Cayuga Wine Trail’s Best Deal for 2011 Events

The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail offers great savings to people who purchase the Season Pass to attend all four events for 2011. The Season Pass is a ticket to all events at a 35 percent discount. It makes a great gift, and if for some reason, the buyer or recipient is unable to use the complete set, they can share unused tickets with a friend or family member.The Mardi Gras event on March 5 and 6 opens the season. Attendees can participate in the Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt, new this year, giving them a chance to win a case of gold medal award-winning wines.“Say Cheese” on March 26 and 27 is the newest event. Trail wineries will collaborate with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, and each winery will offer a different type of artisan cheese. A special “Say Cheese” photo contest will be held, and participants can enter their favorite photo shots taken during the event weekend, for a chance to win a specialty gift basket from Cayuga Lake wineries and Finger Lakes cheeseries.The Wine & Herb event, offered April 29 to May 1 or May 6 to 8, entitles attendees to collect up to 16 herb or veggie plants as they tour the participating wineries. And, the Holiday Shopping Spree event, November 18 through 20 or December 2 to 4, offers ticket holders to unique ornaments from each winery on the trail.The Wine and Herb and Holiday Shopping Spree events are now three-day events. Visitors can stop by Montezuma, Long Point, King Ferry (Treleaven) and Six Mile Creek wineries on the Friday of each to get a head start.A couple pass is $115 and a single pass is $70, plus handling fee and sales tax. These passes are available for a limited time and can be purchased through the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 800-684-5217 or online at www.cayugawinetrail.com.

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