The Finger Lakes Riesling and Craft Beer Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Canandaigua City Pier and the New York State Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua. Top wineries in the Finger Lakes will be featuring their award-winning Rieslings and great up and coming craft breweries will be serving up samples of the beers they produce. Nearly 20 wineries, 12 breweries, and 16 food vendors will be featured, along with 50 other vendors with a variety of goods.
Admission is $25 for entrance to the wine garden, which includes Riesling tasting, craft beer tasting, grape stomping and seminars. A $10 education pass includes access to all areas of the festival except for wine and beer sampling.
The seminar schedule on both Saturday and Sunday will be:
Noon: Organic Farm and Farm to Table, presented by Chef Michael Flint of Wegmans.
1 p.m.: Bay Scallop Scampi, presented by Adam Scheele, culinary instructor at The New York Wine & Culinary Center.
2 p.m.: From Seed to Sauce, presented by Paul Guglielmo of Guglielmo Sauce.
3 p.m.: The Making of an Award-Winning Olive Oil, presented by Penelope Pankow of F. Oliver’s.
4 p.m. (Sunday only): Uncorked with sommelier and wine writer Holly Howell.
Find more information online at RieslingFestival.com.