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February 2014
In This Issue
Varick Winery & Vineyard
Season's Pass
"Say Cheeeese"
Mardi Gras
February Events

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Your pass to all of our 4 trail events! You have till February 7th.

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

The most romantic month of all and you won't want to miss what the wineries on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail have in store for you!


See you along the trail!! 


Cayuga Cathy


Varick Winery & Vineyard


Cobblestone Farm Winery & Vineyard, a nine year member of the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail,   recently changed its name to Varick Winery & Vineyard.
 If you are looking for the winery with the little country store that offers cobble jam complimentary preserves, jellies, mustards, salsas, hot sauces, dipping oils, fruit butters, herb dips, salad dressings, BBQ sauces, and condiments, look no further than Varick Winery .  Except for the new name, nothing is different.  Varick Winery has the same owners, staff, wines, rocking chairs, cherry festival, and the same country store.  It is located at the same address on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, 5102 State Route 89, Romulus, New York.


The owners of Varick Winery can no longer use the name "Cobblestone Farm Winery" since they were sued by a vineyard in California that claimed that it had the exclusive right to use the word "cobblestone".  The California vineyard claimed that guests were likely to confuse Cobblestone Farm's winery and wines with the California winery and wines. Rather than litigate the issue, the owners of Cobblestone Farm Winery decided to change the name of their winery to Varick Winery & Vineyard.  


The new name gives guests a sense of where the winery is located in the New York Finger Lakes; Varick Winery is located in the Town of Varick. Since the cobblestone house associated with the winery will soon open as an inn, naming the winery and its inn after their location seemed to be appropriate.  The Inn at Varick Winery is an 1833 home listed on the national and New York State registry of historical places.It 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, air conditioning, high-speed internet, business amenities, breakfast, evening cocktails with hors d'oeuvres, afternoon tea, discounts at the winery, complimentary wine tastings, and a gift basket of Varick Winery products.

Please continue to join
Varick Winery and The Inn at Varick Winery as they move forward.  When you receive an email from Varick Winery or Varick Inn, just remember that it's your old friends at Cobblestone Farm Winery.   



2014 Season's Pass  

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Season's Pass is your ticket to great savings People 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




"Say Cheeeese"


We still have tickets left for our "Say Cheeese" event plus a few more accommodation and transportation packages.


If you love cheese and wine the "Say Cheeeese" event  sponsored by Lite 97.3   Cayuga Radio Group is for you. On February 8 & 9 visit the wineries along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail where you'll receive the best wines paired with creamy cheese recipes. We are again offering wine charms at each winery but with a whole new set of designs. A perfect way to mark your wine glass at your next social gathering.


Remember to take your favorite photos and enter them through facebook or email during the weekend to have a chance to win our Specialty Basket full of wine and cheese. Good Luck.



We still have accommodation and transportation packages still available so check out our "Say Cheeeese" package page 


You won't want to miss this mouth watering event so order your tickets now. For tickets order online at  www.cayugawinetrail.com or call 800-684-5217

EventBrite or purchase at any area Wegmans.


At all of our wine trail events this year, Ithaca Coffee Company is the official coffee being served.

 See you there!!





Mardi Gras 

Experience Mardi Gras at its finest along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail at the 12th
annual Mardi Gras event celebration sponsored by 98.5, Finger Lakes Radio Group.  This year on March 1 and 2 the wineries invite you to our Mardi Gras engagement offering you the best time ever, New Orleans style. You'll receive a wine glass, beads at each winery, wine and food pairings plus recipe cards to help you get in that Mardi Gras mood.New this year, check the Scavenger Hunt card number against the numbers listed at the winery to collect your winning prize. Everyone is a winner. 


MG food At this event we highlight a New Orleans Cajun style cuisine. Stop in at Buttonwood Grove Winery for their Bayou Sausage, Red Beans and Rice. You can make this in your slow cooker, perfect  to have ready when you come home after a hard day at work. At Goose Watch Winery enjoy Cajun Corn Soup, the spicier the better. For more New Orleans flair try Thirsty Owl Wine Company's Crawfish and Tasso Ham Etouffée and  try the succulent sweet surprises at Bellwether Hard Cider offering their Hard Cider Beignets, a perfectly delectable light puffed pastry, a New Orleans must. 


