The popularity and taste of Finger Lakes wines bring so many visitors to the Trumansburg area, and we want to keep you aware of all the fun that can be had at area wineries. Our last post told you about upcoming activities on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, but the Inn at Gothic Eves certainly doesn’t want to play favorites.  This week, therefore, we’d like to bring you some of the notable upcoming events on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail to further help you plan the perfect wine-inspired visit to Upstate New York!

March 1-2, 2014
Mardi Gras.  The Cayuga Wine Trail celebrates this noted pre-Easter activity with beads, food-and-wine pairings, a scavenger hunt, and great prizes.  Choose from one of four Winery starting points and proceed to as many participating locations as you can manage!  Advance tickets are $30 per taster ($35 at the door), and $25 for designated drivers.

March 15, 2014
Carnival Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  The winery celebrates all things meat, pairing house wines with a variety of protein and sides.

April 12, 2014
Everything Bacon Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  Some argue that only bacon can make bacon better… while others know that the perfect wine is the best way to draw out the delicious, smoky flavor of America’s favorite meat.

April 25, 26, 27, 2014
May 2, 3, 4, 2014
Wine and Herb Fest.  Cayuga Wineries again help you start your garden with starter plants, recipes, and food-and-wine pairings at each of our wineries.  Four Winery starting points are available, and prizes will be awarded!  Tickets are $40/$60 (single/double) for tasters in advance, $35/$55 for designated drivers/non-tasters, and $45/$65 at the door.

May 17, 2014
Tapas de Mayo Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  A variety of flavors in small-dish sizes are paired with the perfect house wines.

June 21, 2014
All That Jazz Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  Forget painting the town, Knapp Winery takes inspiration from classic Jazz music to pair with select house wines.

September and October, 2014
Harvest Hoopla.  September and October brings harvest season for Upstate New York’s grapes, and what will become the award-winning wines of 2015 and beyond!  To celebrate the season, many of Cayuga Wine Trail’s member wineries offer events throughout these fall months.  Whether it be in the name of autumn, music, food, or other, these September and October are chock-full of fun!

November 21, 22, 23, 2014
December 5, 6, 7, 2014
Annual Holiday Shopping Spree.  Cayuga Wine Trail will provide each participant with a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, and a shopper’s card for wine-purchase discount.  All of the member wineries will provide a unique ornament, holiday recipes, food-and-wine pairings, and plenty of holiday cheer!  Check off a few members of your gift list with award-winning wines, and perhaps wine one of the many prizes that are awarded during this event.  Tickets are $40/$60 (single/double) for tasters in advance, $35/$55 for designated drivers/non-tasters, and $45/$65 at the door.

Come taste why Upstate New York is becoming known as the new wine capitol of America.  Our land is prime for growing, our flavors are true, and our events throw in just the right dash of fun and discovery.  Let the Inn at Gothic Eves be your bed and breakfast host for the perfect wine-appreciation getaway!