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Finger Lakes Wine Month

Celebrating the Diversity of Wines

Finger Lakes Wine Month, held annually during the month of May, in partnership with the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, is a celebration of the diversity of wines from the Finger Lakes. Throughout the month, experience special events and unique tasting room experiences. Additionally, wineries, accommodations, and tourism businesses around the region are offering an array of special month-long promotions.

Reason to Celebrate

The Finger Lakes is home to more than 100 wineries, centered around Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes. What diversifies the wine from other regions? The terroir of the Finger Lakes is special because of the microclimate created by the lakes — the consistent temperature of the water protects vineyards from extreme cold winter weather, limestone-laced soils provide moisture retention during periods of dry weather and allow for good drainage during heavy rains, and breezy days during the summer help ripen the grapes.


Winery Specials

Glenora Wine Cellars
In the Tasting Room: Spring Sparkling Wine Special: 20% off 6 bottles of any Glenora sparkling wines (2003 Brut, NV Brut, Raspberry and Peach Spumante)
Shipping: $10 flat shipping rate on a case of wine

Keuka Spring Vineyards
In the Tasting Room: Complimentary tastings

Three Brothers Wineries and Estates LLC
In the Tasting Room: Free Three Brothers Wineries and Estates t-shirt with a purchase of a case (while supplies last), along with 20% off!
Shipping: $10 shipping on a case of wine, plus 20% off


Accommodation Specials

►Elmira/Horseheads Region

Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview
Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free! Must book 3 days in advance, 24-hour cancellation policy, package is based on availability and black-out dates may apply.

Holiday Inn Express Horseheads
Wine Month Special - 20% Off our Escape to Wine Country Package!  Be sure to mention the Wine Month Special to receive your 20% off.  Package Details: Stay with us and enjoy everything the Finger Lakes Region has to offer, all conveniently located within a short driving distance. This package includes a visit to Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards where you can learn about the family history of the winery while sampling award-winning wines. Browse the gift shop with your $20.00 voucher and see if you can catch the “Red Cat” fever. Dinner this evening will be a true authentic Italian dining experience at Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, located just minutes from the hotel. You’ll awake the next morning with our “Express Start” breakfast. Our Escape Includes: Express Start Breakfast, $20.00 Voucher to Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, $30.00 Voucher to Giuseppe's Restaurant. Based on availability May 1-31, 2014, vouchers not redeemable for cash, must reserve at least 7 days in advance, reservations require full prepayment for the entire stay at time of booking, no refunds if canceled or changed.

►Keuka Lake Region

Black Sheep Inn
Stay another day in May. Offer a special price for guests staying a consecutive second, third or more night.  Finger Lakes Wine Month Package:  The Black Sheep Inn & Spa looks forward to welcoming you to the Inn for your stay during the month of May, 2014 for your Finger Lakes Wine Country Getaway.  Stay 3 or more nights and receive our exclusive Guild card membership, our indulgent organic Farm to Table breakfasts and a 15% discount (use Promo Code Wine Month when booking) on your accommodations.  Enjoy a relaxing Spa treatment on the grounds of the Black Sheep Inn or take in a hands-on class at the Studio at the Octagon and be sure to get out on the many wine trails to enjoy the variety of fine wines all within a short drive of the Black Sheep Inn.  Reservations are based on availability and this special cannot be combined with any other offers. 

Bluff Point of View
Stay another day in May! Stay 3 consecutive nights in May (excluding 5/23,24,25) and receive $25 off your third night. Regular rate of $125 (cabin) to $159 (chalet) per night, based on double occupancy. Must mention Finger Lakes Wine Country "Stay another day in May" special at time of reservation.

►Seneca Lake Region

Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Stay one night and get the 2nd night 50% off! Room rates starting at $239. Available Sunday through Thursday only. Call 800-243-5513 to speak with a Reservation Specialist! Not valid with any other discounts, promotions or packages. Blackout dates: May 25-26, 2014.

New Vines B&B 
Stay any 2 nights during the month of May and receive a FREE bottle of our Estate Grown and Bottled wine, plus 2 New Vines wine glasses. Prices range between $260 and $310, plus tax for a 2-night stay. 


Restaurant Specials

►Seneca Lake Region

Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars
Enjoy one complimentary flight of wine with a purchase of two entrees! Available during lunch or dinner service. Offer excludes wines offered by the bottle and dessert wines. Call 800-243-5513 to reserve your table! *1 flight per two entrees


Retail Deals

►Corning/Painted Post Region

Bottles & Corks
Free educational wine seminars and Finger Lakes wine tastings on Corning’s Market Street. LAUNCHING: Fifth Annual Finger Lakes Wine Maker Summer Seminar Series during GlassFest 22-25 May. 10% off selected Finger Lakes wines on 23-25 May. For more information call us at 607-936-2222.


Featured Events

May 3. Pan2Plate Chef Challenge at Veraisons Restaurant. 6:00 p.m.
An exciting twist on the traditional wine pairing dinner! Executive Chef Rodriguez and Sous Chef Hassler will go head to head in the kitchen to create a three-course meal, an appetizer, entrée, and dessert each incorporating a featured ingredient into each dish. As they craft their menus they will be put to the test, striving to highlight the ingredient beautifully, select the perfect wine pairings and to earn your vote as the winner of our first ever Pan2Plate Challenge! $60 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Reservations required by calling 800-243-5513.

May 11. Mother’s Day Brunch at Veraisons Restaurant. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Treat your mother to lovely brunch at Veraisons Restaurant on Mother's Day, complete with a carving station, a selection of main courses and sides, fresh home-made pastries and a home-made dessert bar with live music by Distilled! Advanced reservations are strongly suggested by calling 800-243-5513. Adults $29.95. Children 12&Under $12.00.

May 11. Celebrate Mother's Day at Three Brothers Winery!
The whole family is welcome. Each ticket includes... Tasting passport for sampling at our three unique wineries and microbrewery, a gourmet cupcake from the cupcake bar (you decorate yourself!), one piece of pottery from Color Me Mine (you paint any way that you like), unlimited access to the photobooth, samplings of local cheeses, chocolates and Finger Lakes Grape Seed Oil, live acoustic music by Amy Montrois. A mimosa bar will be open in Passion Feet Vineyard and Wine Barn serving fabulous bubbly all day. Tarot card readings and henna tattoos will be available in Bagg Dare and Cipolla Romaine will be serving a delicious lunch (not included in ticket price). Join The Art Farm Painting Parties for a painting lesson at 11am (additional cost). The Art Farm instructor will walk you through a painting step by step, you'd be surprised at what you can do. Paints, brushes and canvas are supplied and you take your master piece home when finished. Additional cupcakes and pottery will be available for purchase on day of the event. Children under the age of 5 are free. Purchase tickets at www.flxwomenandwine.com.

May 18. Vino and Vineyasa at Three Brothers Winery. 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Join us for a very special evening of Yoga, Wine and Dinner. Is there a better combination? The evening will begin at 5:30pm with an hour of yoga instruction led by the lovely Monica Lesslie followed by a healthy, delicious dinner and delectable wine provided by Three Brothers Wineries and Estates and Cipolla Romaine. Tickets are $35 and include Yoga Instruction, 2 Glasses of Wine and Dinner. Space is limited- Pre-purchase of ticket purchase is required. Please call Three Brothers Wineries and Estates to secure your space! Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred in the event that you're unable to make it due to unforeseen circumstances. Please arrange to arrive at 5:20pm to give you ample time to set-up and prepare for a very special practice.

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