As last year we will to continue to run our Scavenger Hunt for a sweet prize, one case of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail fine wines.How it works: Visit the winery members, read the clues, mastermind the answer and place them on the Scavenger Hunt card but remember to check your number located at the top of the card against the list at each winery to see what your instant prize will be.


We have six Grand Prizes for you to win and in order to be eligible all you have to do is visit the wineries and make sure you turn in your ticket at the end.   A few Grand Prizes are from these great businesses Holiday Inn in Auburn , LaTourelle Hotel, Spa & Bistro in Ithaca and S& S Limousine.


Mardi gras masks Advance tickets are $30.00 per person plus handling fee and sales tax.  Designated Driver tickets are available. For tickets call 800-684-5217, order online at cayugawinetrail.com or purchase at any area Wegmans or order on Event Brite 



At all of our wine trail events this year, Ithaca Coffee Company is the official coffee being served.









February 1- Montezuma Winery, Walking in a Winter Wineryland Mont Wineryland
Join Montezuma Winery and the Montezuma Audubon Center for this family event.  Activities include a guided nature walk snowshoeing through a portion of the Refuge bird watching and tracking animals, a winemaker's luncheon and wine pairing(reservations required) and a live birds of prey presentation (snowshoe rental available or bring your own).  Roast home-made marshmallows over an open fire and make your own smores for dessert. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Montezuma Audubon Center. www.montezumawinery.com

February 8 - Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant, Roasted Foods Wine Dinner - All you Roasties pay attention!  Roast isn't just for serving on Sunday.  This is a wine dinner fit for roasted foodie aficionados.  Succulent beef, pork, and lamb along with root vegetables are the stars of this wine dinner.  The flavorful, juicy, and tender results of this cooking technique are mouthwatering.  The delicious trimmings and fixing surprises will top off this meal.  This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards, and Glenora Wine Cellars.  Please purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot. www.knappwine.com 



February 14 - Americana Vineyards, Valentine's Day Dinner at the Crystal cupid-heart-icon.jpg Lake Café - Looking for that special place for Valentine's Day dinner? The Crystal Lake Cafe features a from-scratch menu dedicated to making your Valentine's Day complete.  Serving 5pm-9pm.  Reservations are required. www.americanavineyards.com



February 15 - Buttonwood Grove Winery, Chocolate, Cheers & Cheese - Live chocolate-curl-cake.jpg music with Bob and Dee, cheese & chocolate vendors, wine specials, and fun for the afternoon! www.buttonwoodgrove.com



graphic-heart.gif February 15 & 16 - Varick Winery and Vineyard, Sweet Sensation Weekend - Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one.  Enjoy fine wines paired with complimentary tasty treats such as cheesecake, apple pie, chocolate, and brownies.It's a sweet way to enjoy the Finger Lakes! www.varickwinery.com 



February 15 & 16 - Swedish Hill Winery, Sweetheart of a Red Wine Sale - wine-glasses-heart.jpg The perfect pairing!  Come sample a red wine paired with a complimentary dessert, the ideal event to share with your sweetheart!  Experience the range of styles and flavors of our red wines, from dry to sweet, oak aged or stainless steel.  This weekend also hosts the biggest red wine sale of the year for us, so be sure to take advantage and find the perfect Valentine's gift for your sweetheart! www.swedishhill.com



February 15 & 16 - Goose Watch Winery, Sweetheart of a Red Wine Sale - fancy-chocolates.jpg The perfect pairing!  Come sample a red wine paired with a complimentary dessert, the ideal event to share with your sweetheart!  Experience the range of styles and flavors of our red wines, from dry to sweet, oak aged or stainless steel.  This weekend also hosts the biggest red wine sale of the year for us, so be sure to take advantage and find the pefect Valentine's gift for your sweetheart! www.goosewatch.com



flower-chocolates.jpg February 15 & 16 - Americana Vineyards, Chocolate, Wine & RosesValentine's Weekend - Chocolate, Wine & Roses - All weekend, sample our wine while paired with romantic handmade chocolate delicacies, treat yourself to the Crystal Lake Cafe's from-scratch food, and get a free rose with any purchase! www.americanavineyards.com








 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