Finger Lakes Riesling Festival
August 9-10, 2014
At The New York Wine & Culinary Center
and the Canandaigua City Pier
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Finger Lakes Riesling Festival
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Uncork some Finger Lakes liquid sunshine

What happens when you mix the ingredients of our great region? The water, climate and myriad things that grow here?

You get some of the finest wines and microbrews in the country.

The Wine

If our region is known for anything, it is probably the excellence of our Rieslings. The experts agree that Finger Lakes Rieslings are truly world class. And you can experience them for yourself in the Wine Garden.

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. You’ll also be able to enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend in this adults-only venue.

Space is still available in the Wine Garden, but going fast. If you would like to participate in the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, click here.

The Beer

Perhaps not all the ingredients grow right in our region, but an industry is growing. By leaps and bounds. Our region is home to some of the great up-and-coming breweries in the country. Wegmans will be hosting the New York State Craft Beer Tent, located in the Wine Garden. It’s an opportunity to appreciate that, while wine has 2 ingredients, beer has 4. And they can yield a huge variety of styles. If you would like to participate in the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival, click here.

Sampling & Purchase*

Wine Tent Riesling Sampling & Wegmans NYS Craft Beer Sampling

$20 for Wine Garden entrance ticket

Riesling Purchase

Buy wine by the bottle for off-site consumption
Wine check and pick up service available

*Please remember to bring a form of identification. All who wish to sample will be required to show proof of age.

Wine Education

If you want to take your enjoyment of our great wines to the next level, our educational seminars, brought to you by Century Liquor & Wines, can help you learn about many aspects of wine—from tasting to food pairing. Educational seminars happen every hour, both Saturday and Sunday.

But what is great wine without great food? The New York Wine & Culinary Center will provide food demonstrations, many highlighting fresh, local ingredients. Visit for schedule and details.

Century Liquor & Wines Education Seminars in the Wine Garden

1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Wine Check Services

To help you enjoy your time at the festival without having your hands full, a Wine Check Tent will be set up in the Wine Garden. After purchasing bottles or cases of wine, the Wine Check Tent will be available to drop off wine purchases and to pick them up on your way out of the festival.