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.
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.
1st Course- Tabbouleh
Quinoa tabbouleh with fresh mint, mandarin orange, pickled radish, cucumber, jicama, and pepitas with Boston bibb lettuce chiffonade, drizzled with lemon honey vinaigrette.
Knapp Winery, 2015 Chardonnay & Chateau LaFayette, NV Seyval Chardonnay
2nd Course- Sweet Potato soup
Sweet potato bisque with ginger crème fraiche and spiced apple and pear relish
Glenora Wine Cellars, 2015 Dry Riesling & Zugibe Vineyards, 2013 Dry Gewurztraminer
3rd Course- Risotto
Farro and parmesan risotto with braised beets, micro greens, Crisp Jerusalem artichokes and balsamic reduction
Knapp Winery, 2013 Sangiovese & Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2013 Pinot Noir
Entremets- Pear & Ginger granita
4th Course- Involtini Di Manzo
Tender braised beef filled with raisins, pine nuts, garlic, pistachio mortadella, and parmesan. Served over roasted garlic cream braised potatoes and fennel with caraway and Cabernet Demi Glace.
Knapp Winery, 2014 Meritage & Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2013 Cabernet Franc
5th Course- Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Carrot cake cheesecake spiked with brandy and finished with a Vanilla bean Seneca Salt caramel drizzle and cinnamon sauce.
Brandied Apple Cider & Glenora Wine Cellars, 2014 Semi-Dry Gewurztraminer
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.