All Events

All Events

The Keuka Lake Wine Trail hosts six great Signature Events over eight weekends each year ... the perfect introduction to beautiful Keuka Lake, our charming wineries, great wines, food and people. 

Our five member wineries also offer a number of their own events where you can sample the latest wine releases, relax to live music, taste food and wine pairings, shop for unique gifts, or even grape-stomp!

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  • Keuka in Bloom Keuka in Bloom

    Keuka in Bloom

    Saturday, May 4 -Sunday, May 5 2019

    Wineries along Keuka Lake Wine Trail

    Dates: May 4-5 and May 18-19, 2019

    Time: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

    Tickets: Single Ticket: $35, Couple Ticket: $55, Single Designated Driver Ticket: $30, Couple Designated Driver Ticket: $50

    Flowers, herbs, wine, and Keuka Lake! Treat yourself to a relaxing weekend around the lake. Each winery offers samples of their fine wines alongside herb-inspired foods. Ticket holders will also receive one flower and one herb from every winery, each in a 4” pot and ready to plant. Tour all of our wineries and return home with delicious wines, great recipes, and 10 unique plants just in time for spring gardening.

    You must select a check-in winery to start the event. All advance ticket sales are shut off the Thursday before any event at 5pm.

    Groups of 10-12 people must contact the Wine Trail office at 800.440.4898 prior to making arrangements for transportation. This is to ensure that your group can be accommodated on your planned dates.

    Please note: We are not able to accommodate groups of 13+ on event weekends.

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  • Fire It Up! BBQ Weekend Fire It Up! BBQ Weekend

    Fire It Up! BBQ Weekend

    Saturday, June 8 -Sunday, June 9 2019

    Wineries along Keuka Lake Wine Trail

    Dates: June 8-9, 2019

    Time: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

    Tickets: Weekend Ticket: $25, Sunday Only Ticket: $19, Weekend Designated Driver Ticket: $20, Sunday Only Designated Driver Ticket: $14

    Kick off summer in the Finger Lakes on Keuka Lake! From Riesling to Cabernet Franc, discover how well our wines pair with mouth-watering barbecue and summer side dishes. Taste delicious grilled foods and barbecue prepared with a wide range of local sauces, rubs, and marinades. Early summer is the perfect time to visit Keuka Lake and experience spectacular wines and views at each winery.

    You must select a check-in winery to start the event. All advance ticket sales are shut off the Thursday before any event at 5pm.

    Groups of 10-12 people must contact the Wine Trail office at 800.440.4898 prior to making arrangements for transportation. This is to ensure that your group can be accommodated on your planned dates.

    Please note: We are not able to accommodate groups of 13+ on event weekends.

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  • Harvest Celebration Harvest Celebration

    Harvest Celebration

    Saturday, September 14 -Sunday, September 15 2019

    Wineries along Keuka Lake Wine Trail

    Dates: September 14-15, 2019

    Time: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

    Tickets: Weekend Ticket: $25, Sunday Only Ticket: $19, Weekend Designated Driver Ticket: $20, Sunday Only Designated Driver Ticket: $14

    Experience the scents and sights of this exciting season in wine country. Taste the exquisite wines of Keuka Lake and sample delicious dishes highlighting the region’s seasonal produce. Wineries are abuzz with energy during harvest

    You must select a check-in winery to start the event. All advance ticket sales are shut off the Thursday before any event at 5pm.

    Groups of 10-12 people must contact the Wine Trail office at 800.440.4898 prior to making arrangements for transportation. This is to ensure that your group can be accommodated on your planned dates.

    Please note: We are not able to accommodate groups of 13+ on event weekends.

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  • Keuka Holidays Keuka Holidays

    Keuka Holidays

    Saturday, November 9 -Sunday, November 10 2019

    10am to 5pm both days

    Wineries along Keuka Lake Wine Trail

    Dates: November 9-10, 2019 and November 16-17, 2019

    Time: Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

    Tickets: Single Ticket: $35, Couple Ticket: $55, Single Designated Driver Ticket: $30, Couple Designated Driver Ticket: $50

    Ring in the holiday season during one of our Keuka Holidays weekends- an annual sell-out! Taste our wineries’ fine wines complemented by samples of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders receive a festive gift at each winery visit. Holiday wine sales abound, and the gift shops are stocked with unique locally-crafted items that are perfect for holiday gift-giving!

    You must select a check-in winery to start the event. All advance ticket sales are shut off the Thursday before any event at 5pm.

    Groups of 10-12 people must contact the Wine Trail office at 800.440.4898 prior to making arrangements for transportation. This is to ensure that your group can be accommodated on your planned dates.

    Please note: We are not able to accommodate groups of 13+ on event weekends.

