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Lake Ontario Wine TrailDecember 7 & 8, 2019

Lake Ontario Wine Trail – Jolly, Holly Christmas Around the World! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Europe, Australia or even Central America for the holidays? Better yet, visit several nations and enjoy the treats of the season… all in one weekend?

On December 7th through the 8th guests can travel around the world on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail’s annual holiday tour. This event is held from 11 AM to 6 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. This is a self-guided tour.

Museum Village ThanksgivingYou’ll be thankful you checked out these great spots for a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast

Orange County, N.Y. (November 8, 2019) –Want to spend Thanksgiving enjoying the company of those near and dear to you instead of in the kitchen? Gobble up delicious food and Thanksgiving events in Orange County. From Apple pie to restful Zzzz, there are many wonderful places and ways to gather and celebrate with family and friends. A farm fresh Thanksgiving feast grown and prepared right here, in one of New York State’s largest growing regions, is sure to evoke feelings of gratitude. Explore the history of the holiday at special family-friendly events as you take in the Hudson Valley fall landscape. Make it a really relaxing upstate Thanksgiving getaway with a stay at one of Orange County’s cozy B&Bs or select hotels.

Central NY Cheese TrailUtica, N.Y. – Four counties in the Central New York Region have partnered together to launch the CNY Cheese Trail. The trail includes eight locations between the counties of Herkimer, Madison, Otsego and Oneida. In conjunction with the launch, each trail stop is hosting Fall Open House events on Saturday, Oct. 12. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit each cheesemaker and those who complete the trail will receive an insulated tote bag.

Wine SpectatorThe View Restaurant Among 3,800 Winners
Full 2019 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator
’s August Issue

Lake Placid, N.Y. — For the 20th consecutive year, The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, has been honored for its wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurant received the Best of Award of Excellence, and is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

Adirondack Wine & Food FestivalTwo-Day Celebration of New York State Wine, Craft Beverages & Artisan Foods Expected to Bring over 7,000 Visitors to the Lake George Area

Lake George, N.Y. - Celebrating half a decade in operation, the 2019 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival will return to the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in Lake George for two days of remarkable wine and food experiences on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.

The fifth-annual, family friendly wine and food tasting event will feature a record 120+ vendors, including the finest producers of New York state wines, craft beverages and artisan foods as well as 11 food trucks, arts & crafts and more.

This year’s festival is also expected to shatter the previous attendance record for the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons – a record set by last year’s festival, which brought more than 6,300 visitors to Lake George and had a 1.87 million economic impact on the greater Lake George area, perennially one of the state’s most popular summer tourism destinations.

19th Finger Lakes International Wine CompetitionThe results of this Competition have just been announced – here’s the great news!               

Westfield, N.Y. – Eight local wineries went up against over 650 competing wineries from all over the world and came away with a disproportionate share of the top honors.  There were over 2800 wines entered in the 19th Finger Lakes International Wine Competition held on April 13th and 14th in Rochester NY. This event has become the largest charitable wine competition in North America, as each of the entries contributed over $50 to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a camp dedicated to bringing smiles and memories to children with cancer.

Visit Ithaca logoIthaca, N.Y. – Visit Ithaca; the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the Tompkins Tourism Program have teamed up to host a 2019 Agriculinary Tourism Conference at the Hotel Ithaca on March 5th.

Organized for farmers, agriculture and culinary professionals looking to enhance or broaden their business offerings and revenue, the conference will offer a full day of learning opportunities that run the gamut from seed to table initiatives, to discussing the cost-benefit of hosting events or visitor overnights. 

Penguin Bay WineryRomulus, N.Y. – The Sommelier Challenge is an annual competition held in San Diego that is judged entirely by panels of sommeliers, which represent some of the most esteemed restaurants in the country.  While the panel of judges are from throughout the United States, most are from some of the top restaurants in California.

Penguin Bay was awarded with two gold medals, a 91 point rating and two silver medals. The gold medal winners were the 2017 Dry Gewürztraminer and the 2015 Lemberger Pinot Noir, both of which received 91 point ratings. 2017 Dry Vidal Blanc and 2017 Dry Rosé brought home silver medals.

Wayne County Apple Tasting TourAward Winning Harvest Trail celebrates its "legal" birthday

Wayne County, N.Y. - The annual Wayne County Apple Tour celebrates its 21st birthday this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. The Apple Tour tradition has grown through the years, and so has its offerings for adults. Now home to three wineries, three cideries and one distillery, there's plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

Finger Lakes Best Wine RegionTops List of Ten Best Wine Regions in the United States

Pittsford, N.Y. - After four weeks of voting by the public, the Finger Lakes Region has been named the best wine region in the United States in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice Award contest. The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC), the official 14-county tourism promotion agency as recognized by I Love NY, was thrilled to receive notice of this honor.

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