full menu can be found on their website  Here is a sneak peak of the appetizer,


 Spelt and Porcini Mushroom Soup with lentos beans and pancetta topped with creamed taleggio cheese paired with their 2012 Semi-Dry Riesling or 2011 Sangiovese. 

Not sure if there is still availability but if you missed it this year make sure to set the first Sunday in November for 2014 aside


To finalize Rosemary, says that "Gary and I are looking forward to this year's Holiday Shopping Spree that begins on Friday, November 22nd on the East Side of Cayuga Lake.  Happy fall and have a great winter".  


Holiday Shopping Spree 

Fresh baked cookies are a must at Christmas and we on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail have the perfect way for you to make that happen. "This year we're giving away cookie cutter ornaments to hang on the grapevine wreath with the recipe card attached or to use as your favorite cookie cutters of the season. Join us for our 20th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree on November 22nd through the 24th or December 6th through the 8th to collect all the fun cookie cutters and buy the perfect gift for all those wine lovers you know, family members and friends. "I can smell the scent of gingerbread cookies already".


Receive a souvenir wine glass, grapevine wreath, the cookie cutter ornament from each of the sixteen wineries, wine and food pairings plus holiday recipes. A unique offer to our Holiday customers is our event weekend shoppers' card where you can save $5.00 off a $35.00 wine purchase at each winery to help with those gift purchases.  


Start your event weekend plans early by visiting Montezuma, Long Point, King Ferry and Six Mile Creek wineries on the Friday of the event. On Saturday mornings at 9:00am visit King Ferry and Long Point Wineries for their Early Bird Opening and then travel along the trail to visit the rest of the sixteen wineries on Saturday and Sunday.  


At Montezuma Winery they'll be offering samples of their Red Wine Cookie recipe containing one of their favorite selling wines Fat Frog Red. Did you know there was a Fat Frog White? Varick Winery and Vineyards formally known as Cobblestone Farm Winery will be serving Minestrone Soup and at Hosmer Winery they'll be serving a Multi Grain Sesame and Ginger Salad with Red Pepper, very festive.


Another great added feature to our events is our Special Event Packages which include a one or two night stay, transportation to the wineries on Saturday only and tickets to the event. We have 1 package left for our November weekend and 3 left for our December weekend.


 Participants will be eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from


 This event sells out quickly, so reserve your tickets today! Advance tickets: Single ticket $40.00, a Couple ticket $60.00 plus handling fee and sales tax. Designated Driver tickets are available plus tickets at the door as long as the event does not sell out.  

 For information and tickets, call:  800-684-5217, log onto or purchase at any area Wegmans Store.







30th Anniversary

Help us celebrate 30 years on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail by visiting us 2011 members 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!!




November Events 

November 2 -Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Annual Barrel Tasting Polka TO logo Party
A great Polka Party! Contact the winery for more info! 6861 Rt. 89, Ovid, 14521


SH bottles November 2 - Swedish Hill Vineyard, Sparkling Wine & Dessert Festival  Sparkling wines and dessert wines will be featured with complimentary desserts. It's a great weekend to start your holiday shopping!  Contact:  Lindsay Case , 607-403-0029  4565 State Rt. 414, Romulus, 14541


November 2  Hosmer Winery, Bon Vivant Celebration Hosmner Barrels  

Enjoy fine wines in good company, paired with tasty gourmet treats.  Fee includes a keepsake. 7020 St. Rt. 89, Ovid, 14521 

LP Barrels November 3 Long Point Winery's Annual Dinner
Catered by Fabio. Starting with hors d'oeuvres at 1:30pm followed by dinner at 2:30pm. $90.00 per person all inclusive. Purchase your tickets at 315-364-6990 or email at

November 9 Knapp Vineyards, 4th Annual Nouveau Celebration Knapp Wines
Join us for a special release wine direct from the barrel. Every year our winemaker chooses a wine he feels will be interesting, delicious and worthy of a try before it goes into production. It is a great treat for wine aficionados. Knapp Vineyard Restaurant also pairs some great tantalizing appetizers with this experience and live music fills the air. This is a celebration not to miss, so make sure to mark your calendars. Join us! Call for more information at 800-869-9271. Noon-4:00pm, FREE, Tasting Fees apply. 2770 Ernsberger Rd., Romulus, 14541

Knapp Rest. November 16 Knapp Vineyards, Top  Five  Wine  Dinner

Billboard might have its top 50, and Letterman might have his top 10 and here at Knapp  we have out Top Five! Our regular customers have enjoyed a couple of years of fabulous wine dinners.  Many ask for certain entrees that are definitely worth repeating.  This wine dinner is a most flavorful collection of our Seafood , Garlic, Comfort Food, Completely Sauced and Silk Road Wine Dinners.  $74.90 per person includes tax and gratuity. 6:30-10:00pm 2770 Ernsberger Rd., Romulus, 14541





December 7 - Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, Shop, Stop and Drop Luncheon - Shopping all day?  Need a cozy place to rest those tired feet? Need a perfect wine to sooth the shopping tension?  Visit Knapp Vineyard Restaurant  and have the perfect glass of Knapp wine with a scrumptious lunch.  Great buffet! 2770 Ernsberger Rd., Romulus, 14541

chef john December 14 - Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, Spirit of the Christmas Carol Wine Dinner - Join us for Scrooge's nephew holiday party.  If you are a fan of Charles Dicken's Christmas story you are well aware that Scrooge's nephew invited him to a family holiday dinner complete with Turkey, sugar plums and all the wonderful trimmings of a holiday meal.  Expect nothing less at Knapp's holiday feast serving premium Knapp wines and wines from our friends at Zugibe Vineyards and sister winery Glenora Wine Cellars. $69.90 per person includes tax and gratuity. 6:30-10:00pm 2770 Ernsberger Rd., Romulus, 14541


December 14 King Ferry Winery, Winter Open House Free live music- King Ferry Tacie & Pete Immortal Jellyfish, plenty of vendors for your holiday/winter shopping needs, crazy wine discounts all day long - stock up, save, have a bunch of wonderful gifts on hand for friends and family. 1:00-5:00pm. FREE, Tasting Fees apply. 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry, NY





 Amer concert

Enjoy music all through the Autumn Harvest on Friday and Sunday nights. Listen to great tunes and enjoy fine wines.

See You Along the Trail!!

Cathy Millspaugh 
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail