Wine, Sustainability, and Harvest Fest Fun
Saturday, October 1st / 10:00am - 5:00pm
Take a drive through New York's beautiful wine country and enjoy a visit to Hunt Country Vineyards for their 34th Annual Harvest Fest. Come anytime during the festival and stay as long as you like. Tesla and other Level 2 chargers are located in the parking lot near the main building.
Join a guided tour of their environmental systems used for sustainable wine production. Talk to Suzanne Hunt, a recognized leader in sustainability in New York. Share your Tesla experience and display the many features to other visitors. If you have Tesla Energy products or other sustainability improvements at your home or business, explain those systems to others interested in energy independence.
Then stay for wine tasting, good food, and fun activities. Children and pets are welcome.
Wines, Libations, & Food:
Wine tastings are $10 for five wines. Reservations for tastings are not required, but highly recommended. Reservations guarantee tastings. Our tasting room and porch seating will be reserved for tastings inside and outside under our covered porch.
There will also be bar service outside where guests can purchase wines by the glass or bottle, as well as beer from Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Brewery. Tables and seating outdoors and about our grounds will be available without reservations, first come first serve. This is a rain or shine event. Cover will be provided if there is inclement weather.
The Anita Pizza Food Truck will be on site for noshes and to fill the air with the amazing smells of pizza as it bakes to perfection. Grape pies by Jeni's Pies will be available to purchase, whole or by the slice. And we have a whole variety of picnic items and snacks in our gift shop that include local cheeses, salamis, ferments, olives, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers, salsa, specialty mustards, Hedonist chocolates, grape candy, and more! We also offer local beer, kombucha, bottled soda, iced teas, and sparkling water.
LIVE MUSIC All Day:
10:30am to 12:30pm:
Opening Harvest Fest for us, local favorites Bob & Dee.
12:45pm to 2:45pm:
Enjoying Evan Meulemans tunes at Harvest Fest has become a great tradition.
3pm - 5pm:
The Crooked North: Original Americana and bluegrass made in Rochester, NY.
Special Tastings & Tours:
Guided Trolley Tour Through the Vineyards with Art Hunt - Highlighting Hunt Country History: $4. Enjoy a scenic tour through the vineyards on our replica electric trolley guided by the best storyteller of them all, Art Hunt. Limited seating on the trolley.
Reservations are recommended. $4 - Pay upon arrival.
11am | 11:45am | 12:30pm | 1:15pm | 2:15pm | 3pm | 3:45pm | 4:30pm
Sustainability Tour with Suzanne Hunt, Co-owner & Director of Sustainability - FREE Tour. Geothermal, solar, composting, organic vineyards, biochar, Q&A, and more... Tour will conclude at our EV chargers with special guests from the Tesla Owners Club of New York State.
Reservations are recommended. FREE Tour.
11am | 2pm
1pm - 3pm:
Braddock Bay Raptor Research: Daena Ford, President, bringing rehabilitated raptors to Hunt Country. Daena has been working with Braddock Bay Raptor Research for 30 years. She has worked with raptors in both research and educational settings, both of which help the community learn more about the birds and the environment we share with them. She currently holds education permits to care for 4 non-releasable raptors, which are used in programs conducted both on site at Braddock Bay and throughout the community. Daena is an engaging educator and being able to absorb her knowledge and see the raptors up close is an amazing treat.
Ax Throwing with renaissance man DJ Kitzel, all day long.
Grape Stomping will be back and is fun for ALL ages!
Pick Your Own Grapes: We'll provide the picking bags.
Our brand new horseshoe pit will be available to enjoy for some "just for fun" competition among friends!
Harvest Day happens rain or shine. Barn seating, porch seating, and tables about the vineyard grounds will be available, as well as tent seating during inclement weather.
For further information, check their website at https://www.huntwines.com/
Finger Lakes Regional Organizer: Harry Burch