New York Ice Wine & Culinary Festival
A Mid-Winter’s Celebration of New York Ice Wines and Cuisine
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 11am-6pm
Tickets: $55 online, at Wegman's, in the Wine Shop, or at the door.
Come celebrate and experience New York State’s award-winning Ice Wines in the season that makes them possible – winter! Ice Wines produced in NY State with NY State grown grapes, in the traditional method will be at the festival, along with culinary delicacies paired or infused with Ice Wine. The Festival offers you the rare opportunity to sample and purchase these exquisite wines from all of New York’s wine regions in one location.
A full day of indoor & outdoor fun await:
- New York State Wine & Ice Wine Tastings
- Ice Wine-Inspired Cuisine Tasting Stations
- Beer, Spirits & Hard Cider Tastings
- Ice Wine Seminars
- Live Music by pianist Karl LaPorta
- Empire Magic Strolling Magician
- Outdoor Luv Shack sponsored by Eastview Mall with:
- Ice wine cocktail luge, mulled wine and hot chocolate
- Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides Through the Vineyards by Heberle Stables
- Live tango performances by Tango Cafe Dance Studio
- Cash Bar
- Winery Tours
- Marketplace Vendors
Enter to win a Heather Moore ID Tag and chain, provided by Mann's Jewelers at the festival. This piece is 14k rose gold featuring an XXOO stamp and lucky star accents. A perfect gift to show your love on Valentine's Day!
1911 Spirits, Artisan Flash Freeze Ice Cream, Bella Bags, Bill Bentley Woodworking, Black Button Distilling, Blue Toad Hard Cider, Cabot Cheese and Willow, Cutco Cutlery, Farmer's Insurance, F. Oliver's, Gloribead Jewelry, Goebel Glass, KP Kettlecorn, Mary Terziani Glass, Mann's Jewelers, Mary's Fault, NY Life, Mileage Master Grills, Only One River (candles), Pampered Chef, Premier Design, Renewal by Andersen, Rhinestone Apparel and Design, Rhino Concrete, Rochester Athletic Club, Rocco Gaetano DeAngelo Cigars, Woodland Rose and more coming soon!
Chef Autumn Geer from RIT's Brick City Catering and Chef Lindsay White of Artesano have developed ice wine-infused foods in a Valentine's theme.
Amore Insalata: Arugula with Blue Cheese, Craisins, Candied Pecans, and an Apricot Ice Wine Vinaigrette
Long For You Bisque: Baked Potato Soup finished with a Red Chili Oil
Fond Of You Pasta: Shrimp Scampi with Asparagus made with a Red Pasta and finished with Parmesan Cheese
BBQ Sweetheart Panino: Smoked Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Ice Wine BBQ Sauce, Topped with an Ice Wine Slaw, and served on a Brioche Bun
Cherry and Goat Cheese Cream Perfetto: Parfait with Chocolate Cake, Goat Cheese Cream, and Dark Cherries reduced in a Cabernet Franc Ice Wine
BBQ Sweetheart Panino
Fond Of You Pasta
Ice Wine Cocktails with Tina Gambino
Come meet the Queen of Mixology, Tina Gambino, as she shares her favorite Ice Wine infused cocktails. Tina will whirl, blur and blend away ... and the results ... three off-the-charts cocktails. Learn to make the Glorious Golden Sangria, Hello Jell-O Shots and The Margarita Mix Up. We've heard through the grapevine that she also has a few surprises up her sleeves...
Seminars are held Upstairs in the Wine Shop. Seating for seminars is limited to 50 people - be sure to come a few minutes early to save your seat.
Tickets are $55 and are available at Wegman's, online, in the Wine Shop, or at the door.
Stay with the Del Monte Group, official hotel of the festival.
Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel and Spa - Pittsford
Courtyard Marriott - Penfield
Residence Inn - West Greece
Rochester Marriott Airport - Rochester
Fairfield Inn by Marriott - East Webster