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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.

Vineyard Restaurant Events

 

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.

September 2014
Farm to Table Part One
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant

There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes. Someone said, we are the tree the Big Apple grows on. A plethora of fresh vegetables, meats and dairy are used during this incredibly fresh and bountiful time. Farm-to-table refers to a movement where food is produced locally and delivered to you, in some cases, the very same day. Our chef works with producers from across the street and around the region. Together with the freshness of the season and his very creative culinary skills plus the wine from this terroir, this is a wine dinner not to miss. Ever so popular, we have scheduled two dates. Sept 20 and Oct 18. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.

1st – Country Pate-

Rustic  terrine of local pork, pitt ham, house smoked bacon and herbs and spices. Thinly sliced with fresh baked bread and served with herbed Chevre spread and cornichons

Knapp Winery, 2013 Pinot Noir &

Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2012 Proprieter’s Reserve Chardonnay

 

2nd- Butternut Squash Bisque-

Velvety Butternut squash, cream, herbs and spices spiked with Knapp Seyval Blanc and Red Jacket cider.

Finished with maple spice crème fraiche.

Knapp Winery ,2013 Seyval Blanc &

Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Concrete Egg Fermented Pinot Blanc

 

3rd- Braised Brisket Napoleon-

Tender beef brisket braised for 20 hours in garlic and red wine served over puff pastry with gorgonzola mousse, dressed hydroponically grown arugula and merlot reduction

Zugibe Vineyards, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon &

 Glenora Wine Cellars, 2012 Merlot

 

4th- Pork Loin Roulade

Slices of roasted Schrader farms pork loin stuffed with a blue cheese, wild mushroom and sausage mixture. Served over local roasted garlic whipped potatoes with braised greens and brown sauce.

Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2010 Cabernet Franc & Zugibe Vineyards, 4 Freds Red

 

5th Course- Maple, pumpkin & Brandy Bread Pudding

Rich bread pudding spiked with Knapp Brandy and rich swirls of spices intertwined with roasted pumpkin and local maple. Served with Cayuga Creamery’s vanilla bean ice cream and whipped fresh cream.

Knapp Winery Brandied Chai Tea & Chateau LaFayette Reneau Late Harvest Riesling

 

 

$74.90 per person includes tax and tip

 

October 2014
Gourmet Game Dinner- Eat Wild!
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant

Join us on October 10th at 7pm, as we host our first Gourmet Game Dinner presented by Wild Harvest Table. Com  To reserve your tickets buy your tickets through our event ticket tab.  $75.00 per person.  A portion of proceeds go to Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extention.

Menu

1st course | Venison Arancini
Arancini di Riso stuffed with a ground venison and maytag blue cheese mixture and
served over dressed greens with a Thai Chili aioli sauce
*Knapp 2013 Dry Riesling *Knapp 2013 pinot Noir
2nd course | Hasenpfeffer
German stewed rabbit pieces in a paprika infused light broth with roasted root vegetables
*Knapp 2013 Gewurztraminer *Knapp 2012 Sangiovese
3rd course | Trout en Croute
Fresh trout filets and salmon mousse wrapped in puffpastry and baked. Served with
saffron scented jasmine rice, haricots vert and a light citrus dill beurre blanc.
*Knapp NV Brut *Knapp KV Estate 2012 Dry Riesling
4th course | Chocolate Loganberry mousse
Chocolate Loganberry mascarpone mousse piped into dark chocolate
ganache lined martini glasses and drizzled with berry reduction and
finished with lady fingers.
*Knapp NV Loganberry *Knapp 2012 Lemberger

 

Farm to Table Part Two
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes. Someone said, we are the tree the Big Apple grows on. A plethora of fresh vegetables, meats and dairy are used during this incredibly fresh and bountiful time. Farm-to-table refers to a movement where food is produced locally and delivered to you, in some cases the same day. Our chef literally works with producers across the street from our vineyard and around the region. Together with the freshness of the season and his very creative culinary skills and the wine from this terroir this is a wine dinner not to miss. It is so good we have scheduled two dates. Sept 20 and Oct 18. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.
November 2014
Knapp Nouveau 2013
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Join us for a special release wine direct from the barrel. Every year our winemaker chooses a wine he feels will be interesting, delicious and worthy of a try before it goes into production. It is a great treat for wine aficionados. Knapp Vineyard Restaurant also pairs some great tantalizing appetizers with this experience while music fills the air. This is a celebration not to miss, so make sure to mark your calendars.
Prohibition 2014 Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
There is no tolerance for the temperance movement at this wine dinner, and no need to turn our Vineyard Restaurant into a speakeasy. Chef John will cook up a menu based on the life styles of Al Capone and Bugsy Siegal. Clams casino perhaps, and other gourmet delights because they lived the style of the rich and famous. For this dinner consider yourself rich and famous! This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.
December 2014
A Christmas Carol Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Dec 13, 2014
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Join us for Scrooge’s nephew holiday party. If you are a fan of Charles Dicken’s Christmas story you are well aware that Scrooge’s nephew invited him to a family holiday dinner complete with Turkey, sugar plums and all the wonderful trimmings of a holiday meal. Expect nothing less at Knapp’s holiday feast serving premium Knapp wines and wines from our friends at Zugibe Vineyards and sister winery Glenora Wine Cellars. Make your reservations by buying your tickets online. www.knappwine.com