Smokin’ Summer Kickoff – Friday through Sunday, June 6th through 8th at participating wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. Celebrate the pairings of grilled food, summertime specialties and the region’s best wines. Tickets are $35 per person in advance, $25 for designated drivers; hours are Friday 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find out more at www.senecalakewine.com.
Merritt Estate Winery Strawberry Festival – Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th at Merritt Estate Winery, 2264 King Rd. in Forestville (part of Lake Erie Wine Country). Meet actor Daniel Baldwin, check out the classic car show (both days at noon), try chocolate, wine and strawberry delicacies and listen to live music. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday – find out more at www.merrittestatewinery.com.
BBQ at the Wineries – Saturday and Sunday, June 21st and 22nd and June 28th and 29th at participating wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Pairing regional wines with the flavors of local sauces, rubs and marinades. Weekend, Sunday and designated driver tickets are available at www.keukawinetrail.com.
Wine and Cheese Weekend – Friday through Sunday, June 13th through 15th at participating wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail. Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with wine and cheese pairings sponsored by Yancey’s Fancy. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; hours are Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Get more information at www.niagarawinetrail.org.
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