Hunt Country Signature Events

August 2014
Twilight Picnic in the Vineyards
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Aug 9, 2014
Venue: Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Rd, Branchport, NY 14418
Contact: Andy Marshall 800.946.3289, Andy@HuntWines.com

Join the Hunt family for a picnic to remember among our beautiful vineyards at twilight.  Enjoy the amazing bounty of Finger Lakes-produced foods, prepared by Jane Russell of Around the Corner Catering, including great locally-raised meats and fresh organic veggies from Jonathan & Caroline Boutard Hunt's Italy Hill Produce located right here on our farm. 

Tickets include a glass of Hunt Country wine of your choice (adults) or grape juice (< 21).  Relax and serve yourself food when you wish.  Additional wine will be available at a cash bar by-the-bottle and by-the-glass.   
 

FREE ACTIVITIES FOR TICKETHOLDERS (4:00pm)  

Standard wine tasting in the Wine Shop for ticketholders (4:00-6:00pm)

Haywagon rides through the vineyards (4:00, 4:45, 5:30)

Field tours of Italy Hill Produce organic crops (4:15, 5:15)

Tour of wine production facilities (4:00, 5:00)    

 

HORS D'OEUVRES & OUTDOOR WINE BAR (5:00pm)

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta and Grilled Chard on toast

Local vegetables, herb dip
Local cheeses, including goat cheese with caramel apple jam

Hunt Country wine by-the-glass and by-the-bottle
Hunt Country grape juice
Bottled craft beers and soft drinks for sale in our Locavore Room 

 

PICNIC MENU (6:30pm) 

Grapewood Smoked Top Round of Local Grassfed Beef
(chef carved at buffet, with choice of Horseradish Sauce or
Alchemy Wine Sauce with Italy Hill Produce mushrooms)

Smoky Grassfed Chicken Legs with Barbecue sauce

* * *

Marinated and Grilled Vegetables (including green beans,
neon eggplant, summer squashes)

Grilled Sweet Corn, Red Pepper Butter

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic

Midsummer Leaf Lettuce, Chardonnay Champagne Dressing

Cold Dill Bean Salad

Braided Oat & Wheat Bread, Corn Bread Local Butter

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Warm Cobbler of Peaches & Blueberries,
enhanced with Hunt Country Dolce di Moscato
and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Keuka Lake Coffee Station

The Stick Mob, a 5-piece Washington DC-based acoustic band -- fiddle, guitars, mandolin, stand up bass and everyone sings, including vocalist Suzanne Hunt, daughter of owners Art & Joyce Hunt -- will provide great live music.  

Hunt Country's Tasting Room and Wine Shop will be open throughout the event.   A tent will be available for inclement weather.  Free parking.  Seats are limited for this event, so purchase your tickets early at Early Bird prices. 

  Early-Bird
Adults (21+) $40
Children (7-20) $25
Kids 6 and under no charge
October 2014
25th Anniversary Hunt Country Harvest Festival
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm    Sat, Oct 4, 2014 - Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Venue: Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Rd, Branchport, NY 14418 (Keuka Lake)
Contact: Andy Marshall 1.800.WINE.BUY (946.3289), Andy@HuntWines.com

Grape-stomping at Hunt Country Harvest FestivalFree Admission - No Reservations Necessary
Families Welcome - Free Parking

The perfect autumn weekend getaway!  Great food, live music, free wine tasting, free winery tours, grape-stomping, special cellar tasting, horse-drawn vineyard rides, talented artists exhibiting their works.  Relax at a picnic table or under the big tent.

  • Delicious food for sale, prepared by the Culinary Arts students of Penn College School of Hospitality
  • Grape stomping
  • Horse-drawn wagon vineyard rides
  • Free Standard Wine Tasting
  • Free guided tours of our winery
  • Intimate Cellar Tasting Workshops with our Director of Winemaking, Jonathan Hunt
  • Cooking seminars by Chef Paul Mach (co-host of PBS-TV’s “You’re the Chef”) 
  • Bargain wines for sale (very limited supply, first come first served)
  • Artists demonstrating their skills and vendors their handcrafted wares
  • Great live music in the afternoon
  • Rain or Shine!

 
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