Winemaker Wednesdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 2015

Winemaker Wednesdays is really for one kind of person: the type of person that not only loves to drink wine, but adoresWinemakerWednesdaysLogoWeb learning about it, talking to people about it, experiencing it. Certainly everybody is invited to this limited series of unique, custom winery experiences, though it has been conceived for passionate, curious fans of wine, winemaking and all that goes into that. Each winery has crafted some kind of unique, or special event or activity for these days.  Every Winemaker Wednesday takes place on the second Wednesday of the given month. These are unticketed events, though additional fees may apply. 

Dates

January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 2015

Every Winemaker Wednesday takes place on the second Wednesday of the given month.

Times

Exact times varying by each winery's offer.  See farther below for details.

Advance Ticket Prices

 

 

This is an unticketed event, though additional fees may apply.  Some of these offerings have fees associated with them, most do not. Most have limited time constraints, some do not. See below for more details.

Winemaker Wednesdays is really for one kind of person: the type of person that not only loves to drink wine, but adores learning about it, talking to people about it, experiencing it. Certainly everybody is invited to this limited series of unique, custom winery experiences, though it has been conceived for passionate, curious fans of wine, winemaking and all that goes into that. Each winery has crafted some kind of unique, or special event or activity for these days. And the programs may change from one Wednesday to the next.

It is necessary for you to call the winery and make an appointment for these, and at that time you can confirm their offering. The reason an appointment is required, is because many wineries commit one or two members of their senior leadership (owner and/or winemaker or vineyard manager, oftentimes) to conduct the program, and typically those individuals are otherwise often busy in the cellar or out in the vines, and appointments enable them to manage their time best.  While it should go without saying, if you are unable to visit the winery at the scheduled time, please call and let them know promptly, so the winemakers can get back to work!  

If you have any questions this event you are also welcome to call the office during regular business hours at 877-536-2717. 

Event Co-Sponsor This event does not currently have a co-sponsor beyond the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. If you own a business that might be pertinent to this event, and are potentially interested in becoming a co-sponsor, please contact Paul Thomas toll-free at 877-536-2717.
 

Zugibe Vineyards 315-585-6402

Enjoy a food and wine pairing with trained oenologist, Fred Zugibe. Fred will describe varietals, winemaking techniques and seasonal influences on the wine. He will also offer select wines from upcoming vintages to see how they are developing in comparison to current vintages. Cost is $5.00, appointment required between 11:00am-4:00pm. For more information or to reserve your spot please call the tasting room at 315-585-6402 or email info@zugibevineyards.com.

 

Three Brothers Wineries & Estates 315-585-4432

This unique winery will offer tank tours and tastings for all days of the Winemaker Wednesday’s program, led by one of the winemakers, or winery owners. There is no fee associated with this tour, though an appointment is required between 10am-3pm. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Participants will receive complimentary tastings at our 3 wineries and microbrewery upon completion of the tank tour, as well as 15% off wine purchases.

 

Standing Stone Vineyards 607-582-6051

January 14th - Barrel Tour
We will tour our tank room, press room and barrel cellar. We will taste a few of our 2014 wines fresh from the barrel and finish with a taste of our bottled wines in our tasting room. Tours are 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Cost is $5 per person and reservations are required as we are limiting each tour to 8 people. To make your reservation please call (607) 582-6051 or email us at ssvny@standingstonewines.com.

February 11 – Ice Wine Pairing
We will taste our Ice style wines with a small treat. Event runs from 11 am – 4 pm with a tasting starting on every ½ hour. Reservations are not required. Cost is $3 per person

March 11 – Cabernet Sauvignon Mini Vertical
We will open a few vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon and determine what wines we should pour at our main Vertical tasting we are hosting at the end of March. Vertical tastings are at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00, and will last for about an hour. Cost is $5 per person and we do require reservations for this event, to make your reservation call (607) 582-6051 or email us at ssvny@standingstonewines.com. Each hour seating is limited to 10 people.

April 8 – Lab School
Join Jess, our assistant wine maker, in the lab and test your skills. You will work for 2 hours testing the wines to determine the residual sugar, alcohol and more. You will also taste through the wines and Jess will share how the 2014 growing and harvest season affected the wines. Cost is $5 per person and we do require reservations for this event, to make your reservation call (607) 582-6051 or email us at ssvny@standingstonewines.com.

May 13 – Vineyard Tour & Tasting
We will start the day with a tour of the vineyards. Take a glimpse at the vines and look for bud break. The tour will finish in the tasting room, with a tasting of our wines and delicious bread and sauces. The tour and tasting will last about two hours and each tour is limited to 8 people. The tours will be at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Cost is $5 per person and we do require reservations for this event, to make your reservation call (607) 582-6051 or email us at ssvny@standingstonewines.com.

 

Atwater Estate Vineyards 607-546-8463

January 14th: Behind the scenes tour
Let our winemaker lead you through our tank and barrel rooms to experience a behind the scenes view of where the magic happens. Tour to include both barrel and tank samples of current wines in production as well as a quick how to on the wine making process. Quiz our winemaker on any wine related questions. Finish your tour in our tasting room where the staff will pour wine selections from our current list for you. The session is $20 per person and needs to be reserved by the Friday before. Your will end with a tasting of Atwater’s current wine selection in our tasting room. Any cancellations need to be made 24 hours in advance of tour.

