The 27th Annual Hunt Country Harvest Festival

The Hunt Family will be hosting their 27th annual Harvest Festival at Hunt Country Vineyards on Saturday, October 1 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm) and Sunday, October 2 (11:00 am to 5:00 pm). There will be wine, food trucks, live music, workshops with the Hunt Country winemaking team, grape stomping, hay wagon rides, pumpkin painting, craftspeople and artists. Admission is free. Standard wine tasting is free too. Visitors will only pay for the other activities, wine and food that they enjoy.

“Extended families – from New England and Pennsylvania and all over Western New York – will meet here for the day as an annual tradition,” says Art.

The workshops with Jon Hunt (director of winemaking) and Brian Barry (head winemaker) give folks the chance to really experience the connection between the land and the wine. Participants will be tasting grape varieties straight off the vine and the wines that are made from them.

There will be plenty of food to enjoy from the Café at Hunt Country (special menu) as well as:

• Pi Truck, the world’s only solar- and wind-powered, wood-fired pizza truck

• Global Taco Truck, turning locally-sourced ingredients into amazing tacos (Saturday only)

• Upstairs Bistro Truck, specialty fare from the NY Wine and Culinary Center (Sunday only)

• A Lil Bit Carnival, hotdogs, fries, fried Oreos and other “carnival style food”

• The Flour Shop Café and Bakery, sweet desserts


There will be live music provided by the North Star String Band on Saturday and John Beck and Friends on Sunday.

“The Harvest Fest really is the perfect way to spend a fall weekend in the Finger Lakes,” says Joyce.

For more information, visit the Hunt Country website ( or contact Joyce Hunt at

The Hunt family has been farming west of Branchport, NY, on Keuka Lake for seven generations and started crafting wine in 1981. Our 170-acre farm encompasses 43 acres of wine grapes. The varieties under our care include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Valvin Muscat and Vignoles. We are the oldest continuous producer of genuine ice wine in the United States. Our wines have been served at the United Nations, ordered by the White House, featured in Food & Wine and on NBC’s Today Show. We have nearly eliminated our fossil fuel use for heating, cooling and electricity by installing award-winning geothermal and solar systems. Our goal is to farm and make wine in ways that ensure the health of our land, water, and air for future generations.

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