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May 2014 wine trail events

A sampling of May's wine trail events
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Wine and Herb Festival – Friday through Sunday, May 2nd through 4th at participating wineries on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Start your garden this weekend by collecting a potted herb or veggie plant from each winery, as well as a wine glass, garden plan and plant carrier at your first winery. Hours are Friday 1 to 5 p.m. (selected wineries), Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door, or $60 per couple in advance and $65 at the door, while designated driver tickets are $35 per person and $55 per couple – visit cayugawinetrail.com for complete details.

Keuka in Bloom – Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th at participating wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. At each winery, receive both a flower plant and an herb plant, ready for planting – a total of 14 plants. Get all the information and tickets at www.keukawinetrail.com.

Wine Trail Blossoms – Friday through Sunday, May 9th through 11th at participating wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail. At each winery, collect a special flower gift and celebrate the wine trail’s 12th anniversary. Hours are Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.; tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple presale and limited – get yours now at www.niagarawinetrail.org.

Wine and Cheese Weekend – Friday through Sunday, May 16th through 18th at participating wineries in Lake Erie Wine County. Enjoy a cheese and wine pairing at each winery and receive a recipe booklet featuring all the recipes, as well as a commemorative wine glass. Hours are Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are $35. Find out more at www.lakeeriewinecountry.org.

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