Food & Wine Experiences

Enhance your stay in Aurora with one of our special food & wine packages, from a private tasting of local food in our dining room to a luxurious tour through Finger Lakes wine country. Call us today at 315.364.8888 to arrange one of these experiences.

Finger Lakes Foodie

Available year-round, excluding holidays, Wednesday through Sunday, at 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m.

The Finger Lakes region is a treasure trove of locavore delicacies: handmade cheeses, homemade sausage, organic honey, and small-batch beers and liquors abound. Explore these epicurean opportunities and more with a private, guided tasting with our dining room manager Erin McElhinney.

This package includes an exclusive, extended tasting and conversation with our dining room manager on locavore trends and Finger Lakes specialties, and a bottle of olive oil from our favorite Finger Lakes source, F. Oliver’s, to take home. After your tasting, enjoy dinner in our locally-sourced, award winning restaurant with a $100 voucher.

$200 per couple added to room charge

Private Wine Tasting

Available year-round, excluding holidays, Wednesday through Sunday, at 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m.

If you’re a wine connoisseur — or interested in becoming one — join our wine curator and dining room manager Erin McElhinney for wine exploration and conversation in the Aurora Inn Dining Room.

This package includes an exclusive, extended wine tasting with our wine curator, Erin. The designer of our wine list, Erin will be happy to explain the basics, nuances, and artistry of wine tasting and curation. Each tasting experience is uniquely suited to your tastes — exploring a certain region, varietal, or taste profile. After your tasting, enjoy dinner in our locally-sourced, award winning restaurant with a $100 voucher.

$250 per couple added to room charge

Wine Country Getaway

Available year-round, excluding holidays

Experience the best that the Finger Lakes has to offer: world-class wines, gorgeous scenery and fresh regional cuisine. Your wine tour package includes a private six-hour wine tour in a luxury sedan, a picnic basket to accompany you on your tour, and dinner. Please note that winery tasting fees are not included.

$545 per couple, plus tax and room charge

Garlic Farm Visit

Available mid-September to mid-November

Pull on your “wellies” and get ready to breathe in the fresh country air! Join local garlic grower Dennis Donahue on his farm above Cayuga Lake to learn about the history and benefits of garlic, how to plant it, and when to harvest it. Nutrient dense and revered for its medicinal properties for thousands of years, garlic can combat colds and reduce blood pressure. Since 2007, Dennis and his family have used organic growing practices to produce some of the tastiest heirloom garlic around, taking advantage of the rich Honeoye soil of the Finger Lakes. Your personalized, hands-on farming experience for two to four guests will include:

Contact our guest services team at 315.364.8888 or reservations@innsofaurora.com for more information or assistance making a reservation. This experiential package may be added to your reservation for $200 for two guests and $50 per person additional guest for up to four in a group.

Garlic Farm Visit + Farm Share

Available mid-September to mid-November

In addition to your farm visit, plant your own “100” clove row of garlic. Dennis and his team will harvest the bounty from your garlic row and ship it home to you: garlic scapes come in early June and bulbs in August after drying. Want to bring the experience full circle? Come back and harvest your scapes and bulbs yourselves! Your personalized, hands-on farming experience for two guests will include:

Contact our guest services team at 315.364.8888 or reservations@innsofaurora.com for more information or assistance making a reservation. This experiential package may be added to your reservation for $400 for two guests sharing the harvest.