Oktoberfest is back at Deer Run Winery this Sunday September 23rd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm! The second annual Oktoberfest held at the winery, located on Conesus Lake, will feature live music and entertainment provided by The Frankfurters, Western New York’s most popular German band. Red Osier Concessions will be on-site with German fare available including beef on weck, bratwurst, pickled cabbage, and German potato salad. Deer Run Winery will have wine, wine slushies and, of course, local beer available for sale. All are welcome, and admission is free. Coolers are not allowed, and it is recommended that folks bring a chair to enjoy the concert.
The unofficial end of summer is upon us and this upcoming weekend is bringing with it beautiful weather and some amazing events for you to add to your calendar!
FULL MOON PADDLE ON CANADICE LAKE
Date: Friday August 24, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Where to meet: Canoe & Kayak Launch on Canadice Lake
What your will get: Wine, chocolate and cheese pairing from Deer Run Winery and the opportunity to kayak under a full moon and a clear sky
Note: There is an option to purchase the tasting only for those of you will be bringing your own kayak!
Weather Forecast: High 82° / Low 63°
PICNIC IN THE VINEYARD
Date: Saturday August 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Where to meet: Deer Run Winery's tasting room
What you will get: A Five course wine pairing dinner served in our beautiful vineyard at sunset.
Note: Those in attendance will be the first to taste the 2016 Reserve Noiret, specially released for this dinner.
Weather forecast: High 80° / Low 66°
It is going to be a gorgeous weekend to be outdoors and we hope to see you at one or more of our special events! Cheers!!
Tomorrow Deer Run Winery will head to Canandice Lake for our Paddle & Picnic event and there are still spots available if you would like to join us! The weather looks as though it will be as picturesque as Canadice Lake! You can head to our website and reserve your spots here.
Reservations include a kayak rental (or you can bring your own), wine tasting, glass of wine, and a bagged lunch consisting of a wrap, bag of chips, bottle of water and a Finger Lakes Cookie Company Max Black cookie. Guests will meet John, owner of Canadice Lake Outfitters, at the Canoe & Kayak Launch on Canandice Lake Rd between 11:00 am and 11:30 am, where he will get you set up with your kayak and point you in the direction of where Deer Run Winery will be located. Paddle at your leisure and stop when you wish for your wine sampling, glass of wine and bagged lunch. Deer Run Winery will be present until 2:30 pm.
A customer sent me an e-mail today asking about the crystals at the bottom of a bottle of Max Black. I thought it would be a good time to share with everyone else, just in case any other folks have the same question!
"First off, we Love your wines; however, back in late December, 2017, my daughter purchased a case of Max Black at your winery. She took it back to Colorado with her and every bottle she has opened has so much residue in the bottom of the bottle. See pictures. Is there something she can do? She loves the wine but hates the residue."
Thank you for getting in touch with us. This is naturally occurring in wines as they age and mellow in the bottle. It is called tartaric acid which collects naturally (more often in red wines) at the bottom of the bottle after it has aged for some time. Here is a link to read more on tartaric acid, sometimes referred to as "wine diamonds": https://www.jordanwinery.com/files/FlexibleFile/289/Wine_Tartrates_FAQ.pdf
No worries, it is completely natural and harmless. In fact, cream of tartar is the the byproduct of tartaric acid.
I am glad you reached out to us and I hope this information is helpful. I often use a Haley's Corker in my wine bottles at home which aerates the wine while you pour it, but the grid pattern also captures any tartaric acid crystals, if present, in the bottle. This may be a good gift idea for your daughter!
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With Valentine's Day falling mid-week this year, we will be celebrating LOVE the weekend before and the weekend afterwards! We have teamed together with the Finger Lakes Cookie Company (they have the BEST COOKIES EVER!) to bring you a perfectly paired wine and cookie flight. The wine and cookie flight includes:
If you are in town visiting family for Christmas and are looking for something to do this evening, feel free to join us for our candlelit five-station wine and hors d'oeuvres pairing event from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm! The following pairings (with recipes) will be featured tonight:
Sweet & Sour Meatballs paired with Deer Run Traminette
Brie Pastry Bites paired with Deer Run Chardonnay
Sausage Cheddar bites paired with Alpinismo
Cherry Cheesecake Dip paired with Conesus Red
Finger Lakes Cookie Co & Black Button Distilling will be joining us and sampling some of their favorites as well!
If you wish to join us for tonight's Candlelight Night, click here to make your reservation.
My apologies for not getting last week's recipes out on the web on time. We featured the following recipes during our Candlelight Night event on 12/14/17:
Crab ball appetizer paired with Dry Riesling
Sweet & spicy wings paired with Via Ferrata
Skirt steak skewers paired with Runway Red
Rosemary cheese spread with fig preserves paired with Vignoles
This evening we will feature the following menu items:
Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup paired with Vignoles (we used canned pumpkin & sweet potato puree in place of fresh pumpkin)
Sliced Beef on Pumpernickle Crostini paired with Runway Red
Jalapeno Corn Dip paired with Ciclismo
Attraberry Jam & Cream Crescents paired with Pebble Beach Blush
If you enjoy a recipe and wine pairing, we hope it makes it to your home for your next gathering!
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.