Finger Lakes wine country has been voted one of the top ten most beautiful wine countries in the world! Visit us at Knapp and see for yourself.
Once a month Knapp Vineyard Restaurant hosts an evening wine dinner complete with sparkling reception and a five course dinner. Gene Pierce famously sabers the tops of Glenora Wine Cellars sparkling wine in the Knapp Barrel Room and serves it to our guests in frosted champagne glasses. Our Executive Chef, John McNabb prepares a gourmet meal sourcing most of his ingredients from local farms which includes our very own estate grown vegetables in season. The menu for each month can take us from one end of the world to another or simply be fun and scrumptious. The portions are generous and each course is served with a white and a red wine. The wines served include Knapp premium wines, Glenora Wine Cellar Wines and vinifera wines from our friends at Zugibe Vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. It is a Finger Lakes experience not to miss.
2016 Riesling Month (September) Activities at Knapp Winery
Tis the season to try our Rieslings en masse. We set aside this month to celebrate the signature wine of the Finger Lakes- Riesling. Our fellow wineries and partners of the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance have dedicated September as Riesling month of the FLX. We are proud of the global recognition of the fine Rieslings that are made in our region as we move forward and anticipate that the best is yet to come. Below are a couple of fun activities that will be conducted at Knapp throughout the month. We invite you to to celebrate with us.
1. Sunday through Thursdays in the Month of September, check your Riesling prowess. Blind taste three wines and pick out the Riesling. Winners get an extra 5% off their purchase.
2. Friday Riesling Pairings
Join us each Friday in September to taste one of our Rieslings with a delectable bite from our Vineyard Restaurant.
Custom Riesling flights in a variety of styles from four Finger Lakes Wineries (Knapp Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars, Chateau LaFayette Reneau and Zugibe Vineyards) through the entire month of September.
Barrel and Blues is a fantastic afternoon in Finger Lakes wine country. Choose from food from our Vineyard Restaurant and pair it with any of our premium Knapp wines. All this in a rustic winery atmosphere with live blues music from the Blue Gills and others this year. Music is free, wine and food sold separately.
First Crush of the Season Wine Dinner
A wineries harvest is all about the right time to pick the grapes that will turn into beautiful wine. Chef McNabb wants to use the grape to create an equally beautiful wine dinner. Think roasted and stewed dishes with a bit of the grape as an accent in each dish. Grapes can come in forms of raisins, whole roasted grapes, juice, wine, and jam to use in or along side dishes like chevre, pancetta, wild rice, roasted sausage, or duck. This five course meal is paired with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $74.90pp, includes tax and gratuity.
September 2016 Wine Dinner- First Crush
Field greens, roasted grapes, julienned jicama, sweet onion relish and verjooz vinaigrette
Chateau Lafayette Reneau, 2015 Dry Rose & Zugibe Vineyards 2015 Dry Rose
Wild mushroom & Cabernet soup with garlic and boursin baguette with sautéed shiitake mushrooms
Knapp Winery, 2013 Lemberger & Zugibe Vineyards, 2013 Cabernet Franc
Herbed Lively Run Chevre cheesecake with white balsamic beet puree, wafers, and red currant & rosé jam
Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Sangiovese
Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2013 Pinot Noir
Brioche, golden raisin, leek and Muranda Farms Blue cheese stuffed pork loin medallion, served over tarragon whipped Yukon gold potatoes with patty pan squash and honey tarragon glaze.
Knapp Winery, 2015 Dry Riesling & Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Meritage
Entremets- Lychee & Lavender Gewurztraminer granite
Stewed concord grape & almond butter mascarpone mousse trifle with vanilla sponge, spiced almonds and Brut sabayon
Chateau LaFayette Reneau NV Concord Mist & Knapp Winery, NV Ruby Port
The Root of it all Wine Dinner
Think cozy, hearty, and warm. It will be about that time of the year when the leaves are changing and the winds are cooler and the temperatures dipping. The Root of it All Wine Dinner is to help you through this transition. Roasted parsnips, turnips, beets, carrots, potatoes, that will be served alongside hearty meats or delicate seafood in a flavorful and vibrant style. Sprinkled with fresh sprigs of thyme and rosemary, they complete very savory dishes. This is a five course meal paired with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $74.90pp, includes tax and gratuity.
Journey Through Culinary History
Back by popular demand, is A Journey Through Culinary History. Think of this as a experiential learning meal. Knowledge with every bite. Our studious Chef John McNabb will take you back in time introducing chefs who invented cooking styles and techniques that changed the way we cook. It sounds like a history lesson, and it will be, but it’s a lesson good for the brain, and great for the belly. The excitement of this five course meal will be accented with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $74.90pp, includes tax and gratuity.
Traditional Family Style Wine Dinner from Around the World.
Roast chicken, heavy pasta dishes, soups, make your own ramen dish are possible family style experiences you once or still enjoy. Chef McNabb has chosen to choose from an array of ethnic dishes and twist them just so you have a typical Knapp style wine dinner. Mixed with fun and flavor this experience might want to be taken home. The excitement of this five course meal will be accented with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $74.90pp, includes tax and gratuity.