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It's Cozy in Finger Lakes Wine Country!



Finger Lakes Wine Country, NY, Announces

New “It’s Cozy in Wine Country” Lodging Packages


(Corning, NY) January 24, 2008 -- Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association announced yesterday that its winter promotion “It’s Cozy in Wine Country” will run from January 23 – March 31, 2008. The region’s hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts are offering exclusive off-season rates that are certain to stimulate interest in a romantic weekend get-away.

It may be cold outside, but in Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York the more than 100 award-winning wineries and three distinctive wine trails, provide the perfect atmosphere to escape the chilly air. Combined with world-class museums, unique shopping destinations, and charming eateries, Finger Lakes Wine Country is the perfect winter retreat.  With just a five-hour drive from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Toronto, Hartford and New York City, exploring wine country is convenient and affordable. 

Finger Lakes Wine Country, NY, is home to the four main Finger Lakes:  Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka, and Canandaigua lakes.  Throughout the region visitors will enjoy quiet tasting rooms filled with award-winning Rieslings, Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Francs, Ice wines, and many more.  Winter is the perfect time to meet with winemakers and to linger over a glass of wine.

Throughout the season, the Cayuga, Keuka, Seneca Lake wine trails offer special events and winter wine tastings.  The Seneca Lake Wine Trail on February 9 – 10 hosts Chocolate and Wine with 35 wineries offering special pairings of wine and chocolate.  You can also experience free wine tastings at 24 wineries with their popular Polar Passport or get hot March 29-30 at Cruisin’ the Tropics. The Cayuga Wine Trail warms visitors on Saturday, February 2 with “Mardi Gras” a 16 winery tasting event complete with souvenir beads and their Vino Visa offers special discounts and specials. The Keuka Wine Trail on March 29 - 30 hosts its popular wine and food pairing weekend World Tour of Food and Wine.”  

Finger Lakes Wine Country is also home to several world-class museums including The Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art both minutes from each other in the charming town of Corning, NY.  The Corning Museum of Glass offers the unique opportunity to see glass objects being made at their Hot Glass Show or the chance to make your own glass souvenir at the Make Your Own Glass studio.  The Rockwell Museum of Western Art is showcasing a never before publicly seen Southwestern pottery exhibit, Crafted to Perfection: The Nancy and Alan Cameros Collection of Southwestern Pottery.


“It’s Cozy in Wine Country” Lodging Packages

The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars in Dundee, NY is featuring its Snowbound Savings now through February 28.  Weekday room rates start at $89 per night.  Saturday night stays start at $159 and add a Friday or Sunday night for half price.  For more details and to make reservations call 800-243-5513.

The Hilton Garden in Horseheads, NY is featuring its Romance Package available year-round.  Enjoy a bottle of Finger Lakes sparkling wine, breakfast for two, and one or two night’s lodging.  Rates for this package are based on dates and availability.  For more details and to make reservations call 607-795-1111.

The Holiday Inn in Horseheads, NY is featuring its Escape to Wine Country.  Enjoy wine tasting and a $20 gift certificate at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, a $30 dinner certificate at Tanino’s, and breakfast for $189.99 per night or $319.99 for two nights.  For more details and to make reservations call 607-739-3681.

The Holiday Inn in Elmira, NY is featuring A Cozy Weekend Getaway.  Enjoy a two night stay, $35 dinner (served in-room) gift certificate, an indoor pool and saunas, and updated in-room movie selections for $259.95 now through March 31, 2008.  For more details and to make reservations call 607-734-4211.

The Radisson Hotel in Corning, NY is offering its Sweetheart’s Package during the entire month of February.  Enjoy champagne, chocolates, breakfast for two, and sleep in their famous Sleep Number Bed.  Weekend rates start at $109 per night.  Advance re
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