Three Brothers Winery Offering–Hot off the press!

Three Brothers Winery and Brewery has been closed for tastings since December 5, but they are missing the visits by their loyal friends.  Therefore, they are offering a special, private experience  for you!  Yes, totally private!  Your group of 2-6 people will be the only ones on property for this opportunity!

What’s included:  

  • A behind-the-scene tour of the estate including wine and beer production facilities. We’re doing some renovating as well, so you’ll have the inside scoop about everything that’s going on with that, too.
  • Tastings for parties of 6 or less.
  • A tour guide who can show you the ropes, tell jokes and answer all of your burning questions.
  • Snacks… because what is life without snacks?

Cost: $50/person
MAX 6 people

Give Grapevine Country Tours a call and we can make this one of our stops.

A Visit to Belhurst Castle and Winery

Belhurst is a uniquely beautiful lodging and winery destination on Seneca Lake in Geneva, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. You may try the classic wine tasting, which offers a variety of wines to suit every palate. They also offer beer and cider tastings.

A favorite with our guests is the Wine and Cheese pairing. Here you are offered five wines and five cheeses, all local. If you are looking for a more lavish experience, they offer a Food and Wine pairing dinner. This is a six course meal with locally sourced ingredients to create unique, seasonally inspired dishes paired with Belhurst Castle wines.

Your Grapevine Country Tours driver will be more than happy to make Belhurst Castle a stop on your customized wine tour.

Seneca Lake Wine Trail Releases Tentative Schedule of Events

Bargain Bash—January 9 to January 18, 2021—-Discounted rates on wines.  Check www.senecalakewine.com for participating wineries.

Per the latest email January 7, 2021:  We are hoping to host Pasta and Wine on Saturday, March 20, 2021 and Spring Wine and Cheese on Saturday, April 17, 2021. These are tentative and subject to change due to COVID-19. We’ll be waiting to launch ticket sales to events until 45 days prior to each event.

We are still on the move at Grapevine Country Tours so give us a call and we will take you to places that you request.  Relax and enjoy!  You deserve it!

315 585 9599

Face Masks

Don’t you hate those face masks?  But let’s face it (LOL) we need them to protect ourselves and others.  I hate to ask, but please wear a mask when you are in our vehicles.  I need to protect my drivers that are like family to me.  I do my best to look out for them as well as for all of my wonderful guests who become friends.  Take care and keep safe and healthy and we look forward to seeing you on a wine tour very soon!

Bonnie

Reduced rate at partner hotel, The Fairfield Inn

Fairfield Inn in Geneva is offering 10% off your rack room rate if you reserve a wine tour with Grapevine Country Tours! Just tell them the code: Grapevine 10%. This is a limited time offer for this season only.

See our specials page under EXPERIENCE for fantastic June pricing!!

It is a “sign of the times”, masks are to be worn in order to protect yourself and others.  All of our vehicles will be wiped down prior to your tour and prior to your returning to the vehicle.  Our drivers will wear masks.

We want you back for a safe and fun tour!  Our June special is meant to get you back into the area.

Our hotels are open—-Belhurst, Ramada, Fairfield Inn—Call for pricing and availability.

Thoughts on doing wine tastings

There is information each day on what is going to happen once we are able to do wine tours again. Here are some items that were in the New York Wine and Grape Foundation newsletter from the Democrat and Chronicle Newspaper. We will keep you posted!

You will need to wear a mask
While tasting wines would be impossible with a mask on, you will likely need to wear a mask until you get to your designated tasting area.
Group sizes will be reduced
Hold off on planning those big bachelorette parties. Wineries will likely be limiting groups to six people, but groups of twos and fours will be encouraged. “Wineries are looking at this as an opportunity to make this experience exclusive, exciting and different,”
Tasting bars will be spaced out
Standing shoulder to shoulder at tasting bars will become a thing of the past   Some wineries are considering using Plexiglas dividers between groups.
Seated tastings will replace tasting bars
Rather than chatting with tasting room staff, visitors will be given a printed tasting sheet that will not be reused. Three Brothers and Boundary Breaks are considering seated tastings.

June 12 tentative date for wineries to reopen

Wineries may be opening on June 12 if all goes well. There will be many changes. Social distancing will be followed and masks will need to be worn. Appointments at the wineries will be required to guarantee a tasting. Walk ins will be based upon number of guests already in the wineries. The servers will be required to pour your wine sample then step back to make any comments.
Any activities that would encourage guests to linger are discouraged.
That being said, we are still available to transport our guests in our cleaned vehicles with a masked driver offering information along the way.
Currently, we are formulating tours that will offer stops by appointment for select wineries. Bringing your own picnic lunch is encouraged.
We are doing all that we can to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable tour. We want you back to visit!

