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Keuka sweeps top wine honors

Two wineries of Keuka Lake have made a clean sweep of the top awards of the 33rd New York Wine Classic awards.The Governor’s Cup, the most esteemed award given at the Classic, was presented to Keuka Spring Vineyards, of Penn Yan, for their 2017 Gewürztraminer. And Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery, of Pulteney, was named Winery of the Year. Gov. Andrew... more

Keuka Lake wineries win top awards

It’s a good year for Keuka Lake wineries. Keuka Spring Vineyards of Penn Yan can now boast three Governor’s Cups after the winery’s 2017 Gewürztraminer captured the top prize and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery was again presented with the Winery of the Year award in the 2018 New York Wine Classic Aug. 8. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners... more

Tap room dispute lives on in Barrington

Town officials in Barrington have agreed to consult with the town’s attorney about a potential lawsuit related to the town’s handling of issues with the Olney Place store on State Route 54. The town received a July 20 letter from Alan Knauf of Knauf Shaw LLP in Rochester which states that Olney Place neighbor Marion Louden and other neighbors were... more

Auburn brewpub wins gold medal for IPA at Governor’s Cup contest

A New England-style India pale ale from Auburn’s Prison City Pub & Brewery has once again come out on top of a competition. The brewpub’s Control for Smilers took the gold medal in the New England-style IPA category at the second annual New York State Craft Beer Competition, whose results were announced Wednesday. The competition, a partnership between the New... more

Anthony Road Winery to host 4th Annual Twilight 5K and Kids Fun Run

Anthony Road Wine Company will be hosting their 4th annual Twilight 5K and Kids Fun Run on Friday, August 10th at 6:30 pm. Registration is $20 and proceeds benefit the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail & Geneva High School Cross Country Program. It is sure to be a fun evening of running, walking or skipping, if you like! The race will... more

Dr. Konstantin Frank Launches The Terrace at 1886

After months of construction and planning, Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery is launching their newest tasting experience on Tuesday, July 31 – The Terrace at 1886. The tasting experience will be a seated tasting experience on the newly constructed rooftop terrace at the historic Chateau Frank overlooking sweeping views of the vineyards and Keuka Lake. Elaborating on Dr. Konstantin Frank’s 1886... more

Popular Brooklyn brewery to open second location in Ontario County

A popular Brooklyn brewery announced Tuesday that it has purchased an Ontario County facility and will open a second location there. According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Other Half Brewing has purchased the former Nedloh Brewing Co. in East Bloomfield for $660,000. The Brooklyn brewery will invest $1.8 million into upgrading the two-story facility and building two more, one... more

Sen. Helming aims to ‘level’ playing field for hops farmers

Senator Pam Helming today announced that the New York State Senate passed a bill that she sponsors to include hop yards in the definition of agricultural land. The legislation (S.8841) would give hops farmers the same opportunities as orchard and vineyard owners to apply for agricultural tax exemptions. This measure will support the continued growth of New York’s hops industry... more

New York Beer Project opening massive brewery and gastropub in Victor

A destination brewery from the Buffalo area will soon open a second location in the Rochester area. The New York Beer Project, the massive Niagara County brewery modeled after New York’s majestic Grand Central Station, has eyes on Ontario County. Town leaders and brewery owners confirm that NYBP will open a second sister location in Victor, near Eastview Mall, as early as... more

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their 3rd Open Barn of the season

The Dairy at Muranda is hosting their third Open Barn of the season on Sunday, July 22nd, that includes Music, a featured Food Truck, Cheese, Wine, Beer and Ciders. Free Music! 12PM – 3PM: Nate Michaels Music – A musician raised in the Finger Lakes region on NY, with a wide range of music in his repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter... more

Glenora to release second wine in ‘SpokesPup’ series to raise funds for local animal charities

On July 26th, Glenora Wine Cellars will release a new wine called, “GG’s Reserve,” which will join “Chase’s Reserve” in their SpokesPup series. GG’s Reserve is a semi-sweet white blend featuring GG, the winery’s second SpokesPup, and a rescue pup from rural Georgia, on the label. A portion of each bottle sold will be donated to local animal charities across... more

Prison City’s Mass Riot IPA repeats top 10 showing in blind tasting

Mass Riot is no fluke. Prison City Pub & Brewery’s India pale ale placed No. 6 in a blind tasting and ranking of 324 IPAs published Tuesday by Paste Magazine. The publication named Mass Riot No. 1 in a ranking of 247 IPAs in August 2016, raising the downtown Auburn brewpub’s profile and prompting regional beer enthusiasts to line up on State and Dill... more

Taste of Wayne County coming to Newark on July 17th

The Wayne County IDA is joining the Village of Newark, Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, and Wayne County Farm Bureau to host Taste of Wayne County for a second year. The outdoor event will be held on Tuesday, July 17th from 4:30 to 8:30 pm along VanBuren Street from Main Street to East Avenue, and in the T. Spencer Knight... more

Cherry Fest a success at Varick Winery despite rain, clouds (video)

Despite the rainy, dreary weekend in the Finger Lakes – 2018’s Cherry Festival, hosted by Varick Winery & Vineyard went off without a snag. The event featured local musicians, local food, and a plethora of cherries – available for consumption and picking. “This is one of the most-unique events in the region,” Shelly Inglor said on Monday. The 21-year-old had... more

Finger Lakes or bust: how wineries are taking innovative approaches to changing climate

The winters of 2014 and 2015 dealt Tom and Susan Higgins, the owners of Heart & Hands Wine Co. in the Finger Lakes, a one-two punch that left them concerned about the viability of their business. It started with the fierce winter of 2014. January and February temperatures were a roller coaster ride from highs near 50, rapidly dipping down... more

Beer flows again at Olney Place in Barrington

After more than two years, customers at The Olney Place on Keuka Lake are able to drink a beer that is drawn from the taps on the bar in the tap room at Seth Olney’s deli and market. Olney learned last Friday, June 15, that his argument prevailed in a case before the Supreme Court of New York Appellate Division.... more
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