December 2013
In This Issue
Holiday Shopping Spree
Season's Pass
Sampler Case
Vino Visa
30th Anniversary

Sign Up
Your pass to all of our 4 trail events

"Say Cheeeese"
Marid Gras
Wine & Herb Fest
Holiday Shopping Spree 

With the holidays almost upon us thoughts of the perfect wine to serve comes to mind, "What wine should we pair with our turkey, ham or prime rib dinner"? Should we go with a cranberry wine such as, Cranberry Bog, Cranberry Essence or Cranberry Frost or should we serve a Dry or Semi-Dry Riesling, Gewürztraminer or even a Pinot Noir with ham or turkey, all are superb.  Now with the Prime Rib you may want to go with a Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon or a dry red blend.  As true with Holiday dinners or anytime the wine that you like the most is the one to serve.


See you along the trail!! 


Cayuga Cathy


Holiday Shopping Spree 

We still have just a handful of tickets available for our second weekend at our 20th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree on 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.  


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


  Advance tickets: Single t

icket $40.00, a Couple ticket $60.00 plus handling fee and sales tax. Designated Driver tickets are available.  


 For information and tickets, call:  800-684-5217 or log onto www.cayugawinetrail.com 




2014 Season's Pass

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season's Pass is your ticket to great savings when you attend our four annual wine trail events. You'll receive 35% OFF the regularly ticketed price, a remarkable savings.


Season Passes are available for a limited time and can be purchased through the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office until February 7, 2014. A Season's Pass makes a great gift for all your family and friends including you.


"Say Cheeeese"              Wine & Cheese recipes and  Wine Charms 

                                      February 8 & 9 

Mardi Gras                      Beads, Coins and a Scavenger Hunt   

                                      March 1 & 2 

Wine & Herb Fest            Potted Herb & Veggie Plants
                                      April 25-27 or May 2-4

Holiday Shopping Spree  Wreath, Ornaments and Shopper's Card

                                      November 21 - 23 or December 5-7




Sampler Case 
white wine bottles

Your specialized Sampler Case of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail fine wines.  Order an Assorted case of wine or a case of Riesling today from our website!





2014 Vino Visa Coupon Book 


Coupons from each winery and other local businesses.


Free Tastings!

Discounted Purchases!



Available at the wineries, online at www.cayugawinetrail.com or by calling

800-684-5217. $15 plus handling fee and sales tax.



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!!






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 www.knappwine.com

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 www.knappwine.com



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   www.treleavenwines.com




January 11 &12: Swedish Hill Winery, January White Wine Sale. SH bottles

Nothing chases those long winter days away like great wine! To help keep the winter blues at bay, we're having a "January White Wine Sale"   We're offering great sales on wonderful white wines. Stock up for the winter and the Super Bowl! Also warm up with complimentary food samples on this day! www.swedishhill.com 


Goose Watch Winery January 11 &12: Goose Watch Winery, January White Wine Sale.

Keep the winter blues at bay, at our "January White Wine Sale"   We're offering great sales on wonderful white wines. Stock up for the winter.  Also warm up with complimentary food samples!



January 18:  Knapp Winery and Vineyard Restaurant, Southern Knapp labels Comfort Food Wine Dinner

"If you're feeling sad and lonely, there's a meal we can render".... These aren't quite the lyrics to the Nancy Sinatra song, but this wine dinner promises to bring back warm and cozy memories of your culinary past.  You will enjoy a flavorful meal of scrumptious mac and cheese, hearty meat dishes and banana splits! This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.



January 25: West side Wineries on Cayuga Lake, Between the Lakes Winter Wine Party

Sometimes it makes more sense to hop on a wine tour between the lakes rather than around one lake.  The Between the Lakes event links you to participating Cayuga and Seneca Lake wineries that will offer a special tasting room savory morsel!  Anything from stews, soups, dips, and desserts.   Tasting room fees still apply but the delectable bite at each winery is free. 







 Amer concert

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

See You Along the Trail!!

Cathy Millspaugh 
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail