Finger Lakes Riesling Festival
In our part of the world, wine is a big deal. And no varietal is bigger than Riesling. So, with our relatively cool growing season perfect for making this beloved grape, we decided to develop and organize a mile-long, 2-day family festival that featured wine and beer tastings, arts & crafts vendors, a variety of local foods, and fun family activities to benefit the Canandaigua Family YMCA. In its first 2 years, the festival raised over $61,000, and in 2011, nearly 25,000 people from all over the world visited the Finger Lakes region to enjoy "a mile of family fun."