Finger Lakes Wine Country & Finger Lakes Wine Alliance Partner to Celebrate Finger Lakes Wine.
Finger Lakes Wine Country, in partnership with Finger Lakes Wine Alliance, is excited to announce the third annual Finger Lakes Wine Month beginning May 1, 2015. This month-long celebration will feature special offers, events, and unique experiences at wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants, wine bars, retailers, and attractions as well as getaway packages at top Finger Lakes Wine Country accommodations. Finger Lakes wine lovers across the world can take part in Finger Lakes Wine Hour at the end of the month, the world’s largest Finger Lakes virtual wine tasting.
“Finger Lakes Wine Month is the perfect kick-off to the exciting summer season ahead. The month’s festivities encourage locals and visitors alike to enjoy the exceptional, award-winning wines produced right here in the heart of the Finger Lakes. The combination of world-class wines and stunning natural beauty makes for a truly memorable experience.”
– Laury Ellen Poland, President of Finger Lakes Wine Country
Poland encourages wine lovers to celebrate by tasting a Finger Lakes wine that they haven’t tried before, and with 129 wineries in the region, there’s a wine to satisfy every palate.
Finger Lakes Wine Month focuses on educating consumers, trade and media about the region and its diversity of wines. Consumers visiting the region will enjoy special getaway packages, unique tasting experiences at wineries and tasting rooms, and deals at regional attractions and restaurants. Wine tasting events and specials at retail shops, restaurants, and wine bars throughout New York State will also take place as part of the celebration. In addition, Finger Lakes Rieslings and Cabernet Francs will be featured and paired with small plates from some of the most celebrated restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan at Brooklyn Uncorked on May 28, 2015. Wine media are invited to join exclusive virtual tastings that highlight stand out varietals of the Finger Lakes region.
Finger Lakes Wine Hour (#FLXwine)
Finger Lakes Wine Hour is a social media driven Finger Lakes wine tasting primarily taking place through Twitter and Facebook. This special virtual tasting event will take place Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT. Anyone is welcome to participate by opening their favorite bottle of Finger Lakes wine and sharing their thoughts and experiences via social media using the hashtag #FLXwine. Representatives from the Finger Lakes, including winemakers, will be available on Twitter to answer your questions. Finger Lakes Wine Hour is a great opportunity to interact with the region’s wine industry leaders.
Wine Retailer, Restaurants & Wine Bars
In addition to special events and deals at the wineries, many wine retailers, restaurants, and wine bars throughout New York State will host specialty tastings, have special deals on Finger Lakes wine purchases, and feature the Finger Lakes on their wine lists. There is still time for restaurants and retailers to participate. Visit FingerLakesWineMonth.com and fill out appropriate forms.
Celebrate Finger Lakes Wine Month!
To learn the many ways to celebrate Finger Lakes wine throughout the month of May, visit FingerLakesWineMonth.com.
Finger Lakes Wine Country is an innovative marketing association representing Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties of New York State, as well as Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca Lake Wine Trails. Finger Lakes Wine Country is responsible for the Finger Lakes Wine Country travel magazine, the Finger Lakes Wine Country mobile travel app, available through the Mac App Store and Google Play Store, and the dynamic website, FingerLakesWineAlliance.com, offering visitors to the region the ability to custom build their itineraries. Finger Lakes Wine Country was named among the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations by Wine Enthusiast, and boasts an engaged social media community with the largest Facebook fan-base of any wine country region in North America and a large following on Twitter.
The mission of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance is to increase the visibility and reputation of the Finger Lakes AVA, its wines and wineries. The Alliance was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the spring of 2004. The board of directors is comprised of representatives of the Finger Lakes AVA and the Finger Lakes region, which includes 14 counties as defined by New York State. For further information, visit FingerLakesWineAlliance.com.