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Holiday Shopping Spree event hosted by Cayuga Wine Trail returns for 29th time

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The annual Holiday Shopping Spree event hosted by the Cayuga Wine Trail is returning.

Held on November 19th and 20th, as well as December 3rd and 4th, attendees will be able to choose from multiple pre-planned itineraries that will take them to 6 of the participating wineries. At each stop, guests will enjoy a festive dish perfectly paired with an equally delicious wine. Along with that, they’ll also receive 3 additional wine tastings at each stop and a $5 off a $35 purchase at every single winery- not just the one’s on their itinerary. At their last stop of the day, each guest will receive a souvenir wine glass and every ticketholder will take home a locally made glass blown ornament. A digital recipe book will be emailed out to all ticketholders so they can recreate their favorite dish at home.

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Some of the cheerful dishes that attendees will get to sample include Maple Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Creamy Chicken Chili, Hot Honey Cornbread with Cranberry Pulled Pork, and Cranberry Zucchini Cake. These dishes will be paired with hand-picked wines that complement each bite. This year, the focus on events will be more on experiencing the pairing, which elevates both the food AND the wine. Though they’re only sampling 6 of the wineries, they’ll get to take home recipes from all 12 participating wineries.

“We’re particularly excited about this year’s event because we’ve partnered with a local glass studio to create our ornament this year,” said Katherine Chase, Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s Executive Director. “Instead of handing out a bunch of smaller ornaments, we’ve decided to create one bigger, nicer keepsake ornament and have enlisted the hands of Rodi Rovner of Hands-on Glass Studio in Corning, NY. She’s creating an ornament that will be beautiful and will want to be displayed for years to come, with the memory of this event on their minds each time it’s hung.”

Tickets to the Holiday Shopping Spree event are sold in Singles and Couples, with an option for a DD ticket. The event is still structured with a schedule and is still a sit-down event, meaning you could be sat with folks you aren’t travelling with. Saturday tickets are $60 for a single and $110 for a couple. Sunday tickets are $50 for a single and $90 for a couple. DD tickets are $30 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday. If purchasing a 2-day ticket, it’s $90 for a single ticket. $170 for a couple ticket, and $45 for a single. All plus taxes and service fees. Tickets are on sale now on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail website:

Participating wineries include Americana Vineyards, Buttonwood Grove Winery, Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, Goose Watch Winery, Hosmer Winery, Knapp Winery, Lucas Vineyards, Montezuma Winery, Six Eighty Cellars, Six Mile Creek Vineyard, Swedish Hill Winery, and Thirsty Owl Wine Co.