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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.

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.


1st Course-    Duck Arancini

Arancini di Riso stuffed with a ground duck and Muranda Farms blue cheese mixture and served over dressed greens with a thai chili aioli.

Knapp 2013 Dry Rose &  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 Dry Riesling


3rd Course- Stuffed Venison Chops

Lightly Seared venison chops stuffed with local feta, spinach, golden raisins and brioche. Served in a pool of balsamic braised beet puree with haricots vert, balsamic reduction & StonyBrook Pepitas

Knapp 2012 Cabernet Franc  &    Knapp 2012 Lemberger


4th Course- Pumpkin Mousse Martini

Delicate spiced pumpkin and mascarpone mousse spiked with Knapp Brandy and Red Jacket Orchards apple cider. Served in a martini glass with lady fingers, and poached figs.

Warm Brandied Apple Cider   &     Knapp Winery 2013 Vidal Ice wine

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.


1st Course-  Bacon Bleu Salad

Local baby arugula, house smoked bacon lardons, grilled red onion, StonyBrook Pepitas, Muranda Farms Blue cheese,

 omelette chiffonade, raw honey and tarragon vinaigrette.

KnappWinery  Dry Riesling 2013 &

Knapp Winery, 2011 Lemberger


2nd Course- Borscht

Classic German Beet soup with braised beef shank, carrots, potatoes and cabbage. Finished with fresh dill sour cream.

Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Pinot Blanc & Zugibe Vineyards 4 Fred’s Red


3rd Course- Wild Rice Blini

Wild rice blinis with braised pork belly, smoked cumin seeds, wild mushrooms with local Chevre and a Merlot reduction.

Knapp Winery 2012 Merlot       &

Chateau Lafayette Reneau, 2012 Pinot Noir


Entremets – Riesling Ginger & Apricot Gelée


4th Course- Pork Medallions

Grilled local pork loin medallions served over spiced kasha with a Cabernet, fig and plum sauce

Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2010 Cabernet Franc  &

Glenora Wine Cellars 2013 Gewurztraminer


5th Course- Pumpkin cake

Rich spiced pumpkin cake with vanilla bean crème anglaise, spiced apple chutney and poached figs

Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2013 Riesling (Governors Cup Winner)

& Spiced apple cider with Amaretto whipped cream

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.