HARVEST FESTIVAL 2021
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
Hunt Country Vineyards
Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10am - 5pm
Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Rd, Branchport, NY 14418 (on Keuka Lake)
In 1981 Hunt Country Vineyards began as a winery. In 1988, the Hunt's began the tradition of our Annual Harvest Festival to celebrate the winery and the harvest. Join us this year for the 33rd Annual Harvest Festival to celebrate 40 years of Hunt Country Vineyards.
Cheers to the past, present, and future!!!
Wines, Libations, & Food:
Tastings: Wine tastings are $10 for five wines. We have some new vintages, and new wines that we are excited to share with you.
Reservations for tastings are not required, but highly recommended. Reservations guarantee tastings. Our tasting room and porch seating will be reserved for tastings inside and outside under our covered porch.
There will also be bar service outside where guests can purchase wines by the glass or bottle, as well as beer from Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Brewery. Tables and seating outdoors and about our grounds will be available without reservations, first come first serve. This is a rain or shine event. Cover will be provided if there is inclement weather.
Food & Libations: The Anita Pizza Food Truck will be on site for noshes and to fill the air with the amazing smells of pizza as it bakes to perfection. Grape pies by Jeni's Pies will be available to purchase, whole or by the slice. And we have a whole variety of picnic items and snacks in our gift shop that include local cheeses, salamis, ferments, olives, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers, salsa, specialty mustards, Hedonist chocolates, grape candy, etc... We also offer local beer, kombucha, bottled soda, iced teas, and sparkling water.
Music All Day:
10:30am to 12:30pm: Opening Harvest Fest for us, local favorites Bob & Dee.
12:45pm to 2:45pm: Enjoying Evan Meulemans tunes at Harvest Fest has become a great tradition.
3:00pm to 5:00pm: Keuka Whalers - Sea shanties, Americana, world music, & harpoons.
Special Tastings & Tours:
11am, 1pm, 3pm:
Elevated Wine Tasting with Winemaker, Craig Hosbach – Featuring a Library Wine Vertical Tasting & special sommelier guest Gene Alexeyev: $15. A rare opportunity for a guided tasting tour through our library of Rieslings. Craig and Gene will pour seven different Rieslings from our archives, including the recently released 40th Anniversary Riesling, a truly masterful wine. Attendance will be limited to ensure Craig and Gene can give you and the wine their fullest attention. Reservations are recommended, pay upon arrival.
11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:15pm:
Guided Trolley Tour Through the Vineyards with Art Hunt – Highlighting Forty Years of Hunt Country History: $3. Enjoy a scenic tour through the vineyards on our replica electric trolley guided by the best storyteller of them all, Art Hunt. Limited seating on the trolley. Reservations are recommended, pay upon arrival.
Sustainability Tour with Suzanne Hunt, Co-owner & Director of Sustainability: free. Geothermal, solar, EV chargers, composting, organic vineyards, biochar, q&a, and more... Reservations are recommended
1pm to 3pm:
Wild Wings, Inc.: Bird of Prey Facility & Nature Center bringing educators and raptors to Hunt Country.
Ax Throwing with renaissance man DJ Kitzel, all day long.
Trolley Ride History Tours: Our replica trolley towed by tractor into the vineyard for scenic tours.
Grape Stomping will be back!!!
Pick Your Own Grapes: We'll provide the picking bags.
Harvest Day happens rain or shine. Barn seating, porch seating, and tables about the vineyard grounds will be available, as well as tent seating during inclement weather.
Contact: Tessa Olsen
We greatly appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we figure out the best ways to keep you and our staff safe, and prevent another surge of COVID-19 infections.
Visiting the winery means you are aware of the current COVID-19 pandemic and understand the risks associated with visiting public places and won’t hold Hunt Country liable in the event you become infected with the virus. You also understand and will follow the best practices laid out by the CDC and NYSDOH, as well as the practice and directions provided by Hunt Country. Please postpone your visit to the winery if you are or have been exposed to persons who are ill, showing symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
Masks: Per guidance from the CDC and NYSDOH, people who are fully-vaccinated no longer need to wear masks. However, people who are not yet fully-vaccinated should continue to wear masks indoors to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage any person who prefers to wear a mask to do so.