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ARBOR HILL GRAPERY & WINERY
In 2011, Arbor Hill partnered with Hartmann’s Old World Sausage in Canandaigua to offer Brew & Brats, a venture built upon the rich historical significance and enjoyment of hops, an integral ingredient of beer. The featured sausage is made with Arbor Hill Sherried Wine BBQ Sauce which has been a staple at Arbor Hill almost since the winery opened in 1987. The Bristol Springs Brand craft beers served exclusively at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill were developed by a team of ten dedicated beer lovers who wanted to find a balance of flavors found in the wineries pale ale, IPA and porter. Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery, located at the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, is not just a winery, but a four-generation family tradition of fine flavors. This grape-growing tradition began in the early 1900s when Anna Randall married Elmer Standish and has passed through four generations. Current owners, the husband and wife team of John and Katie Brahm, continue the tradition today. Situated in a charming New England country setting in South Bristol, John and Katie have restored antique buildings to showcase Arbor Hill’s award-winning wines, gourmet food products, grape country gifts and specialty gift boxes—offering “everything grape and more,” including the area’s popular treat, grape pie. Arbor Hill specializes in eclectic varieties worthy of attention. In 1996, Arbor Hill was the first winery in the world to introduce Traminette wine. Arbor Hill also introduced a new red wine in 2006 called Noiret. Both varieties use new hybrid grapes developed over the last 30 years by Cornell University at the Geneva Experiment Station.
6 Serving-sized pieces of pork Tenderloin 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/8 teaspoon Pepper 2 cups Arbor Hill Riesling Wine 1/2 Bay Leaf 1 Onion with 2 Cloves inserted 6 Whole Peppercorns 2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine Lard pork, season with salt and pepper and place in glass bowl. Add wine, bay leaf, cloved onion, and peppercorns. Cover and marinate

John Brahm

Arbor Hill remains aware of some of the great wine varietals that started our industry 150 years ago. They re-introduced Vergennes in 2005, Iona in 2008, and their newest, Diana in 2011. Arbor Hill is also on the cutting edge of introducing new varietal wines that exemplify the best of the Finger Lakes viticulture region.
several hours. An hour before serving, remove meat, reserving marinade, drain and wipe dry. Heat butter in roasting pan and add meat. Roast in a moderately hot oven (375°) until meat begins to brown, basting with pan drippings. Add 1 cup wine marinade, including spiced onion. Continue cooking until meat is tender and well done, basting frequently. Add more wine if necessary. Arrange on heated platter, garnished with border of cooked sauerkraut, plain boiled potatoes, and small glazed white onions. Visit Arbor Hill’s website for more great recipes!

Arbor Hill Pork Tenderloin in Riesling

6461 Route 64 • Naples • (585) 374-2870 • www.thegrapery.com

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Get ready for a fun-filled weekend!

The Finger Lakes region is worth celebrating. Beautiful lakes. Nature’s bounty. The friendliest people. In one weekend, we celebrate it all! Join us on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 for our 5th exciting year of the 2013 Finger Lakes Riesling Festival. Wineries, breweries, restaurants, cheesemakers, artists, craftsmen and musicians gather in one place to bring everything that makes our region special. Set along beautiful shore of Canandaigua Lake, the festival offers something for everyone. Riesling tastings and seminars, beer tastings, artisan cheese samplings and a harvest-fresh farmers market with vendors galore will please your palate. Live entertainment, arts and crafts will compliment this year’s lively, festival activities. A portion of the festival’s proceeds will benefit the Canandaigua Family YMCA, to help individuals attend and participate in programs and activities offered there. According to Lindsey Dixon, development and communications director for the Canandaigua YMCA, the festival is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the YMCA. To date, more than $120,000 has been raised which helps pay for kids, adults, teens and seniors to attend the Y. On Saturday, the festival will host the 5K Riesling Run. More than 75 percent of the Run’s participants are from out-of-state but take part

because they have family members who attend the Canandaigua YMCA. This year, the Riesling Festival has teamed up with the Canandaigua Rotary to bring to you the Canandaigua Rotary Waterfront Festival and Dance, with extended hours for live music, dancing, wine and beer tastings and fireworks on Saturday night until 10:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit the charities of the Canandaigua Rotary. The festival is not only a great way to raise money to benefit a local cause, but it showcases the great Finger Lakes region. It has something to offer for everyone! The festival continues to grow, and provides an opportunity for the Finger Lakes region to enhance its reputation for world-class culture. Each vendor invites festival-goers to taste their Rieslings plus one additional variety. The New York State Craft Beer Tent presented by Wegmans takes place on Saturday and Sunday with abundant cheese and food pairings. “The festival is driven by people full of energy, passion, and ideas,” says John Ingle Jr., CEO of Heron Hill Winery. Experience the Finger Lakes viniculture and plenitude. Come out to the festival and have fun, enjoy good times, celebrate summer and family, taste, learn and simply enjoy the vibe!

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Winery Highlights
The Finger Lakes region has been called the Napa Valley of the East Coast because of the fine wines, especially Rieslings, produced by the more than 90 wineries in the region. The Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, held every August, gives attendees a taste of some of these wines as the area’s finest wineries will be offering samples of their awardwinning Rieslings. Here are just some of the festival’s participanting wineries. brewing supplies. 5576 Rt. 14 in Dundee. For more information about the winery visit www. fulkersonwinery.com

Glenora Wine Cellars, a pioneer in the renaissance of the Finger Lakes wine industry, has been producing awardwinning high quality Photo courtesy of Heron Hill Winery wines for more than 34 years. In 1977, Glenora became the first winery to open on Seneca Lake, which is in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. They knew that wine was not the only thing they could offer. Casa Larga Vineyards A 30-room inn (Inn at has produced more than Glenora) and a gourmet 15 award-winning wines restaurant (Veraisons) in the past 35 years. join the winery on the With a family tradition, Photo courtesy of Casa Larga Vineyards beautifully groomed 40Casa Larga puts a high acre estate. Passion and standard on ensuring they have the best quality fruit for the wines they a firm belief that Riesling is the noblest variety produce, and are becoming one of the leading on earth drives the vineyard’s winemakers. A wine producers in the Finger Lakes region. They versatile and unique grape varietal, Glenora’s pride themselves on their Rieslings and Ice Wines. Riesling reflects the philosophy of owner Gene Time is valuable to the distinctive character of the Pierce that wine should taste like the grape and it’s Rieslings and many of the vineyard’s vines vary moment in time and place. With the experience in age from the original 40-year-old plantings of 32 crushes, winemaker Steve DiFrancesco to the most recent 5-year-old vines. 2287 Turk ensures unique and consistent quality Rieslings Hill Road, Fairport.For more information visit in a variety of styles. 5435 Route 14 New York 14, Dundee, for more information visit www. www.casalarga.com Fulkerson Winery is a sixth-generation glenora.com owned winery and fresh juice plant in Dundee, on the west side of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes. They offer a selection of handcrafted wines including several styles of Rieslings, a large selection of dry reds, artful ice wines, and more. Their focus on Riesling shines from the mineral driven, crisp flavors of the Riesling Reserve to the tropical tastes of the Semi-Dry Riesling to the mouth filling, sumptuous flavors of their William Vigne Juicy Sweet Riesling. Whether you prefer dry,semi-dry or sweet, Fulkerson has a Riesling to suit your palate. Home winemakers enjoy Fulkerson’s high quality fresh-pressed grape juices—more than 25 varieties are available in the fall, along with a full line of home winemaking supplies and select The Hazlitt family has been growing grapes on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake for more than 150 years. Established with the 1984 vintage and opened to the public in 1985, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards continues the six-generation family tradition of sustainable viticulture and award-winning wine production. Now, with two locations they produce two of New York’s most popular and best-selling wines—Red Cat and White Cat. Hazlitt is also the official wine of Watkins Glen International. The winery was rated as having one of America’s Top 25 Tasting Rooms by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The unpretentious, happy, and relaxed spirit of Hazlitt remains the same today as it has for Continued on next page...

