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Launch of the Lakes

2013 Launch of The Lakes

Join us on Friday night for Yancey's Fancy Launch of The Lakes. Enjoy free samples from Yancey's Fancy and taste from select Finger Lakes Wine Festival wineries. Dress in your best toga, enjoy live music and cap the night off with our fireworks display.

Pace Car Rides

FLWF Pace Car Rides

See the world-reknown road course from the same vantage point of a driver. Take a ride in an official Watkins Glen International vehicle during Finger Lakes Wine Festival! Pause from tasting and have your breath taken away.

First come, first serve for this outstanding opportunity. Passes are just $10 and are available for purchase at the entrance to Pit Road in the Cabernet Courtyard.

Taster's Banquet

Tasters Banquet Join us in the casual environment of The Glen Club for a delicious meal prepared by Chef Paul Mach of Pennsylvannia College on Saturday night. The Taster's Banquet features regional food products paired with specific New York wines. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required.

* Dinner begins at 5:30pm on Saturday Evening


Culinary Events

Culinary Classes

You've tasted the Finger Lakes Region in a glass, now taste what the region has to offer in a culinary class or an outdoor cooking demonstration. Watkins Glen International welcomes Chef Paul Mach and other esteemed culinrary aficionados from our backyard to share their kitchen secrets.

Culinary classes take place on the second floor of the Media Center, just outside the Finger Lakes Wine Festival grounds. Tasters interested in taking advantage of this unique experience no longer need to sign-in ahead as in previous years. Remember, space is limited and culinary classes are first come, first served.

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