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Grape Jam: Rock the Vineyards

Hunt Country Vineyards of Keuka Lake will kick off their 30th Anniversary of winemaking on Saturday, August 13th with Grape Jam: Rock the Vineyards, an outdoor concert tripleheader in their rolling vineyards in Branchport overlooking the beautiful Keuka valley. The concert will feature headliners Jamie McLean Band, just off a national tour for their new album “Time of My Life,” along with two other foot-stomping bands opening in the afternoon: Blue Sky Mission Club and The Stick Mob. Pre-sale tickets (through Aug. 3) start at $18. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the conservation efforts of The Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes.Hunt Country founders Art and Joyce Hunt remembered, “Thirty years ago this fall, we received our Farm Winery license. Art was working long hours with an old Rack and Cloth Press, anticipating our first wines [see photo]. In a blink of the eye, here we are, looking forward to welcoming everyone to Grape Jam for the big anniversary!”The gates open for Grape Jam at 3:00pm, with great food provided by Good Smoke BBQ Co. and Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria. Music wraps up at 7:30pm. The winery’s tasting room will be open until 8pm for ticketholders. Complete concert details, travel information and tickets — general admission, Family Pass and Special Reserve Pack – are available at BrownPaperTickets.com and HuntWines.com, and by calling 800.946.3289. Hunt Country’s 30th Anniversary celebration also includes special wines, a new Chocolate & Wine tasting, new wine ice creams – offered daily – as well as a five-course Winemaker’s Dinner with limited seating on August 27, and their signature Harvest Festival on October 1-2.Hunt Country Vineyards and beautiful Keuka Lake are just a relaxing hour’s drive from Rochester, 1½ hours from Syracuse, and a little over 2 hours from the Buffalo and Williamsport, PA areas.

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