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generations. Hazlitt is proud to showcase their Rieslings, which come from the long rows of their vineyard near the historic Break Neck Creek. 5712 Rt. 414 in Hector or 1 Lake Niagara Lane, Naples. For more information go to www. hazlitt1852.com

Heron Hill Winery Photo courtesy of Inspire Moore Winery is nestled into a hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake. For more than 30 years, the winery has set the highest standards for wine quality, customer satisfaction and tasting room experience. Since its first vintage in 1977, the winery has steadily grown into a dynamic production facility and entertainment Inspire Moore was destination with more Photo courtesy of Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards the first winery to be than 50,000 visitors enjoying distinctive, elegant wine, delicious food, established in the Naples Valley in more than 100 good music and fun events. The 20-acre vineyard years. The winery owners, Tim and Diane Moore, is located on the Ingles property, who maintain whose winemaking roots trace back to California, the vines with their staff. There are also 12 acres renovated a circa 1865 carriage house to create of hand-maintained grapevines onsite at the an artistic space. Their winery seeks to show the winery. A personal approach and commitment true characteristics of the vineyards, and express to quality is evident throughout every aspect of the passion and art of the farmers who create the making, serving, and selling nearly 20 award- flavors of their wines. Several of their wines are winning varieties. Heron Hill Winery was named named after their children, giving meaning to as one of the ten most spectacular tasting rooms the taste and story of the wines. Inspire Moore in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine, only is a boutique winery producing a few thousand two of which were located in the US. 5323 Seneca cases of Finger Lakes appellation wines. The focus on aromatic varietal whites, vintage driven Point Road, Canandaigua. www.heronhill.com Riesling abounds here! Three Brothers varietal reds, ice wine and blends are defined Wineries and Estates located on the northeast by small lot production. When you visit don’t edge of Seneca Lake just outside of Geneva, has forget to visit the Roots Cafe adjacent to the an ideal spot to grow and nurture their 15 acres winery, whose food is created with the same of Riesling grapes. The Finger Lakes region has philosophy as the wines, using local ingredients a superior microclimate for growing Riesling found throughout the seasons. 197 North Main grapes and it shows in the award-winning Street Naples. For more information visit http:// inspiremoorewinery.com

wines produced at the winery. The three unique wineries and microbrewery are within walking distance of each other as Three Brothers salute the versatile, highly coveted grape variety. Owners David and Luanne Mansfield make the Riesling Festival a family affair; working, enjoying the setting and the delicious food, and finding unique treasures to take home. They also love the educational component. Their Riesling beer, as far as they know (created by Luanne Mansfield) is the first of its kind in the world. 623 Lerch Road, Geneva. Visit www.3brotherswinery. com for information.

Participating WINeries...
Anthony Road Wine Company • Arbor Hill • Casa Larga Vineyards • Damiani Wine Cellars Fox Run • Fulkerson Winery • Glenora Wine Cellars/Knapp Vineyards Winery Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards • Heron Hill Winery • Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars/Highland Cellars Inspire Moore • Mazza Chautauqua Cellars • Sheldrake Point Winery Standing Stone Vineyards • Swedish Hill Three Brothers Wineries & Estates • White Springs Winery • Zugibe Vineyards

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Vendor Participants

Wine Education

Event Schedule
Wine Garden Riesling Tastings and Sales By the Bottle • NYS Craft Beer Samplings • Annual 5K Riesling Run Educational Wine Seminars • New York Wine & Culinary Center Cooking Classes, Demos and Tastings LNB Finger Lakes Experience Tent • Arts & Crafts Show and Sale • Live Entertainment on Three Stages Canandaigua Lady Cruises: Entertainment, Tastings and Riesling-inspired Cuisine Super-sized Bounce Houses and Games for the Kids • Commercial Exhibitor Marketplace Fireworks • Local Farmer’s Market Featuring Area Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and More!

From award-winning arts and crafts to gourmet treats, experience If you want to take your enjoyment of our great wines to the next level, our educational a taste of all the things that make up our distinctive local avor! seminars, brought to you by Century Arts and Crafts Barried Treasures • D’Angelo Boutique & Cigars • Garbeck’s Creek Liquor & Wines, can help you learn about many aspects of wine—from tasting to Grindstone Creek Furniture • Live By The Vine food pairing. Educational seminars happen Magnabilities • Seasons of Fairport • Vero’s Beaux Chapeaux on both Saturday and Sunday. But what is Commercial Vendors great wine without great food? The New Bath Fitter • CA Interact Club • Comfort Care Home York Wine & Culinary Center will provide Canandaigua Montessori School at the VA food demonstrations, many highlighting Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua fresh, local ingredients. Visit NYWCC.com Child & Family Resources • Coast Guard Auxiliary for schedule and details. Coordinated Child Development Program • Cutco Cutlery Democrat and Chronicle • Easter Seals/Full House Entertainment Food Demonstrations Embrace Your Sisters • Exotic Eyewear • Girl Scouts and Cooking Classes Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County •Lollypop Farm The New York Wine & Culinary Center is a Morrell Builders • NYS PEF • Once Again Nut Butter gem right here in our backyard—one of the Ontario County Historical Society • Ontario Pathyways country’s destination locations for all things Roc City Direct • Rotary • Scott Delforte Foundation food and cooking. Experience it throughout Sonnenberg Gardens • The Finger Lakes Land Trust the weekend as you learn how great chefs Ugandan Water Project • USA Masters Academy combine great ingredients into menu Nedloh Brewery • Karma Wellness Water masterpieces. The NYW&CC will also be

