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Riesling Festival 2011

Riesling Festival 2011

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Published by: Messenger Post Media on Jul 28, 2011
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advertising supplement for the week of july 31, 2011
AUGUST 13 & 14, 2011 • 10-5
AUGUST 13 & 14, 2011 • 10-5
The Finger Lakes region makes superb wine, and theThird Annual Finger Lakes Riesling Festival toasts thebounty o its harvest. Set along beautiul Lakeshore Driveand Kershaw Park in Canandaigua, the estival presentedby the Villas at Canandaigua, is a “mile o amily un,”oering something or everyone.Showcasing more than 25 area wineries, restaurants,artists, and musicians, this weekend-long celebrationembraces the best the region has to oer, rom its wineand ood to its unique culture. Riesling tastings andseminars, cooking demonstrations, beer tastings, artisancheese samplings and a harvest-resh armers marketwill please your palate. Live entertainment, arts andcrats, and a classic car show will compliment this year’slively estival activities. “The Finger Lakes Riesling Festivaltruly oers the best o what the Finger Lakes Regionprovides,” says event co-ounder Howie Jacobson. “It’sreally something to see.”A portion o the estival’s proceeds benet theCanandaigua Family YMCA, to help individuals attendand participate in programs and activities oered there.Last year’s event raised more than $31,000. Jacobson isthrilled at the support, commitment, and good will. “Thisevent started rom a conversation about how to bring ourcommunity together and have un,” he says. Three yearsago, riends Lauren Dixon, CEO o Dixon Schwabl, JohnIngle Jr., CEO o Heron Hill Winery and property ownerDavid Genecco, were inspired to bring recognition andrespect to the region, and created a charitable entity toassist the community. “Now we’re hosting an event to acrowd o more than 40,000, and we’ve raised more than$66,000 to support the Canandaigua YMCA,” Jacobsonsays. “It’s a true testament to the Canandaigua communityand great partnerships. We wouldn’t be where we aretoday without the sponsorship support and communityinvolvement.”The estival continues to grow, and provides anopportunity or the Finger Lakes region to enhance itsreputation or world-class culture. Each vendor invitesestivalgoers to taste their Rieslings plus one additionalvariety. The New York State Crat Beer Tent presented byWegmans is taking place both Saturday and Sunday thisyear, and cheese and ood pairings are abundant. “Thisyear’s estival is driven by people ull o energy, passion,and ideas,” says John Ingle Jr., CEO o Heron Hill Winery.
The mile of family fun
oers an opportunity to experiencethe Finger Lakes viniculture and plenitude. Come haveun, celebrate, taste, learn, and simply enjoy the vibe.
Get ready or a un-lled weekend!
Wine Garden Featuring Riesling Tastings, Sales By the Bottle, Seminars • New York State Craft Beer SamplingsNew York Wine & Culinary Center Cooking Classes and Food • Riesling Wine Cooking Demonstrations and SamplingsLive Entertainment at Four Locations • Car Show • 5K Riesling Run • Putting Contest • Canandaigua Lady Hourly CruisesExpansive Arts & Crafts Show and Sale • Commercial Exhibitor Marketplace • Farmers Market • RaesMedicare Information • Veterans Benets • Senior Travel Opportunities • Honor Flight RochesterSuper-sized Bounce Houses, Inatable Obstacle Course, Arts & Crafts, and Games For the Kids • And So Much More!
For more information contact Nadine Krimow, 585-899-3242, info@rieslingfestival.com, or visit www.RieslingFestival.com

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