Budget Travel Magazine has launched its annual Readers’ Choice Awards and New York State / Finger Lakes has been nominated for “Most Beautiful Wine Region in
Show your support for this beautiful region by visiting http://www.budgettravel.com/bt-srv/readerschoice/poll.html?wpisrc=newsletter . Scroll down with the yellow arrow keys on the left hand side of the page until you see the bold green heading “Destinations” and you’ll see the listing for the Most Beautiful Wine Region.
Winery Partners with local B&B and Hotel to Create The Gentleman Vintner’s Experience
Ovid, N.Y. - Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery on Cayuga Lake, in Ovid, NY, in New York’s central Finger Lakes region, offers a unique, hands-on grape growing and winemaking experience for wine enthusiasts and aspiring winemakers alike. The Vigneron Program, in its 25th year, is a comprehensive, 8-month program that spans the 2010 grape season, and allows students to learn all aspects of growing, pruning, harvesting, blending and bottling wine from master winemaker and winery owner Tom Challen. Mr. Challen’s 40 years of vineyard and winemaking experience make this program an unparalleled learning experience. In fact, only one other winery in the country, offers this sort of opportunity. Read more »
Hastings-On-Hudson, N.Y. - Undaunted by the wintry weather, over 250 chefs, food purveyors and tourism industry professionals from around the Hudson Valley gathered at Harvest-on-Hudson to kick-off the fourth Hudson Valley Restaurant Week which is planned for March 15-28.
Richard Thomas, Lower Hudson Valley Regional Director for New York State Governor David Paterson extended greetings from the Governor by saying, “Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is a proud accomplishment, a continuation of a great cultural tradition of food and wine here in the Valley.” Read more »
Sackets Harbor, N.Y. — Dyan Swamp of Hogansburg, NY, has been named one of the featured quilters at the March 20-21, 2010 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show & Challenge at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, NY. Swamp will display a diverse collection of quilts that fit the show’s Circles and Wheels theme as well work that represent Native culture.
Swamp made her first quilt while awaiting her first child. In 1997, she opened her own quilt store - Dreamcrafters Quilt Shop on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation in Hogansburg, and now has 6,000 bolts of fabric from which to select colors, patterns and textures for her quilting projects. Read more »
Fonda, N.Y. - The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry remind the community that the Fulton and Montgomery Counties Snowmobile Trails map is still available.
“According to weather.com we could receive 6-12 inches of snow accumulation this week. This is a great opportunity to remind everyone that there are approximately 400 miles of snowmobile trails to enjoy between the two counties,” states Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Montgomery County Tourism Director. Read more »
Wilmington, N.Y. — Ski or ride the Olympic mountain, Whiteface, for one super low price this spring with the Spring Unlimited Season Pass on sale now.
Unlimited spring skiing and riding at Whiteface begins March 1 and continues throughout the 2009-10 winter season. Adult (ages 20-64) passes are available for $250, while seniors (ages 65-69), students and teens (ages 13-19) can purchase their spring pass for $200. The junior (ages 7-12) Spring Unlimited Season Pass is on sale for just $150 and as always kids six and under ski or ride Whiteface for free. It’s a great deal if you plan to ski or ride the greatest vertical drop in the east three or more times this spring. Read more »
Rochester, N.Y. - Take a look at the great films, exhibitions and discussions taking place at the George Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre in March. You might also like to treat yourself like a VIP and attend the Dryden’s March 7 Academy Awards® Party! Read more »