One of our very favorite events at Deer Run Winery is our annual Picnic in the Vineyard. Dinner service and seating among the vines as the sun sets over the vineyard is quite a magical experience that you won't want to miss! This year is no exception as we have a delicious menu planned and perfectly paired with our award-winning wines. The meal and dinner service will be provided by Partyman Catering of Avon, N.Y., an A.C.E. awarded caterer! This year's menu will feature:
Appetizer: smoked salmon cucumber rolls with fresh dill paired with Traminette
Soup: chilled corn soup paired with Corot Noir
Salad: lemon basil orzo salad paired with Riesling
Entree: tarragon chicken with Chardonnay cream sauce paired with Chardonnay
Dessert: Conesus red raspberry ice cream with fresh mint paired with Conesus Red
If you’re a wine lover like us, you find very few things more enjoyable than drinking a glass of wine outdoors in the summertime. There’s something special about it: the condensation on your glass, the cool sweet, refreshing flavor of the bottle of Conesus White you just cracked open, the relaxation you feel as the wine buzz kicks in and sun shines on your face. There’s just something truly perfect about sipping on a glass of wine outside in the summertime.
We could go on forever about why we love our Thursday Night Summer concert series so much and why other’s are digging it too, but if we had to name a few things, it would look something like this:
For starters, you can not only drink wine outside, but you come to the winery and enjoy our wine on the lawn just yards from the vineyard where it was grown. You can bring your family, friends, and chairs all to one place, where you don’t have to cook or be responsible for entertaining. This experience is all about being present in the moment!
Don’t get us started on the tunes… Concert goers jam to the sweet music of local favorites like The Travis Prinzi Band or Noble Vibes, instead of hitting play on a wireless speaker.
We also have some of the best food vendors in the area hanging out serving up your favorites including Cheesed n Confused, 3 Legged Pig BBQ, and our 2019 Concert Series sponsor, Red Osier.
Basically, we could go on and on about all of the things we do for this series every Thursday evening, but music at Deer Run Winery is so much more than promoting our wines. The flavors and services our partners and bands help bring to you is an experience that is unique and so important for our community (and Rochester area) to take part in. These sorts of things don’t continue unless we support them!
Check out the schedule at: https://www.deerrunwinery.com/upcoming-events.html
There are just seven concerts remaining in the 2019 Thursday Night Summer Concert season, we hope you come see us! Don't forget to tag us in any and all of your concert photos #deerrunwinery #drwsummerconcert
We are offering up Dips for Dads this Sunday in celebration of Father's Day! We will be featuring the following free pairings for Pop!
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.
“Spring is natures way of saying, let’s party.” – Robin Williams
The spring season and warmer weather always creates opportunities for celebration. Whether it’s dinner outside, weddings, baby or bridal showers, or simply sitting in your favorite chair on the porch with a good book, there’s something about nice weather that brings out the best in everything. For us, a glass of wine is always the perfect addition to top off these special moments.
For events and relaxing moments alike, we are loving our 2017 Riesling. Why should you add this vintage to your next shindig or simply your fridge? Check out our top 5 reasons why it’s the perfect addition below.
We can certainly go on and on about why we love Riesling, but would rather you try it for yourself! Stop by our tasting room next time you’re in the area, order online or pick up one of our bottles at a liquor store near you.
Want to talk more about events? Hold your upcoming event at Deer Run Winery and take advantage of our 2019 summer event special for just $20 per person. Email us at email@example.com or call us today at 585-346-0850 to learn more.
I am the winemaker's wife. Scott and I married in 2014 and I transitioned from a hospitality manager to a grape farmer's wife, event coordinator and blog author.