Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Keuka Lake Wine Trail event connects local wines with favorite Italian recipes

The Keuka Lake Wine Trail salutes Italian cuisine March 31-April 1, 2012 with Viva Italia!. Each of the eight member wineries around Keuka Lake will prepare a rich variety of food inspired by the flavors and cooking styles from different regions in Italy. Samples of food will be served with complementing local wines. Two ticket options are available for this self-guided food and wine event. Sunday-only tickets are $19.00 per person; tickets for the full weekend are $25.00 per person. All ticket holders will receive a souvenir wine glass. 

Event attendees will sample a delicious variety of dishes prepared with high-quality ingredients and wineries will make recipes available to enjoy at home. A preview of the event menus includes pasta e fagioli, gorgonzola tortellini, roasted red pepper polenta, zuppa di scarola, pistachio biscotti and lemon-almond cookies. Event hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Event attendees may visit all eight wineries in one day or plan an overnight stay to spend more time enjoying the area’s other attractions. A list of recommended accommodations is available at www.keukawinetrail.com/plan-a-visit/. Those who purchase tickets in advance between March 1 – March 29 will automatically be entered to win one of eight gift basket featuring Wegmans Italian Classics food items.

Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended as most events sell out. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door for a $5.00 surcharge. For all Keuka Lake Wine Trail events, conveniently purchase tickets by calling 800.440.4898, by visiting a Wegmans customer service desk or online at www.keukawinetrail.com. Large groups should contact the Wine Trail office to confirm their agenda prior to booking through a transportation company. To receive the latest event updates and previews, find the Keuka Lake Wine Trail on Facebook.

Established in 1985, the Keuka Lake Wine Trail aims to provide a high-quality, lively experience where guests will feel excited by the food, wine and scenery and stimulated by the conversation. Member wineries include: Heron Hill Winery; Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars; Stever Hill Vineyards; Hunt Country Vineyards; Keuka Spring Vineyards; Barrington Cellars; McGregor Vineyard Winery; and Ravines Wine Cellars. 

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