Saturday, August 10, 10-5
8:00am: 3rd Annual Riesling Run 5k New York Wine & Culinary Center Heron Hill Music Tent 11:00am-12:45 pm: John Bolger 1:00-4:00 pm: Primetime Funk Wine Garden • Education Seminars: 1:00 New York Wine & Culinary Center 2:00 Paul Brock - FLCC 3:00 Wegmans Executive Chef, Michael Flint 4:00 Scott Osborn - Fox Run Vineyards

Canandaigua Rotary Pier Festival 5:00- 10:30 pm 6:00 pm: Dancing & Live Music 9:30 pm: Fireworks

3:00 Wegmans Executive Chef, Michael Flint 4:00 New York Wine & Culinary Center Canandaigua Lady Weekend Festivities Riesling Tastings - Canandaigua Lady Live Entertainment • Free s’mores and Much More! New York Wine & Culinary Center Food Demonstrations, details at NYWCC.com

Sunday, August 11, 12-5
Heron Hill Music Tent Noon-2:00 pm: DANG! 2:00-4:00 pm: Rochester Brass & Electric Wine Garden • Education Seminars: 1:00 Scott Osborn - Fox Run Vineyards 2:00 Paul Brock - FLCC

Farmers Market

Chef Lerman Salad Dressing Co. • Gakwiyo Provisions Grandpa’s Dippin’ Sauce • Hartmanns Old World Sausage Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast • The Mustard Seed ’N’ More My Wild Tree • Stony Brook WholeHeartedFoods • Velata

Food Vendors

Condee Vending • Nancy’s Fried Dough New York Almond Co. • Santillo’s Inc.

offering food demonstrations and cooking classes. They will teach you how to turn the ingredients that grow so abundantly in our region into amazing dishes. Sign up for a cooking class before or after visiting the festival. Also, visit their tasting room to experience even more Finger Lakes Rieslings and learn about wine pairings!

The experts agree—Finger Lakes Rieslings are truly world class. Experience them for yourself! The area’s top wineries will be on hand, offering samples of their award-winning Rieslings and you can purchase Rieslings by the bottle for off-site consumption.

First Aid Tent
will be set up with trained medical technicians from the Canandaigua Emergency Squad to assist with any medical needs.

Riesling and Craft Beer Sampling
Pay $20 to receive both a wine glass and a beer glass to mix and match 10 samples of wine and/or beer to create a customized sampling experience! To help you enjoy your time at the festival a Wine Check Tent will be set up in the Wine Garden for your convenience. After purchasing bottles or cases of wine, drop off your purchases at the tent and then pick them up on your way out of the festival.
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New York State Craft Beer Tent

Brewery Highlights—
Mike and Luanne Alcorn had a thirst and love for diverse beer character, in 1997 they created Custom BrewCrafters, a unique microbrewery that has helped transform the Finger Lakes region into a beer-lovers mecca. These pioneers in the industry set up a brewery that creates signature craft-brews, custom designed for local restaurants and taverns, becoming an “offsite brewpub.” Located in the picturesque village of Honeoye Falls, Custom BrewCrafters is a destination for beer enthusiasts, and offers something for everyone! Visit the tasting room to sample the special brews, including root beer, and a huge retail room and gift shop. Tours are offered as well as opportunities to educate visitors on craft beer and microbrewing. 300 Village Square Blvd., Honeoye Falls, www.custombrewcrafters.com Ithaca Beer Company strives to capture the spirit of the Finger Lakes and share it with the world. For the more than a decade, founder|owner Dan Mitchell has worked to make Ithaca Beer Company the best brewery in the region. He grew up here and says there is no better place to live. He set out to build a craft-brewery that residents would be proud of, with a dedicated and lively crew that brings a certain zest for life to to the company. They were awarded two medals at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival in Colorado, and continue to work hard and grow. They sell beer throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Ohio. Even while growing, Ithaca Beer hasn’t forgotten their commitment to crafting quality beers and being a part of the community that has supported them. 606 Elmira Road, Ithaca, www.ithacabeer.com