     

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    McGregor Vineyard's White Wine Vintage Preview

    Saturday, April 27 - Saturday, May 11 2019

    Tasting sessions are at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm -

    McGregor Vineyards

    The 2018 growing season produced some incredible fruit in the vineyard and the resulting wines really showcase this fact. These tastings are your opportunity to be the first to taste, evaluate and purchase them at a deeply discounted price. The 2018 vintage wine “futures” are offered at a 30% discount to Clan Club members and 20% discount for non-members. Most of these wines will be available by early summer. We contact everyone when the wines are bottled and ready for delivery or pick-up.

    Each tasting is limited to 30 people, so give us a call today and reserve your seat! Each tasting is conducted in our candlelit barrel room and lasts for approximately one hour. John McGregor leads the group through the line-up of wines and discusses each wine in detail.

    THE WINES

    • Unoaked Chardonnay
    • Chardonnay
    • Dry Rosé d’Cabernet Franc
    • Dry Pinot Noir Rosé 
    • Dry Gewürztraminer
    • Rkatsiteli
    • Dry Riesling
    • Semi-Dry Riesling

    THE MENU

    Asparagus & Chevre Mousse | Sliced Baguette & Local Honey

    Baby Spinach Salad
    Shaved Red Onion, Tomato, Sliced Mushroom & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

    Herb Feta & Sundried Tomato Crusted Chicken | Served over Farfalle

    Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Reservations are required and this event always sells out, so make your reservations today! In order to secure your seats at this event payment is due at the time of reservation. Cancellations are only refundable up to one week prior to your scheduled seating. The winery will also be open for regular tastings during the event. Please try to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tasting.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27th

    11am // 1pm // 3pm

    SATURDAY, MAY 11th

    11am // 1pm // 3pm

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    Biochar Workshop at Hunt Country Vineyards

    Saturday, May 11 - Saturday, May 11 2019

    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    A one-day workshop to provide further education on biochar (i.e. carbonized organic material) production, feedstocks and uses. This workshop will include an indoor overview of benefits and uses of biochar as well as an outdoor, hands-on production demonstration. Sessions will be led by Kathleen Draper, of the Ithaka Institute, Finger Lakes Biochar, and the International Biochar Insitute. Other regional biochar researchers and entrepreneurs in the biochar field will be in attendance to contribute their expertise.

    The day will include a lunch prepared by the chef at Hunt Country Vineyards, as well as a tour and discussion of the sustainable energy and agricultural practices employed by the winery/farm led by Hunt family member and environmental advisor Suzanne Hunt (HuntGreenLLC.com).

    Participants are encouraged to wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, including sturdy footwear and layers. Free biochar samples will be available to those interested in collaborating on small scale biochar trials.

    Schedule
    11:00am: An introduction to biochar production and uses with Kathleen Draper
    12:00pm: Lunch
    1:00pm - 4:00pm: Learn to Burn: Biochar production demonstration with Kathleen Draper, Wine & Farm Sustainability Tour with Suzanne Hunt, and representatives from Cornell University and RIT will also be presenting.
    4:00pm: Happy Hour

    Lunch Menu
    Soups: Three Bean Chipotle Chili (vegan) - or - Corn, Ham, & Cheddar Chowder
    Salad: Fresh greens, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, & Lively Run Goat cheese tossed with Vignoles Vinaigrette
    Cheese Board: Three local cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, & bread

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    I've Gone Gewurz!

    Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1 2019

    Tasting sessions are at 4 pm Friday, and at 12 pm and 2 pm Saturday -

    Keuka Spring Vineyards

    Have you had the opportunity yet to taste and compare one of our most award-winning wines that is grown and made in the Finger Lakes in its own unique style?

    Join us for our signature "I've Gone Gewurz!" tasting on May 31 and June 2. We're sure to either make you a follower of this aromatic wine or increase your fandom!

    Paired with a selection of German-style food and wurst sausage, enjoy a small group tasting of our library Gewurztraminer wines with our winemaker overlooking Keuka Lake.

    Tasting sessions are at 4 pm Friday, and at 12 pm and 2 pm Saturday. Spots fill quickly so please purchase your tickets soon! $30 pp includes wine samples, complementary pairing plate, and an hour of all you ever wanted to learn about Gewurztraminer. Vista wine club members are $25 pp.

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    11th Annual Dog Walk Date: Saturday

    Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1 2019

    10 am - 3 pm

    Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Road, Branchport, NY 14418

    Back for the eleventh year: the Annual Hunt Country Dog Walk!  We're looking forward to seeing friends from last year and to meeting new and amazing dogs (and their people) this year.

    Registration for the event is $10 per dog and entitles the dog (and their human) to unlimited walking time on our beautiful trails through the vineyards and woods, and a complimentary standard wine tasting or nonalcoholic beverage for those under 21.  We're also offering a Solo Adventure Hiker option for $5 per person for those that would like to support the Humane Society and enjoy a beautiful walk, but will not be walking with a dog.  

    Advance registrations are welcome but not required; you may bring filled-in forms on the day of the event or fill one out upon your arrival (the Humane Society will have blank registration forms on hand). 100 percent of the registration fees go directly to the Shelter of Hope, as do a portion of our sales for the day.

