Cayuga Wine Trail announces Mardi Gras

Join us for our stupendous 10th anniversary Mardi Gras event celebration. This year on February 18 & 19 the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail wineries will be decked out in Mardi Gras flair offering you the best time ever, New Orleans style. You’ll receive a wine glass, a specialty bead plus other beads at each winery to get you into that Mardi Gras mood. The fun part of this event is receiving the beads all colors, shapes and sizes, flip flops, chili peppers and alligators just to mention a few. You’ll also receive a wine glass, plus a chance to win the lucky coin for instant prizes or win one of the Grand Prizes five in all. At all of our events we offer wine and food pairings and at this event we highlight a New Orleans cuisine. Wendy Lassater a past ticket holder says ”We’ve been participating in this event for at least the past 4-5 years, love it and look forward to it as our annual get together. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job orchestrating it.”It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without a few Creole dishes containing such fine ingredients as chicken, okra, spicy V8 juice with dash of Tabasco sauce. If this is tempting you then you will not want to miss the Chicken Gumbo being prepared by Long Point Winery located in Aurora. Make sure to try the succulent sweet surprises at Bellwether Hard Cider offering their Hard Cider Beignets, a perfectly delectable light puffed pastry, a New Orleans must. Swedish Hill Vineyard will be serving Cajun Potato Soup, containing andouille sausage, heavy cream, spinach with a bit of Parmesan cheese.As last year we will to continue to run our Scavenger Hunt for a sweet prize, one case of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail fine wines. How it works: Visit the wineries, figure out the clues and write out the answers on the special card. We’ll see who will be this year’s lucky winner.We have five Grand Prizes for you to win and to be eligible all you have to do is visit the wineries and make sure you turn in your ticket at the end. The prizes are from these great businesses, Country Inn & Suites in Ithaca, Holiday Inn in Auburn, Inn at the Finger Lakes in Auburn, Maxie’s Super Club and Oyster Bar and Metropolitan Limousine.Advance tickets are $25.00 per person plus handling fee and sales tax. Designated Driver tickets are available. For tickets call 800-684-5217, order online at cayugawinetrail.com or purchase at any area Wegmans.

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