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Cayuga Wine Trail Mardi Gras Celebration

January 30th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Lift yourself out of the winter blues with a celebration from the south – Mardi Gras!

Experience the frivolity of Fat Tuesday as you travel from winery to winery receiving Mardi Gras Beads. Test your luck as you try to pick the lucky coin for instant prizes; participate in a scavenger hunt for a sampler case of fine wines from the trail! Just laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll, as they say in New Orleans! The fun takes place Saturday and Sunday, February 9 & 10th.

At your starting winery, you’ll receive a wine glass to use at all the Cayuga wineries.

Come visit the Cayuga wine trail for a Mardi Gras celebration!

Come visit the Cayuga wine trail for a Mardi Gras celebration!

At each winery you visit, pick up wine and food pairings and recipe cards, plus those incredible beads! Make sure to hand in your admission ticket to be eligible to win one of the Grand Prizes from the Discovery Trail, Schaefer Yarn, Water to Wine Tours and more! Tickets are $25.00 per person plus sales tax & handling. You can purchase your tickets online, by calling 1-800-684-5217 or purchase at any area Wegmans.

Luxury Lodging Along the Cayuga Wine Trail

The Halsey House Bed and Breakfast is located in the quaint town of Trumansburg, right along the Cayuga Wine trail. We have five unique guestrooms that are designed to provide you with the utmost comfort, privacy and enjoyment.

Along with designer toiletry products and pillowtop mattresses, we also provide home made breakfasts every morning. These hearty breakfast entrees are essential for anyone planning to spend a whole day on the wine trail.

We can also arrange for a driver to ensure a safe day of wine tasting. This is an especially affordable option if you have a group – even two couples traveling together. Just give innkeeper KC a call (1-800-387-5590) to get more information and arrange the details.

 

Seneca Lake Wine Events: Deck the Halls Weekend

November 10th, 2012 by Katie Pate

This year, the Deck the Halls Weekend event is finally old enough to buy a bottle of Merlot. That’s right, 2012 marks the 21st annual Deck the Halls Weekend! Two days of food, fun, wine (of course!) and shopping, all with the holiday season in mind.The second weekend of Deck the Halls takes place from Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012.

Each participant is assigned a ‘starting winery,’ where you receive a grapevine wreath and a recipe book. As you travel from winery to winery along the lovely Seneca Lake wine trail, you will collect an ornament from each winery you visit with which to decorate your wreath.

Sample wine and food tastings while the wineries are fully decorated for the holiday season. Participating wineries look forward to Deck the Halls as a weekend of fun during the quiet winter months.

Everyone receives a food and wine pairing at each participating winery. With the recipe book, you can repeat the wine and food deck-the-halls-seneca-lakecombinations you tried at the Finger Lakes wineries in your own home, introducing your friends and family to the pairings you enjoyed the most!

Tickets range in price from $38 for a single designated driver ticket (no tastings) to $70 for a couple’s ticket.

Sponsor: The Christmas House, Elmira NY

Our co-sponsor for both Deck the Halls Weekend events (for the fifth consecutive year) is Elmira’s very own Christmas House! The Christmas House, located about 40 minutes from the southern tip of Seneca Lake, is a truly unique destination unto itself for the avid holiday shopper or Christmas decor aficionado. Located in a beautifully restored 1894 home, The Christmas House carries an enormous variety of holiday-themed products, including Annalee Mobilitee Dolls, Jillian’s Clay Collectibles, Vaillancourt folk art and dozens of other brands and items.

Are you attending one of the Deck the Halls weekend events?

If so, are you still looking for luxury upstate New York lodging? We would love to host you at our Ithaca-area bed and breakfast, located 20 minutes from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.

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