Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail Members Decorate and Donate Holiday Tree to Granger Homestead’s Festival of Trees

Photo CLWT1: From left to right: Eric Frarey of Heron Hill Tasting Room on Canandaigua Lake, Angela and Eve MacAllister of Arbor Hill Grapery, Pam Raymor of Raymor Estate Cellars, Melissa Knoblauch of Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, and Lydia Garofalo of New York Kitchen, gather around their donated holiday tree, “Grape Expectations.”

Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail members have decorated and donated a holiday tree to this year’s Granger Homestead Festival of Trees. The annual event is a fundraiser that benefits the Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in Canandaigua. 

"The Granger Homestead is a treasured asset for the community," said Eric Frarey, managing partner of Heron Hill Winery and Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail chair. "Our tree, themed Grape Expectations, supports their silent auction fundraiser and includes passports to travel the trail and gift cards from each of our seven winery members. A visit to the Granger Homestead while traveling the wine trail is a perfect complement while visiting or touring our region.”

The Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail’s “Grape Expectations” purple tree is decorated with wine-trail themed ornaments and is one of the many trees donated and on display at this year’s Festival that runs Nov. 9 through Dec. 2 at the Granger. The donated tree is part of an event that includes a silent auction of trees, wreaths and jewelry, as well as a seasonal decorations gift shop. The Grape Expectations tree, valued at $300, includes a gift card from each of the seven wineries and four wine trail passports.

Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail members include Arbor Hill Grapery, Finger Lakes Wine Center at Sonnenberg Gardens, Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars, Heron Hill Tasting Room on Canandaigua Lake, Inspire Moore Finger Lakes Winery & Vineyard, New York Kitchen, and Raymor Estate Cellars. More information about each winery, along with the trail’s associate members be found at

For more information about how to become a member or how to purchase a wine trail passport, call 585-394-3915.

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