Wine tent tickets are now on sale for the Cultural Council of Cortland County’s 2019 Arts & Wine Festival. While attendance at the annual festival is free, ticketholders will have the opportunity to step inside the wine tent and try samples from ten different regional providers. Visitors can choose from traditional varieties such as Chardonnay and Riesling to exotic blends with herbs or spices as well as popular berry wines. Several beers and soda will be available for tasting as well.
“We are excited to add something new to the mix this year,” notes Lois Meyer, wine tent coordinator. “Grisamore Cider Works will be offering tastes of small batch cider made in Locke, New York.” Additional wineries include: last year’s People’s Choice award winner, Pazdar Winery; Americana Vineyards and Winery; Fulkerson Winery; Lakeland Winery; Long Point Winery; Six Mile Creek Vineyard; Thousand Islands Winery; and Victorianbourg Wine Estate. Three Brothers Wineries & Estates will also be in the tent to share samples of wine, beer, and soda. In addition to complimentary tastings, bottles of wine and other beverages will be available to purchase and bring home as well.
“Not only does this provide the opportunity to try new beverages,” explains Sheila Cohen, Arts & Wine Festival Committee Chair, “this also offers a terrific cost savings. Visitors can try samples from wineries around the state in one day and location, while enjoying a beautiful park, and paying less than it would cost on a tour of ten wineries.” The first 500 to purchase tickets will also receive a free commemorative wine glass with their purchase.
The Wine Tent will be open from 12 noon until 5 pm on August 3. Advanced sale tickets are now available online at a discount; tickets can also be purchased at the door. Please note, visitors to the tent must be at least 21 years of age. Throughout the day ticketholders are encouraged to vote for the 2019 People’s Choice for best winery, which will be announced at the end of the day.
The 13th Annual Arts & Wine Festival will also include over 30 artists booths, food vendors, live music, a kids’ activity tent, and a chalk art contest. Festivities start at 10 am and conclude at 5 pm in Courthouse Park. Information about wineries, food vendors, performances, and other festival details can be found at the Cultural Council website, https://www.culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org/artsandwine.
Additional inquiries may be forwarded to Kat McCarthy, CCCC Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org