Finger Lakes Wine Center Jazzes Sonnenberg’s Harvest Wine Celebration

Art, wine, and jazz come together for an unforgettable day in Historic Canandaigua of the Finger Lakes.

Canandaigua, NY, September 30, 2008 --( The second annual Harvest Wine Celebration is set for Saturday, October 11, from 2-4 pm at the Finger Lakes Wine tasting room in Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens. The event is held as a fund raiser for the Finger Lakes Wine Center kitchen project.

The event is presented by Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company. Enjoy wine tasting from Dr. Frank’s Vinifera and Heron Hill Wineries. Wines can be also be purchased at the Finger Lakes Wine Center by the glass, bottle or case. Cases can also be ordered just in time for the holidays. Music from the instrumental jazz group Four on the Floor Quartet is scheduled with Hors d’oeuvres from the Lumberyard Grille. There is also be a silent auction for an original painting from local artist Pat Rini Rohrer and framed by Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame.

“Many people help with putting this day of fun together,” Doug Kane says, marketing director of Sonnenberg. “RGE assisted with the lighting for this event and Uncork New York helped with marketing.” The Harvest Wine Celebration also marks the closing of another successful season at Sonnenberg.

Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens is a state owned historic park operated by a non-profit organization, in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Finger Lakes Wine Center, featuring an “Abundance” of vintages from more than 40 partner wineries throughout the region, is located within the grounds next to the gift shop.

There will also be a raffle of a Finger Lakes Gift Basket with goodies ranging from candles, soaps, chocolates and other regional made products. Funds raised will benefit the Finger Lakes Wine Center Kitchen. Space is limited for the event, reserved tickets can be purchased by calling 585-394-4922. Advanced registration is $15 per person (pre-paid credit card reservations accepted by phone), or $20 at the door.

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