Hunt Country Vineyards 2023 35th ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/30/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
4021 Italy Hill Road
Branchport, NY

Categories


Wines, Libations, & Food:

Tastings: 
Wine tastings are $12 for a self-guided flight of five wines.
Reservations for tastings are not required, but highly recommended.
Guests with reservations will get priority seating in our tasting room and covered porch seating.
When seating is available, walk-ins are welcome.

Libations:
Outdoor bar offering wines by the glass or bottle, local beer from Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Brewery and LyonSmith Brewing Company, and non alcoholic beverages.

Tables and seating outdoors and about our grounds will be available without reservations, first come first serve.
This is a rain or shine event, but cover will be provided if there is inclement weather.

Food: 
The Anita Pizza Food Truck will be on site for noshes and to fill the air with the amazing smells of fire roasted pizza..
The Hunt Country Tasting Room also offers a whole variety of picnic items and snacks that includes Blue Heron Bakery fresh baked breads, local cheeses, salamis, ferments, olives, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers, salsa, specialty mustards, Hedonist chocolates, grape candy, and more!

LIVE MUSIC All Day:

Bob & Dee, Evan Meulemans, and more TBD!!

Special Tastings & Tours:

Guided Trolley Tour Through the Vineyards with Art Hunt – Highlighting Hunt Country History: $5.  Enjoy a scenic tour through the vineyards on our replica electric trolley guided by the best storyteller of them all, Art Hunt.  Limited seating on the trolley.

Sustainability Tour with Suzanne Hunt, Co-owner & Director of Sustainability – FREE Tour. Geothermal, solar, composting, organic vineyards, biochar, q&a, and more…  Tour will conclude at our EV chargers with special guests from the Tesla Owners Club of New York State.

Other Activities:

Braddock Bay Raptor Research from 1 to 3pm: 
Daena Ford, President, bringing rehabilitated raptors to Hunt Country.  Daena has been working with Braddock Bay Raptor Research for 30 years.  She has worked with raptors in both research and educational settings, both of which help the community learn more about the birds and the environment we share with them.  She currently holds education permits to care for 4 non-releasable raptors, which are used in programs conducted both on site at Braddock Bay and throughout the community.  Daena is an engaging educator and being able to absorb her knowledge and see the raptors up close is an amazing treat.

ALL DAY:
Grape Stomping will be back and is fun for ALL ages!
Pick Your Own Grapes! We’ll provide the picking bags.
Lawn Games: Our horseshoe pit will be available to enjoy for some “just for fun” competition among friends!  As well as Bocce Ball and Croquet.

Harvest Day happens rain or shine. Barn seating, porch seating, and tables about the vineyard grounds will be available, as well as tent seating during inclement weather.

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