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Grand Event - Friday Night Dinner Experiences
The women for WineSense coordinators have been working hard to offer an extra activity for you at the 2017 Grand Event in the Finger Lakes. Join us on Friday evening for one of the many dining experiences we've created for you! We have options that will take you throughout all corners of the Finger Lakes.  The Grand Event agenda leaves Friday night wide open; this is a time where you can branch out & leisurely explore the FLX on your own!  Choose from Food & Wine Pairings, Farm to Table Dinners, Cellar Dinners and more!  Whether you are looking for a casual, intimate, formal, educational or just plain, fun-filled true FLX experience, we have you covered!  One thing is for sure, there will always be a lake in sight!

Attendees will need register separately for the dinner experiences - this is an add-on to your Grand Event Registration.

Dinner Experiences

Belhurst Castle

Friday - July 28 - 7:00 PM to 9:00PM
Located on a cliff on the northwest side overlooking Seneca Lake.
4069 W Lake Rd
Geneva, NY  14456

A must see location in the Finger Lakes! Dine in an original 1800's Castle overlooking Seneca Lake. Each course is scientifically paired with an award winning Belhurst Estate Winery wine. Come to historic Belhurst Castle and take part in a truly unique dining experience. Relax and enjoy views of Seneca Lake as our staff guides your taste buds through a six-course food and wine pairing dinner. With a locally sourced mentality, our Chef will create unique, seasonally inspired dishes that will leave you wanting more. Each course will also feature a perfectly paired Belhurst Castle Winery wine. Your host will educate you on the history of wines from the Finger Lakes area including specific tasting notes for each dish you taste. This is a small group event with exclusive and limited seating where you will be dining with other food and wine lovers.

Fox Run Dinner on the Vineyards

Friday - July 28 - 6:30 PM to 8:30PM
Overlooking Seneca Lake, this vineyard features tastings & a locally sourced market & cafe.
670 NY-14
Penn Yan, NY  14527

Dine with owners Scott & Ruth Osborn in there back yard under the magnificent walnut tree with fantastic lake views! Ruth will be doing the cooking & Scott will be on the grill. If you are looking for an intimate one on one experience with one of the most leading wineries in the area, this is it!

Fox Run Vineyards sits high on Torrey Ridge, overlooking one of the deepest parts of Seneca Lake. With fifty acres of east facing vineyards on glacial soils, the winery produces a remarkable range of limited-production, site-expressive estate wines. Native grape varieties put the Finger Lakes on the map a century and half ago, and French-American hybrids, bred for cold resistance, still have an important niche in the region. But owner Scott Osborn is convinced that non-hybrid European Vinifera grapes can yield wine excellent enough to put the Finger Lakes in the ranks of the world’s top fine wine producers.

Heron Hill Winery Cellar Dinner

Friday - July 28 - 6:00 PM to 8:00PM
Nestled on high peak overlooking Keuka Lake
9301 Co Rd 76
Hammondsport, NY  14840

Dedicated to excellence in winemaking in the Finger Lakes region since 1977. Heron Hill Winery was chosen as one of the ten most spectacular tasting rooms in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine! Enjoy local farm to table wine pairings, with a cellar experience featuring Library wines, Barrel and Tank samples that will give a unique history of the age-ability of the wines in our collection. Appetizers & refreshments will start in the Tower and then we will continue to the cellar for a gourmet “Locavore” dinner with featured wine pairings. Each dish has been especially created and sequenced to take the guest through a range of sensory experiences, taking a special meal and elevating into an unforgettable evening. Library wines will be available for purchase at the end of the evening.

Ravines Wine Cellars & The Ravinous Table Dinner Experience

Friday - July 28 - 7:00 PM to 9:00PM
Ravines Wine Cellars rests on a hillside overlooking glacier-carved Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes
400 Barracks Rd
Geneva, NY  14456

The Ravinous Table: A Finger Lakes Food & Wine Experience Join Winemaker Morten Hallgren and Ravinous Kitchen Chef Scott Riesenberger for an exciting communal dining experience in the historic Slate Barn at Ravines Wine Cellars. French-trained Chef Scott will prepare a seasonal menu of six beautiful courses each perfectly paired with the expressive, balanced wines of Ravines. Each course is created with produce, meats and cheeses from the orchards, fields and dairies of neighboring Finger Lakes farms including the herbs, vines and honey hives at Ravines. The event begins at 7pm with Ravines Sparkling Brut, 7 years “en tirage” paired with an amuse-bouche and a brief tour of the cellar, complete with barrel tasting. Chef Scott will present the foods and talk about the courses while Morten, owner & winemaker will muse over the wine pairings.

Atwater Wine Dinner in the Vineyards

Friday - July 28 - 5:30 PM to 7:00PM
Nestled in Atwater's beautiful vineyards In the famous "Banana Belt" growing region on the southeast
5055 NY-414
Burdett, NY  14818

Experience fine dining prepared table-side by acclaimed local chefs from Red Dove Tavern while you are nestled in Atwater's beautiful vineyards overlooking Seneca Lake. Delectable menus that focus on local and seasonal ingredients are thoughtfully paired with Atwater wines. Meet our winemakers, learn about the chefs and the passion they bring to their table, and enjoy lively conversation with friends old and new.

Zugibe Vineyards Mediterranean Wine Dinner

Friday - July 28 - 6:00 PM to 8:00PM
On the banks of Seneca Lake.
4848 East Lake Rd
Geneva, NY  14456

Owner, Brendan Zugibe prepares food from his ancestors and presents a Mediterranean menu with each course paired with a different Zugibe wine, on their beautifully decorated stage with panoramic lake views of the of Seneca lake from the northeast side of the lake. Zugibe Vineyards enjoys making reference to their Lebanese heritage and it will surely be a great experience dinning in the The Phoenician Bistro at Zugibe Vineyards.

Grand Event 2017