Taste at 10 wineries each weekend April 4-6 & 11-13
Niagara County, NY - During the weekends of April 4-6 and 11-13, the wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail will participate in their annual wine and local food-pairing event, Taste of the Trail. The popularity of this event has lead to its expansion over two weekends.
The concept of Taste of the Trail is to educate how wine can easily pair with each part of your meal. A sample from a local food vendor, or the winery’s own favorite pairing, will be given at each location with a taste of three wines.
Because the event spans two weekends, half of the trail member wineries will participate during each weekend. This allows attendees to take advantage of visiting wineries they may not have had the chance to visit yet, and have the opportunity to visit more than just a few wineries in one day. Read more »
Trail given kudos for sustainable development
Cayuga County, NY - The Finger Lakes Sweet Trail is proud to be selected as recipient of a ‘Signs of Sustainability’ award by Sustainable Tompkins, the premiere organization devoted to catalyzing sustainable development in our region. The ‘Signs of Sustainability’ awards highlight local individuals and organizations doing their part to help advance community sustainability. The Sweet Trail is recognized under the category of ‘New Sustainability Program by an Existing Business, Organization or Individual’ along with other noteworthy projects such as the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, Aurora Pocket Neighborhood, and the Ithaca Children’s Garden. For more information on Sustainable Tompkins, visit http://www.sustainabletompkins.org/ Read more »
“Tree-to-Table” Festival Planned Across the Adirondacks During the Month of March
Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Adirondack maple syrup producers will open their doors for one of New York State’s sweetest spring traditions - Maple Weekends, slated for March 22-23, and March 29-30, 2014 at maple farms and sugar bushes across the six-million-acre park.
Whether produced in small batches in backyard boilers or with scientific precision in industrial steel, the Adirondack Region is renowned for offering some of the finest maple syrup in the world. March marks the perfect time to learn exactly how it’s done during New York State Maple Weekends. Read more »
More Music Variety, 100 Performances Over Six Weekends, Great Special Offers
Riverhead, N.Y. - Come enjoy live music and great wines in Long Island winery tasting rooms and other venues every weekend from February 8 through March 16, 2014 during Winterfest: Live on the Vine. This exciting and newly re-named program includes over 100 truly exceptional musical performances along with hotel, restaurant and transportation special offers. Also new this year: Purchase a special ‘Festival Hopper’ pass for the day, the weekend, or entire six week festival. See http://www.liwinterfest.com/ for the full schedule of events and to get your advance tickets.
Previously known as “Jazz on the Vine,” the musical offerings are expanded this year to include blues, soul, rock and country music, hence the title change. The Winterfest: Live on the Vine series features a full line up of top level performers, including many Grammy recipients and Grammy-nominated artists. Multiple musical performances are scheduled each day of the six weekends at different times so visitors can plan to visit multiple winery concerts each day. Read more »
Valentine’s Day wine and chocolate pairing event
Niagara County, NY - Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail’s Be Mine with Wine event, February 14, 15, and 16.
The 20 wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail USA will pair their wines with local chocolatiers’ decadent chocolate and other sweet desserts. Each ticket is valid for all three days of the event, and includes a wine glass from a starting winery of your choice, 3 tastes of wine and a pairing sample at each of the participating wineries. A complete list of featured pairings may be found on the trail’s website events page. Read more »
The Niagara Wine Trail will welcome in 2014 a 20th member winery.
Orleans County, N.Y. - The Niagara Wine Trail is pleased to announce the addition of their twentieth member winery, Schwenk Wine Cellars, located off of Route 18 at 1456 Bills Road in the Town of Kent, New York.
Schwenk Wine Cellars blends their family grown grapes and other fruits into heirloom recipe wines that are bottled on premises. Although the winery is a newcomer to the Niagara Wine Trail, they originally opened for business in 1983. In the vineyards, grapes are grown such as Cayuga, Baco, Concord, and others on their farm in Orleans County. Schwenk offers travelers on the Niagara Wine Trail the chance to taste award-winning wines such as their Dry Riesling, Baco Noir, Stone Bottom Cayuga, and a holiday favorite called “Santa’s Secret,” among others. Read more »
Thanksgiving at the Farm
Nov. 29-30, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cooperstown, N.Y. - Discover how rural New Yorkers celebrated Thanksgiving in the 1840s when The Farmers’ Museum re-opens its doors on the Friday and Saturday following the holiday: November 29 and 30 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Farmers’ Museum is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Visitors will see traditional Thanksgiving foods prepared over the open hearth at the rustic Lippitt Farmhouse. Look in on the heritage-breed turkeys and take part as they are herded across the tavern green. Participate in chores on the farm and admire Red and Rusty, our team of oxen in training. Read more »