Keuka wineries kickoff harvest w/ special event

Experience the incomparable beauty of the heart of the Finger Lakes and treat yourself to an array of fine wines and dishes bursting with the vibrant flavors of the finest locally produced foods. The eight wineries of the Keuka Lake Wine Trail will usher in the fall season with their Harvest Tour of Food & Wine celebration, Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, 2010. In addition to over a dozen foods, each ticket holder will enjoy samples of 32 different wines and will receive a complimentary Keuka Lake Wine Trail signature wine glass. Enjoy a gorgeous early autumn drive around brilliant blue Keuka Lake, studded by stops at wineries offering culinary delights such as Harvest Pizza, Pumpkin Soup, Grape Cobbler, local Gorgonzola cheese on crustini, roasted corn chowder, maple pumpkin cheesecake and baked Jona Gold Apples. Taste a stunning variety of world-class Finger Lakes wines, from classic dry varietals to luscious dessert wines. 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. The event runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday. Ticket holders are also entered in a drawing for a one-night stay for two at the Inn at Esperanza Mansion, a sightseeing cruise aboard the Esperanza Rose, and a certificate good for a bottle of wine from each of the eight wineries!Event tickets are just $25 per person plus tax for the weekend, $19 per person plus tax for Sunday only. A limited number of weekend tickets may be available at the wineries on the day of the event for $30 per person plus tax. Purchasing tickets early is strongly encouraged as events often sell out in advance. Tickets are available by calling the trail at 800.440.4898, by visiting www.KeukaWineTrail.com, at the Trail’s member wineries or at Wegmans Food Markets.

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