Celebrate a beautiful winter’s day with a vineyard tour overlooking the scenic West Branch of Keuka Lake. Come join local grape grower, Tom Pearson, as he takes us on a walking tour of his farm in the dormant season. Learn about cold weather grape varieties (a specialty of the Cornell Experiment Station in Geneva), practices to protect the grapes from cold, and the main work of this part of the year, namely pruning and trellising the new and established vines. We will have snowshoes available in the event that we have snow. The path is relatively flat and we will traverse the land at a casual pace but please dress accordingly in layers and wear comfortable shoes.
After the trek through the vineyards, we will finish at the barn with a warm-up in the cozy living room complete with a crackling fireplace. We will have some “Tastes of Keuka Lake” for sampling. Share tales of the region in winter as you warm your toes by the fire!