    Registration is only $10 per dog. You can download the registration form and mail it to us (make checks payable to Humane Society of Yates County). Advance registration is not required; day-of registration is open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    The Dog Walk happens rain or shine.

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    Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival

    Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 15 2019

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hunt Country Vineyards

    Hunt Country will be hosting the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival on Saturday, June 15th. 

    Their program will include:

    Beethoven:  String Quintet in C Major; Op. 29

    Dvořák:  String Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 97

    Formed in 2002, the Festival works to enhance the quality of life in the Finger Lakes by fostering an appreciation of music, particularly classical and modern chamber music. The Festival stages a series of concert performances by outstanding musicians in lovely local venues. In addition, the Festival performs a valuable teaching role in local schools and camps. We hope you can join us in this, our 17th season.

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    Shrimp & Chardonnay

    Friday, June 28 - Saturday, June 29 2019

    Tasting sessions are at 4 pm Friday, and at 12 pm and 2 pm Saturday -

    Keuka Spring Vineyards

    One of our signature events, we've been hosting Shrimp & Chardonnay for almost 30 years due to your interest over the years!

    Enjoy a hand-selected shrimp appetizer plate with our library Chardonnay wines, Tastings are in small groups with our winemaker overlooking Keuka Lake.

    Tasting sessions are at 4 pm Friday, and at 12 pm and 2 pm Saturday. Spots fill quickly so please purchase your tickets soon! $30 pp includes wine samples, complementary pairing plate, and an hour of all you ever wanted to learn about Chardonnay. Vista wine club members are $25 pp.

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    Mike Lucey Acoustic at McGregor Vineyard

    Saturday, July 6 - Saturday, July 6 2019

    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    McGregor Vineyard

    Debut at McGregor Vineyard in Dundee, New York. Come on out and enjoy some excellent wine and live music in July! Looking forward to seeing you there. Cheers!

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    Merlot & Mignon

    Friday, July 26 - Saturday, July 27 2019

    Tasting sessions are at 4 pm Friday and 12 pm and 2 pm Saturday -

    Keuka Spring Vineyards

    Forever a classic and enticing combination...rich red wine with rich red meat. In this tasting, enjoy a library tasting of Keuka Spring Merlot paired with a slider appetizer sandwich of filet mignon featuring Len's special sauce.

    Guests enjoy tasting in small groups, overlooking Keuka Lake, with guidance from our winemaker.

    Tasting sessions are at 4 pm Friday and 12 pm and 2 pm Saturday. Spots fill quickly so please purchase your tickets soon! $30 pp includes wine samples, complementary pairing plate, and an hour of all you ever wanted to learn about this pairing combination. Vista wine club members are $25 pp.

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    FINGER LAKES CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2

    Saturday, July 27 - Saturday, July 27 2019

    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Hunt Country Vineyards

    Hunt Country will be hosting the final concert for The Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival on Saturday, July 27th. The company will be playing as a String Sextet which will include two violins, two violas, and two cellos.

    The Program will include:

      Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

      Bohuslav Martinů: Serenade

      Richard Auldon Clark: Life is Suite

    Formed in 2002, the Festival works to enhance the quality of life in the Finger Lakes by fostering an appreciation of music, particularly classical and modern chamber music. The Festival stages a series of concert performances by outstanding musicians in lovely local venues. In addition, the Festival performs a valuable teaching role in local schools and camps. We hope you can join us in this, our 17th season.

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    30th Annual Hunt Country Vineyards Harvest Festival

    Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6 2019

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    Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Rd, Branchport, NY 14418 (on Keuka Lake)

    Thirty Years of Hunt Country Harvest Festivals!!!  Now that is something to celebrate!!!

    There will be grape stomping and tours of the seventh generation farm by hay wagon. Under the tent will be wines, live music, local craftspeople and artists displaying their finest work, and delicious food offerings from our very own Cafe as well as food trucks.  Children (and the young at heart) can enjoy pumpkin painting, lawn games, board games and a hay-bale play area filled with corn. 

    Admission is free. Standard wine tasting is free too. Visitors will only pay for the other activities, wine, and food that they enjoy.

    Harvest Fest happens rain or shine. A schedule and more information will be available closer to this event so check back and see what we have planned!

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    Holiday Barrel Tasting

    Saturday, December 7 - Sunday, December 8 2019

    Tastings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm Saturday and 12 and 2 pm Sunday -

    Go behind the scenes and taste as a winemaker while getting in the Holiday spirit! A great chance to stock up on your favorite Keuka Spring wines for the winter while getting a taste for what's in store for next year. An exclusive tasting with the winemaking team, festive hors d'oeuvres, the opportunity to purchase pre-released wines, and special discounts on wine. Reservations required. $35 pp ($30 Vista Wine Club members). Tastings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm Saturday and 12 and 2 pm Sunday.

    Plus earn your certificate!  Last year's participants became Champions of the Ice (Wine) with our winemakers. 

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