(Interlaken, NY) Americana Vineyards Winery is known for throwing some of the best parties in the Finger Lakes. This year, the tradition continues, as they are delighted to announce their 2nd annual New Year's Eve Party on Saturday, December 31, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, where they invite revelers to bid 2018 a fond farewell -- Americana style.
"We have a big party each season. Woofstock is in the spring, our Birthday BBQ Bash is in the summer, and our Hallowine Spooktacular is in the fall. But we had no really big party in the winter," explained Joe Gober, the winery’s charismatic owner and consummate host. "And now our annual New Year's Eve party rounds out our events schedule perfectly!"
"Dine. Dance. Mix. Mingle." is the theme, and guests are invited to dress how ever they want -- from fancy to comfy, anything goes. Upstairs in the Winery, DJ Elephant Sound kicks the party off on the dance floor at 4:00pm, playing today's top dance tunes until 8:00pm, for party goers' dancing and listening pleasure. Downstairs in the Tasting Room, the Crystal Lake Café will put out quite the spread, starting with appetizers at 4:00, followed by dinner and desserts from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Dinner selections will include seafood, pasta and a prime rib carving station, along with a variety of sides and salads. Tables will be spread throughout the Winery, Café, Taproom and around the dance floor -- for guests to use as they please. And a variety of drinks will be available, including beer, bubbly, wine, and a few other surprises.
"Think of our New Year's Eve party as sort of a warm-up or pre-game party," said Ryan O'Scammon, Operations Manager. "It goes from 4 'til 8, warming you up for your next party or getting you home in time to watch the ball drop with family and friends from the comfort of your living room."
In addition to food, drinks and dancing, there will be door prizes awarded each hour which will include a bottle of Rubie's Bubbling Blush and 2 champagne glasses to take to your next stop for the evening. Also there will be big basket raffles, with the proceeds going to the shelters and rescues of Woofstock.
"We're bringing the best of the best of our big events together for this party. And as always it's a family friendly event!" smiles Joe.
Admission is just $25 per person in advance, and $30 at the door.
“The first glass of wine or beer is on us!” Joe points out. "Sparkling grape juice if you're under 21."
Attendance is limited to 200 guests and sold out well in advance in its first year., so people are strongly encouraged to RSVP or buy their tickets in advance by calling the Winery at 607-387-6801 or stopping by in person over the next few weeks.
Joe invites everyone to get their New Year's Eve festivities started early. “If you've never been to a party here at the winery, we promise you're in for a good time! And if you've been to one of our parties, you know it's true. Nobody throws a party like we do!”
Americana Vineyards Winery, Bacchus Brewing Co. Taproom and the Crystal Lake Café are located at 4367 East Covert Road in Interlaken, about 15 minutes north of Ithaca. Event updates and details can be found on the winery's website and on their Facebook page.