Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s Wine & Herb Festival

For all you avid gardeners there is nothing like the sights and sounds of spring, the smell of fresh earth , the first real rain and the taste of your first picked crop to get you all excited about the upcoming growing season. Make this happen by attending our next Wine & Herb Festival on April 26-28 or May 3-5. The herbs and veggies this year will be harvested by Schaefer Farms from Triangle NY, 20 minutes from Binghamton. Guests receive a souvenir wine glass, a plant carrier, plus a garden plan and instructions.Hours for the event are Friday 1:00pm till 5:00pm, at Montezuma, King Ferry, Long Point and Six Mile Creek wineries only. On each Saturday of the event visit the east side wineries, Long Point and King Ferry one hour early at 9:00am. Visit all the rest of the wineries on Saturday and Sunday 10:00am till 6:00pm. At this event each wine is paired with an herb dish complimenting the plant each winery is giving away.Here is a list of our select herbs: Apple Mint, Belle Green Pepper, Champion Tomato, Cilantro, Dill, Italian Large Leaf Basil, Jalapeno Pepper, Lavender, Lemon Basil, Marjoram, Orange Blaze Pepper, Oregano, Red Cherry Tomato, Rosemary, Sage, and Winter Thyme. At Sheldrake Point Winery they’ll be serving Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and at Goose Watch Winery their recipe is Lemon Basil Chicken Tortilla Soup.Imagine being picked up in a luxury bus, touring the wineries along the wine trail and enjoying fine wines and delectable treats as you receive all your favorite herb plants. Join us for our worry free complete travel packages. Each package includes accommodations for either one or two night stays, transportation for 8 hours and tickets to our Wine & Herb event. Make sure to turn in your filled out ticket at the last winery you plan to visit. Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes from: Corning Museum of Glass, Courtyard by Marriott in Ithaca, Holiday Inn in Auburn, LaTourelle Resort & Spa, School’s Out Charters, Water to Wine Tours and Watkins Glen International.Advance Sale Tickets: Single Ticket $40.00, Couple Ticket $60.00 plus handling fee and sales tax. Designated Driver tickets are available. Tickets at the door are $5 more. Order your tickets early for we have a limited amount.For more information or to order tickets call the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail office at 1.800.684.5217, online: www.cayugawinetrail.com or purchase at any area Wegmans.

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