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Raise A Glass at the 2017 New York State Wine Festival!

July 21st, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

New York State Wine Festival 2017It’s almost New York State Wine Festival time! Two days of wines, food, live music, demonstrations, and more in Canadaigua, NY. August 12th and 13th, 2017!

The New York State Wine Festival (previously the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival) is a celebration of all of New York state’s incredible wines and wine producers. Thousands are expected to attend for a weekend of wine sampling and pairing.

New York State wines have been earning rave reviews, now you can sample and compare a large selection of them all in one place! The New York State Wine Festival has attracted so many wineries and varietals, you’re bound to find a new favorite!

2017 New York State Wine Festival Wineries
21 Brix Winery – Portland, NY
Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery – Naples, NY
Brotherhood America’s Oldest Winery – Washingtonville, NY
Casa Larga – Fairport, NY
Damiani Wine Cellars – Burdett, NY
Fulkerson Winery – Dundee, NY
Idol Ridge Winery – Seneca Falls, NY
Lakeland Winery – Syracuse, NY
Mayer’s Lake Ontario Winery – Webster, NY
Merritt Estate Winery – Forestville, NY
Montezuma Winery – Seneca Falls, NY
Raymor Estate Cellars, LLC – Bloomfield, NY
Savage Winery – Chaffee, NY
Thousand Islands Winery – Alexandria Bay, NY
Three Bothers Winery – Geneva, NY
Tug Hill Vineyards – Lowville, NY
Victorianbourg Wine Estate< - Wilson, NY Vineyard View Winery – Penn Yan, NY
Zugibe Vineyards – Geneva, NY

Canandaigua’s New York Wine & Culinary Center hosts the festival and will offer cooking demonstrations in their hands-on-kitchen. Other attractions include cheese tastings of Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese and food and wine demonstrations from various chefs. You can even stomp some grapes, if you’ve a mind to!

New to the festival this year is the Market Place, with products for purchase from a variety of NY farm-market vendors. There will also be live music both days at the Lounge & Listen area.

2017 New York State Wine Festival Music Lineup
Saturday, August 12
11am to 1:30pm – Sons of a Beach
2:30pm to 5pm – Key Dreamers

Sunday, August 13
11am to 1:30pm – OC
2:30pm to 5pm – Shari Ratka

Tickets for the New York State Wine Festival can be purchased in advance, online or at the festival. Proceeds go towards the Canandaigua Family YMCA and the New York Wine & Culinary Center.

New York State Wine Festival

August 12th through the 13th, 2017 – 10am to 5pm
New York Wine & Culinary Center
800 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Visit nyswinefestival.com for updates, tickets, and more information. You can also follow the NYSWineFestival via Facebook.

New York State Wine Festival Lodging
Sutherland House is less than five minutes away from the New York Wine & Culinary Center and the NYSWineFestival. Our historic, Victorian Finger Lakes B&B is located in the gently rolling farmlands of Canandaigua, New York. Come bask in the plush warmth of our five rooms and suites. Book your room at Sutherland House Victorian Bed and Breakfast today!

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