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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.

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.  $63.50 per person includes tax and gratuity.

Course 1-

Corn and bell pepper fritters in lemon thyme aioli with lump crab
Knapp Winery, 2012 Dry Riesling & Glenora Wine Cellars, 2013 Pinot Blanc

Course 2-

Rosemary infused white bean soup with a roasted shallot and cranberry relish.
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2010 Cabernet Franc &    
Zugibe Vineyards, Chardonnay

Course 3-

Wild Mushroom, cracked pepper, and chive risotto cakes topped with smoked salmon and chive crème fraiche.
Zugibe Vineyards, Pinot Noir & Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2013 Proprietors Reserve, Chardonnay

Palate Cleanser-
Mulled wine & cranberry granite

Course 4-

Slow roasted citrus and herb Cornish game hen over  ginger, plum and walnut stuffing in a pool of herbed jus.
Knapp Winery, 2013 Dry Gewurztraminer & Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2012 Merlot

Course 5-

Chocolate molten lava cake with port chocolate mousse and peppermint dust.
Glenora Wine cellars, Ruby Port &

January 2015
EVerything Bacon Wine Dinner
6:30 AM to 10:00 AM     Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Everything Bacon Wine Dinner- Bacon Lovers, welcome to hog heaven. This is your party! Bacon rules at this event! How many ways can our chef cook bacon? Think pork bellies, apple wood smoked bacon, pancetta, maybe even bacon peanut butter semi-freddo. Each course will be wrapped in a form of bacon that will fulfill the addiction. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully 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.

February 2015
Starry Night Valentine Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Twinkle lights and flickering candles- just a couple of nuances to set the tone for a very special Valentine Dinner for your Valentine.  Our chef promises to create a special dinner made for family, friends or your special someone in mind and he guarantees a better idea than roses and chocolate. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully 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.

Cabin Fever Holiday
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Venue: Knapp Barrel Room
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Got Cabin Fever?   We do too.  So let's get together and do something.  Email us for what you would like to do.  Hike in the vineyard? Board games in the Knapp Barrel Room,  food class.  Stay tuned for what we come up with.
 

March 2015
Bacon on the Lake-in- Cayuga Wine Trail Event
10:30 AM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Mar 21, 2015 - Sun, Mar 22, 2015
Venue: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Contact: http://cayugawinetrail.com/events (800) 684-5217, info@cayugawinetrail.com
Meat Hook, A Butcher's Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

You won’t break your carnivorous habits at this event. Beginning with homemade charcuterie, our chef plans on preparing a carne feast! Expect succulent pork, beef or lamb that will be either roasted, broiled or barbecued and served in various cuts and tenderness and amazing flavors.   This five course dinner will be paired beautifully 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.

April 2015
Easter Brunch- 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM     Sun, Apr 5, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Easter Sunday Brunch at Knapp Winery is a Cayuga Lake tradition for many.  Please call the winery for reservations and seating times. 800.869.9271

Vegetarians Dream, Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Not only vegetarian but gluten free!  Knapp’s first vegetarian wine dinner means you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this delightful event with veggies as the stars of the show.  An amazing combination of greens and other fresh produce will change the way you look at your normal day veggies.  Which brings us to this question Why did the people dance to the vegetable band? Because it had a good beet! This five course dinner will be paired beautifully 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.

Wine & Herb -2015 Cayuga Wine Trail Event April 25 and May 2 Weekends
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Apr 25, 2015 - Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Venue: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
May 2015
Mother's Day Brunch 2015
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM     Sun, May 10, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Those in the know, know to book their reservations early.  Knapp restaurant staff puts on a feast made for the person who deserves it most.  This special buffet is a tribute for the love and tireless support our mothers offer each day. Bring all the important women in your life to our Mother’s Day Brunch feast.  Each mother receives a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.  Please call 800.869.9271 for seating times and reservations.

Southern Exposure Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, May 16, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Polish up on your geography especially the Southern Hemisphere, so think foods and flavors from South America or Asia.  Staples like quinoa, plantains and mangos will surround a seafood main entreé, followed by a delightful dessert and paired with wines from from Knapp Winery, Chateau LaFayetter Reneau Wine Cellars, Zugibe Vineyards and Glenora Wine Cellars. Please purchase your tickets on line to reserve your spot.

Library Wine Event
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM     Fri, May 22, 2015
Venue: Knapp Winery
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Take a walk back in time, but instead of a walk use your palate to do the walking while exploring different vintages of different varietals that have been set aside for such occasions.  Rieslings, Chardonnays are on the menu as well as a food pairing for these wines.  Our winemaker Steve DiFrancesco will talk about the nuances of a little sunshine and rain and how they affect the flavors of the wine and the aging process. Reserve your spot online.

