Visit Rooster Hill’s Vineyards for a Real Wine Time

Rooster Hill Vineyards will take the Finger Lakes wine experience a step further this summer – right into the winery’s vineyards.On “Toast Tuesdays” – the second and fourth Tuesdays of July and August – guests are invited to stop by Rooster Hill and take a stroll through the vineyards, where they will learn about canopy management, trellis systems, crop size, leaf pulling and more.“The visits are a way to make the wine experience more up close and personal,” said Rooster Hill co-owner Amy Hoffman. “Toast Tuesdays will help people take their enjoyment of our wines to a whole new level.”After the vineyard stroll, guests will enjoy a private tasting on the winery’s creekstone terrace, which features beautiful views of Keuka Lake. They’ll get a crash course on tasting and evaluating wine and learn what the five S’s (see, sniff, swirl, swallow, and spit) are all about.“You will quickly learn how to navigate ‘winespeak’ and be ready to act as a wine connoisseur at your next dinner party,” Hoffman said.Along with the latest vintages of Rooster Hill’s delicious wines, guests may sample local gourmet cheeses from Yancey Fancy and local gourmet mustards from Nunda Mustards.The vineyard strolls will be held on July 13 and July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. They will begin at noon, and the cost is $15. Guests are asked to give the winery 24 hours’ advance notice by calling (315) 536-4773.Rooster Hill Vineyards is on the east side of Keuka Lake at 489 Route 54. For more information, e-mail info@roosterhill.com or visit www.roosterhill.com.The winery is in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country in upstate New York. Finger Lakes Wine Country is the largest concentration of wineries east of California, boasting more than 100 wineries producing world-class wine. For more information about the region, go to this Web site: www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com.

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