Keuka wineries to fire up their grills

The eight wineries of the Keuka Lake Wine Trail will again usher in the summer season with their extremely popular double-weekend celebration, “Barbecue at the Wineries”. Each winery has picked a special barbecue sauce, marinade or rub made in New York State to feature with its unique barbecue recipe! The event is held at the wineries on June 6-7 and again on June 27-28 from 10AM – 5PM on Saturday, and Sunday from 11AM-5PM.Enjoy a gorgeous summer drive around brilliant blue Keuka Lake, studded by stops at wineries offering such culinary delights as Grilled & Chilled Jerk Shrimp & Pineapple skewers, Old Fashioned BBQ chicken dinner, Ham barbecue, chilled watermelon, jazzed up mac salad and chocolate-raspberry ice cream cake. In addition to over 20 inspired foods, each ticket holder will enjoy samples of 32 different wines and will receive a complimentary Keuka Lake Wine Trail signature wine glass. Wineries will also have their gift shops packed with summer gift ideas! Participating wineries include Heron Hill Winery, Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars, Stever Hill Vineyards, Hunt Country Vineyards, Keuka Spring Vineyards, Barrington Cellars/Buzzard Crest Vineyards, McGregor Vineyard Winery and Ravines Wine Cellars. Event tickets are just $25 per person in advance. Limited tickets may be available the day of the event for $30 per person at each winery. Purchasing tickets early is strongly encouraged as the event typically sells out in advance. Tickets are available by calling the trail at 800.440.4898, by visiting www.keukawinetrail.com, stopping by any of the Trail’s member wineries or at Wegmans Food Markets.

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