by Wayne Gottlieb & Alex Specker

Date & Time:

Saturday, September 28, 2024 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm


Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Rd., Branchport, NY 14418

A portrait of Alex Specker & Wayne Gotlieb

In addition to tasty Hunt Country wines, local beer, an extensive offering of local picnic nibbles, and beautiful vineyard scenery, we offer LIVE MUSIC.

When weather permits, performances will take place on our covered porch where music can be enjoyed from our tasting room, porch, and lawn.  Or, feel free to bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs for set up on the lawn and near our horseshoe pit and corn hole.

In inclement weather, the show will go on in our Tasting Room.

Reservations for tastings are highly recommended, but not required.  Make your reservations HERE.

In addition to tastings, wines can also be purchased in our tasting room by the glass or by the bottle.
We also offer local beer, kombucha, bottled soda, iced teas, and sparkling water.

AND...  Picnic items include local cheeses, breads by Blue Heron Bakery, salamis, ferments, olives, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers, pesto, specialty mustards, Hedonist chocolates, grape candy, etc...  We provide cutting boards, knives, plates, and all that you need to create a tasty picnic.

About Wayne and Alex

Wayne Gottlieb and Alex Specker are both part of the group, The Pelotones, an Ithaca based swing dance quartet.  Wayne fronts the band, singing most of the vocals and playing guitar, and Alex, who also sings, contributes tasty jazz guitar.  The duo will play from the Pelotones repertoire of Swing jazz, Blues, R and B, which includes originals written by Wayne and Alex.  Alex Specker is well known in Ithaca as the "go to" jazz guitarist, lending his talent to such local groups as Purple Valley, Crystal Vision and The Blue Flames.  Wayne, who's known for his smooth baritone vocals can also be heard playing with Zingology, Party of Four, The Maplewood Jazz Trio, Village Swing at the Downstairs and the Wayne Gottlieb/Harry Aceto Duo.