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100 YEARS OF PROMOTION: Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance celebrates decades of advocacy

The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance is recognizing 10 decades of promoting the region and CK Cellars is honored to help support their 100th Anniversary Gala.

“Without the support of CK Cellars, this event would not be of the high caliber that it is,” said Cynthia Kimble, President of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.

“Net proceeds from the anniversary celebration will go toward the Finger Lakes Alliance Scholarship Fund,” Kimble said. “Support from CK Cellars is critical to funding the scholarship fund.”

“The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance is one of the premier destination marketing organizations and we couldn’t be more excited to be an integral part of this historic celebration,” adds Stephanie King, who owns CK Cellars with her husband, Paul Curcillo. “And now with their development of their scholarship fund, we are excited about their commitment to the next 100 years with the FLTA.”

Presented by CK Cellars, the milestone celebration will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront, located at the north end of Seneca Lake in Geneva. As of last weekend, 265 tickets had been sold for the event, and Kimble said it is expected to be a sellout with a maximum of 300 people planning to attend. Tickets are $47.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, go to

The gala will include a happy hour at 5 p.m., live music by Night Train and dancing, a dinner, Finger Lakes wine and craft beverages, special guests, a silent auction and gift bags valued at $60 for everyone attending.

Founded in 1919, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance promotes the 14-county region as a world-class tourism destination. It is considered to be the nation’s oldest regional destination marketing organization.

The Finger Lakes Region extends east and west from Rochester to Syracuse and north and south from Lake Ontario to the Pennsylvania border.

The CK Cellars Winery Campuses are located on the west side of New York’s Seneca Lake (Torrey Ridge, WortHog Cidery, Earle Estates Meadery and Fruit and Specialty Wines and CuKi Fine Wines) and the east side of Keuka Lake (Rooster Hill Vineyards).

For more information about CK Cellars, go to The Finger Lakes Region is the largest concentration of wineries east of California, boasting more than 100 wineries producing world-class wines amidst one of the most beautiful areas nature has to offer. For more about the region, go to