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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.  Call us at 607.930.3495

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.

February 2017
Snout to Tail
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 607-869-9271, belinda@knappwine.com

There are restaurants all over the country and chefs all over the world that believe strongly that the pig is one of the most universal forms of meat to prepare.  Nose- to -Tail cooking in which chefs use the entire animal is a project our Chef John wanted to tackle this year.  Since many people enjoy pork, this is truly one dinner for the pig fan in all of us.  Anybody can fire up a pork chop or make bacon, but this is truly a chefs way to be creative.  Warning, not for the feign of heart, but if you love pork this will be delightful experience.  Our dishes will be accompanied by the premium wines of Knapp Winery, Glenora Wine Cellars, Chateau LaFayette Reneau and Zugibe Vineyards.  $76.15 pp, includes tax and gratuity.

1st- Roast Pig Head

Slow roasted pig head with chardonnay, angelica root and bouquet garni served over crisp arugula with fava bean puree, French baguette and dijon shallot drippings gravy.

Knapp Winery 2015 Finger Lakes Chardonnay &

Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2013 Pinot Noir

 

2nd- Smoked Ham Hock soup

Smoked ham hock and lentil soup finished with roasted garlic braised rapini and curry cream

Knapp Winery 2015 Seyval Blanc &

Glenora Wine Cellars 2014 Sangiovese

 

3rd- Balsamic Pulled Pork

Balsamic braised pulled pork over aged parmesan polenta cake with chicharrónes balsamic fig puree

Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2013 Meritage  &

Zugibe Vineyards 2013 Lemberger

 

4th Course- Porchetta

Crisp herb roasted porchetta of pork belly, tenderloin and pancetta with fine herbs served over white bean puree with roasted garlic jus and apple caraway compote

Zugibe Vineyards 2015 Pinot Gris   &

Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2015 Dry Riesling

 

5th Course- Maple Bacon Semi-Freddo

Vanilla Bean Pound cake with maple simple syrup and Cayuga Creamery’s Maple Bacon Ice cream sliced and served in a pool of bourbon crème anglaise with bacon pecan brittle

Knapp Winery 2014 Vidal Blanc Iced Wine

March 2017
Jazz Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Winery Staff 607-869-9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Back by popular demand and accompanied by music.  Each course will feature a music inspired entre from songs like- I Left My Heart in San Francisco featuring sourdough bread or Cry Me a River might include a salmon dish and Georgia on My Mind will dictate a peachy entree.  Taste of Honey will conclude with a dessert surprise. Whatever the song, the inspiration will be a delicious food and sound experience.  Live music is included at this wine dinner.  This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars.  $79.95 per person, includes tax and gratuity and live music!

April 2017
Twist on Taco Night Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Apr 22, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Winery Staff 607-869-9271, belinda@knappwine.com

According to Jeffery Plicher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota who traveled all over the world eating tacos. The origins of the taco are really unknown. “My theory is that it dates from the 18th century and the silver mines in Mexico, because in those mines the word “taco” referred to the little charges they would use to excavate the ore. These were pieces of paper that they would wrap around gunpowder and insert into the holes they carved in the rock face. When you think about it, a chicken taquito with a good hot sauce is really a lot like a stick of dynamite. “We promise we won’t blow up the kitchen making this dinner a bit different, but we guarantee a pleasant twist on the crunchy and soft styles tacos that you have come to know.  Folded, wrapped and flat with fish, chicken and meat, the taco will be the main event at each course.  This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. $76.15 per person includes tax and gratuity.

May 2017
Flower Power , 60's Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, May 20, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Winery Staff 607-869-9271, belinda@knappwine.com

So what were you doing in the late 60’s early 70’s?  This wine dinner is a play on words.  It could mean Flour power or Flower power.  There will be no room for peaceful protests at Knapp, simply delicious dishes with vibrant colors, puffy pastries, lively scents, and you are encouraged to wear your best flower power ensemble.  The menu will include recipes using blue cornflower, quinoa flour, edible flowers and a tasty scaloppine dredged in flower sauted with a an aromatic wine sauce. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. $76.15 per person includes tax and gratuity.

June 2017
Power of the Sea, Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Jun 17, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Winery Staff 607-869-9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Steamed, poached, grilled, baked and broiled, sea food seasoned with olive oil, lemon, basil, thyme, garlic, onion, tomatoes and accompanied by fresh asparagus, root vegetables and greens is the theme of this delectable night.  Just reading about this brings the aromatic goodness to your senses.  In Chef John’s signature way of creating memorable wine dinners, his culinary prowess will ignite your sense of taste and guide you through the deliciousness of the sea.  This five course dinner will be paired beautifully with premium wines from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayette Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars.  $79.95 per person, includes tax and gratuity.

July 2017
Louisiana Boil- Wine Dinner
6:30 PM     Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Louisiana Boil- Wine Dinner

This was the best event of 2016, so we had to bring it back. Nothing sounds better than a pile high pan full of shrimp, potatoes, and corn spiced up just right with nothing but your fingers to lick when all is done—at least to some of us this is our idea of heaven.  This is the tease because our Executive Chef John McNabb always likes to put a bit of a twist in his menus.  So though you might need a fork you will experience a luscious seafood experience fashioned after the traditional Louisiana Boils.  This is a five course meal folks 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. $79.95pp, includes tax and gratuity.

August 2017
No Kiss Good Night- Wine Dinner
6:30 PM     Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

No Kiss Good Night Wine Dinner

The garlic kiss—either you love it or you hate it.   There are many health benefits of garlic and when used in culinary delights from Chef McNabb, the dinner might just fix what ails you.  From the onset of the first course to the final crumbs of the last course, those who enjoy the aroma, and taste of garlic will thoroughly enjoy this flavorful dinner.  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.

 

September 2017
Grapes of Wrath Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: belinda@knappwine.com or emilie@knappwine.com 607.930.3495, belinda@knappwine.com

Grapes of Wrath 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.

October 2017
Harvest Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Oct 21, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: belinda@knappwine.com or emilie@knappwine.com 6079303495, belinda@knappwine.com

Harvest Wine Dinner

There is no better time to dine in the Finger Lakes.  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 havest time. Our fresh ingredients are grown and produced locally and delivered to us, 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.  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 . $76.15 per person, includes tax and gratuity.

November 2017
Blues Night Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM     Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Venue: Knapp Winery & Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: belinda@knappwine.com or emilie@knappwine.com 607.930.3495, belinda@knappwine.com

Blues Night Wine Dinner

Blue Potatoes, Blueberries, Blue Cheese, Blue Fin Tuna, Blue Point Oyster, Blue Corn Tortillas, … you get the idea.   The theme is a challenge for our chef and to infuse a bit of blue either by color or by ingredient in each dinner course.  All along listening to a couple of Blues Performers.  It should be a night of great food, song and of course premium wines from Knapp Winery, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $76.15 per person includes tax and gratutity.

December 2017
All Wrapped Up Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

All Wrapped Up Wine Dinner

It’s December so of course presents come to mind.  Imagine your dinner full of presents! All dishes will be wrapped up in the likes of puff pastry, filo, bacon, en papillote.  Expect an aromatic and dazzling display of distinctive foods –all wrapped up. The only thing missing will be the bow!  This five-course dinner will be served with Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot. $76.15 per person includes tax and gratuity.