southern Tier Brewing Company’s successful vision to revive the practice of small-batch brewing led the small brewery in Lakewood to international proportion, producing over 30,000 barrels of awardwinning, handcrafted ales annually. In operation since 2002, the company’s founders Phineas DeMink and Allen “Skip” Yahn have taken their successful roster of innovative, high-quality brews from local distribution to as far as Australia, Denmark, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Ontario, British Columbia, and the United Kingdom, bolstering national and international recognition. Southern Tier’s classic India Pale Ale ranks amongst the seven top beers of 2010 as declared by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Still a local favorite, customers can visit the constantly-running brewhaus and The Empty Pint, a brewery bar with gift shop. Southern Tier strives to provide the freshest beers available, offering tastings of beers possibly kegged earlier the same day. There is also delicious food paired with the beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages. 2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood, www. southerntierbrewing.com

The Beer
That’s right—the beer. Wegmans will be hosting the New York State Craft Beer Tent, located in the Wine Garden. Pay $20 to receive both a wine glass and a beer glass to mix and match 10 samples of wine and/or beer to create a customized sampling experience all while enjoying live music. There really is something for everyone to enjoy at the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival!

ParTICIPaTInG BrEWErIEs...
Brewery Ommegang Brooklyn Brewery Custom Brewcrafters Ithaca Beer Company Rohrbach Brewing Company Saranac Brewery sixpoint Brewery southern Tier Brewing Company Three Heads Brewing

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FINGER LAKES RIESLING FESTIVAL 13 AUGUST 10 & 11, 2013

A riesling for every taste
Fulkerson Winery has been participating in the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival since its inception. The festival gives the winery a wonderful opportunity to showcase their focus on Riesling. Fulkerson Winery produces eight Rieslings in a wide variation of finishes and styles, from dry to semi-dry, sweet, and even dessert wine made from Riesling grapes. Most recently Fulkerson’s 2012 Riesling Iced Wine was awarded 90 points in the August 2013 issue of Wine and Spirits Magazine. Wines receiving 90 points are considered “exceptional examples of their type”, according to the magazine. Earlier this year, the 2012 William Vigne Juicy Sweet Riesling received a Platinum Medal at the prestigious San Diego International Wine Competition as well as a Gold Medal at the Great Lakes Wine Competition. The 2010 Dry Riesling won a Gold Medal at the 2012 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition as well as scoring 85 Points and being selected as a Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The 2010 William Vigne Dry Riesling scored 87 points in the same magazine. With over 100 acres of grapes, owner and winemaker Sayre Fulkerson is able to produce an impressive range of wines. From distinct vinifera varieties like Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, to unique hybrids such as Noiret and Vincent, to classic natives such as Catawba, Diamond and Niagara, Fulkerson Winery offers diversity and quality

among twenty-plus handcrafted wines. Fulkerson wines are also available throughout New York State via Opici Wine Company of Upstate New York and in the metro New York market via Upstate Wine Company. Located on the west side of Seneca Lake, Fulkerson Winery is directly on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, just ten minutes north of Watkins Glen and a half hour south of Geneva. For additional information, please contact Advertising Director Brittany Morris at (607) 243-7883.

5576 Route 14 • Dundee • (607) 243-7883 • www.fulkersonwinery.com

THANK YOU! festival sponsors
Without you the 2013 festival wouldn’t be possible!
Presenting Sponsor: LNB A Mile of Family Fun Sponsors: Dixon Schwabl Wegmans Main Music Tent Sponsor: Heron Hill Winery Supporting Sponsors: New York Wine & Culinary Center Admar Supply Company Inc. Marine Blue Inc. Edge Architecture PLLC Nolan’s On Canandaigua Lake NYS Public Employees Federation Tent Sponsor: Nolan’s Rental Inc. Media Sponsor: Messenger Post Media Zone 94.1 Warm 101.3 Fickle 93.3 Education Seminar Sponsor: Century Liquor & Wines

