Taste of Summer Series
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Join us all summer long for complimentary tastings with local breweries, wineries, and even our favorite oils & vinegars shop! From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on select Wednesdays this summer, stop by the Aurora Inn Dining Room for live music, tastings, and specials.
Join us for a tasting and get an extra 15% off your dinner.
Southern Tier Distilling
Southern Tier Distilling prides itself of small batch production with special attention to their heritage and the unique profiles of each grain. A true farm-to-glass distillery, Southern Tier Distilling focuses on using the best local ingredients in their spirits.
Wednesday, June 14, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.
Ryan William Vineyard
Located in Hector, Ryan William Vineyard is a vineyard of preservation. Their location provides an advantageous micro-climate for sustainability, and most work is done in the vineyard so that minimal action is needed in the cellar.
Wednesday, June 28, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.
Glenora Wine Cellars & Knapp Winery
Open since 1977, Glenora Wine Cellars was the first winery on Seneca Lake. The winery produces a broad array of award-winning wines. Knapp Winery was founded in 1984 and is credited for being the first Finger Lakes winery to vinify Cabernet Franc.
Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.
F. Oliver’s Oils, Vinegars & Other Exceptional Ingredients
Anchored first in Canandaigua, F. Oliver’s has grown to many different locations, but they are strictly based out of the Finger Lakes region. They source the finest oils, vinegars, and other ingredients from all around the world; however, all bottling and other production occurs right here in the Finger Lakes. They are hospitality-driven, cultivating relationships through culinary education and, of course, their products.
Wednesday, July 26, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.
Heron Hill Winery
Open since 1977, Heron Hill takes pride in Riesling as the Finger Lakes’ flagship varietal, garnering scores of 90 and above in Wine Spectator.
Wednesday, August 2, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.
Finger Lakes Distilling
Fermentation of locally-sourced grains and fruits is what makes this distillery unique. In their two copper stills, Finger Lakes Distilling produces a variety of spirits, including whisky, gin, vodka, liqueurs, and brandy.
Wednesday, August 16, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.
War Horse Brewing
Ciders, ales, lagers, and sodas are all options at War Horse Brewing, a subset of Three Brother’s Winery and Estates. They were the first brewery to create a Riesling ale, recognizing the ground in which they were founded.
Wednesday, August 30, 4:00 — 6:00 p.m.