Thursday, June 20, 2013

Finger Lakes Wine Festival 2013

Yes, it's that time of the year again.  Time to travel down to Watkins Glen and take another ride around the race track, enjoy some good food, learn more about the Finger Lakes, taste some awful good Finger Lakes wine while the wife shops at the vendor's booths and bring home a fridge full of wine. It's The Annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen, July 12 - 14.
The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, presented by Yancey’s Fancy New York Artisan Cheese, is the largest showcase of New York State wines and is held in July at world-renowned Watkins Glen International. Enjoy one-stop sipping and shopping from more than 90 wineries, pouring over 600 wines, and even a beer garden! The Festival also features a variety of arts and crafts vendors, jewelers, gourmet foods, live music and pace car rides around the historic racetrack.  Here are a few highlights of Wine Festival events:

The wine fest has partnered with regional chefs, The New York Wine & Culinary Center, Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty and Cargill, Inc. to bring you a hands-on, delicious and free cooking classes and demonstrations.  Information and sign ups for the indoor classes at the reception desk inside the festival Culinary Center.
The outdoor demonstrations are designed to enhance tourism and support the economic well being of area farms, food producers, wineries, businesses and communities, Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty is known for pairing fresh, seasonal and locally grown ingredients with excellent wines to offer an extraordinary culinary experience.

No festival is complete without live, quality entertainment and at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival there is no shortage of talented individuals and groups.  With over 25 bands booked in the four major courtyards, roaming a-capella singers and much more...you can't help but enjoy the atmosphere we've created.Live music is available all day in the Cabernet Courtyard, Sparkling Couryard and The Park. Styles, like the festival, are eclectic so you'll find upbeat blues and jazz to singer song writer acoustic shows...you'll hear covers, you'll hear originals...you may even find that music comes to you!

Turn out on Friday in your best toga as Bacchus blesses the festival and you may be crowned King & Queen!
With Yancey's Fancy on hand with samples.
           -  Wine available from several festival wineries
           -  Concessions
           -  Live music
           -  Fireworks
It's a great way to start the weekend.
Sponsored by Yancey's Fancy, New York's Artisan Cheese.


Get an early start on the day with a hearty breakfast inside the Glen Club at the always popular Great Western Breakfast.
   - Served at 9:00am with a very special menu prepared by our Chefs
   - Live music
   - Coffee, tea and juice
         (Mimosas on Saturday and champagne voucher Sunday)
   - Omelet station
   - Breakfast buffet
   - Tax and gratuity included
            *Available Saturday or Sunday
Seating is limited and parties are seated together -- $30 reservations required.


See the world-famous road course from the same vantage point as professional NASCAR drivers! Take a ride in an official Watkins Glen International vehicle and hold on tight!!


TICKET INFO:
One Day Taster pass: Advance $30/Pre-Event $35/Gate $40
Saturday OR Sunday admission.
MUST BE OVER 21.
Two Day Tasters pass: Advance $40/Pre-Event $45/Gate $50
Saturday AND Sunday admission
MUST BE OVER 21.
Designated Driver pass: Advance $15/Pre-Event $15/Gate $15
Good for Saturday OR Sunday
MUST BE OVER 21.
Minors: Advance $15/Pre-Event $15/Gate $15
Under 21. One Day pass
Children: Ages 5 and Under FREE
*No strollers are allowed in tasting areas.*
All guests should be prepared with Photo ID showing proof of age.

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