july, 2017

27jul - 29jul 275:00 pmjul 29Women For WineSense, Grand Event 2017Hosted by Standing Stone Vineyards and Various Locations

Event Details

Grand Event July 27 – 29, 2017, Finger Lakes
Join us and 300 wine enthusiasts and wine professionals for a three-day weekend in the Finger Lakes for their Grand Event and 27th Anniversary Celebration

Grand Event – Friday Night Dinner Experiences
The women for WineSense coordinators have been working hard to offer an extra activity for you at the 2017 Grand Event in the Finger Lakes. Join them Friday evening for one of the many dining experiences they’ve created for you! They have options that will take you throughout all corners of the Finger Lakes. The Grand Event agenda leaves Friday night wide open; this is a time where you can branch out & leisurely explore the FLX on your own! Choose from Food & Wine Pairings, Farm to Table Dinners, Cellar Dinners and more! Whether you are looking for a casual, intimate, formal, educational or just plain, fun-filled true FLX experience, they have you covered! One thing is for sure, there will always be a lake in sight! Attendees will need to register separately for the dinner experiences – this is an add-on to your Grand Event Registration.

The Grand Event features the keynote speaker, Karen MacNeil!
One of the foremost wine experts in the United States, Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English Language. These include the James Beard award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year and the International Wine and Spirits award as the Global Wine Communicator of the Year. In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen, “America’s Missionary of the Vine.”

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Opening Reception | 5:00 PM – 8:00PM
On the grounds of Standing Stone Vineyards, in the heart of the “Banana Belt”, a unique microclimate on the east side of Seneca Lake where some sensitive vinifera varieties can grow. This is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset view, which is always spectacular. Meet Karen MacNeil.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Winery/Vineyard Experiences
Choose from various winery and vineyard experiences where you will be able to enjoy first-hand what the Finger Lakes Region has to offer.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Educational Sessions | 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Seminar topics include; Red Wine Blending, Exploration of Cool Climate Wines, A conversation with Susan Sokol Blosser and Michaela Rodeno, Bordeaux Bootcamp with Wendy Narby, Riesling around the Globe with Janie Brooks Heuck, Where Wines Meet Craft Cocktails, Wine and Technology, and much, much more.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Lunch |12:30PM
Lunch on Saturday is outdoors under tents overlooking Seneca Lake which will proceed with our 27th Anniversary Celebration, Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction at Geneva on the Lake with keynote speaker Karen MacNeil.

Saturday, July 29, 2017
WWS Linden Street Block Party | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
A great time for networking, social interactions, and more sampling wine with local food.

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. Visit the event page for more information or to purchase tickets to this unique event here.


27 (Thursday) 5:00 pm - 29 (Saturday) 8:30 pm


Standing Stone VIneyards

9934 State Route 414, Hector, NY 14841


Standing Stone Vineyardsssvny@standingstonewines.com 607-582-6051

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