The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail launched a “Wine of the Month Series” campaign in 2020 to showcase the different wines the region excels in. Each month, participating Cayuga Lake Wine Trail member wineries feature a different vinifera wine ranging from Cabernet Franc to Riesling and even showcasing the complexities of Sparkling Wine.
In previous months, the participating member wineries explored Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Dessert-Style wines, and all things Sparkling Wine. Continuing this trend, the participating member wineries are showing off their Sauvignon chops! The CLWT website features descriptions on both varieties of Sauvignon that can be found here in the Finger Lakes, as well as food pairing tips. The website also lists the different offers and promotions you can find at the participating wineries throughout the entire month of March. Find out more about the Wine of the Month Series and participating winery offers at: https://www.cayugawinetrail.com/monthly-promotions/
“Unfortunately, there’s this stigma that the Finger Lakes doesn’t produce good reds and one of my goals for this promotion is to disprove that.” Declares CLWT Executive Director Katherine Chase. “The wineries are offering various ways to showcase their latest vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, or blends made with Cab Sauvs, and I’m hoping it gives many folks a great incentive to stop by and give it a try. If you’re one of the red lovers, this is an excellent way to stock up on your favorites! But what’s really cool about this month’s promotion is that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually a child of Sauvignon Blanc [and Cabernet Franc.] Very few wineries offer the Blanc on Cayuga Lake, but it’s a delicious white wine that you must try, and a really neat way to taste where Cab Sauv came from!”
Participating wineries this month are Swedish Hill Winery, Varick Winery & Vineyard, Knapp Winery, Goose Watch Winery, Buttonwood Grove Winery, Toro Run Winery, Hosmer Winery, Lucas Vineyards, Americana Vineyards, and Long Point Winery.
The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail wineries are safe and remain in compliance with the various state rules and regulations. Those still open and offering tastings are seated, snacks are served with the tastings or flights, and additional cleaning routines have been set in place. For further information on individual winery offerings and hours of operation, the Wine Trail has many up-to-date resources on its website to help you plan your trip: www.CayugaWineTrail.com.
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