Casa Larga Vineyards, Rochester's Winery, is proud to present the official wine of the 2017 Lilac Festival, Lilac Hill. Noted for its floral characteristics and unique blue bottle, this wine has served as a key symbol of Rochester's lilacs since its creation in 1994.
Lilac Hill is a smooth and mildly sweet white wine, with a floral nose and refreshing citrus characteristics. Produced from a proprietary blend of Riesling, Muscat Ottonel and Cayuga, this award-winning wine is a festival classic.
Casa Larga is proud to be part of the Rochester tradition of the Lilac Festival. The Colaruotolo family is honored to participate in this historic annual event. To commemorate the 2017 Lilac Festival, Casa Larga will produce a limited quantity of special labeled Lilac Hill wine. The bottles will don the official design of this year's festival, created by Kurt Pfeiffer, and will be available throughout April and May at Casa Larga's Wine Shop in Fairport, as well as at select liquor stores (available in 750L and 1.5L sizes), or by the glass or bottle at local restaurants.
Lilac Hill will also be available by the glass throughout the festival at festival bars and at the Craft Beverage Expo for sampling and purchase, from 12:30-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:30 p.m. on May 18 and 19.
Lilac Festival Happenings at Casa Larga Vineyards:
- April 22 & 23, 11am-5pm: Lilac Hill Release - Festival EditionBe the first to have the 2017 Lilac Festival bottle of Lilac Hill, $10.99 per bottle.
Enjoy a glass of Lilac Hill or a flight of three wines paired with a Lilac Hill snickerdoodle from Finger Lakes Cookie Co for $7 per person. The cookie was made exclusively for Casa Larga, using the Lilac Hill wine.
- April 22 & 23, May 14: Complimentary winery tours leaving at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
- May 14, 11am-5pm: Mother's Day Wine & Wine Infused Cookie Pairing
Celebrate Mother's Day with a special cookie and wine pairing. The pairing includes a flight of three wines with 3 specially made cookies from Finger Lakes Cookie Co. Lilac Hill with a Lilac Hill infused snickerdoodle, Vidal Blanc with a lemon cookie and Rosso with the Rosso infused Chocolate Crumb cookie. $10 per person, $7 per Mom. Tickets available at the door or online at www.casalarga.com.