The Hunt Family will be hosting their 28th annual Harvest Festival at Hunt Country Vineyards on Saturday, September 30 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday, October 1 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). It’s going to be an excellent fall weekend event for the whole family. There will be grape stomping and tours of the seventh generation farm by hay wagon. Children (and the young at heart) can enjoy pumpkin painting, lawn games, board games and a hay-bale play area filled with corn. Under the tent will be local craftspeople and artists displaying their finest work. On Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., Wild Wings raptor sanctuary will be at the festival with several of the birds they care for, including kestrels, owls, falcons and a red-tailed hawk.
There will be plenty of food available:
• The Café at Hunt Country will have a special menu of tasty comfort foods like stew, mac and cheese, sandwiches, chocolate cake, and grape pie* The Café at Hunt Country will have a special menu of tasty comfort foods like stew, mac and cheese, sandwiches, chocolate cake, and grape pie
• The Buffalonian food truck will be serving up delicious fare made from scratch, including gluten-free options
• Potatoes and Molasses, the food truck from Black Brook Farm, will be offering micro greens, baked potatoes, farm-style fries, and savory and sweet pies
Hunt Country will also be serving up their special mix of fall cocktails, sangria and mulled wine, made with their own wines and local gin and whiskey. Live music by Kubrick’s Rubes and Bob & Dee on Saturday, and the John Beck Quintet on Sunday. Suzanne Hunt – Art and Joyce Hunt’s younger daughter and a global consultant on renewable energy – will also be leading special tours and discussions about the farm’s sustainable technology and practices. Admission is free. Standard wine tasting is free too. Visitors will only pay for the other activities, wine and food that they enjoy.
The Hunt family has been farming west of Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region for seven generations. In 1981 we started crafting wine and have committed ourselves to being stewards of the earth: reducing our fossil fuel use, installing solar and geothermal systems, improving soil health and increasing habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Because to make great wines, you need clean air, clean water and healthy soil.
4021 Italy Hill Road Branchport, NY 14418 800.946.3289 www.HuntWines.com