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New York Wine & Culinary Center
passion and excellence in local flavor
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There’s no better place to experience the bounty of the Finger Lakes region than at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, a showcase of local food, wine and culinary expertise. Steps away from the shores of Canandaigua Lake, the center’s elegant and contemporary setting welcomes visitors to dine, shop and learn about New York’s wine and food industry. “We showcase all the best, fresh, beautiful agricultural products from local farmers,” says Thomas Belelieu, general manager, New York Wine & Culinary Center. “The center is the leader of hospitality in the area and that is our business—it’s fun, high-caliber, great content, and full of discovery.” According to Belelieu, New York is the third leading state in agriculture, including a plethora of fruits and vegetables, cheese and dairy. The mission of the center is to represent the area’s fresh, diverse, edible culture. Also known for its vineyards producing fine wines, New York ranks third in the United States for wine and grape production. This local viticulture is a centerpiece of the culinary center. “When people come to Canandaigua they start here, at the center, where we can tell them the best wineries and most interesting places to visit,” says Belelieu. “They love the educational aspect, they taste some wine in our tasting room, or take a wine or cooking class, and they come back to have dinner.” The well sought-after venue for the state-of-the-art center enjoys 140,000 visitors each year. Nearly half of those are from other states and are drawn by the word-of-mouth reputation. “We have an incredible variety of classes,” says Belelieu. “Our in-house and hired instructors, mostly local, are highly trained. We also host several guest-chefs from around the state for classes and to cook in the restaurant.” Attendees are food and wine enthusiasts, hospitality

and college students, or trade experts who participate in a variety of class experiences. Whether a novice or a master of a culinary trade, the center offers everything from healthy eating to corporate team building, and boot camp-style instruction for wine and culinary certification. The highest possible standard is the mission of Michael Sokolski, executive chef of the New York Wine & Culinary Center, he is a Johnson & Wales University graduate and former chef at Tru restaurant in Chicago, one of the highest-ranked restaurants in the nation. Upstairs Bistro is an acclaimed restaurant overlooking Canandaigua Lake offering brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menus. “Our restaurant is a sophisticated, casual bistro. It’s a destination restaurant where you come and discover different recipe creations,” says Belelieu. “We respect the origin of flavor of every ingredient and the chef enhances and shows the natural flavors. It is farm to table cooking.” Open 365 days a year, Upstairs Bistro changes its innovative menu with the seasons. Local farmers work closely with the center to meet the specific needs for both dining and culinary classes. Whether visiting the Tasting Room, taking a class in the wine and educational theatre or hands-on kitchen, filling a picnic basket with items from the culinary gift boutique or attending a signature event, the New York Wine & Culinary Center is the gateway to New York’s finest agriculture, wine, and food industries. The center represents what is fabulous in New York,” says Belelieu. “I am passionate about wine and food and have been around the world in my line of hospitality work, but there is nothing else like this center and the experience to be had here.”

800 South Main Street, Canandaigua • (585) 394-7070 • nywcc.com

FINGER LAKES RIESLING FESTIVAL 15 AUGUST 10 & 11, 2013

Enjoy the new LNB Finger Lakes Experience Tent

Clockwise from top left: Red Jacket Orchards harvest, Home by New Energy Works, Hosmer Winery Harvest Crew and work by Staving Artist, Dan Mitchell.

The new Finger Lakes Experience tent is presented by Lyons National Bank—where unique businesses from across the Finger Lakes region will share the stories behind their locally grown or made products with live demonstrations, handouts, hands-on activities, samples, and more! Follow the red carpet leading into the tent to learn about and purchase goods from these local businesses and customers of LNB: Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery; Flowers by Stella; Hosmer Winery; New Energy Works; New York Wine and Culinary Center; LNB; Pioneer Millworks; Red Jacket Orchards; Simmons Vineyards; Staving Artist - Dan Mitchell.

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LNB is pleased to present the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival

And proud to support Local Businesses!
Visit LNB’s Experience the Finger Lakes tent at this year’s Riesling Festival and enjoy some of the most exceptional products and services the Finger Lakes Region has to offer. Local businesses and LNB customers, New Energy Works Timberframers, Pioneer Millworks, Red Jacket Orchards, Simmons Vineyard, and Staving Artist Woodwork will be on hand to give you a taste of what makes their businesses truly unique.
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