Flowering in the Vineyard Experience
Location: 1886 Reserve Room
Available Fridays at 2 PM, Saturdays at 11 AM and 2 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM.
Budbreak and flowering celebrates the new green beginning to the vintage. A wine educator will lead you through several vineyard sites where you will learn the innovative grafting technique that our founder brought to the Finger Lakes, the parts of the vine, what happens during budbreak, and why flowering is so important. At each vineyard site you will taste its respective wine. At the conclusion of the tour, a seated flight of wines are paired with the chef’s seasonal creative bites.
Please arrive at our 1886 Reserve Tasting Room at least 5 minutes before the starting time of the event. Just south of the main winery and tasting rooms is the stone house named Chateau Frank. Once you pull into the driveway and park, walk towards the rear of the building and you will see stairs leading up to the 1886 Reserve Room. The event will feature some walking in our vineyards, so we suggest wearing suitable shoes.