Letchworth State Park is a magical place and a nature-lover's wonderland right in our backyard. Named the #1 state park to visit in the nation, it has lived up to its title and welcomes close to one million visitors each year. For those who want to explore outside the park, we have a few suggestions that may coincide with your visit:
Thursday Night Summer Concerts
June 06, 2019 - September 05, 2019
Beginning at 6:00 pm, enjoy free parking and free music on the lawn. Deer Run Winery offers wine, wine slushies, beer and more for sale to wet your whistle and we are joined by two or more food vendors so you don't have to worry about dinner! Bring a chair!
Finger Lakes West Dine & Drinks Tours
Sundays June 30, July 28, August 11, 2019
Deer Run Winery has partnered up with many of our local food and beverage producers to bring you a culinary craft tour featuring businesses around Conesus Lake. This tour includes transportation on an air-conditioned tour bus and features food and drinks at (4) stops around the lake.
FLX West Dine & Drinks Fest!
Saturday July 06, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A NY craft food and beverage tasting event held at Deer Run Winery under a huge high peak tent on the front lawn. Featuring live music by Midlife Crisis, attendees will receive a keepsake logo wine tasting glass and admission to the tasting tent featuring 20 NY craft food and beverage producers. Many will have their products for sale, so if you try something you love, you can buy it to take home with you!
Picnic in the Vineyard
Saturday August 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Personally this is my very favorite event held at Deer Run! This features dinner served by Partyman Catering outside in the vineyard and it is such a memorable and magical event, you do not want to miss this if your vacation dates correspond and line up with this event.
These are just a few fun things for you to do while visiting & enjoying our beautiful region! Summertime fun abounds in Western New York as residents are serious about having fun and packing as much activity into the summer calendar as possible! We hope to see you at one or more of our events listed above or feel free to stop by our tasting room for a wine sampling and take home some of the finest Finger Lakes wine around!
This past Saturday we had a good turnout for our annual Cinco de Maxo event and as promised here are the recipes we featured for our pairings:
Mexican Chicken Pinwheels paired with our Dry Riesling
Hot Bean Dip paired with Runway Red
Queso Dip paired with Vignoles
Mexican Brownies paired with Max Black. Please note that for the brownies, I used a Ghirardelli Brownie Mix and only added 1 egg following the box mix instructions which makes for a fudgier brownie, which is the way I like it! Also, I substituted the water needed with Max Black.
The Max Mexicana Sangria was made following this recipe and we used Max Black as the red wine base.
I am also going to re-mention a recipe shared with me a few years ago which I posted on the blog back in 2017. Dori's Chicken French made with our Vignoles. This is a delicious recipe that I mentioned to guests at the tasting bar who were interested in the recipe. Feel free to comment on the pairings and if there is ever a recipe that we sampled here that you wish us to share, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to hear from our customers!
Businesses around Conesus Lake have teamed together to bring you a sampling tour showcasing Finger Lake West tastes and flavors! The guided tour includes transportation on a 26-passenger Niagara Scenic Tours bus equipped with wi-fi, climate control, electrical outlets at every seat and a restroom on board for your comfort. Just three tours are scheduled for the summer of 2019. The itinerary will take approximately 4.5 hours and include the following:
The above tour is available on the following Sundays: June 30, 2019, July 28, 2019 and August 11, 2019
Each of the businesses involved are excited to bring you a taste of Conesus Lake, the the westernmost Finger Lake. For reservations, click on the link below.
FLX West Dine & Drinks Tour
A 4.5 hour guided culinary and craft beverage tour highlighting food and beverage producers around Conesus Lake, the westernmost Finger Lake. Meet (and park your car) at Deer Run Winery at 11:00 am for your first sampling. Includes food and/or beverage samples at five different locations. Transportation included by GO LIMOUSINE so you can enjoy the fun without worry!
Sample Itinerary (subject to change)
Deer Run Winery Black Button Bourbon Cream Mocha Java Smoothie / Dark Chocolate Biscotti
Beachcomber flatbread with your choice of mimosa or bloody mary
Rising Storm flight of 3 beers & cup of Jambalaya served by Biscuit de Rue food truck
NOBS Brew Company flight of 3 beers & buffalo chicken pierogies from Vincenzos
3 Legged Pig smoked chicken wing, pig wing & mac n' cheese served with (2) local drafts on tap
Deer Run Winery flight of 3 wines served with local cured meat, cheese and a cookie from the Finger Lakes Cookie Co.
Tour Itinerary Menu includes food and drink from the following businesses:
Deer Run Winery, NOBS Brew Company, Rising Storm Brewing, 3 Legged Pig, The Beachcomber, Finger Lakes Cookie Co., Craig's Creamery Cheddar, OSB Ciderworks
I am the newest addition to the Deer Run Winery family. Scott and I married in 2014 and I transitioned from a hospitality manager to a grape farmer's wife.