The weekend of July 13 we traveled to the Finger Lakes to take part in the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Debbie, Keryl and Debbie’s husband Paul(aka..Mr. Hudson Valley Wine Goddess) packed up 40 cases of wine, glasses, shirts, 3000 tattoos and 4000 stickers and made the trek up Rt. 17 to the beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Region.
The first stop was the Watkins Glen International to drop off the wine and park the van for the weekend. After unloading we headed out to go wine tasting. Yes, that is what you do when you are in a wine region. We drove on up to Herman Wiemer Vineyards to taste and have a picnic lunch.
A quick check in at our wonderful B&B The Manor, change of clothes and we were off the the Boatyard Grill in Ithaca for a Happy Bitch Wines Rosé tasting. What a great place! Right on the water, under the tent with a great band. We wanted to make sure everyone got to sample Happy Bitch Rosé so Keryl took to the tables.
After a wonderful breakfast prepared by Bonnie and Richard at The Manor, we headed to the track our first day of the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. Thank goodness we had a big breakfast to start our day with, because there was no time to eat again until after the festival was over.