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Weekend Trip to New York Ice Wine Festival

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Friday, February 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM (EST)

Weekend Trip to New York Ice Wine Festival

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Deposit   more info Ended $79.00 $0.00
Train + Hotel + Festival
Double Occupancy. Choose this option for the single travelers and the first option for two to four guests. Amtrak: New York Penn Station to Rochester, NY ONLY
Ended $479.00 $0.00
Hotel + Festival
Double Occupancy. Choose this option if you'll be traveling on your own to Rochester, NY for the first guest.
Ended $379.00 $0.00
Train + Festival
Choose this option if you're adding additional guests to your Train+Hotel+Festival package. Amtrak: Penn Station, NY to Rochester, NY ONLY
Ended $179.00 $0.00
Festival Ended $49.00 $0.00
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Join Me for a weekend getaway to Upstate NY for a weekend of relaxation and fun! 

If you love wine and are interested in trying something beyond your usual reds, whites, and sparklings, then this trip is for you! 

A note about travel arrangements: What better way to experience New York's diverse landscape then by train? I prefer to travel within NYS by train, because it tends to be the least aggravating (for me) in terms of security checkpoints and baggage fees/concerns. It also gives me the chance to observe New York's landscape.

That said, you are welcome to make your own travel arrangements to Rochester, NY. You can get to Rochester within six hours of driving or within an hour and a half, flying. If you can not get Friday off or leave that early, flying or driving will be your best bet. You should be able to get airfare for less than $150 roundtrip (from NYC). 


Ice WineOnly about a dozen of New York State wineries dare to create what is called the Nectar of the Gods - ice wine. A true ice wine is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The grapes are left on the vine months after the regular harvest has been collected, to allow for Mother Nature to do her job and freeze the crop outdoors. The grapes are removed from the vine in the dead of winter and pressed while still frozen. The result is a smaller amount of concentrated wine, often referred to as dessert wine for its sweet, intense flavor.

The New York Ice Wine Festival provides an opportunity to taste and get to know some of the top ice wines in New York State. Although the region is best known for Riesling, cabernet franc and merlot, many in the industry have identified a real opportunity for the New York wine industry in their ice wines.

The fourth annual New York Ice Wine Festival will be held Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 12pm - 6pm at Casa Larga Vineyards. Guests will enjoy an interactive and intimate experience including:

  • NY State Ice Wine tastings
  • Gourmet Food Stations
  • Live Entertainment
  • Seminars free with admission
  • Winery tours
  • Live Ice Carving Demonstrations



Price Includes: 

  • Roundtrip trainfare via Amtrak (if train is selected)
  • 2-night stay at Hotel (double occupancy; wifi; breakfast included)
  • Pickup and drop-off to/from train and to/from festival
  • Admission to Ice Wine Festival (21+ please)
Price does not include:
  • lunch or dinner
  • Any applicable gratuity
Flying in? You are responsible for booking your own air travel to Rochester, NY. You can fly in on Friday afternoon/evening or Saturday before the festival. 

Accommodations: Check-in begins at 3pm. If you are flying into Rochester, please let me know and I will see if I can arrange for the hotel to pick you up at the airport. The hotel offers an on-site restaurant and pub, indoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, and more. 
Amtrak Reservation: We will depart from Penn Station at 10:15am and arrive in Rochester, NY at 5:17pm on Friday, February 17th and leave Rochester on Sunday, February 19th at 10:18am and arrive in NYC at 6:35pm. You will need to meet me at the reservations desk to pick up your ticket. 

If you will be arriving by bus or train into Rochester, let me know if you can arrive by 6pm so that we can travel together to the hotel. 
Parties of 2-4: If you are booking one room for up to four people (two beds), check off ONE main ticket (accomodation and festival) for the first person and then choose the number of additional reservations needed for the train and festival. 

Refunds: Refunds less 20% admin charge given to all reservations cancelled within ten (10) days of purchase. No refunds will be given after February 15th. Refunds will be processed within ten (10) business days.

Please remember to bring your valid state ID or passport. 

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When & Where

Fairport, NY 14450

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 6:35 PM (EST)

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