February 11th: Red Wine for the Heart
Enjoy an experience for the senses in the barrel room. Our winemaker will teach you about different barrel types and the process of aging reds. Samples of our reds from the barrels will be paired with decadent chocolate bites. Finish your tour in our tasting room where the staff will pour wine selections from our current list for you. The session is $20 per person and needs to be reserved by the Friday before. Your will end with a tasting of Atwater’s current wine selection in our tasting room. Any cancellations need to be made 24 hours in advance of tour.

March 11th: Riesling Comparison
Let our winemaker lead you through our tank room to experience a behind the scene view. Tour to include a Riesling flight of wine, compare older vintages of Riesling, current bottled Riesling and Riesling tank samples to learn how all elements in one season affect the vintage. Finish your tour in our tasting room where the staff will pour wine selections from our current list for you. The session is $20 per person and needs to be reserved by the Friday before. Your will end with a tasting of Atwater’s current wine selections in our tasting room. Any cancellations need to be made 24 hours in advance of tour.

April 8th: Wine and Cheese
Our winemaker will lead you through Atwater’s winemaking facilities for a behind the scene look at winemaking while explaining Atwater’s philosophy and winemaking techniques. Finish your tour in our tasting room where the staff will pour wine selections from our current list paired with local cheeses. The session is $20 per person and needs to be reserved by the Friday before. Your will end with a tasting of Atwater’s current wine selections in our tasting room. Any cancellations need to be made 24 hours in advance of tour.

May 13th: From Vine to Wine
Start your experience off with a quick tour of the vineyards to see where our grapes come from. After the vineyard your tour will continue with our winemaker, who will take you on a tour of our winemaking facilities, where he will provide tank samples while describing what is happening in the tank room to date. Finish your tour in our tasting room where the staff will pour wine selections from our current list for you. The session is $20 per person and needs to be reserved by the Friday before. Your will end with a tasting of Atwater’s current wine selections in our tasting room. Any cancellations need to be made 24 hours in advance of tour.

 

Glenora Wine Cellars 800-243-5513

Receive a backstage cellar pass to the four methods of winemaking at Glenora Wine Cellars during a Staves & Steel Wine Tour. Taste various wines and gain knowledge of winemaking from an oak barrel, a stainless steel tank, a concrete egg, and wine made by the methode champenoise (champagne method). Regularly a $12 value, these tours are complimentary on Winemaker Wednesdays! Offered on the hour from 11am-4pm. Call ahead for availability at 800.243.5513.

 

Wagner Vineyards 886-924-6378

Visit Wagner Vineyards for an unforgettable wine tasting experience. Our knowledgeable and friendly wine guides or owner, will take you on a winery tour showcasing the tank room and wine cellar, where you will be given the opportunity to do a barrel tasting. In addition you will receive a personalized tasting of 5 wines. Tour times are available between 11am-3pm and require a reservation; please allow at least one hour for your tour. Tours are $10 a person and are not available to groups of more than 8 people.

 

Castel Grisch Winery 607-535-9614

Please call Castel Grisch Winery, and ask for Michelle, for more information on their program.

 

Anthony Road Wine Company 315-536-2182

Visit Anthony Road Wine Company for a tour and tasting, tasting includes limited production wines. An appointment is required. Offered on the hour 1 pm, 2 pm, 3pm. Tours are $8 per person, with a coupon for $2 off bottle of wine purchased.

 

Lakewood Vineyards 607-535-9252

January 14, 2015
Sit down with one of our winemakers and taste our reds, including a barrel sample of a 2014 wine. Fee $10.00 per person. Appointments available from 10am-2pm. Call for appointment: 877-535-9252

February 11, 2015
A romantic experience! A sit down tasting of our current releases or iced wines, and port with one of our winemaking family. They will take time to explain the process of making these special wines and might even pour a tank sample of our 2014 iced wine. Fee $10.00 per person. Appointments available from 10am-2pm. Call for appointment: 877-535-9252

March 11, 2015
How are the vines doing this winter? A member of the vineyard crew will show you how to assess winter damage in some grape varieties, followed by a tasting of the wines made from grapes from those vineyards. Fee $10.00 per person. Appointments available from 10am-2pm. Call for appointment: 877-535-9252

April 8, 2015
Our winemaker will pour some barrel samples of the 2014 vintage beside the current releases of those wines, and discuss the difference in the two. Fee $10.00 per person. Appointments available from 10am-2pm. Call for appointment: 877-535-9252

May 13, 2015
A 2014 vintage preview with tank samples or recently bottled 2014 wines poured alongside the current release of those varieties. Fee $10.00 per person. Appointments available from 10am-2pm. Call for appointment: 877-535-9252

 

Villa Bellangelo 607-243-8602

Enjoy a free tour of the winemaking facility with a sample of 2014 vintage wines currently in production. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to make your necessary appointment at 607-243-8602.

 

Rock Stream Vineyards 607-243-5395

February 11th only
Rock Stream Vineyard's owner/winemaker/distiller, Dr. Mark Karasz, will provide a personalized wine and/or spirits tasting while providing insight into the wine making and distillation processes. The tasting will include a brief tour of the bottling line and distillation apparatus. Please call in advance to make an appointment. Open daily from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Standard tasting fees apply ($3-$5 depending on flight chosen).

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