Many Wineries are offering Virtual Experiences!

Zugibe Vineyards has launched a Wine of the Week (WOW) Vlog. What’s a vlog? It’s a video and a blog, hence, “vlog”. Zugibe is pairing local take-out foods with a new wine of the week on their YouTube channel at 6pm! Each Wednesday, the new wine of the week will go on sale at 20% off for 7 days (until the next video). Taste along: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2T0B8Z2X-76EclS_39zhw

 

Wagner Vineyards hosts a live virtual tasting series on Fridays at 5pm EST. They go live on their Facebook page and each week they discuss a different topic. Future topics include: “The Intersection of Wine and Beer” and “Carving a Sustainable Future”. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, so you don’t miss an episode: https://www.facebook.com/WagnerVineyards/

 

Seneca Shore Wine Cellars is looking for the humor these days. 3 Chardonnays and a Rosé Walk into a Bar…. Sounds like a great joke, right? But they’re missing the punch line. Do you have it?! Send them the winning punch line and win a $50 Gift Certificate! Send your punch line through their contact form by midnight EST, April 30, 2020. Punch line must be family friendly and clean enough for all of Facebook to ‘hear’. Winner will be voted on by their staff and notified via email on May 1st, 2020. For complete details, please email info@senecawine.com.

 

Rock Stream Vineyards produces wine and craft beer, but also several distilled products. They have put their distilling equipment to work making hand sanitizer! It’s available for purchase in their tasting room at the intersection of Fir Tree Point and Route 14 in Rock Stream; or call to inquire: 607-243-5395.

 

Lamoreaux Landing is hosting live tastings with their winemaking team at 5pm EST every Thursday. Tastings will be simulcast on Facebook Live and Instagram Live and they’ll be answering your questions throughout the experience. Follow along by ordering a Social Media Happy Hour collection from their website. Be sure to order by the Friday before each event to ensure that you receive the wine in time to taste along! Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamoreauxlanding/ and on Instagram @lamoreauxwine.

 

Lakewood Vineyards is hosting a virtual series called COOK + CORK. Each Wednesday at 8pm, tune into their Facebook page to see a cook-off with 3 members of their team and 3 secret ingredients including one Lakewood wine. Find Lakewood on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lakewoodvineyardsny/

 

Fulkerson Winery wants to help support the local food community during this crisis. When you purchase wine at the winery and present a receipt totaling $30 or more (that’s dated within one week) you’ll receive an extra 10% off of their standard wine discounts! You can order online at www.fulkersonwinery.com and select “Pick up at winery” to have it ready for pickup, or give them a call to place your order over the phone: (607-243-7883). Hours for pickup include: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm; and Saturday/Sunday, 12pm-5pm

 

Fox Run Vineyards offers one of the more comprehensive vineyard tours in the region, and they’re taking it to the internet! They’ve condensed the tour you’d experience in person (usually around 45 minutes) to 7 minutes and they’re sharing out in three installments on their Facebook page. Follow them to enjoy a walk about and some learning, too: https://www.facebook.com/FoxRunVineyards/

 

Boundary Breaks has been keeping their followers up to date with fun and interesting behind-the-scenes-style videos. So far, they’ve talked about bubbly wines and why the glass matters, tiling the vineyard, and even tasting through new wine releases, like their ice wine! Find them on Facebook and live vicariously through their short video posts: https://www.facebook.com/BoundaryBreaks/.

 

Atwater Estate Vineyards has unveiled something for the daring wine drinker! Mystery Boxes featuring a red option and a white option. Limited availability – only 15 cases of each are available. Three bottles of red or three bottles of white for $110 including shipping. To learn more and order a mystery box yourself, visit: https://www.atwatervineyards.com/product/mystery-white and https://www.atwatervineyards.com/product/Mystery-Three-Red.

 

Find these events (and more!) as well as a handy reference to the various winery discounts and shipping promotions on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail website: www.senecalakewine.com.

Wineries with Special Offerings

Three Brothers Winery

Check Three Brothers website for newest deals!

 

$9.99 Flat Rate Shipping at J.R. Dill

From now until the end of April enjoy flat rate shipping of $9.99 on

orders of $75.00 or more!!

For NY Customers:  Just place order online at jrdill.com and your shipping discount will be refunded to you.Customers Outside NY:  Place your order at jrdill.com via vinoshipper.

 

 

Damiani–Open for delivery and pickup

  • NEW HOURS: Daily 11:30am – 6:30pm.
  • CURBSIDE PICKUP (Drive up and we will carry the wine to your car)
  • FREE HOME DELIVERY ON ORDERS $100+ (call or order online and select “home delivery option”).
  • $10 FLAT RATE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $100+.