Date(s) - 08/17/2019
6:00 pm - 10:10 pm
Sunset Tasting: We extend our regular Wine Tasting Room Hours from 6 pm until sunset prior to Starry Starry Night. Come and enjoy a casual wine tasting or a glass of our award-winning wines while watching the sunset over Lake Ontario. No extra cover charge.
Please Note: You don’t have to be here for all 4-1/4 hours. You can choose to come just for the Sunset Tasting or for the Starry Starry Night; Stargazing. Or maybe some of each. It’s all up to you!
Starry Starry Night; Stargazing at Thorpe Vineyard from 8:40 to 10:10 pm
Learning the Stars & Constellations
Fumie Thorpe, the owner of Thorpe Vineyard, plans to hand out a star chart and talk about the celestial bodies we’ll be visiting shortly. She will introduce some Eastern star tales she grew up with along with Greek/Roman mythology associated with the constellations to be observed.
We will then walk out of the Tasting Room to the backyard for actual stargazing. See how many constellations you can find! Fumie will be there to guide you. Bring over your binoculars, lawn chairs, blankets to lay on — anything to have an enjoyable experience! Smartphone apps will be helpful as well.
There is no cover charge to join the stargazing. Please note that we won’t do any winetasting once the talk starts; however, wine will be available for purchase by the glass/bottle. Though the actual Stargazing will be weather permitting, the Talk will go on as long as there is interest. Follow us on Facebook or contact us ahead if not certain about the weather.
Notes and Advice: When an International Space Station (ISS) flyby is anticipated, we’ll take a break from the talk and walk out to observe it.
Please dress appropriately — long pants and bug spray would be a good idea. Sneakers or walk shoes/boots are recommended as the lawn will be likely wet from the dews.
We look forward to your company!