Seneca Lake Wine and Food festival is this weekend
WATKINS GLEN—Clute Park in Watkins Glen will be host to a new event called the Seneca Lake Wine and Food festival.
The two-day festival devoted to area wineries and eateries is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3. Jeff Dill, owner of J.R. Dill Winery, is organizing it. Dill said as of now, there are 70 vendors scheduled to attend: 40 wineries and 30 eateries from all around Seneca Lake. Dill added the eateries include chocolatiers and cheese makers. Participating wineries include Atwater Estate Vineyards, J.R. Dill Winery, Hector Wine Company, Fulkerson Winery, Four Chimneys Organic Winery, Standing Stones Vineyards, Damiani Wine Cellars, Glenora Wine Cellars, Fox Run Vineyards, Anthony Road Wine Company, Catharine Valley Winery, Red Newt Cellars, Seneca Shore, Lakewood Vineyards, Castel Grisch, Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Rock Stream Vineyard, Miles Wine Cellars, and Penguin Bay.
With the purchase of a ticket you will be able to sample wines and food from all of the nearby wineries and restaurants. While at the event people will be able make wine and food purchases. He added that vendors would be spread out and the bandstand would feature music.
The idea came two years ago. He said he wanted to showcase the wineries and restaurants in the area. He explained he started planning the event with the village over a year ago.
“We’re looking to bring in a new crowd,” said Dill. He said some people from Washington, D.C. have bought tickets and a couple from Texas have called asking about it.
Tickets will cost $60 and are good for both days. For more, visit http://senecalakewineandfood.com.