Presented by Women for Wine Sense

Check out the below free seminars from the 2018 Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy!
This year's seminars will be announced shortly.

Free seminars take place on the first floor of the air-conditioned Watkins Glen International Media Center.
Seating is first-come, first served.

The Dry Rose Sensation
Saturday, July 14th - 10:30 a.m.
Dry Rose is one of the fastest growing wine categories throughout the world, and increasingly, the world is recognizing the Finger Lakes as a major producer of these wines. Learn why this style of wine is so appealing to so many, and also so food friendly! Explore why the Finger Lakes does such an amazing job with Dry Roses. We will taste four different Finger Lakes Dry Roses, made from different varietals and explore the differences in style.
Chardonnay - America's #1 Selling Wine
Saturday, July 14th - 1:00 p.m.
Come explore the Chardonnay grape and how the Finger Lakes, with its cool climate, has such an impact on this varietal. In this seminar, you will taste four different expressions of Chardonnay and will learn what exciting things these wines have to offer.
The Future of the Wine Industry
Sunday, July 15th - 12:00 p.m.
Historically, many hybrid grapes were thought of as inferior, too sweet, easy drinking wines. With the advent of millennials joining the wine buying world, this young and forward-thinking generation has no preconceived notions of these grapes, and they love them! Try six hybrid-based wines that all have fine dining potential.
Dry Red Wines of the Finger Lakes
Sunday, July 15th - 2:00 p.m.
The Finger Lakes is world-renowned for its aromatic white wines, but our red wines are also drawing a lot of attention. Attend this seminar for a chance to taste some red varietals and learn what makes our region's red wines different than other growing regions and how that will broaden your red wine horizon.
Some Like it Sweet
Sunday, July 15th - 3:00 p.m.
Sweet wines are an important part of Finger Lakes wine history. If you are a sweet wine drinker (or even if you're not) and are looking for something new, join us to explore some iconic wines that have been around for decades, which helped build the region to what it is today.