Follow me to the Finger Lakes August 13th!
For the past several years, I have attended the Wine Bloggers Conferences that are held yearly in some of the most prestigious and well known wine regions in the US and Canada. Hundreds of of wine writers, citizen,industry wine and travel bloggers, and social media professionals unite for an up close and personal regional wine experience like no other. Previously, I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Oregon wine country two years ago and Paso Robles/Santa Barbara California adventure last year.
Zephyr Adventures is the organizer and impeccably arranges and hosts our yearly wine adventures for an unforgettable experience which in not only educational but fun!
The opportunities are endless. I have since met wine writers that have become friends which has led to wine writing opportunities for me!
This year, our host town is Corning, New York. In addition to being in the center of wine country and the home of Corning Glass, the town was named “Best Fun Small Town in America” in 2013 by Rand McNally.
The Finger Lakes Wine Country boasts over 100 wineries centered around the region’s four main lakes: Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua. These wineries are responsible for yielding 90% of the total New York wine produced each year. For those of you who were at this year’s conference, here are some of the wines you tasted:
Wagner Vineyards – 12 bottles of 2012 Sparkling Riesling and 12 bottles of 2012 Single Vineyard Dry Riesling
Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars – 6 bottles of Gruner Veltliner, 6 bottles of Rkatsiteli, 6 bottles of Dry Riesling, 6 bottles of Blanc de Blancs Sparkling
Fox Run Vineyards – 12 bottles of 2013 Chardonnay (Unoaked), and 12 bottles of 2012 Cabernet Franc
These are just two out of many wineries, vineyards and excursions that we have to look forward to this year! Check out website for all of the exciting adventures that will be taking place!
Watch for all of the excitement by following twitter and Instagram and of course all of the great article to come! #WBC15 @WineBloggersCon