Finger Lakes Riesling Festival this weekend

11 Aug

CANANDAIGUA, NY — New York goes into high gear again this weekend in making Riesling its signature wine when the 2nd annual Finger Lakes Riesling Festival takes the spotlight.

Visitors will be able to experience the wide number of Rieslings from local wineries at the Wine Garden, an adults-only venue where tastings will be offered and wines may be purchased for off-site consumption.

A classic car show will be part of the event, along with rides in horse-drawn carriages, five music venues. Last year’s festival raised more than $35,000 for the Canandaigua Family YMCA, which again will be the recipient of event proceeds.

Among participating wineries are:

  • Anthony Road
  • Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery
  • Casa Larga Vineyards
  • Damiani Wine Cellars
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank
  • Finger Lakes Wine Alliance
  • Fulkerson Winery
  • Glenora Wine Cellars
  • Heron Hill Winery
  • Hickory Hollow Wine
  • Highland Wine Cellars
  • Imagine Moore Winery
  • King Ferry Winery
  • Knapp Vineyard
  • Mazza Chautauqua Wine Cellars
  • Standing Stone Vineyards
  • Swedish Hill
  • Thousand Islands Winery
  • Three Brothers Winery & Estates
  • Ventosa Vineyards
  • Villa Bellangelo
  • Wagner Vineyards
  • White Spring Farm Estate
  • Zugibe Vineyards

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, August 14- 15, at Lakeshore Drive and Kershaw Park.

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Posted by on August 11, 2010 in Festival, Fundraiser, Tasting Event, Wine


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