Friday, September 30, 2011

Wine Country Insider for September 30, 2011

Tomorrow is the first day of October, an enchanting month in Finger Lakes Wine Country. The hills are dotted with bright reds and golden yellows, the breeze is cool and crisp, and the vineyards are busy with harvest activities. Fall is certainly a magical time of year in the region. With all the hustle and bustle of the grape harvest and fall festivals matched with the stunning beauty of the region there's no question why.

This weekend is full of exciting fall fun for the entire family. The Hunt Country Vineyards Harvest Festival is taking place both tomorrow and Sunday. This exciting festival features the best of the region; food and wine! Also enjoy cellar tours and tastings and be the first to taste the new releases.  This weekend is also the Wineglass Marathon. Around 5,000 runners will journey 26.2 miles from Bath to Corning. Another wondeful event that you could take part in is the Riesling Harvest Extravaganza at Keuka Lake Vineyards. If you take part in this event you actually are able to help pick the grapes and then enjoy lunch and dinner with the staff at Keuka Lake Vineyards. Talk about a wonderful harvest experience!  Other fun activities to consider this weekend are apple picking and wine tasting. Whatever you choose to do this weekend, enjoy it!

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