Keuka Lake Wine Trail Launches 2011 Season

The Keuka Lake Wine Trail will initiate its 2011 season with Truffles and Tastes, February 12-13, 2011. Enjoy the warmth of Keuka Lake’s wineries and the romance of the region’s finest wines, paired with a range of delicious foods, from savory to sweet. Truffles and Tastes, like the other event weekends, offers a lively food and wine experience at an unbeatable value. Each attendee will receive a gift box filled with eight unique artisan chocolate truffles to take home.For the third year, the Wine Trail has partnered with Hedonist Artisan Chocolates located in downtown Rochester, NY, to create a special collection of truffles infused with distinct wines from around Keuka Lake. “Truffles and Tastes is a food and wine lover’s paradise. Each winery is preparing hearty winter foods to pair with their wines and Hedonist Chocolates has created a delicious collection of truffles to delight our guests,” says Lisa Hallgren, owner of Ravines Wine Cellars. Attendees can look forward pairings such as a rich three-cheese fondue with fresh bread and Dry Riesling or a dark chocolate cherry truffle with Merlot.The Keuka Lake Wine Trail originated in 1985. Currently the participating wineries include Heron Hill Winery, Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars, Stever Hill Vineyards, Hunt Country Vineyards, Keuka Spring Vineyards, Barrington Cellars, McGregor Vineyard Winery and Ravines Wine Cellars. The Wine Trail events have been shaped to meet the interests of all types of wine explorers. Visitors will find diversity of styles among the eight wineries, with friendly and knowledgeable staff at all. Discover the most rewarding wine trail in the Finger Lakes.A real value at $27 per person, weekend tickets include a souvenir wine glass, tasting over thirty-two wines with food provided at each of the eight wineries, and a box of chocolate truffles. Designated driver tickets are available at a 25% discount. Event hours are Saturday 10AM – 5PM and Sunday 11AM – 5PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800.440.4898, by visiting your local Wegmans customer service desk, at Hedonist Chocolates in Rochester’s South Wedge, and through www.keukawinetrail.com. This event is sure to sell out so order your tickets today! To interact with the Keuka Lake Wine Trail prior to the event, visit www.facebook.com/KeukaWineTrail.To tempt your palate, Hedonist Artisan Chocolates and the Keuka Lake Wine Trail will host four free and informal preview tastings at the following Rochester locations: Wine Sense, January 21st, 5-8PM; Simply New York, January 22nd, 10AM-Noon; Shea’s, January 25tth, 5-7PM and Max Market, January 29th, Noon-3PM.

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