The winter months are a wonderful time to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country
Corning, NY (Vocus) December 22, 2009
Visitors to Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York are encouraged to “stay another day” this winter with the launch of a new promotion in early 2010. Winter Wine Weekends offer a buy two nights get one night free deal at select accommodations throughout Finger Lakes Wine Country. In addition to the extra night at no charge, guests will also receive a complimentary bottle of Finger Lakes wine and a Finger Lakes Wine Country PALATE Passport with each Winter Wine Weekend reservation. The Winter Wine Weekend promotion begins Monday, January 4 and concludes Sunday, March 21, 2010.
“The winter months are a wonderful time to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country,” commented Morgen McLaughlin, president of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association. “Enjoy the region’s cozy atmosphere, warm hospitality, and many things to do. Winter Wine Weekends are a great reminder that Finger Lakes Wine Country is a year-round destination and easily accessible during the winter months.”
The PALATE Passports offer visitors a variety of coupons for discounts and deals at wineries, attractions, and restaurants throughout Finger Lakes Wine Country. In addition to the PALATE Passports, the first 200 Winter Wine Weekend packages sold will also include a Polar Passport from the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the first 100 packages will include a Vino Visa Coupon Book from the Cayuga Wine Trail. The Corning Museum of Glass will be offering visitors free admission when you buy one, and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art is offering free admission for two adults. Other offers include a free glass of wine when you buy one at the Blue Point Grille or the Coldwater Bar at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel; a free Watkins Glen International t-shirt at The Shop in downtown Watkins Glen; free dessert with the purchase of an entrée at Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora; plus free wine tasting and discounts at Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars, Glenora Wine Cellars, Fox Run Vineyards, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, and Heron Hill Winery.
The list of accommodations, attractions, restaurants, and wineries participating in the Winter Wine Weekends “stay another day” promotion can be found at Winter Wine Weekends. Visitors interested in booking their three night getaway to Finger Lakes Wine Country can visit this website and choose from the diverse list of accommodations from charming bed and breakfasts like the Black Sheep Inn, Echoes of the Glen in Watkins Glen, Elmira’s Painted Lady, Halcyon Place Bed & Breakfast, and Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast; to family friendly properties like the Holiday Inn Riverview in Elmira or the Holiday Inn Express in Horseheads; to cozy lakefront Inns like the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars; to luxurious hotels like the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. If visitors would like further assistance in travel planning, call the Finger Lakes Wine Country office toll free at 800.813.2958.
Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the most affordable wine country destinations in North America with three wine trails; over 100 wineries including Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars, Fox Run Vineyards, Glenora Wine Cellars, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Heron Hill Winery, and Rooster Hill Vineyards; and over 400 unique things to do including shopping and dining experiences, world-class museums like The Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art; and a local culture that is both warm and welcoming. For further information visit Finger Lakes Wine Country and Winter Wine Weekends.