With seven family-owned member wineries, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail is a pleasant and scenic escape! The Keuka Lake Wine Trail is a group of wineries (seven as of this writing) that are dedicated to producing wines high quality wines and celebrating the beauty of the Finger Lakes.
Keuka Lake Wine Trail’s Signature Events are a food & wine experience you just can’t get anywhere else. Wine Trail events work a little like this: You start at one participating winery, and receive a complimentary Keuka Lake Wine Trail wine glass. Then as you visit each winery, you have the opportunity to taste 4 wines and try samples of foods. Tickets to Signature Events can be purchased at the Yates County Chamber of Commerce or by calling 800.440.4898. You can also purchase tickets in-person at Wegmans Food Stores until 5pm on the Friday immediately preceding the event. Events usually sell-out in advance, so better get them early!
Popular 2014 Seneca Lake Wine Trail Events:
Barbecue at the Wineries I & II
June 21-22 and June 28-29, 2014
Taste delicious barbecue and grilled foods prepared with the flavors of local sauces, rubs, and marinades. From Riesling to Cabernet Franc, join us for the 13th year of this popular event and have fun exploring how well wine can pair with mouth-watering barbecue and summer side dishes. Early summer is a beautiful time to visit Keuka Lake and enjoy each of our wineries’ own spectacular views.
Keuka Spring Vineyards: Grilled Creole chicken, potato salad, cornbread, watermelon
Barrington Cellars: Lemon Garlious BBQ chicken thighs, macaroni salad, DeChaunac brownies
McGregor Winery: Slow roasted pulled pork, “cuke-a-dilly” German slaw, minted watermelon cup
Ravines Wine Cellars: Grilled sausage and bacon sliders, sweet corn relish
Heron Hill Winery: Korean BBQ Beef, Korean pickled slaw, Carolina BBQ pulled chicken slaw, spicy corn bread
Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars: Smoked BBQ beef brisket, baked beans, cookies
Hunt Country Vineyards: Smoked pork with apple bourbon BBQ sauce, corn and black bean salad, lemon bars
Harvest Celebration of Food & Wine
September 13-14, 2014
Experience the scents and sights of this exciting season in wine country. Come taste the exquisite wines of Keuka Lake and sample delicious dishes highlighting the region’s seasonal produce. Wineries are abuzz with energy during harvest – it’s a fun time to learn from tasting room staff and to enjoy a first sip of recently released wines.
Keuka Holidays I & II
November 8-9 and November 15-16, 2014
Ring in the holiday season at one of our Keuka Holidays weekends … every year a sell-out! Our seven wineries offer tastes of their finest wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery. The wineries will be alive with holiday decorations and cheer, and gift shops stocked with unique and locally crafted items perfect for holiday gift-giving. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.
Keuka passports are just $15 each and entitles you to free standard wine tastings for two people at each of the 7 member wineries. The 2014/2015 passport is valid from April 2014 through December 2015.