June 2015
Travel through Culinary History Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Jun 13, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

A studious chef knows that Escoffier re-invented classic dishes and Bocuse introduced heavy sauces. Our studious Chef John McNabb will take you back in time starting with old world dishes through the new age.  It sounds like a history lesson, complete with the five mother sauces, and deconstructing techniques as well as a modern age dessert! 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.

Rose Event on the Veranda
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Jun 20, 2015
Venue: Knapp Veranda
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

June is Rosé month, at least at Knapp, and we hope to deliver our new vintage Rosé alongside some tasty foods.  Dry Rosé is cool and with Knapp Vineyard restaurant edibles seated on our veranda, it is an experience not to miss!  Wine by the glass and delicious edibles sold separately.

July 2015
Lavish Shellfish Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Jul 18, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 607.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

“In the middle of ancient Italy's really hot and dry summer season, when rivers were low and water was most scarce, Romans sought Neptune's protection of irrigation waters and works. To do this, they went out to the fields and forests and built small huts called umbrae (shades) or tabernaculi (tabernacles) out of leafy Laurel (Bay) branches. Within the shade of these natural tents they would picnic outdoors, drinking spring water as well as wine to keep cool in these hot summer days.” (www.mmdtkw.org/VNeptunalia.htm). Our own version of a Neptunalia Festival consists of a shellfish extravaganza! Shrimp, Lobster, Crab, Clams, Oysters, Mussells—Wow this is a seafood party fit for Neptune AND Posieden. Whether steamed, broiled, charred and sauced in our kitchen this is a wine dinner fit for a king/queen. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully 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.

August 2015
Knapp Winery Country Hoe Down
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Aug 8, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

- Pull on your cowboy boots, don your best cowboy hat and head over to Knapp Winery for some Hoe Down fun.  Hear the sounds of country music waffling about the air as well as the smokey aromas of great grilled food, matched only by the beautiful bouquets of Knapp Wine.  Knee slapping fun!- 

Ail, Aglio, Ajo- Garlic Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Aug 22, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Garlic is the main event in this delightful and savory dinner.   Our chef will marinate it, broil it, sauté it, infuse it, and mix it, promising an aromatic experience.  Garlic aficionados will be impressed by the carefully selected varieties of garlic.  For those of you that might shy away from such a delightful meal, you may consider that ole folks have always thought garlic to be the “wonder drug” and has been reported to cure everything from the common cold to the “plague”.  Plus it does keep vampires away. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully 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.

September 2015
Beef, Barrel & Blues
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Venue: Knapp Veranda
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

- Beef, Barrel and Blues is a fantastic combination for a great afternoon in Finger Lakes wine country.  Build your own burger- an 8oz angus grilled burger and choose the cheese and gourmet trimmings yourself.  Pair it with a sampling of our winemakers choice in a Knapp glass and you get to keep the glass too.  All this in a rustic winery atmosphere with live blues music from the Blue Gills.  Music is free, wine and food sold separately.

Chef's Signature Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

When asked, “What are your signature dishes?” Our chef shies away from a definitive answer, because he has close connections with many of the dishes he creates.  These monthly wine dinners are ways for him to express his creativity and explore techniques and foods that he feels people will enjoy.  If you had to define the kind of chef he is, you would have to say that he cooks for the people. This dinner, scheduled during the height of harvest promises to be a gastronomical experience not to miss, as he works with local products to create flavors of the Finger Lakes that all of us will enjoy. This five course dinner will be paired beautifully 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

October 2015
Finger Lakes Fromage Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Fromage, Fomaggio, Queso….Cheese in any language is utterly delightful.  The rise of the many cheeseries in the Finger Lakes have inspired our chef to create a five course dinner using the variety of savory, rich and delectable cheeses in a wide variety of flavors and textures that are locally available. This dinner will be paired beautifully 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.

November 2015
Knapp Nouveau 2013
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM     Sat, Nov 7, 2015
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.
Low and Slow Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Nov 14, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

Low and Slow Wine Dinner- The Slow Food movement lives at Knapp.  Consider that some of these dishes will have been cooked and simmered for twelve to twenty four hours which will create succulent and incredibly flavorful dishes like hearty beef brisket, or ossobuco, root vegetable stews all cooked the way all our food should always be cooked on a low flame and slow.  Don’t miss this back to basic dinner paired beautifully 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.

December 2015
All Wrapped Up Wine Dinner
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM     Sat, Dec 12, 2015
Venue: Knapp Vineyard Restaurant
Contact: Belinda Venuti 800.869.9271, belinda@knappwine.com

It’s December so of course presents come to mind.  Imagine your dinner full of presents as all dishes will be somehow 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.