March Preferred Pairings

March 11, 2017

This is the Seneca Lake Wine Trail’s series of more intimate, smaller wine and food pairing events. Partnering with the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance, Preferred Pairings are a series of two, one day events, February 11 or March 11. Each participating winery will be matched up with a creamery, offering ticketed attendees 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheese paired with our members’ wines. This series of events are co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance.  Just check in and pick up your gift item at your chosen starting winery then start sampling cheeses paired with delicious award-winning wines. Advanced ticket sales for this event have ended, but there will be many tickets on sale during the event, at the wineries listed below.

Date: March 11, 2017

Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are good for only one day.

Advance Ticket Prices:
$40 per person (wine tasting ticket)
$30 designated driver ticket (non-alcoholic beverage offered)

Tickets are non-refundable.  Tickets do not include lodging or transportation. Advance ticket sales end by 1:00 p.m. EST theWednesday before the event weekend.  After that, for events that are not sold out, tickets will be available to purchase at a few designated wineries, with an additional charge of $5 per ticket. Discount codes are not valid for tickets purchased during the event.

Event Information & Check-in

The following wineries will be paired with the following creameries during this Preferred Pairing event:

Serenity Vineyards – Tumino Cheese Company
Seneca Shore Wine Cellars – Heaven Scent Farm
Anthony Road Wine Company – Sunset View Creamery
Torrey Ridge Winery – Parulski Farms
Earle Estates Meadery – Heaven Scent Farm
Miles Wine Cellars – Crosswinds Farm & Creamery
Fruit Yard Winery – Englebert Farms
Glenora Wine Cellars – Parulski Farms
Lakewood Vineyards – Tumino Cheese Company
Castel Grisch Winery – Sunset View Creamery

Effective March 8, the following wineries will have tickets for sale during the event itself. We recommend you call your preferred starting winery ahead of time, and ask them to reserve tickets for you, so you can be assured they will have your tickets to purchase:
20 available at Seneca Shore Wine Cellars, 315-536-0882
22 available at Anthony Road Wine Company, 315-536-2182
24 available at Torrey Ridge Winery, 315-536-1210
24 available at Earle Estates Meadery, 315-536-6755
24 available at Fruit Yard Winery, 607-243-8866
22 available at Glenora Wine Cellars, 607-243-5511
19 available at Lakewood Vineyards, 607-535-9252
2 available at Castel Grisch Winery, 607-535-9614

Each attendee will enjoy 3-4 delicious pairings of regional cheese paired with our members’ wines. Entire flights of wine samples are not served by each winery during the event but certainly if you’re especially enthusiastic about the samples you enjoyed initially, you will be permitted to purchase an entire flight of wine samples if you like.

Each starting winery is given a limited quantity of tickets.  Because of this, it is even more important that groups of attendees purchase their tickets on one order, to guarantee that all attendees will have the exact same starting winery. Lastly, bundles of tickets can only be picked up by the person who purchased them.

You must start at your chosen starting winery to get checked in. As the purchaser, you will present your state-issued photo ID (driver’s license) get checked in, and their staff will have your actual tickets prepared and ready to hand you.  If there is a gift item for the event, you will pick that up as well.  Participating wineries will require that you have your actual cardstock ticket before you can begin enjoying this event. Printouts of the confirmation email from ShowClix do not qualify as tickets.

Important, Proof of I.D.: Please bring proof that you are 21 years of age or older. Each winery is individually responsible for checking the age of customers, to make sure they are at least 21 years old, so it is possible that you may be proofed at more than one winery.

As a designated driver you are a VIP and we thank you for making our events safer for your family and friends! You will be offered an alternative non-alcoholic beverage with your food sample.

Sometimes our events sell out, so you should purchase your tickets well in advance of the event itself. If you have any questions about purchasing tickets, please call the office during regular business hours at 877-536-2717.

Important group size policies:  Groups of 19 or fewer people can attend the event together without having to make appointments at the wineries.  However groups of 20 and up to 40 people will be accepted only if routed by the Trail office and only a few large groups are permitted to attend this event.  All large groups must be booked 28 days prior to the event weekend.  Few large groups are permitted and we reserve the right to limit the number of large groups and motor coaches purchasing tickets to our events to four (4).  Please call Glenda Stermer-Simpson toll-free to inquire about large group event details at 877-536-2717.

Event Co-Sponsor: This event is co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance.

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