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22nd Annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival
July 13 - July 16
Voted the Best Wine Festival in the USA by readers of USA Today, the 22nd annual Finger Lakes Wine Festival takes place July 13 – 15, 2018 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Bringing together over 90 wineries, this festival offers the largest showcase of New York wines in the state.
This year’s festival kicks off on Friday with the Launch of The Lakes party. The festival’s “opening night” includes a toga contest and fireworks. Tickets start at $20 for Friday evening’s live music, wine-tasting previews and more.
On Saturday and Sunday, guests can sample 500+ wines while enjoying music, dance, culinary demonstrations, exploring the work of local artisans and food vendors serving up everything from homemade ice cream to pulled pork sandwiches.
In addition to the walk-around tasting, there are five free wine seminars that discuss the Finger Lakes’ dry rosés, Chardonnays, dry reds, sweet wines and The Future of the Wine Industry. Four additional-purchase enhanced wine seminar, from $20 to $30 per person, will cover the Finger Lakes’ Rieslings and sparkling wines, 90-point or higher-scoring wines, and the science of food and wine.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $50 per day or $55 for both days; a designate driver one-day pass is $25.
For more details and to purchase tickets to this year’s Finger Lakes Wine Festival, click: www.flwinefest.com